Best backup solution 2014
May 6, 2014 12:57 PM Subscribe
I've always backed my files on CDs and DVDs, but a few years back I decided to go for external hard disks because they seemed more practical. I would love to get SSD external hard disks, but they are very expensive. I'm currently looking at cloud-based backup solutions but I don't really know where to find something of quality that is private and relatively cheap. Any ideas?
posted by omar.a to Computers & Internet (17 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
I once read that there's a big chance that external HDDs can fail on you, especially if you leave them unpowered for long durations, so I always make sure I connect them at least once a month. Most of my work archive is on these external hard disks (most of which are Seagate). I read that SSDs are amazing for these types of back-ups because they seldom or never fail as opposed to regular electromechanical magnetic HDDs, but they are very expensive for the kind of storage space I'm looking for (around 1.5-2TBs). Cloud-based solutions more attractive, but I have privacy concerns. If I can find something secure, private, safe, and relatively cheap, it would be great.