Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Don't Risk Your Files

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carbonite for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

These days, everything we do is digital.  The film camera has just about vanished from existence.  More and more of us are storing our family photos in a digital format on our computers.  With our old film cameras, we could always keep the negatives and print new copies if we ever needed to.  With the reuseability of digital storage cards (I use SD cards) I frequently download my photos to my computer and then erase the card in order to shoot more photos."

Imagine how you would feel if you lost those precious family photos or important business documents due to a data failure on your hard drive and you had not had had an opportunity to make a computer backup of those files in a secure manner.  I can tell you from previous experience that it can happen.  It has happened to me on two separate occasions.  Fortunately, I didn't lose anything of great value, but I lost a lot of pictures that I will never see again.

The first time it happened to me, I had caught a virus on my computer.  It got to the point where I had to reformat my entire system.  The second time it happened, I was using an external hard drive to save all of my files.  I thought that was sufficient for backing up those files, but that hard drive eventually crashed and all of my files were lost.

That is when I was sorry I did not have an online backup  service like Carbonite  to backup my files automatically whenever I was connected to the internet.  It would have been well worth the $59 per year to have that insurance to preserve those files.  Try it free for 15 days, and if you like it use their promo code BLOGAD to get an additional two months free when you pay for your subscription.

Carbonite can not say that they can protect everything on your computer.   Carbonite does not back up your software program files, but they can protect all of those valuable, irreplaceable files like photos, emails, music files, and other document files.  It is a small price to pay for the piece of mind that comes from knowing you won't lose those precious vacation and family photos.

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