Yes of course Dropbox. Why didn't I think to that. That's a great way to keep tour files on an external source.With backups you can never be too safe, so I always aim for multiple points of failure (at least three): one local backup on an external hard drive, and two more backups on cloud services (Dropbox and Google Drive).
Fortunately, I've never lost a backup, but it's always better to be safe than sorry.
Neither do I. I probably should soon, but I have never backed up my computer before. I don't really know why, I've just never gotten around to it. Maybe I'll realize the importance if I lose some of my important files. HahaI dont... which is really stupid and has made lose tons of data, I always fail to learn from my stupid stupid mistakes and keep running it without backup and every time something really bad happens, I wish I had it backed up, but silly me never does.
I use several 500Gb hard drives. I had a 2TB hard drive until it dropped and I lost all the data. Several 500 GB hard drives are plenty and in the case of any accidents you won't have all your chips in one basket.I am going to buy a hard drive soon, and I am curious which one you use? Is it worth it to buy one so that I can back up all of my own things, of should I just use the cloud? Who uses the cloud? Any information will help me to decide. Thank you!
I researched this about a year ago. HGST is the HD you should go for! Why? because HGST has the lowest failure rate of all the different hard drives out there. Its one thing backing up stuff on a hard disk, totally another losing all of that content. Check this out https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-reliability-stats-for-q2-2015/I am going to buy a hard drive soon, and I am curious which one you use? Is it worth it to buy one so that I can back up all of my own things, of should I just use the cloud? Who uses the cloud? Any information will help me to decide. Thank you!