By Romain Levesque
In this age of technology, we have to be very aware of just how much money it could cost us if our hard drive fails. More often than people think, hard drives fail in computers, and often times inexplicably. It is now a common occurrence to see many people come in, business owners as well as private citizens, lamenting the loss of all their prized data, begging for a miracle so they can escape the wrath of their bosses or, in some cases, their wives.
People put all manner of data on their computers; authors store books, photographers store pictures – and let’s be honest, our hard drives are oftentimes full of our dreams and memories that we hope to have around for the future. Sometimes what we had hoped would be kept safe is not, due to hard drive failure.
Some causes of data loss are as simple as hitting the wrong button or answering yes to a question a user did not take the time to read through. Other times hard drives, even newer ones, just fail without warning. This is why data backup must be done regularly.
Sad are the times we witness customers who have lost all their data. Data recovery is very costly and not a guaranteed way to retrieve your data. It should really only be used when all other options have failed.
We believe it is best to have two forms of data backup.
The best way to achieve this is to use an external hard drive for a local copy of your data, and a cloud backup solution for an offsite backup solution, in case of fire or theft or flood. For a cloud solution we recommend a company called Mozy. You can check our website for more information on that at www.techmob.net.
With these two systems working together the days of worry will be behind you. Natural disasters as well as local issues will never phase you or your preciously stored data. If you have any questions about how best to back up, or for assistance with the process, we would love to hear from you or your family members. Our goal is to serve, inform and protect the virtual integrity of all of our local and remote customers.
If you would like us to answer your tech questions, feel free to email Rome@techmob.net for future iterations of this article.
Romain Levesque fixes computers and solves IT problems at Tech Mob in Monroe.