Data Backup & Recovery
We all know the feeling of losing your precious hard drive contents. Many rely solely on their computer (and its only hard drive!) to store our memories, records and projects. So what do we do when it all hits the fan? Milford Computer Service can give you advice and excellent service, and we're only a phone call away for customers in Milford, NH, Nashua, and the surrounding area.
I’ll assume you didn’t have backups. So you have a computer that won’t boot because its hard drive is busted, and you’re panicking because you don’t want to lose all those precious bookmarks. It may be a lost cause. However, you can always call up the professionals. Ask your local computer shop if they’ll do data recovery. If they won’t, a quick Google search for something like data recovery New Hampshire will do the trick. Most local computer shops will offer these services anyway, so make a few calls. Data recovery can be a bit pricey, so keep that in mind.
At this point, you’re probably wishing this hadn’t happened in the first place. Well, it’s going to happen again. Hard drives fail. The good news is, you don’t have to lose your data when they do. There are an abundance of services available to you for data storage, both in the cloud and locally.
The easiest means of storage is cloud storage. It doesn’t cost you a thing, unless you choose to pay for additional storage. One of the most recommended providers is Google Drive - you get 15GB out of the box. Other providers include Dropbox offering 4GB of storage, Mega.nz offering 50GB, and so on. The best part? They all have their own phone apps, so you're never without your files. These days, a quick Google search for “free cloud storage” should get you up and running in no time.
Another popular choice for storage backup is physical media. Why wait for things to upload and download when you can plug in a flash drive or pop in a dvd and instantly have things backed up or accessible? The cheapest form of data backup is via a flash drive, and if you’re just backing up documents and other small files, this should be fine. However, the most cost-efficient means of backup is via an external hard drive. These are just like the ones you’d find in your computer, except they’re in their own case and can be unplugged at will. Data storage is as cheap as it’s ever been, and is continually becoming more affordable. For $50, you can get a hard drive with 500GB or more, warranty included. For under $100, you can get 1 Terabyte or more.
The last thing to consider about data storage is that the primary concern is the safety and reliability of your data and backups. What good is a hard drive if it’s not fire-proof, or immune to being knocked off the table and broken? The best backup is one that’s out of harm’s way.
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