Hello everyone, almost like clockwork we receive at least one computer per week with some sort of issue that has lead to data loss. Data loss can be devastating to anyone. Almost everyone stores their family photos, music library, important documents and many other precious bits on their computer. It is always great to digitize information for safe keeping, although it is ever so easy to not formulate a backup solution.
Coastal Custom Computers is not only in the computer business, a large amount of our daily work is solving problems. We always urge all of our customers to have a backup solution, whatever it may be. There are many different methods of backups', the most common, although not the best is on disks / CD's, although this works it is not a long term solution, most consumer grade CD's experience degradation over time, in essence losing data. The best consumer backup solution that we have found is using an external hard drive.
Most modern external hard drives have enough storage space for the whole family, and migrating to a larger and or newer drive is easier than other backup solutions. We sell external hard drives at our store and always encourage our clients to have a backup of their data. The external hard drive is small enough to fit into your pocket and take with you anywhere, making it the ideal choice for a backup solution, in case of an emergency (assuming there is enough time) it is easy to simply grab and go.
We can't stress how important a backup solution of any kind is because we see the recurring need for them every day. Computers are far from perfect and can experience problems that can all to easily lead to data loss. Having a backup is the best step you can take to holding onto your important information.