External Portable Hard Drives To Back Up Your Data

Protect Your Data With A External Portable Hard Drive

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When did you last back up your data? Getting a external portable hard drive may just save you a lot of trouble. Virtually everyone is creating data, masses of data. Do you know how much data you have on your computer hard drive? I’m guessing the answer is no. Think about it, you probably have a music library in itunes, you may well have DVD’s copied to your hard drive for easy viewing and who hasn’t got folders full of digital images.

If you have a camcorder or are filming with your smartphone, you are generating large amounts of data that needs to be safely stored. Online back up services are an option but many people prefer to keep their own back up at home.

These alone can take up many gigabytes of space on your hard drive. There are a few things you should consider where your data is concerned. First, it is gobbling up the free space on your drive and will eventually fill it up completely. If you fill a computer hard drive to bursting, it will have an effect on your computer performance. This lack of space can slow down your computer very considerably.

Second, all hard drives are at risk of failure at any point in time and a hard drive failure can be catastrophic. If you run your own business and keep your accounts on the computer, or you have photos of your baby which are simply irreplaceable. I have seen many people reduced to tears from the result of a hard drive failure. The fact is that a bad situation like this can be so easily avoided with a simple external portable hard drive. Large external hard drives are very affordable and could save you from a horrible experience. I have seen a few tears as a result of lost college and school work, not to mention lost baby photos and videos which are priceless to parents and grandparents. Please don’t get into this situation. Back up your data now!

How To Backup Your Computer – USB 3.0 External Portable Hard Drive

I have listed a couple of examples of popular external portable hard drives available from Amazon UK. Sizes and prices vary but I would always get the bigger drive myself. Dependent on manufacturer, the drive may come with software to help make the back up process easy. If software is not provided, backing up your documents and photos is a simple drag and drop task that most users should achieve easily.

WD 2 TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0

Seagate Expansion Portable 2 TB External Hard Drive HDD – USB 3.0 for PC Laptop (STEA2000400)

If you wish to back up your entire hard drive, I would recommend software such as Acronis True Image 2020 which allows you to create an image of your drive and everything on it. This image can be used to restore your PC (Including Windows and all software) to a new hard drive should your old drive fail. A small price to pay for security and peace of mind. Acronis 2020 also works on Apple Mac computers

The intention of this short article is to motivate you to take a little time out of your busy schedule and make the small investment needed to implement a back up procedure for your data. Before it’s too late. Please don’t end up in a “If only I’d backed up my data” situation, it’s quite unpleasant. Make sure you get yourself a external portable hard drive and get backing up. PC Guardians are here to help if you need your computer fixing in Macclesfield

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