Hard drives can fail without many, if any, warning signs. To prevent losing important data, frequently back up your data to a cloud service and/or another storage drive. Backing up your data is important, but only if it’s being backed up correctly. If the backups fail, you won’t be able to retrieve your documents. Test […]
An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is like a surge protector with a battery backup. If you experience a power interruption, devices connected to the UPS will stay powered on as long as the battery lasts. This gives you a chance to save your work and shut your devices down properly to prevent data loss. They […]
October is often strongly associated with Halloween and Autumn weather, but here in the U.S., it’s also known as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM marks a great time to get up to speed on the latest trends in cybersecurity and make sure your household cybersecurity is the strongest it can be. The COVID-19 pandemic […]
Do you have lots of important data – family photos, copies of official documents, etc. – stored exclusively on a computer hard drive? If so, it’s time to diversify. The average HDD sees a sharp rise in its risk of failure after only 4 years. It’s best to store important data in an external drive […]
You certainly don’t want a system crash to destroy your most important documents and photos. Maintain redundant backups of your data across many different media types. Consider cloud-based backup as well as external HDDs or thumb drives or even newer solid state drives (SSD). The 3-2-1 rule is a good general framework for backing up your data: […]
When you remove something on your computer hard drive, it’s not really gone, just inaccessible through the normal user interface. To really get rid of it, you’ll need specialized software that overwrites the deleted data multiple times. Also, keeping your old drives in storage instead of throwing or giving them away will also lower your […]
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