Here’s one PSA we can’t make enough to our clients: BACK UP YOUR COMPUTER. Apple computers are wonderful machines, but they are by no means perfect. Yet for some reason, people think everything on their Mac will last forever. If the problem is motivation, here’s 6 reasons why you should back up your computer today.
Apple makes it really easy to back up your hard drive. The process is automated using the built-in software Time Machine.. The whole process of backing up takes 10 minutes or less and saves you a mountain of time if you ever lose data. Here is a simple video to show you how
You Have Very Important Stuff on There
I don’t know if you’ve looked at what’s stored on your computer these days, but there’s plenty of important things you don’t want to lose. Whether it’s important files or documents, or photos from your vacation, losing these things can prove devastating. You insure your home, and you insure your car in case anything bad happens. Just consider a back up as insurance on your data.
External Hard Drives are Very Affordable
Considering the importance of things you have saved on your computer, an investment in an external hard drive is well worth it. Chances are the most external storage you will need will not exceed 1TB. These hard drives are sold in all places electronics are sold and you can get peace of mind for only $60-$90 (or less if you go with less storage). Guaranteed, you won’t get insurance this cheap for your car or home.
Hard Drives Aren’t Going to be Around Forever
If you’re not convinced of how easy it is to backup your data, consider this: some hard drives have up to a 30% failure rate. That means, even if you treat your computer like it’s the Holy Grail itself, your hard drive could still stop functioning completely with no warning and take all your precious files, photos and data with it.
We all fear the hackers and bad people of the world who try to take things that aren’t there’s. However, if you have a spare copy of everything hackers or thieves can take, there’s no reason to fear or give into pricey Ransomware demands if you’re ever unlucky enough to be targeted. We can fix viruses, but we can’t always recover data. In this case it’s better to have AT LEAST TWO backups – with one disconnected from your computer at all times.
It Makes Our Lives Easier
Okay, this reason is a little selfish. But we’ve had so many instances where a repair or restoration of a computer is made easier when we have a complete backup of a person’s computer. In the end, having this will save us for feeling bad of not being able to save your data and could even save you some money from IT labour fees.
There’s People Who Will Help You
Yes, computers can be scary sometimes and you may not know where to begin. But you also don’t want to lose your data either. At our store, we can help you back up your Mac or iPhone for you or show you how to do it yourself. So honestly, what are you still waiting for?