Let’s face it: In an almost all-digital world, backing up your data becomes more important every day. And to be clear, by “data,” we mean everything from your personal and business documents, entertainment media (music, movies, television programs), even your memories (more digital pictures and movies than you know what to do with, if you’re anything like us).
Our ability to safely store – and retrieve – these files is an essential part of our digital lifestyles. Not backing up your data is a veritable roll of the dice, because when it comes to computer backups, it’s not a question of IF a hard drive crash will cause you to lose important digital stuff, but WHEN it will happen … and how much stuff you’ll lose.
With that in mind, here are 11 of the best physical data storage options on the market right now. For some fantastic cloud-based alternatives, see “How to create a robust backup strategy with cloud services.”