Several months ago I lost some very important files from my computer. Photos, documents, templates, work-related data… it was all gone. I made the mistake of not using anything to back up my files. I recovered some things that I had uploaded online, it really would have been nice to have those files in one place.
I’ve had other people have similar, unexpected experiences. Laptops get lost, stolen, fried by a spilled glass or a thunderstorm, accidentally stepped on or crushed, or succumb to any number of destructive events at the hands of children or the paws of pets. The old adage of “Save early, save often” still holds true today, and it’s best to pick some kind of method for protecting your files. Carbonite is one of those methods.
Carbonite is a computer backup service that runs in the background of your PC or Mac and regularly backs up your data on one of its state-of-the-art data services. There’s no guesswork for you. You don’t have to worry about remembering to store your stuff on USB drives or other removable storage, you just set it up and there you go.
The professional photographer who took my dog’s photos a couple of weeks ago told me he counted on Carbonite. He said as long as he has Carbonite, he doesn’t have to worry about losing any of his images. Since he travels across the state, those photos aren’t just memories, they’re his livelihood; not to mention the memories of those he captured on camera, as well as good portfolio material.
You can access your Carbonite-backed files from any internet-connected device. Carbonite even has mobile apps so you can access your files from your smartphone.
Right now, Carbonite has a special offer: use the promo code BLOGAD for two free months of service. If you’re looking for a way to back up and easily access your files, Carbonite may be well worth a look.