The question is not IF your hard drive will fail...
the question is WHEN it will fail!
Hard drives are one of the few components in modern day computers that contain mechanical moving parts. This means that hard drives are not only sensitive to outside physical forces (e.g. dropping your laptop), but will also eventually fail because the parts inside the hard drive simply degrade to the point that data can no longer be read from the drive.
When this happens, all your programmes and valuable data will unfortunately also disappear. The question we ask our clients is "how much is your data worth to you?". An operating system and programmes can easily be re-installed, but when years of hard work, irreplaceable photographs or entire music collections are lost, the majority of people will be very upset to say the least.
"All you can do is to be ready when it does fail by having a copy of all of the files on your hard drive saved away from your computer."
Gene Barlow, Hard Drive maintenance expert
and author of "Backing up your Hard Drive"
Fortunately, there are a number of great solutions available that will provide you with the peace-of-mind that all of your data is safely backed up. An online backup system simply uploads your files to a secure server, where they are stored and remain available until such time as disaster strikes on your computer. Once your hard drive is replaced and the operating system and all programmes have been re-installed, your valuable data can then be downloaded back onto your machine.
The online backup software runs in the background and backs up your data either as soon as it changes or at a pre-determined time of day. No interaction is required from the user's point-of-view.
Electronbox & PC Doctor has teamed up with leading industry software manufacturers to provide you with the most reliable and fully automated online backup solution as possible.
Prices for backup plans are available as follows:
|Account Type/Description||Backup Limit||Monthly Cost|
|Full System Backup
Includes all your files, applications and system settings. Includes iHeal to restore your system and iRoam
to retrieve files from any browser.
Allows either automatic or manual file selection.
In addition, you can modify the backup set to
your particular needs as required.
Mapped network drives may also be included
in the backup for all plans except the 4 Gb level.
If you would like further information or have any questions, please contact us.