Computer hard drives, whether they are disk drives with moving parts or flash-based storage such as SSD and USB drives, can all experience mechanical failure or become corrupted at any time, frequently without warning. Mobile devices can also be lost. It always pays to invest in a backup system, therefore, whereby a full set of your important files, such as pictures, letters, videos, accounts, and passwords, etc., are copied onto a separate hard drive and updated on a regular basis. (To be really safe, always copy your files to a backup disk at home once a day, and make a second backup once a week to an internet-based storage site – just in case anything ever happens at home and both your computer and the backup disk are lost.)
Whatever your choice, make sure you review your backup strategy today, and spend a few minutes (and perhaps a few thousand yen) guaranteeing the safety of those important files.
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