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Dear Reader;

Wow! February already. We will go forward with our newsletters each month throughout the year bringing you great useful information. This month we will discuss back-up systems and the importance of backing up your data. There are a variety of options. Your choice depends largely on the type and amount of data you have to back-up. As always, we would be glad to help you determine what's right for you. Click Here.

Free Lunch!  Everyone enjoys a free lunch. You may have heard the phrase "There's no such thing as a Free Lunch." Well, here it is. If you refer a new customer to us and that customer results in a minimum of one hour of computer service, YOU will receive a $10 gift card to spend at a local restaurant. Details

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Back-Up Your Data!  
 

This is your warning. Your data, be it text, pictures, spread sheets. videos, music, are all stored as electronic bits on a surface. Your precious data can be gone in an instant. I'm not telling you this to scare you. Well, yes I am trying to scare you.

If it's important to you, then make a back-up copy. If it's your business, make two back-ups, one local and one off-site.

Not a day goes by that I don't hear someone tell me their computer has crashed and they have no back-up or they have not backed up in a while.  Which is the same as no back-ups.

Many things can happen; power surge, device failure, software glitch, and worst of all, oops - user error. Your data can go missing and data recovery can be very expensive. In the case of device failure, it may be impossible.


 

Back-Up Methods  
 

There are several realistic methods for backing up data. The best backup method for your data depends upon many factors, including: the importance of the data, the amount of data to be backed up, and the funds available for backup. Here are some of the most commonly used data backup solutions.

 

Flash Memory

Flash memory, also known as memory sticks, flash drives, or thumb drives, are a suitable solution for data backup when the backup amount is somewhat small. Flash memory drives are easy to plug into any PC with a USB port. These drives offer unlimited rewrite capabilities and are available in capacities ranging anywhere from 64 MB to 32 GB. Flash memory data durability is estimated to be roughly 10 years. Another advantage of flash memory is that data stored on flash drives is not susceptible to damage caused by magnets.

 

DVD Backup

DVD backup is a practical alternative for home users and small businesses. DVD technologies include DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RAM, as well as dual layer DVD technologies. Single-layer DVDs can hold up to 4.7 GB of data and dual-layer DVDs can hold up to 8.5 GB. DVD technology is a suitable option for storing backup data medium amounts of backup data

 

Hard Drives

As the prices of hard drives are dropping each year, individuals and businesses are turning to hard drives as a backup option. Copying and retrieving data from separate hard drives is very easy. The primary disadvantages are cost and the worry that a malware attack which affects the primary hard drives could also effect the backup hard drives.

 

Tape Backup

Combined with their decreased accessibility and the advances made in the availability of such storage devices as the CD-R, the CD-RW, and the DVD-R, tape backups have become less popular and practically obsolete for home computer users. However, tape backup is still the primary backup method used in business environments. Tape backups are available in numerous capacities such as 4mm helical for low-end systems, 8mm helical scan technology for mid-range systems, and AIT, DLT and LTO for high-end systems. Compared to several other media solutions, tape drives typically provide the highest storage capacities at the lowest cost. One drawback to keep in mind, however, is the write speed of these drives, which is comparatively low.

 

Online Storage

Online storage is one of the newest methods of storing your files, of course backup data also. Online storage solutions enable people to upload their data to a reliable server located in a secure environment. Another advantage of storing files online is that users can access these files from any location as long as they have a computer with Internet access.



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