When it comes to backing up your computer, there are many choices. The only choice I don’t recommend is not having a back‐up plan..

I have a Solid State Device (SSD) in my laptop, so I wasn’t as worried about my hard drive failing as I was about a file getting accidentally deleted or not having access to my files if my laptop got stolen, for example.

Since I have a laptop, I didn’t want to rely on plugging in an external hard drive on a regular basis and having that as my only back up. So, I knew a cloud‐based back up for me was the best solution. My laptop gets backed up no matter where I am (home, work, traveling, etc.), as long as I have an internet connection.

Although there are many options available, I really like Backblaze and would definitely recommend it. I was very impressed at how fast it was to back up my entire hard drive. Backblaze will automatically back up all your files, including documents, photos, music and movies. Unlimited files. Unlimited file size. Unlimited speed. I can download one file or all my files from anywhere. They also have a very nice app as well. So, I can download a file using my iPhone or iPad and then decide if I want to share it via AirDrop, email, Dropbox, etc.

The personal back up plan costs $5.00 per month and you can try it for free (https://​www​.backblaze​.com/​c​l​o​u​d​-​b​a​c​k​u​p​.​h​tml)

Let me know if you have any questions or have a different back‐up solution you would like to share.

James Wamser