Always Backup your Data!

By ridhigrg |Email | Apr 28, 2020 | 2142 Views

Down to the wire with a big company report, or school project, maybe even family photos and documents and you're working away on your computer and suddenly the power goes out along with all your hard work. We all have been there at one time or another, and that is why it is great to have the proper protection in place.

A lot of times people come up with excuses as to why they don't keep backups. I don't know how, I'm too busy, or my computer has never crashed. The fact is that backing up your data is very easy and is well worth the time. You could spend $100 to $200 on a 2 terabyte drive, or closer to $300 for a 4TB model, but do you really need that much space? A 500GB to 750GB drive might accommodate your needs well into the future. You'll save relatively little by buying less capacity than that so get as large a drive as you can afford-at least as much capacity as your computer's internal hard drive. Physical size is another consideration. If you need to take your backup with you, you'll want a drive that's small enough to carry around. Portable external hard drives are great and offer a decent amount of space. If you are using Windows, you can also schedule a regular backup schedule to run, or you may like me just like to save your files manually. but also just as important to back up your files regularly is having a proper power supply unit that protects against electrical surges and blackouts while having a backup battery is very important as well. Uninterruptible power supplies are great.

A UPS is typically used to protect hardware such as computers and other electrical equipment where an unexpected power disruption could cause injuries, fatalities, serious business disruption, or data loss. However way you go about it, it is definitely worthwhile to protect your data. You can even go to cloud services like dropbox which you upload files to their cloud storage for safekeeping. Having a backup is definitely the MOST important thing every computer user should arrange to get done. You may end up regretting not doing it the next time the power goes out and you may end up losing very valuable content stored on your computer that is not so easy to recover with a press of the button.

Source: HOB