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Protect Your Precious Memories: Prevent Data Loss and Ensure Backup Solutions for Your Photos

Recently, a distressing incident unfolded when a customer’s external USB backup drive malfunctioned, resulting in the loss of their cherished pictures. In this blog post, I’ll delve into the realm of data loss, offering insights on how to prevent data loss.

Hard Drive Recovery: Costly and Lengthy

Encountering crashed hard drives without recoverable data has become distressingly frequent. Recovery involves intricate procedures performed by specialists who painstakingly reconstruct your files from disassembled platters, often at a hefty price.

Beware of Ransomware: CryptoLocker Threat

Data loss can also occur due to the malicious CryptoLocker ransomware. This insidious program encrypts all files on your hard drives, including external USB drives, demanding a ransom for decryption. Check out my previous blog post on “Avoiding Malware” for more details.

Embrace Cloud Backup: Never Lose Your Memories

Informing someone about permanent data loss and lost memories due to crashed drives is heart-wrenching. To safeguard your data, explore various solutions, but I highly recommend cloud storage backup. This efficient method shields your files from hard drive failure, theft, fires, and emerging threats. Act now to secure your treasured memories.

Pineywoods Computer has partnered with iDrive. I looked at quite a few providers, and they all had their pros and cons. iDrive won out for several reasons.

  1. Automatic Backup. Photos, documents (tax returns, college essays, etc.), music, and emails are automatically saved to the cloud.
  2. Set It & Forget It.
  3. iDrive works quietly in the background, continually adding new and changed files to the cloud – that means you’ll never have to add “backing up” to another to-do list again.
  4. Safety & Security. Your files are encrypted and sent to our state-of-the-art offsite data centers that are monitored by guards 24/7 and secured with other stringent technical safeguards.
  5. Easy File Recovery. With just a few clicks of your mouse, you can restore your precious family files and recover from unexpected computer glitches seamlessly.
  6. Sync & Share. Available to all iDrive customers, this free app syncs your work across all of your devices, allowing you to collaborate with family and colleagues on-the-go easily.

Pricing is extremely competitive. Unlimited storage for your home computer around $6/month. View all the iDrive Plans HERE.

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