Did you know that the average lifetime of your hard drive (where your files are) is between 3 to 5 years? And that is if you’re lucky.
If you’re like my girlfriend that means losing years worth of pictures of your best pictures.
Pictures of your loved ones, your dog when she was just a puppy, your trips, and your most memorable moments.
For me, on the other hand, it means losing huge amounts of data from my websites, notes, saved secrets, and other projects that I find really valuable. I’m not into taking pictures as you may have noticed 😉
So how do you eliminate the risk of losing everything you have?
With the internet – and the cloud – there are now solutions that can instantly backup your computer files.
It’s as easy as pointing and clicking, but with the secure feeling of knowing that if your computer was to crash right now, you’d have everything backed up which needed to be backed up.
For the last year I’ve been using a software called DropBox, which is fantastic. They give you 2GB of storage if you sign-up for a free account, then you can buy more if you need to.
And if you sign up through my link, you get some extra storage for free.
I used to use SugarSync. They were good, but then they switched over to a paid model. Or in a sense, they forced me to pay, even though I had earned a lot of free storage.
Now I’m back with Dropbox, and I love the simplicity.
Dropbox makes it easy to sync your different devices. I can work on a document from any device, as long as I’ve got the Dropbox app handy.
I can also access my files online, so I can download them without the application.
If you don’t have a backup of your most important files, you should, because computers fail. Everything fails. And it often happens when you’re least prepared.
So sign up for an account now, and check it out. It’s free, so you’ve got nothing to lose.
If anything, you’ve got a lot to gain, because you don’t want to lose your pictures, documents, and whatever it is you hold dear.