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How To Back Up Your Data: A Brief Guide

Chances are, if you are doing something on a computer, you have some data you would like to back up. Whether it is a paper, some music, files for a new client, etc. losing data like this can have a major impact on your day. Today, Chipheads Computer Repair in the Twin Cities is discussing data backup and how exactly you can handle it on your own so you won’t need to visit us for recovery later on. If you have questions or would prefer us to provide Twin Cities file backup, feel free to reach out, we’re always happy to help.

External Hard Drive

An external hard drive is pretty much what is sounds like, a hard drive that is externally located outside of your desktop computer, laptop or another device. With an external hard drive, you can plug it into your device, back up any necessary files and then store it for safekeeping.

When using an external hard drive, we recommend keeping a copy on your device as well just in case your external hard drive becomes corrupt, is damaged, lost or even stolen.

USB Stick/SD Card

For those interested in backing up smaller amounts of data, an SD card, USB stick or another portable memory device can be perfect. These devices are smaller and easier to store, along with being much less expensive. They typically have a much smaller storage limit however, you won’t be backing up your entire blu-ray collection anytime soon.

As with an external hard drive, we recommend various forms of backup just in case.

Cloud Storage

Cloud storage, such as Google Drive or OneDrive by Microsoft allows people to store their data on the internet, without the need for any external devices. Cloud storage is a wonderful option, you can typically try it for free and even access your files from anywhere in the world.

Schedule File Recovery / Data Backup in the Twin Cities

Accidentally deleted a file and think you need data recovery in the Twin Cities? Interested in learning about our data backup options? Contact Chipheads Computer Repair today, we’d be happy to help with any of your needs.


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