How to Back Up Your Hard Drive (GET CARBONITE)

Hello everyone, Marcus here.  Recently I’ve been seeing more and more clients that don’t have a back up program for all their data.  Its hard for me to express how important this is. 

So ill tell you a little story.  This happened to me last week.  A client called me in a panic saying “I cant get the computer to turn on, the screen is black.  I have all of my kids pictures from 2006 until today, my Quickbooks, and at least 10,000 songs we uploaded from our CD library.”  So I get there, and immediately I know the hard drive is dead.  What’s the solution?  (And this is no joke) send your hard drive to a data recovery company and pay between $500 to $2500 for them to recover all your data.  If you think I’m joking, I’m not.  So what should a home user or small business do INSTEAD of buying an external drive?  Get Carbonite.

Let me say this.  I DONT get a dime from Carbonite to promote them.  I promote them because its the easiest way to back up your hard drive.  PERIOD!!!   Do you really have the time or can you remember to back up your hard drive to an external drive on a weekly basis?  Of course not.  But Carbonite does it for you every day, and every minute you are connected to the internet. 

I love when I go to a client and they say they have an external drive, and then say “Oh yeah, I back everything up to that.”  When I ask them when the last time you did that was, they say “I don’t know, maybe 6 months ago.”  Remember, an external drive is also a hard drive, and it can fail too.

So people, if you get Carbonite ( and spend a whopping $5 a month (for a home user, and a little more for a small business) it will AUTOMATICALLY back up EVERYTHING on your hard drive for you.   Can we all say “no brainer?” 

Please take 30 seconds and watch this clip of Carbonite.  Feel free to call or email me with any questions.