Are You Backing Up Your Data?
At least once a month, a Central Station customer calls in and is wondering how to recover data from a
failed hard drive or a natural disaster. The MKS tech team helps them as best they can, but in the back
of our minds, the answer is always the same: “go back in time and back up your data like you know you
When your system’s hard drive fails, it can be gut-wrenching. At best, maybe you lost a few really im-
portant documents you were working on. At worst, maybe you’ve lost every single piece of data. Some-
times, we can recover that data—but often, it’s gone forever (unless you want to pay a lot of money and
spend tons and tons of time trying to get it back). Every hard drive fails one day. According to a statistic
recorded by a back up service provider, 50% fail after only four years. Save yourself the trouble and start
backing up your computer now.
One Day Your Hard Drive Will Fail.
It’s my firm belief that everyone will experience this at least once in his or her life. Maybe lightening
strikes your building, maybe a tornado hits, or maybe your hard drive just dies. It’s inevitable: one day
you will lose all of your data. Many of you have probably already experienced this already. And those of
you that haven’t...well, you just haven’t yet.
What shocks me the most about these hard drive failures is that every single person we talk to—
everyone—admits that they knew they should have been backing up. They just weren’t.