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Thursday, September 22, 2022

How Reliable are Hard Drives, SSDs, and Online Storage?

We come to depend on our electronics as we do genealogical research and preserve our family history. In this presentation, I ask and answer a series of questions:

  • How reliable are hard drives, SSDs, and Online storage?
  • What is a backup?
  • Which is better, a flash drive, a hard drive, or an internet backup?
  • How many important photos do you have on your smartphone?
  • When was the last time you backed up your smartphone?
  • How many times have you lost or broken your smartphone?
  • When was the last time you checked to see your computer’s operating system?
  • When did you last update your computer’s operating system?
  • How old is your computer?
  • When did you last update your smartphone?
  • Where do you store your data?
  • What would happen if your computer failed today?
  • What would happen if you lost your smartphone?
Backing up your computer and other devices is a simple way to avoid catastrophic loss. Think about it. 

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