Losing files can be the most disastrous things to happen to some people. There is a common saying that “data is life”. If you have ever lost some important data, you would understand how important it is to have a proper data saving system. It is even more important to have a great back up system.
There is no perfect way to save data, so you require multiple options to reduce your chances of losing them. Take a look at a few of these options:
1. External hard drives
You can never go wrong investing in a sizeable memory hard drive. These wired devices connect to one computer at a time. Many external and portable drives come with USB 3.0 capabilities. Your computer should be compatible with it as well. They are easy-to-carry storage devices that will help you save everything. If you don’t lose or damage them, then your data is pretty secure.
2. Cloud storage devices
Cloud storage offers end-to-end encryption of your data to keep it safe. It is also possible to get free extra storage space along with some devices. They are also reasonably-priced and accessible by both computers and mobile devices from wherever you are. Some popular examples of cloud storage are:
- iCloud for Apple.
- Google Drive integrated into Android devices and available to iOS devices.
- OneDrive accessible through Windows 10’s file explorer.
- Dropbox’s personal account with 2GB of free data.
- Others like Mega Backup, Next cloud, Box, Spideroak One and iDrive.
3. CD, DVD or Blu-ray Disc
You can store these safely in a second location. It can also be time-consuming to manage the backups, and some equipment no longer include a CD drive. It’s really running out of fashion and can be pricey. However, it is still an explorable storage option.
4. NAS Device
A Network Attached Storage is a server dedicated to saving data. It can operate wired or wirelessly depending on the drive and your computer. Once configured, it can display as another drive on your computer. This device is a high-end device that can back up several computers at once. It can also be set for automatic backup.