Best PC Backup Solution For Your Budget






     Many people ask me about PC backup solutions I can recommend, and to be honest, I have to say that there are many ways of backing up files, even to back up all the information you have in your hard drive. The big question is which is the one that you need and how much are you willing to pay for it. I decided to go over some of the most common backing up files alternatives available in the market and see the pros and cons so you can make a conscious decision

External Hard Drive

You can have an additional hard drive and every single day perform a back up process. The advantage of this is that you can have everything in the same place. Once you purchase the hard drive, you don't have to depend on someone else to access you information.

Cons:

This is not automated, and you really need to develop the habit of backing up your PC constantly.

Another potential issue is that it depends on the memory of your hard drive. In the long run, you will have so much information that probably you will need more space and you will have to upgrade your back up hard drive to get more space

Online Solutions

When evaluating online alternatives as a potential PC backup solution for you, it is important to compare the different alternatives you have. Are you planning to back up all the documents you have or just all the one that have relevant information? I am asking you this because this will make the difference between a very cheap, if not free, option or a pay option. If you don't have too many files, and only want to store the information of those that are important, in that case you don't need to find complex solutions, you can use even Google documents and make a copy of your word or excel documents in there. You can also send an email to an specific Gmail or Hotmail account and access that email account whenever you need. Online document sharing solutions available in the market could be enough for what you need, just Google for document sharing solutions and you will find many of them

Pros:

You can obviously have backed up the documents from your PC; you can access online always and not only from your PC but from elsewhere in the world which is great; and the big advantage is that this PC backup solution is free.

Cons:

This is not an automated process, and you can only rely on this as long as you don't have too many documents, photos or videos to store. Most of the document sharing solutions gives you a free space, but once you reach the free space quota you will have to go for a pay choice

Automated Online Backup Solution for Your PC

In my opinion, this is the way to go. However, as I said at the beginning of this article, it depends on your needs and budget.

Pros:

It automates the backing up process of your files and you don't even has to worry about backing files as long as you are connected to internet, everything will happen automatically.
If you choose to delete any file in your computer, in most of the cases in your virtual backup file, that deleted file will be moved to a deleted folder, but the information will still be there as long as you decide to keep it. This means that if you deleted something by mistake you still have the chance to recover that information.
You can access your information anytime from any place in the world

Cons:

You need to have an internet connection in order to have all this process automated, and if possible be connected 24 hours.
There is a cost associated to this alternative. However, with all the competition available in the market, these kind of solutions are everyday more accessible to everybody.

As you see the last one PC backup solution that I mention is the one that I would definitely suggest. However, you need to make a decision based on your personal situation and your budget






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