Because my business revolves around the online world, a computer crashing can be a really, really big problem.
Last Wednesday, April 23rd, my Macbook did just that, it crashed and it crashed hard. The cost of the repairs to bring it back to life are more than the computer is worth, pretty well rendering it as useful as a stainless steel brick with a really cool lighted Apple logo on the front.
This has happened to me several times in 15 years in business. Two years ago I signed up for Carbonite. Carbonite is a service that automatically backs up all data files on your computer. It does it in the background in true “set it and forget it” fashion.
All I can say is THANK GOODNESS for Carbonite. It took some time, but my new computer now has all of my files. I did not lose a single file in this particular crash scenario.
Carbonite costs about $60 per year per computer, $59.99 to be exact. That is about a cheap as peace of mind can be when it comes to cost.
If you make a living with your computer, or even if you use your computer a lot and don’t care to lose all of your files, photos and other data in a crash, I strongly suggest you get Carbonite. You can get a 2-week trial absolutely free, no credit card required. After that, it’s $59.99 per year.
Is this a paid promotional article? You bet it is. Carbonite saved my butt and I will now promote them screaming from the rooftops if I have to.
DO IT. It’s inexpensive and I promise you that when your computer crashes (and sooner or later, it will) you will be GLAD you did.