As we approach the end of the year, many of you have already loaded up on all the deals typical for this time of year — Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and other various year-end deals. However, one purchase you may have overlooked is quite possibly your most important purchase (or gift) for the entire year — a backup subscription.
Why are Backups Important?
The home computer contains our most important documents and precious family photos/videos for most of us. Losing even a single file can be catastrophic. Many don’t realize how quickly everything can be lost through a hardware failure, computer virus, or an accident (oops… I didn’t mean to delete that).
With a single keystroke or power surge, decades of data will be gone and impossible to recover depending on the event.
Which is the Best Backup Service?
This time of year, many of us are taking at least a few days off work, so why not use this time as an opportunity to get your backup plan in order? Just 15-30 minutes can save you thousands of dollars and give you peace of mind knowing you’re protected.
Here at groovyPost, we recommend and use either Backblaze or ElephantDrive to protect our Windows and Mac machines. Both are simple to set up, include unlimited backup plans, and encrypt your data before sending it up to their “cloud.” Most importantly, however, both are rock solid and profitable companies meaning your data will be safe and secure for years to come.
Already Backed up?
Perhaps you are already backing up — why not be a real friend and help someone else protect their data. Backblaze offers gift subscriptions, and both companies explain how to redeem the subscription to the gift recipient.
Nothing is sexy about maintenance, but it can save you time and money and your precious things with even just a little up-front forethought and effort.