Usually, we never worry about the need to back up data on our computers to keep them safe until we have lost a chunk of important work, and it becomes impossible to recover them. Your laptop gets stolen, damaged, or it gets attacked by some virus, and poof all your work is gone. Whatever the reason may be, losing your data can be a real nightmare and super frustrating for just about any computer user.
The question is, why wait until you have lost all your data when you can simply apply the tips below to help keep your most important data backed up and safe in multiple formats?
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Without further ado, 5 tips to back up your data, and keep it safe.
1. Save it on A USB stick or flash drive
Backing up your data in this format is affordable, convenient, and easy to carry around. You can easily find one at an office supply store, and it comes in storage sizes of 2GB, 4GB, 16GB, 32GB, etc. Simply connect the USB to your computer’s USB port, drag and drop your files to the USB and have it saved and backed up in a matter of minutes. However, you should note that the read and erase cycle of some USB sticks are limited, making it the least durable back up plan on this list.
Portable in size and easy to carry around
It is very affordable
It saves files easily
They have very fast transfer speeds, especially the 3.0 version
Some comes with password access making it very