I use my X7 as both a daily PMP and a music storage and sharing resource, as it is a very easy and convenient way of carrying around a large collection of CDs and enjoying them in good quality to boot. However, I am recently suspecting that the HDD in my X7 might be failing. It has some minor issues transferring files, sometimes at a very slow rate (though maybe I've just forgotten how long it takes to send 400MB over USB2.0
), and I've had a folder or two become corrupt and unreadable. Since it is my main source of storing my music, the idea of losing it (especially ALL of it, in one fell swoop) is quite horrific, and I'd really prefer not dealing with a full replacement and buying a new super-high capacity player to replace it.
So that said, what can I do to make sure that 1) I might actually have an impending HDD failure, and make sure that 2) I am fully prepared, in the event of such a failure, to replace my HDD or my player, all the while keeping my music collection safe and sound in another storage location?