I know many of you may be familiar with the idea of backing up data as it has become increasingly easy to purchase huge hard drives and DVD-burners for this purpose. But there exists a whole world of people oblivious to the idea that their data can one day disappear, never to been seen or heard from again. This is what I intend to focus on today, good backup habits and how to save your data.
Let me first preface this article with a quick story of my own. You see yours truly has been a computer enthusiast for many years and in all that time I have never had a hard drive go bad on me. Maybe I was lucky or maybe the rules just didn't apply to me. Well it would seem fate has a way of teaching us lessons whether we want them or not. So as it was one day I sat down at my computer only to realize that not only do the rules apply to me, but I never bothered to ensure the safety of my important files. That's right, complete hard drive failure leading to massive data loss.