Ever had a computer crash and lost everything? Working from home and don’t have access to the corporate backup service? It’s a good idea to back up your files on a regular basis. What does that mean? It means copying your files onto an outside source. Here’s a few options to backup your PC or laptop – and avoid a personal melt down when and if your computer goes belly up.
External Mega Drive: For the heavy PC user with lots and lots of data. The capacity you will need will depend on the size of your files. Whether it’s an 80GB or 500GB, this is one that will grow with you.
Jump Drive: These are small little cards, and generally are great for a home PC. Generally they run 1-4GB, and are small enough to fit in your pocket (think the size of a small pen or MP3 player). These start at around $20 each.
Store Everything On An External Drive: I recently spoke with a graphic artist who stores nothing on his laptop or desktop. Zilch, nada, nothing. He had experience crashes and lost everything, so he chooses to use an external drive 100% of the time. This would need to be considerably large to hold everything (100GB and up would be best) Just be sure to back that one up as well!