A few years ago, my husband bought two external hard drives for us to use at home. They were expensive, but worth the investment since they would save all of our precious baby and toddler photos.
Except they didn’t.
For some reason, even though we followed the directions, kept them stored properly and took great care with them, both of the hard drives failed. One day there were working and we had access to our photos, but the next time we tried to use them they no longer worked. We tried everything, including hiring a tech expert, to get the photos off of them but everything was lost.
Although I was able to find some pictures from those years from family and friends, I’m heartbroken over all of the special photos that are lost forever. My husband and I learned our lesson, though, and no longer depend on small tech devices to protect and save our important pictures and files.
Since that incident, we’ve been using Carbonite, an easy and low cost system that protects our irreplaceable files with automatic and secure cloud backups.
How Carbonite Works
Just install Carbonite on your computer and your files will automatically be backed up to the cloud. When you need your files restored, you’ll have access to them anytime from any internet-connected computer or mobile device. You can get everything back, whether you have a complete hard drive failure or just accidentally delete a single file.
Carbonite Plans Offered
• The basic plan is just $59.99/year per computer and includes all the essentials – automatic online backup for your photos, music, documents and more.
• The Plus plan is $99.99/year per computer and is a complete backup solution with automatic online backup of your computer and external hard drive, plus a local backup of your operating system and software programs.
• The Prime plan is $149.99/year per computer and offers top of the line coverage. It includes the coverage offered in the other plans, plus automatic video backup and the option to have a copy of your backup shipped to you anywhere in the United States. This plan is the most comprehensive solution for protecting home office and family computers.
All Carbonite plans provide the following:
• Unlimited cloud backup space
• Automatic and continuous backup
• Free premium support
• Easy restore capabilities
• Mobile app access to sync and share files between devices
• File safety and security
Have a question about Carbonite?
In addition to the entire Carbonite guide, frequently asked questions, and how-to videos, you’ll have easy access to Carbonite Team Support by phone, chat or email. You’ll get the help you need to make sure your files are being saved correctly and effortlessly.
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, so it’s the perfect time to make sure you’re protecting your important files, documents and photos.
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