Cloud Storage is an important topic to consider. In our office, we have had many people not only from Cleveland Heights but all over Greater Cleveland, who bring in their external drives to backup the data from their damaged hard drives. The biggest question I ask people, is what are you going to do when that external hard drive (which is susceptible to the same stresses the computer’s hard drive suffers) fails. The answer cannot possibly be another external hard drive. The answer is redundancy.
In computer repair jargon, redundancy deals with making multiple “rainy day” copies all intended to ensure that the data you have compiled on your laptop is safe from any worst case scenario you can imagine.
For example, your apartment or house burns down. While no one wants to consider what would happen in the event all of their belongings were gone. The importance people place upon their pictures and documents is no less important than the emphasis people put on their analog heirlooms. But we are living in a digital age now. Unlike your chair, all of your pictures and documents can be beamed to cyberspace (the old term) or the cloud (the new term) and if you lost your computer due to disaster, your data is waiting for you out there.
While I agree that a house fire is a drastic example of what can happen to your data but we have also seen worse. We have seen situations where the laptop was: dropped, immersed in water, or stolen. In each of those scenarios, the redundancy of the cloud keeps all your data safe and sound.
Here at PC Handyman we offer cloud storage solutions we offer on our Digital Dojo Site. If you have any questions feel free to contact us and we can help you through any possible scenario regarding data.