The Smartest Back-Up Solution Decision You Can Make

It’s a sad fact of life that hard drives crash, flash drives break or get lost, systems crash, back-up hard drives crash, and even back-up-back-up hard drives crash. It IS going to happen, it’s just a question of when. Know what doesn’t crash? CD’s and DVD’s. Depending on how you handle and store them, they can last anywhere from 5 to 25 years. It therefore makes sense that should burn all you essential files, data, music, movies – everything that matters to you - to either CD’s or DVD’s.

Not too long ago, I learned my lesson the hard way. My computer ate it and when I hooked up my external hard drive to my new computer, I discovered that it too had bit it. It took forever to finally gather all my lost info, and even then I wasn’t able to get it all. It was then I swore this would never happen again. I did some research into how to avoid crashes and found this article that gave me a bunch of great tips. Here are a few:

  • Don’t run too many applications at the same time.

  • Check whether you have enough disk space left.

  • Keep your antivirus up-to-date

  • Create back up of your important files regularly.

  • Keep deleting cookies regularly.

  • Perform defragmentation on a regular basis.

  • Upgrade your OS to the newest version.

I now follow these rules religiously. I also watched this video related to creating back-ups...

...and then bought a copy of CyberLinks’s Power2Go 8 using a coupon that save me 20%. I then began burning disks like a man possessed. Installing the software was simple and it guided me along through the whole process.

I was looking for an easy way to make DVD backups but it turns out this program does way more:

  • It copies and burns CDs, DVDs, HD DVDs and Blu-rays

  • It create DVDs from video footage

  • It extracts soundtrack from videos

  • It has 256-bit encryption for ultimate security

  • It has a waveform editor for pro-like audio editing

  • It has system recovery tools that allow you to create System Recovery Discs in case your system crashes

Another thing I later found very convenient was that I could a use disc image file as a virtual drive and use it like a disc drive on my computer. This made it easy to share files whenever I needed to.

Any media you want to burn, Power2Go does it. All I had to do was insert a disk, pick the files I wanted to burn, and the program did the rest. I now have the peace of mind knowing that I’m never going to lose any file again, and have to spend an eternity reconstructing my life.

By: Peter

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