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The Easiest Way To Prevent Loss Of Data Is To Back It Up

Aug 17, 2007
Nothing could be more traumatic that losing all the files that you accumulated for years in a computer crash down. For people who work at home and earn money from their personal computer, this could mean losing not just their files but a few clients as well especially if recovery of important data is impossible. In order to avoid such incidents and getting yourself into more troubles than you would care to handle, it would be best to create some back files for the things you are doing on your computer. In fact, it would be wise to create not just one but two back up files just to make sure that if ever you have a hard drive failure, you will still have other files which you can use.

There are many ways to create back up for your files. You can buy one of those USB drives which could store large quantity of data, you can add another hard disk into your computer or you can opt for the simple CD Rom back up.

If you are on a budget, if would be a good idea to go for the CD Rom since it is a lot cheaper than the USB and the extra hard drive. Furthermore, with the CD Rom, you can easily create multiple back up by simply burning more CDs if you want. You need not worry about the cost since CDs nowadays are mass produced and the prices are very cheap.

Compare to the extra hard drive, storing and transporting files in the CD format is more convenient. A single disk could accommodate as much as 700MB of files, which is really quite a lot if you are just using the simple word or excel format. If want to save pictures and other graphic files, the CD can also accommodate a good deal of files too.

When using CD Rom for back up, you may use the writeable disc or the rewriteable disk, depending on your need. If you simply want to back up your files and create something, which you don't want to willfully or accidentally altered, you better use the writeable format. The good thing about this writeable CD format is that you file is relatively safer than in the rewriteable one since once the CD had been burned, the content thereof will in the read only format.

No one can really tamper your files if they are in the read only format so that would be best if you only want to create back ups. On the other hand, if you want to update your files every now and then, you may use the rewriteable format that allows more flexibility in terms of storing data. Unlike the writeable format which will only allow you to burn files at one time, the rewriteable format can be used several times.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Beach, Florida. Find more about this as well as a data back up at http://www.how-to-do-it-right.com
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