Backup Solutions for the Home User

There are also many ways to protect your data with a variety of backup solutions. The easiest and most economical way to back up data, such as photos, home movies, or financial data, is to burn the files to a DVD. This way, if you lose data or need to rebuild your computer, simply insert the DVD with the data on it and burn it back where you need it. If you don't have DVD burning software, it usually costs about $ 30. With it, you'll be able to select data on each DVD, and it can be an easy way to organize your data with offsite backup solution. The following is good copy software. However, I can't stress enough that once you've backed up your data, please remove the drive from home. In the event of a fire, the data on both the computer and the backup will be destroyed. If you can't find a place to keep them outside the home, buy Data Fire Safe. It costs a few hundred dollars, but if you're trying to put a dollar amount in your data, the price is worth the investment.

If you don't like burning a DVD or you have a lot of data to burn. I highly recommend buying a pluggable motor housing with as much space as needed. Drives from 500 GB to 1 TB will cost from $ 150 to $ 300 depending on the size of the disk. Once the data has been copied, you need to find a way to keep it safe in the event of a disaster. You can keep it in a fireproof safe or possibly in the home of a trusted person. Note: If you add data regularly, you'll need to back it up at least once a week. To avoid duplicating the same data, use Always Sync, which will read and compare both sides of the data and copy only the changes. There is a link to this tool at the bottom of the Links page on my company's website.

Another solution that makes it easier to keep data off-site is to use an online backup solution. These places can be found by looking for an offsite backup solution. They usually charge you a monthly fee, which can be quite expensive depending on the amount of data you have. There is also a dispute over their access to your data, which I personally do not like.


After all, the choice is yours. I highly recommend a backup solution, and I have personally experienced the consequences of not doing so. For the first four months, I lost all my and my son's wedding photos due to a hard drive failure.