External Data Backup Systems - Essential ways to backup your data
Do you have a data backup system on your computer?
With technology allowing us to backup huge amounts of data quickly and easily its no wonder so many people invest in external backup drives to protect their important files.
Data backup systems are widely available from any good electronics shop. These are usually in the form of an external hard drive with Data Backup software already installed on it to make our lives even simpler.
Though Windows does offer its own standard backup software found in: Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Backup.
We even have Online Data Backup at our disposal with many companies offering the service for a monthly fee.
So if you haven’t got a data backup system yet, what should you be looking for?
Here are a few backup systems currently available (£ source scan.co.uk)
- Western Digital MyBook Essential – 500GB space - £59.40 – Comes with backup software
- Hitachi SimpleDRIVE Mini - 500GB - £67.45 – Comes with backup software
- NoTouch – 500GB - £46.96 – No backup software included.
- Freecom Network Storage – 1TB – £123.25 – No backup software included.
- Iomega Home Media Network Drive – 1TB - £123.25 – Comes with backup software + iTunes server.
What if I have several PC’s, do I need several External Drives?
It depends, yes you could buy independent drives for each PC but you could also use Networking to network all PC’s together and buy one Networked External hard drive to backup all the data from all PC’s (like the Iomega Home Media Network Drive above).
If you have any questions about Data Backup or would like us to help you in making the best choice for your business, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Dated: April 26th 2010