Tip 1. Back Up, Back Up, Back Up!

Always keep a current copy of your data on a secondary storage device. Test and verify your backup regularly. Keep at least one verified copy off-site and secured.

Tip 2. Invest in a comprehensive backup strategy.

Consult your local computer service provider about the right backup solution for you.

Tip 3. Back up and verify your data

before performing any system upgrade

Tip 4. Invest in an uninterruptible power supply

(UPS) for all your computer equipment to protect against power spikes, blackouts and other power issues.

Tip 5. Turn off external storage devices only after shutting down the computer

to avoid possible directory corruption.

Tip 6. Purchase an antivirus solution.

Subscribe to the automatic update feature to limit the opportunity of being inflected by a new virus. Check our blog page for free antivirus tips.

Tip 7. Do not move a drive while it is powered on.

Physical damage could accrue resulting in data loss.

Tip 8. Provide adequate space

around your computer equipment to allow for air circulation and cooling.

Tip 9. If the drive was previously in a very cold environment,

allow it to warm up to room temperature before operating.

Tip 10. If you hear unusual noises, turn off the unit immediately.

Call a professional. These sounds may indicate a mechanical problem that could result in data loss. Try drivesavers.com

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