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Do You Backup – 6 Reasons Why You Should


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mso-ansi-language:EN-US;}Many people still do not back up here are 6 reasons – why you should

  • Hardware failure (especially your hard drive or SSD). 80% of hard drives will last 4 years
  • Ransomware.
  • Theft.
  • Fire.
  • Flood.
  • User error (probably the most common)

Windows and Apple both have backup features built in so you can back up to an external hard drive

Windows 8 Backup

Apple – Time Machine

You can also get “cloud backup “for the whole computer Carbonite , Crashplan or save your most important files to the internet ( photos , etc) through online services Dropbox , One Drive

Understand that data recovery can be very expensive

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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