Have you ever experienced the loss of all of your digital files including your precious photos, videos, your favorite music or important documents? Many people have, and they all wish they stored those files that were so important to them in a safe place. Most people don't realize the risk of losing their precious digital files until it happens to them. Imagine having beautiful pictures and/ or video's of your child growing up or other memorable events and then losing all of it due to a computer crash or worse, for example in case of a fire. Today it really isn't that difficult or time consuming to backup your digital files in a safe way.
In the past, the most common way to do this was to backup these files on cd-rom's, DVDs, USB sticks, memory cards, or external hard-drives.
Let's take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of these types of securing your digital files.
Cd-rom's and DVDs:
These types of storage media are vulnerable because they wear easily, they do not have a lot of capacity, and because you can only store a limited amount of files on these types of storage media, it soon becomes an expensive way to make backups.
USB sticks, memory cards and external hard-drives:
On these types of storage media, you can store a lot more of data, and unlike cd-rom's and DVDs, they are not vulnerable to wear. Even if you use them more frequently.
But all of these storage media have the same disadvantage. You cannot access your files wherever you are unless you have those storage media with you all the time. Imagine being somewhere, talking to someone and you want to show that person that one photograph or video. With more and more people owning a smartphone these days, storing files online is becoming more and more popular. By storing your digital files such as photo's, video's, and other documents online, you can access those files wherever you are and by storing your files this way, you can be sure that your files are backed up in the safest place possible.
So if you still didn't take action to secure your files because it seemed to expensive to burn your files on cd'r/DVD or to backup your files on USB, memory card or external hard-drive because it seemed to time consuming to you, I recommend checking out the possibilities of storing your digital files online.
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