Usually, there is one task which computer users mostly forget is – backing up their data, including important items like their office documents, photos, music, and videos. Things sometimes go wrong, when you lose all your data by any cause just like your PC has stolen, computer get viruses or even your PC’s hard drive crashed. If you back up your computer, you could overcome these bad things.
One of the major reasons behind people forget to back up their data is that they don’t know where to start, and what tools to use. The reason for writing this article is just to provide knowledge on how to backup your computer.
There are several ways available to back up a computer, described as follows:
Network Attached Storage (NAS) or Online Storage
NAS is one of the most versatile methods for data storage and backups. NAS device or Network Attached Storage is a nonphysical hard drive connected to your PC via the internet. Since it is not directly attached to a PC, but connected through the internet, it is easily accessed by several computers by sharing. Many software(s) are available for NAS, which automatically upload your file on the internet for backup, and you can get back your data anywhere or even when your PC has been crashed. But it is cheaper than other methods. External hard drives with backup software.
External hard drives with backup software
The other most common way to backup is attaching an external drive with backup software, like those from Maxtor, Seagate and Toshiba, which come with software for easily duplicating your files. This method involves another way of ‘one-click method’, to begin automatic backup you just need to press a button on the front of the drive or your PC.
USB flash drives
One of the easiest methods to backup to backup your data and carry anywhere is just using a simple flash drive. This also provides great saving capability with hundreds of Gigabytes. The new generation of USB also involves auto backup software like an external hard drive. CES and SanDisk also unveiled their auto backup flash drives.