It is really simple to loose all information stored on you HDD. The reason for this loss can be of any kind:
- your incorrect work;
- mistakes made by some third person (It's like in the anecdote: A father is reading a newspaper and his son is trying to master fathers PC. Then son asks: ─Daddy, what 'Hard drive format complete' means?─);
- computer viruses;
- operating system (OS) failure;
- hardware fault.
The last one is the worst of all especially if you HDD where you store your information is out of order. Unfortunately at present HDD is the most unreliable part of your PC.
By the way, do you know that at least in 50 cases out of 100 your HDD ─dies─ without you noticing it? That means you could be peacefully working for an hour or more without noticing that you work in vain 'cause your disk is already out of order. And you can find out about it only when you would try to turn on your PC next time. And we are at a loss: ─If I'd only known it before...─
There's only one way not to loose your information ─ it is data backup.
There are dozens of extremely good programs for data backup, but practice shows that people rarely use them and the main reason for this is not that there's something wrong with programs but in the user's mentality. We are always trying to justify ourselves:
- I don't have time for all this stuff;
- I don't feel like doing it today, I'll do it next time;
- Oh! It was a rough day today! I need to rest RIGHT NOW!
- Forgot to do it today... never mind, I can do it tomorrow.
After analyzing weak point of a human beings and drawbacks of data storing technologies we made the following
concept of the data backup the main principal of which found its realization in Smart Turn Off:
data backup must be done
just before the PC turn off (shutdown)
without user participation
on additional HDD (hard disk drive, network drive or removable drive).
This should be done because:
- user rarely forgets to turn off a PC;
- user usually doesn't have a time for backup process;
- before you shutdown your PC has done the latest changes in files and documents;
- two storage devices almost never collapse at the same time especially if one of them is removable (for example USB-drive);
- usually you find out about your hard disk fault on the next day after that had happened;
- making copies on some other drive is the quickest data backup method especially if you count how much money and effort it'll take you to restore data from a damaged HDD in comparison with the money you'll spend on a new storage device;
- a lot of people already has USB-drives (Flash-drive) and they have no need to spend any extra money on additional devices;
- users prefer to carry their data backup with them.
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Read more about right data backup concept in the article "How
much should backup and a copy cost?"