Why Backup Your Devices?
Every electronic device that you own that stores data for you, should have some sort of backup system in place. While there are the obvious ways like theft, fire, or natural disaster, there are the less obvious ways you can lose all of your precious data. All standard, mechanical, hard drives fail eventually. According to data gathered by Backblaze, an industry leading cloud backup and storage provider, 5.1% of hard drives fail within the first year and a half! That may not seem like a lot, but we don't bet our documents and precious family photos on us not being in that 5.1%. After the third year, that rate skyrockets to 11.8%! Did you know that the mechanical hard drives in a lot of laptops can be damaged by something as simple as a drop? What about the more modern SSD (Solid State Drive) that comes in some new computers? While these do not have any moving parts, they are still susceptible to damage. Regardless of the type of drive you have, all it takes is some spilled coffee, Ransomware/Virus, Data corruption, power surge, or even accidentally deleting the wrong file, to lose those irreplaceable pictures, or documents.
What is the best kind of backup?
Unfortunately, backup solutions are not one-size-fits-all. The optimal solution for you will vary depending on your needs and your budget. The most expensive option is not necessarily the best, and the cheapest option may give you a false sense of security about the protection of your precious data.With so many factors to consider when choosing the right backup option for your needs, it can be difficult to choose the right. Contact Three Z IT Today to discuss your backup needs, and let us craft a backup solution that is right for you!