The Current State Of Data Backups And How To Preserve Your Critical Data

Most of you might have heard about the benefits of backing up your computer daily. But many still don’t backup their work and home computers on a regular basis. Do you?

If most of your work is stored in digital form on a computer then it becomes necessary for you to have some backup strategy in place. In a survey conducted on Mac users, it was concluded that only 55% people backup their data while 43% of them don’t even bother taking data backups or backup partially.

Here are some of the eye-opening but shocking stats found out in a survey conducted by Tekserve on Mac users:

What Are Mac Users Most Afraid Of?

According to the survey, 74% of the Mac fear data loss due to hard drive crash, 43% of them are scared of data loss due to hardware malfunction, and 42% Mac users are afraid of data loss caused by accidental damage and deletion.

Top 5 Data Types That Mac Users Fear Losing

A majority of Mac users (75%) are afraid of losing documents stored on their computer. Other main file types that 72%, 40%, 31%, and 26% Mac users fear losing are Photos, Music, Contacts, and emails respectively.

Some Shocking Facts

An estimated 140,000 hard drives crash in the U.S. every week.

 31% of users have lost files stored on their computer at least once in their computing life.

 60% of the companies which suffer data loss end up shutting down within 6 months of the data loss!

How To Preserve Your Critical Data?

We recommend that you use our below mentioned 3-pronged approach for safeguarding your critical data:

1. Store backup on your computer.

2. Store one copy on an external storage media.

3. Save another copy on the cloud.

You would be thinking as to why would anyone store a backup of a computer on its internal hard drive itself. This local backup would the quickest way to restore your files in case of a virus attack, accidental deletion, etc. if your computer is still functioning.

You should also store one copy of the complete system backup on a removable storage media. We would advise you to store this removable drive at a safe distance from the backup computer, probably a few feet away or in another room. Keeping it at a safe distance would save it from destruction caused by fire and spillage, and might also save it from being stolen away along with your computer.

Cloud backup is the slowest among these 3 data backup approaches, but it is also the most reliable one.

When you backup to cloud, your data is stored on multiple servers of your cloud provider across the world. This not only ensures maximum reliability but also let you access your data whenever you want anywhere in the world. Data encryption- an inherent part of cloud backup technology keeps your data secret from spying agencies and hackers.

So, it is time that you start to back up your data religiously. SafeCopy Backup is one of the most affordable and highly acclaimed name in the cloud backup industry. Our data backup plans start at USD 50/year for 200 GB of cloud backup and go up till 1000 GB of cloud backup space for an annual fee of USD 350.