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Don’t roll the dice with an old HDD

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. Store some of its data in an external drive, in […]

Create multiple copies of your most important data

You don’t want a system crash to destroy all of your important documents and photos. Maintain redundant backups of your data across different media types. Use cloud-based backup as well as external HDDs or even DVDs and thumb drives.

Don’t put all of your critical information in one location

If you have a lot of photos, videos, documents and apps that you would never want to lose track of, it’s a bad idea to keep them all on one local system, like a PC or phone that hasn’t been backed up. Try to maintain multiple copies across different locations, using cloud backup solutions and/or […]

Use cloud backup to secure your data

Make electronic and physical back-ups or copies of all your important files. Data can be lost in many ways including malware, computer malfunctions, theft, viruses, and accidental deletion. Use an online backup tool to keep your important documents safe.

Handle external hard drives with care

External HDDs are useful parts of a backup strategy, even if you also use a cloud-based solution. When using one, make sure to keep it in a safe place where it won’t fall or get buried under other objects. Consider transferring its contents to other media after 4 years, when the risk of drive failure […]

Make backups to reduce the threat from ransomware

A 2018 ransomware attack against the City of Atlanta highlighted the risks of this form of malware, which encrypts your data and holds the decryption key hostage until you pay a fee. It’s possible to reduce ransomware’s impact by making regular backups, either locally or in the cloud, so you can fall back on a […]