I'm a college student and more than once my flash drive has failed me. I need an application that automatically backups your flash drive when it is inserted. In terms of shareware, the best ones seem to be GoodSync and Allway Sync. I really prefer one that is free and that doesn't limit the number of tasks/files I am doing.
How do you guys deal with the risk of your flash drive failing? I really don't want to manually copy my files every time I have to use my flash drive.
P.S. Cloud storage such as SugarSync and Dropbox sacrifices your privacy, bandwidth (would be fine if they allowed you to control the rate of uploading), and reliability (your account may be compromised, the company may fail, you may not have internet, etc.)
Thanks once again.