4 Ways to Prevent Data Loss

Data loss has never been a more serious issue than it is today, and because of that there has never been more people looking for data recovery solutions. But what if the loss was preventable? Thankfully, there are many ways a person can prevent data loss in their personal and business systems. Here are four ways to help prevent data loss today. 

Back-Up Data: Keeping consistent, secure back-ups of data is always the first and most widely overlooked step for keeping data loss from happening. Nothing can be lost if it’s all securely stored on a secondary drive in a dry, stable location that’s easily accessible. For professional purposes perhaps, a RAID or NAS System might be the best call, which is an intricate hard-drive network. Whenever deciding on a back-up drive, consider using a Solid-State Drive (SSD) if a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the primary. 

Keep it Safe: One-way data loss can happen is physical failure of a computer or drive. It’s important to remember that these machines, though stable, are not indestructible. Place the device or drive in climate controlled, dry, stable places where it’s not at risk of severe damage. Try not to operate any device like a computer or hard drive while in motion. Moving, jostling, or shaking devices that are turned on is dangerous for the delicate inner workings and could cause memory loss. Also, use a surge protector to make sure nothing gets damaged electronically by shorts, outages, or surges. 

Digital Security: Data loss can even come from people acting maliciously. Using malware, phishing, and other techniques, someone could potentially gain access to a system and its data with relative ease. Installing anti-virus software is a must for computing today, but there is more that can be done. Encrypting data, opting for 2-step verification on personal accounts, Virtual Private Networks, and regular password updates can all help make sure that data is protected and safe from the digital threats of modern computing. 

Maintenance: The final tip is the least exciting but the most important. Doing all of the above is great but only truly works if kept up. Back-up data at regular intervals, check the integrity of the drive, and replace back-up drives over time. It’s also important to make sure the device itself doesn’t have any frayed wires, isn’t plugged into bad outlets, or is otherwise operationally sound. Finally, regularly have anti-virus software regularly sweep the system and maybe once a quarter change passwords on active accounts.

If after all of this data loss still happens then a data recovery expert will be required. So, if you or anyone you know needs data recovery or hard drive repair, come and see us here at Carolina Data Recovery. 

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