1 in 5 Brits never back-up their devices

1 April 2015

Old-women-on-laptop Backing-up your PC? Backing up the stuff on your phone? Pah! That's for losers! At least that's what 1-in-5 British PC owners think, according to new research. Over a third of Brits with mobiles can't be bothered either!

Storage device providers, Verbatim (so no bias then) did a survey to coincide with World Backup Day. Yes. There's a World Backup Day.

"Having the hard drive on your PC crash can be a traumatic experience. It’s not difficult to do regular backups. There’s a plethora of hardware and software solutions available for backing up, and innumerable tutorials and advice on the internet. Backup and restore is even built into the latest version of Microsoft Windows and requires just three clicks of the mouse. Apple offers similar functionality with Time Machine," explains Rüdiger Theobald of Verbatim.

He added: "Computer data recovery is a tricky business. Where physical failure has occurred, and the hard drive needs to be worked on in a cleanroom, typical costs can be in excess of £500 and there’s no guarantee all the data will be recovered."

Turns out that, when questioned about it, the things people are most concerned about losing are their photographs, personal documents, videos and music.

And losing these things is easy, when you consider that of those polled, 25% suffered from hardware failure, accidental damage (17%), a computer virus (13%) and software corruption (13%).

Skim-read the article? Here's an infographic for you.

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TOPICS:   Technology

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