Backing up your computer is one of the most important tasks in today’s technology era. We keep everything from family pictures to super sensitive information (correspondence, passwords, financial and legal documents, etc.) on our computers that if lost could be devastating. It is important to recognize that at any point a hard drive can be damaged, or for that matter, just quit without warning. Also consider malware attacks, especially ransomware, where data can be stolen, locked or destroyed Just as data is important for your life, it is crucial and time sensitive when it comes to your business. Loss of client information and records, financial transactions and documentation, planning resources can cripple your progress.. So let’s take just a few minutes to look at some important factors when working out what you need to backup, why you need to backup and a path to start a plan to backup your information.
BIG HUGE ‘GINORMOUS’ RISK FACTORS: Newer ‘Hard Drives’ – SSD / M.2
Most of today’s laptop computers have a different technology than the old spinning drives. Once, we had hard drives with platters that if something happened, you could possibly send the drive out and gain back some data if not all. However, many of today’s computers and laptops don’t rely on hard drives with platters. Instead, they are a series of chips that have a high storage capability such as 512GB to 2 TB. These types of drives are not as easily recovered if severely damaged. These drives also do not have the longevity of hardware that the older drive technology has.Read more: HELP! My Hard Drive Ate My WORK FILES!