Your Hard Drive Is Going To Die!

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Are you ready?

Are you ready?It isn't if but when....

I just spoke to another associate that had their computer hard drive crash on them. 

Everyone knows it is important to back up your computer -- Just Do It!

Make a point to have a glass of wine, a good beer or a hot cup of java and take the time to copy your important documents to an external hard drive.  They aren't that expensive these days.

One important note -- most of you store your documents in the My Documents folder but Microsoft Outlook does NOT record their email and contact data files to the My Documents folder -- learn where they are and copy them over to or use the backup utility that Outlook has with the program.

Also -- don't forget those docuemnts you may have put on your desktop and copy them over to that hard drive.

And.... better yet -- store that external hard drive off site and in a different location than your computer in the event of a major disaster like fire, flood or earthquake --

Be ready otherwise you have no one to blame but yourself when you loose everything.  Take out that insurance policy and buy that drive and prepare for the inevitable!



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Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


I use a USB enclosure and clone my entire laptop drive onto a spare. If the real one ever craps out, I can be completely back with operating system, applications and data in about five minutes.


Nov 02, 2009 09:59 PM #1
Dick and Dixie Sells
Sells Real Estate, LLC - Trinity, FL
Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale

We learned our lesson the hard way! Now he who laughs last has a back up!

Nov 02, 2009 10:18 PM #2
Leslie Prest
Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ - Payson, AZ
Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,

Everybody knows we should do this, but very few of us do. Human nature.

Nov 03, 2009 03:18 AM #3
Douglas Fischer
East Oahu Realty - Selling Honolulu, Hawaii Condos - Honolulu, HI

Oh, so sadly true.  Hard drives will die.  And, then you will be so very remorseful.

Nov 03, 2009 09:14 AM #4
Robert Schwabe
EXP Realty - Orange Park, FL
Orange Park Real Estate

Scott - I always heard it not if but when is your hard drive going to fail. I have made it a point to back up my important files.

Nov 04, 2009 01:16 PM #5
Alexandria Virginia
Featuring Susan Craft, CRS, REALTOR® - McEnearney Associates - Alexandria, VA
Real Estate Editor

Yes, true.  Hard Drive die and usually when you least expect it.  Thanks for the tip.  I'm probably due for a crash.  It's been two years.

Nov 13, 2009 09:49 PM #6
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