Redundancy comes in many forms: Battery backup, redundant internet connections and data backup, to name a few. Use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) so you’re protected in case of a brownout, consider redundant internet connections if your area is vulnerable to outages and back up your data frequently. Doing all of this can help prevent […]
Data is notorious for suddenly disappearing without warning. Maybe your power goes out while a file is writing, or something gets corrupted. Maybe you’re a victim of malware and need to completely wipe a storage drive. Practically everyone has important data they absolutely cannot lose, and the only way to be sure it’s safe is […]
During the 1990s, most PCs were notorious for making lots of noise whenever performing a CPU-intensive task like updating a spreadsheet, loading a video game or opening a busy webpage. Some of these sounds were related to the reading of media formats that have since become less important, such as floppy disks and CD-ROMs. Today’s […]
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 […]
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: […]
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