How Safe is your data?
Have you ever asked yourself – is my data important? What would I be losing in case of a failure?
What would you do if you lost 10 years worth of business documents, tax information or thousands of family photos?
Top 5 causes of data loss
- Hard Disk Failure
- Power Surges
- Malicious Viruses
- Software Corruption
- Laptop Theft
How to avoid a hard disk failure
The most common cause of data loss is hard disk failure.
If your computer is 4-6 years old and getting slow the hard drive may have degraded and could suffer an imminent failure.
We can upgrade and replace your existing hard drive to ensure your data is safe and secure and your computer is running at its optimal speed.
Is your data Backed up?
It is good practice to backup your data on a regular basis to an external device or offsite location.
Ways to backup your data
- External USB Hard Drive
- NAS (network accessible storage)
- Cloud backup
The simplest and quickest way to backup your data on a regular basis is to use an external USB hard drive. Once your backup is setup it will backup your data automatically.
A better and safer way to backup your critical data is by investing in a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device. A NAS is an external storage device which is connected to your home or office network. It has more than one hard disk with disk fault tolerance – meaning if one hard disk fails your data is still protected.
If you are concerned about hardware theft another backup option is to put all your data into the cloud. There are a number of different provides for cloud backup including Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, iCloud and more.
Get your data backed up!
Data is critical, valuable and may not always be recoverable if not backed up.
We can help you setup, configure and maintain your data backup.
Contact us today to ensure your data is backed up properly and securely.