Follow up to Backup discussion on ABC Radio Sydney last night

If you tuned in to my segment on Evenings with Chris Bath on ABC Radio Sydney about backing up… you’ve come to the right place.

Here are some services that will help protect or possibly retrieve your precious data.

Many of these I’ve used personally while the others come highly recommended.

CLOUD BACKUP

Recommend this for most people for documents and photos – minimal video.

Best automated

https://www.idrive.com/

https://www.carbonite.com/

Online storage that can used like backup

https://www.google.com/drive/

https://www.apple.com/au/icloud/

https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-au/plans/

RECOVERY PROGRAMS

If your computer isn’t reading a drive and it isn’t making a clicking sound. Try a software fix first. Works for usb drives and sd cards too.

Mac:

https://www.cleverfiles.com/downloads.html

https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner-mac

Windows:

https://www.cleverfiles.com/disk-drill-windows.html

https://www.ccleaner.com/recuva/download

RECOVERY SERVICES

When all else fails get your drive to a pro. It won’t be cheap – a couple of hundred to a few thousand dollars.

But if you absolutely need the data back – give this service a try. It saved me.

https://totaldatarecall.com.au/

PHYSICAL BACKUP DRIVES

This is cheap and large enough to backup almost any personal computer.

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/seagate/seagate-4tb-backup-plus-metal-portable-hard-drive-blue/937275/

Works instantly with Mac

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/wd/wd-my-passport-portable-hard-drive-type-c-usb-for-mac-4tb/638687/

SSD For super fast backup and basically drop proof.

I have several of these and can’t praise them enough.

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/samsung/samsung-t5-portable-ssd-drive-2tb/482208/

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