According to WorldBackUpDay.net, “When a hard drive fails, if the data isn’t backed up, it’s gone. And it’s not a question of if your hard drive will fail, it’s when.
Many people visualize their computer as a single thing with a big part (like a toaster) when in fact it has a number of different components (like a car). Those components are: the motherboard, the processor (or CPU), the memory (or RAM), the power supply, the optical drives and the hard drive. The hard drive is the part of the computer where all your data is kept.
The hard drive is the component that has the highest likelihood of breaking unexpectedly, and it is the component that causes the most damage when it fails! If the processor fails, a new one can be switched out and the computer will be exactly the same as when you started. On the other hand, if the hard drive breaks, the data will most likely be unrecoverable, unless you’re willing to spend an exorbitant amount of money on data recovery.”
So that’s why World Backup Day was started, to remind people of the importance of backing up their data on a regular basis. While this is an annual event, founders recommend backing up your data more often than once a year. Losing data can be very costly, not to mention frustrating and a drain on productivity.
Don’t wait until a disaster strikes, make a plan and back up your data today!
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