How to Back Up Your Data

Treat your computer as though you’re a dancer at a hip hop concert. Back it up. There are hundreds of reasons why you might lose your files. You could have a virus, a hacker, your computer could be too dusty. While there are ways of preventing these, you should also have a plan B, and that’s data backup.


There are many ways to ensure you have proper data backup. You could have a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device, which is basically a storage container that you connect with via the internet. External hard drives are also very popular. Most come with software that will help copy and backup your files. They are capable of holding quite a lot, and are relatively inexpensive.

While technology is growing, many people are opting for physical-less storage. Online storage systems such as Dropbox are very common, and the cost is determined by the size and amount of your files. Depending on what kind of computer you have and its release date, you may have a backup storage system already installed that you can access online if you need data recovery.

If you are looking to only back up small files, you can put them on a CD or a USB flash drive. We at Nerd Crossing know that your computer and files are important. That’s why we want you to keep them protected. If you’re looking to back up your files but aren’t sure which method is best, give us a call and we can work with you to make sure you don’t lose a thing. If you do, we also offer data recovery as well as professional backup and storage. If you’re looking for an external hard drive, give our admins a call and we will help you find the perfect device.

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