My Hard Disk Failed And I Lost Everything

October 12 2021
Josh Beasley Josh Beasley

Is the hard disk an outdated storage technique?

If you’re serious about your business, going all-in with all of your data on one hard disk is not a good idea. Hard disks can fail for many reasons such as:

Human Error
Water Damage
Heat Damage
Power Issues
Or just plain Hardware Failure…

While they may not fail if you take care of your device, they eventually get sluggish over time and if you haven’t duplicated or moved the data, you will still lose everything. So be mindful if you notice your device getting slower (This could be a sign to get your device service and to move your data ASAP). Whereas, if you don’t take care of your device, the hard disk will burn out quickly therefore data may be irrecoverable depending if you can get the hard disk fixed.

On the other hand, the hard disk may be irreparable. This will no doubt put a dent in the business. Losing customer data, price points etc. will be tough to recover from in any short amount of time. This is why it is a bad idea to store all of your data in one place.

Many businesses have defaulted to using cloud-based systems to store their data. This means it is not only backed up but also accessible from anywhere with the right credentials. Cloud-based systems have an almost infinite amount of storage depending on what you need. A hard disk will have a finite amount of storage and the bounds of this will increase as your business grows larger.

Other benefits of using bespoke cloud-based systems are:

Eliminates cost of hardware and maintenance
Increased data security
Improved collaboration
Helps reduce your carbon footprint
Data is instantly synced
Disaster recovery

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