No one thinks it will happen to them. Most of us are too busy to think about it. But in the event of your computer undergoing a serious malfunction, think how good it would be to know that you had recently performed a back up of your important data. Computers are an increasing part of our everyday lives, storing not just games or old letters that we no longer need but replacing the need for photo albums, paper diaries, stereos to play music, and even encyclopaedias in our everyday lives. Sadly like us they have their flaws, and without any form of data backup you risk not just a small computer blip in your life but an enormous electronic disaster, which can be not just frustrating but also extremely emotionally upsetting.
My Computer Is Safe, So I’m Ok
Maybe you’ve never had any problems before, and you are satisfied that your computer is protected from all manner of spyware and viruses, which are growing at an alarming rate. Unfortunately your hard drive is not immune to simply burning out much like the wear and tear on the tyres on your car. And there’s not much your computer can do if faced with a natural disaster like a fire or a flood. In some areas power surges caused by lightning strikes, can cause serious problems for hard drives.
How Easy Is It To Do Back Ups?
It’s probably easier than you think. There are many software manufacturers who make the process simple, so that your computer does all the hard work for you, while you simply choose at what intervals you want your backup performed. If you decide to try to do the back up yourself, make a simple list of the things you want to make sure you back up. These should include any documents, photos, music, videos, desktop files, browser favourites, tax records, finance information, emails and any bookkeeping data you might have.
How Do I Store My Back Ups?
Whether your data is to be stored on tape drives, DVDs or external hard drives you will need to keep them somewhere safe when you have performed a back up. Especially designed to protect your files from natural disasters like fire and flooding, fire safes for digital media are the ideal solution.
Choosing A Fire Safe For Digital Media
Fire safes for digital media offer protection for CDs, DVDS, hard drives, cameras and USB drives. In the event of a fire, many types of digital media have a critical temperature and when this temperature is reached, the information that is stored will be irreversibly damaged and can be lost forever. Fire Safes for Digital Media are especially designed to retain a low internal temperature even with fire raging around them, in order to protect your digital media even at extremely high temperatures.