Posted by (+10054) 9 years ago
Lifehacker wrote:There's No Excuse for Not Backing Up Your Computer. Do It Now.
At least once a month, some friend or family member asks me how to recover data from a failed hard drive. I help them as best I can, but in my head, my answer is always the same: "go back in time and back up your computer like you know you should've."
When your computer's hard drive fails, it can be gut-wrenching. At best, maybe you lost a really important presentation you were working on. At worst, maybe you've lost every photo of your kid's childhood. Sometimes, you can recover that data yourself—but often, it's gone forever (unless you want to pay a lot of money to get it back). Every hard drive fails one day. Backup service Backblaze says 50% fail after only four years. Save yourself the trouble and start backing up your computer now.