Back That Computer Up

FACT: Hard drives don’t last forever. The reality is, each week in the United States 140,000 hard drives crash. If you don’t want to be part of that statistic, do something about it and stop putting your data at risk. Backing up your computer is easier and more secure than ever – so back that computer up!

Computer Backup Infographic

Everyone has heard a terrible story about a friend’s hard drive tragically crashing the night before an important paper is due, or of a family member losing thousands of pictures and memories to a failed hard drive.

With so many opportunities to backup your computer in this day and age, you should never lose information to a faulty hard drive ever again.

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Bridget Giacinto

Bridget is the Ecommerce Marketing Manager at NovaStor. Bridget has over a decade of Marketing experience, with 7 years specifically in the Software Industry. Bridget is responsible for increasing website traffic and conversions for the SMB product line at NovaStor.


  1. Mike Carson-Rowland

    Regarding Cloud storage, do please understand that many hundreds of thousands of people live in rural areas where broadband – if available! – is incredibly slow and unreliable. I live in one such area, and backing up to the Cloud simply is not an option due to the very slow upload speed coupled with an unreliable connection. If it takes 28 hours to perform a daily backup to the cloud, or even 6 hours to perform a small backup, then it isn’t an option.

    • Bridget Giacinto

      @Mike Wow, that is a slow backup. I can see why cloud backup wouldn’t really work for you. I agree the cloud is not for everyone, even if it is growing in popularity. Some companies are just using the cloud to store their critical data, and stick to local backup for the rest of their data. Just as a side-note our backup software works for both local and online backups so you can always to local backups to external devices and store those devices offsite for backup. Our product manager wrote a great post on offsite backup if you are interested:

    • Mike Carson-Rowland

      Thanks Bridget. It is for this reason that I use a couple of (different) 2TB external drives and ensure that each is up-to-date. That way if one fails, the other probably won’t. My motto after having spent 33+ years in IT is simple: “Always have a Plan B. Then add Plan C, just in case Plans A & B go belly-up.” Plan C includes frequent checks of a backup to make sure that it does contain what you think should be there! 95% of people don’t bother.

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