Dude, where's my data?

Posted on Monday, Apr 30 2007 @ 00:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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.

Read on at Bjorn3d.

About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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