@d_mac: That's a salient answer, and I applaud you. :) Nothing indicated the context of such a specific issue, which is the only reason I picked your screenshot in particular. "Do I have my settings right" is a fair question to pose, but that is seldom how the question is posed. Obviously "it's getting hammered, and everybody knows it" is indeed a given.
Like Crusader, my first PS3 and its hard drive are fucked. That's a lot of years of saves.
If you're invested in your PS3 gaming at all, make those backups on the regular. Get that PSN+. I would literally rather sell half my PS3 game collection than muck about with making all that progress again. Glad I don't care about my trophies.
Like BeachThunder, I also lost a lot of PvZ progress thanks to bad Steam Cloud syncing. Tried my damnedest to get it sorted. Left a bad recommendation. Not sure why I was so mad at the time. Now I just have it on iOS. Way better.
Also physically lost my iPod touch with some pretty deep progress in a few games, like in 10,000,000. Those don't transfer/backup either.