The problem faced in everyday life nowadays by many people is the issue of lost data, pictures, videos, documents, audios, etc. Maybe you have spent so much of your valuable time making documentation that gets deleted, or you have saved pictures, videos, etc. That reminds you of beautiful memories that are gone from your device within a second. What if your hard drive is destroyed physically? You’ll lose all hope to get back your data.
On the other hand, if your drive is safe physically, but your data is lost from the storage, you can recover the same, but it’ll cost you thousands. Data loss can be prevented by having a backup. With advancements in technology, there are numerous storage mediums to safeguard you from the threat of data loss.
External hard drive data recovery services are an insignificant trend in today’s scenario. The storage medium choice depends upon your budget too. If your information is important and losing it will lead you to trouble, you should not think about the cost and go for the best one. There are various storage mediums. A few are highlighted below:
- CDs/DVDs – CD ROM and DVD ROM are inbuilt in most operating systems; they cost relatively less and easy to use. They are easily available in the market and storing them is also not an issue. The limitation of this medium is that it has limited storage and life. Moreover, it is really easy to destroy them physically.
- Hard Drive- Also known as HDD, is the most abundant and cheap source of physical backup. Hard drives are readily available in the market and come in distinctive storage sizes. The drawback of the same is that it uses more power as compared to any other storage option. You should always care that your backup medium should have more space than what you have to store with some unused storage left in it.
- SD Cards- SD cards, also termed memory cards, are tiny chips that store data. These are used to backup documents, pictures, audios, etc. They are portable and provide easy access to data. They are one of the most widely used storage devices. On the other hand, it has some disadvantages too. It can be easily destroyed by breaking, and this will result in the loss of your data.
- Flash Drives- It is also known as a plug-and-play device. To store data, it uses non-volatile memory. Storing, retrieving, and managing data on a flash drive is very easy. It is mainly used for transferring documents and files from one device to another. But there is a threat of viruses; in this case, using a flash drive on different computers, you can transmit the virus as well.
- Cloud Storage- This is regarded as the latest medium of storing data. Data in cloud storage cannot be destroyed accidentally, and it is easy to access data from cloud storage anywhere and on any device. The cons of cloud storage are that it requires an internet connection, and the cost of using it is recurring in nature.