Three Things You Should Know About Data BackupA lot of our customers aren’t fully up to speed on what data backup is and why it’s so important. We won’t bore you with too many techy details but there are three key points you should understand.
Prevention is Better Than Cure!
Time Machine and Other Local Solutions Don’t Make You Completely Safe
All Hard Drives Can Fail
How We Can Help Keep Your Data SafeAs we’ve already mentioned the best time to contact us is before you notice any problems with your computer, but if your computer is making odd noises or if you’re beginning to lose files, get in touch with us as soon as possible! Through our online service, we can get started right away on securing your data. First, we can help you set up an iDrive personal backup account. This is a clean, simple online solution for getting all your important files duplicated on a safe, fast and fully encrypted remote server. This is the quickest and easiest way to get your data protected. We can also walk you through setting up a range of local backup solutions. We can give you advice on hardware you need and then walk you through how to get it up and running as a local backup solution.
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Questions nerds often hear about Data Backup
My computer is completely fine and I only bought it six months ago. Do I really need to worry about a backup solution now?
Yes. Absolutely. Hard drives are, on the whole, fairly reliable. However, they’re incredibly complicated and are prone to fail when you least expect it. Even when they’re new. A backup solution is a smart choice for all computer owners.
Is data backup expensive?
Actually, no! It’s quite reasonable. Cloud backup services usually charge a small monthly fee. Local external hard drives are getting cheaper all the time. It’s not expensive given the peace of mind it provides.
My hard drive is making grinding noises and I’m noticing some of my files aren’t opening. What do I do?
We suggest you leave your computer on, but don’t use it. Instead, call us at 800 631 7402. We can offer you on point advice to maximize your chances of getting your data backed up quickly. Better safe than sorry!