Data Recovery Services
When you have important data on your device or hard drives you should take precautions and back it up. There are different ways to do this including the use of external hard drives, cloud services, or a NAS system.The different systems depend on the extent of the information that needs to be saved. A cloud service will be the cheapest up until large storage is required (e.g. 2tb drive and up). For example, google storage costs $2.50 a month for 100gb however if internet is an issue; an external hard drive may be a better option. An average 2tb external hard drive costs around $100. For an even larger storage device, you will want to look at a NAS system. These systems hold multiple drives adding up to a much larger local system and can be set up in raids. Different raid options result in different levels of reliability however NAS systems can be quite expensive for a large system (e.g. 10TB can cost around $700).
Data and system failure
When you have lost data due to system failure, it’s best to not try and recover it yourself unless you know what you are doing as you run the risk of completely wiping the information. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to retrieve the data as it may have totally corrupted. It is simple to recover data from an old system if you have access to the right tools and knowledge. Moving information from an older system to a newer one is quite simple to do. In most cases, you will need an external hard drive to put the information on and then transfer to the newer system.
Backing up data
You should always backup after you do something important that you wouldn’t want to lose. This should include any financial information, photos, videos, or other personal information. Any confidential information should be backed up locally and not through a cloud service as to protect your privacy and any leaks of information. More general files can be stored on the cloud or an external hard drive, and any large movie collections or project files should be stored on a NAS system.