Low cost of disk drives means no excuse for no backups

We are used to prices increasing, food, gas, utilities and so on all go up steadily over time. Some things buck that trend, one of which is computer storage. A 2TB backup drive that used to cost $250 a couple of years ago can now be had for less than a quarter of that. So now there really is no excuse for not backing up your data!

I use the Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD as the example. It was once a lot of money but is now just $60. Dave’s Computers usually suggests SSDs for computer drives but an HDD is more than adequate for backups. This is just one example of where prices have come down and where something that was once out of reach or difficult to justify is now affordable.

For that $60, you can back up as many files as you like and enjoy the peace of mind being covered brings. The data recovery guys here at Dave’s Computers can do a lot of recovering for that $60 but wouldn’t it be better if they didn’t have to?

What price peace of mind?

That peace of mind should not be overlooked and I regard it as priceless. The ability to sit back and relax, secure in the knowledge that all my data is backed up somewhere secure and should the worst happen, I know I can be up and running again within a couple of hours.

It doesn’t mean you can relax and let your guard down. You will still need to be as careful as ever when online, when clicking URLs, downloading files and so on but at least you know that should anything get through your defenses that you’re covered.

You’re always covered by our data recovery service but knowing you have taken steps to cover yourself as well should offer that extra level of satisfaction.

Both Windows and Mac have the ability to create full backups of the OS drive and your important data. Use them. There are also third party applications that can back up data automatically on a schedule. Use one of those too if you prefer although they are not usually free. Either way, if you save data onto a computer, you need to save it off the computer too.

Sixty dollars doesn’t buy much these days but it can buy peace of mind and the ability to back up your important data. As far as value for money goes, I can’t think of a better way to spend that kind of money!

If you do end up needing data recovery, bring your drive or computer to Dave’s Computers in New Jersey. Our data recovery experts will get right on it.