With both of my computers now slowing down, I started to panic a bit today as I hadn’t been backing up my drives lately! Actually, I don’t even remember ever backing them up. While researching different things that are going wrong with the pc and laptop, I came across an article on Lifehacker about online backup services. I’ve been contemplating buying an external hard drive for some time as this seems to be a cheaper alternative but other ‘more important’ stuff always gets in the way and this gets put on the back burner. I’ve also been thinking about online backup as that seems more secure than an external hard drive. One of the major drawbacks I find with the external hard drive is that it can also fail or get stolen and you could lose your important information.
Online data backup on the other hand seems to be more reliable as you can access it from anywhere, and can easily share your data / information with others. Although I find it difficult to trust another company keeping my data! We spend so much time thinking about privacy and protecting it, and then trust someone else’s computer to keep our life’s information… something I am not comfortable doing! How about you?