Backup Your Data Before You Lose It!

Computer, tablet or phone data can be very important to us, especially those of us who make a living with those devices.  Over the last few decades, computers have become a part of the lives or most adults, seemingly making our lives so much easier.

For that very reason, it’s easy to imagine that when we lose our computer data, it’s devastating.

Losing data can be an overwhelming thought to say the least.  Computers typically store data reliably, although machines have been known to fail.  Even though computers have become a lot more reliable over the years, it is virtually impossible to prevent computers from losing data.

You don’t need to take this lying down, you can indeed fight back against data loss.  The ideal method to ensure that you never lose irreplaceable data, is to back it up often.  You should back up your computer data at least once a month, with once per week being the recommended occurrence.

In the old days, floppy discs were the popular method used to back up computer data. The tedious process often took days to complete hence the trend of not backing up computer data.

Western Digital 1TB External Hard DriveNowadays backing up data is easier and automated. Using a cloud account, such as Google Drive which is a free service, anyone can backup data online securely, and easily.

Then, there are external hard drives, where backing up data can be scheduled to automatically run while you are sleeping. This is my preferred method. I use the Western digital 1TB Passport. The external hard drive hold the equivalent of 2 Million photographs or 1,000 Gigabytes. At only $49.00 each, it’s an investment I can easily justify.

A more selective though laborious method used in backing up data, programs, and files, is to go old school and burn them directly to a data CD or DVD.  This way, you can select which files or folders you want to keep.  By using CD/RW or DVD/RW disks, you can continue to add information to them when you create a backup.

Whether it’s for your business or for personal reasons, you can’t go wrong backing up your data.  You should always strive to back things up properly, as this will ensure that the data will always be there when you need it.

This way, if you computer happens to crash or you lose everything on your hard drive, you’ll always have your backup files to rely on.

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