Backup! Backup! Backup!
There are over 150,000 hard drives that fail
every week! Yes, every week, and yet very few people or
businesses take an active approach to making sure their
data is backed up and somewhere secure. Sure it costs money
and time, and that's where you need to seriously ask yourself,
"What's my information worth?”
Data recovery is a fast growing business,
and expensive to the person or business that needs it. The
average cost for data recovery on a still functioning hard
drive is around $400, and for a drive that needs a clean
room, may cost up to $2000 or more and offers no absolute
guarantee for complete data recovery.
You need to really understand! It's not a
matter of if your hard drive is going to fail,
it's when is it going to fail? Hard drives have
moving parts and parts wear out! That is the bottom line!
There are a lot of different methods for
backing up your data: CDRom burners, DVD burners, external
hard drives, thumb drives, automatic back up systems, web
based backup sites, raid systems, dual hard drives and so
There is absolutely no excuse for not backing
up your data on a regular basis. We preach this time and
time again. It's easy for most computer repair companies
to get a system up and running again after a hard drive
failure, but ask them to recover your data once ... then
it becomes a totally different story. If the hard drive
is still under warranty, great! You send the system in for
repair, they replace the drive with a new one . . . and
you are back up and running ... without your data.
We deal with 3-4 hundred hard drives a year,
so we understand the problems with hard drives. Don't take
a chance of losing irreplaceable pictures of family and
friends, your accounting data or other important information.
Take an active roll in your data. If you are not sure how
to back up your system, call a friend or contact a reputable
computer company in your area.
Do something to get your data protected and
do it soon!
Tuesday March 10, 2009