DEPARTMENT 85

media.

Backup your work.

Even with the great technology we have in hard drives these days, both mechanical and solid state, storage devices all inevitably fail at some point.

If you’re a freelancer (or anyone really–it just comes to mind that freelancers likely keep a large amount of data on their computer) and you keep everything on one drive, I would encourage you to invest in a good external hard drive and start backing up your data regularly.

There’s no need to go overboard with a huge 4 TB drive and hourly Time Machine backups–get a drive that fits your needs the best. Time Machine is a great way to back up your data, but if you want more manual control, some good alternatives are Carbon Copy Cloner (the app that I use to back up. It’s free!) or Super Duper (also free). Both apps do a great job of creating a bootable clone of your hard drive so that you can start up your computer from your external hard drive in the event of a hard drive failure. Read a how-to guide on using SuperDuper from Mac.Appstorm if you have trouble getting started.

Go back up your data. It’s important.

How do you back up your computer?

 

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