We often talk about reducing stress and having good systems in place. Creating a back up procedure with superior equipment and software could help you avoid the single largest stress you may endure ~ losing your photographs of great vacations and loving family members, losing your business plan that took a month to put together and refine, or losing your entire address book with business & personal contacts. Did I mention losing your entire record of bookkeeping and accounting transactions?
Can you imagine the work and great things that you have created on your computer going up into thin air? For some the sick feeling would be like driving in the driveway seeing smoke coming out the windows of the house. While no one can be harmed by drive crash the effort required to rebuild the history on the computer is trying and sometime impossible.
Today I received an email from a new client saying, " I've been swamped and so sad that the data recovery place couldn't retrive my photos. Five years of photographs, garden tours, my gardens, my family and on and on. It's like losing everything in a fire."
Protection via duplication and strategic storage of the information on your computer is the single biggest work protection you could take. Unless you're a geek (and I say geek in the most positive way) then go hire a geek to ensure you're protected.
Things to consider in the discussion with your geek: