Got Back My Music

I never knew how important data backups were, because I felt as though I didn't have any important data, but then I found out that my music is one big part of my computer life. I realised that if my computer were to die on me, I would have ZERO music, and that'd be very sad, considering that I spent almost 6 years building up my music collection painstakingly, and sorting them into my personal playlists. So thanks for the heads up!

Tom Vinson,
Pittsburgh, PA

You Should Back Up Your Data

backup data happy girlData backup is important on so many levels. Even if you’re a home user who only uses the computer for web browsing and email checking, data backup is still important. Think about the data that you’re interacting with on a daily basis – mail that you download to your computer, files that you save, digital photographs of places that you’ve visited and of your loved ones, and music that you listen to. Are these data backed up properly? If your computer were to crash and suffer from a hard drive error, or if your 5-year-old nephew were to spill milk over your computer, will you be able to bring back the data that you need?

Sobering Data Loss Statistics

6%
of PCs will have some data loss episode in a given year
$7.6 billion
was lost by Americans as a result of computer data loss
$7,500
is the cost of recovery of a simple hard drive, and is not guaranteed
60%
of companies that lose their data will shut down within 6 months of losing their data