Adaptation to new habits, be it work (WFH) or remote school, has made people more aware of digital data protection , which is important.
Of course, people don’t want to lose important data related to work or school assignments due to computer technical errors or catching viruses.
For this reason, digital data on electronic devices, be it computers, laptops, to smartphones and tablets, must be backed up to avoid unwanted things.
Here are tips from Western Digital for backing up files on a PC, tablet or smartphone safely and easily.
1. Set Automatic Data Backup
The more often we do backups, the better and safer. For that, do the data backup process as often as possible.
To make it easier and save time during the backup process , now backups can be done automatically. Because there are many storage solutions such as cloud storage and hard disks that have automatic data backup features .
WD My Passport and My Passport Ultra hard disk users , for example, can use the WD Backup software, which makes it easy for users to schedule automatic data backups . In a matter of days, weeks, or months.
However, if the automatic data backup feature is automatic, manual backups can still be done for security.
2. Neat filing
Users need to save photos, videos and important documents to a secure storage device such as a hard disk or flash disk.
Then archive this data every two years, if possible move all the files to a different storage device. WD recommends transferring data to several different devices every 3-5 years.
This is important to minimize damage to electronic devices, so that the backup file can always be safe in the long run.
3. Use Encrypted Hardware or Software
Generally, data or files are most prone to being lost or misused while being transferred from one location to another. By using encrypted hardware or software , files will be more secure.
4. Use a Password or Password
Users need to use a password so that the security of each data can be maintained and avoid the risk of theft by other parties.
For smartphone users, Western Digital offers the SanDisk Ultra Dual Driver Go and the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe which allow users to move files between smartphones, tablets and laptops with USB Type C.
This OTG makes it easy for users to back up photos, videos, music, documents, or contacts on a smartphone with the SanDisk Memory Zone application. Users can apply passwords to access certain files so that their data will be more secure.
5. Remember the 3-2-1 Rule for Data Backup
When backing up data, many people are confused about where they have their files. In terms of data backup , it is very risky if the user only stores on one single device such as a laptop.
The reason is when there is damage, it is difficult to restore data that has been lost on the device. So it’s important to remember the 3-2-1 rule for data backup .
– First, the user must have at least 3x copies of the data
– Save 2 copies of data in two different locations
– Save 1 copy of data offline.