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The Importance of Backing Up Your Data

The Importance of Backing Up Your Data

Importance of backing up your data

Have you ever wondered why people invest in data backups with external hard drives and the cloud? Data backup is very important and something that each data owner should undertake frequently.

Situations are bound to happen; people frequently lose their gadgets or data through stealing, physical damage, breakdown or even malware the encrypts your data and holds it ransom.

Just imagine the kind of information that your gadgets like computers, mobile phones and tablets hold.  What would happen to your data if your gadget was lost, stolen, broken? Do you have a data recovery option? With proper data backup when device is gone, only the device is lost. Not the data.

You have a couple of options for data backup, either external physical drive or cloud storage. The pit falls of an external physical drive is that drive could break down, be stolen or lost. But it does offer high density storage for cheap and allows you to have your data offline and not have to worry about being tethered to the network.

Cloud storage plans are often free with limited storage from Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc… It is secure and easy to use with a fairly simple setup process. The negative is typically needing to be connected to the internet and for expanded storage you’ll most likely need to purchase extra storage.

With either option you will have more peace of mind knowing that your important data is backed up and available to you in case of something catastrophic happening. If you still need help, not to worry. Here at Great Tech Geeks, we have technicians able to help you make the right choice for your needs and budget.

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