[TOPIC] Protect important data! Don’t forget to clone and backup an HDD and SSD

When an HDD or SSD is damaged for some reason, the most terrible thing is that you may not be able to retrieve your data saved on the HDD or SSD. In addition, data will be lost not only due to failure but also due to an initialization of HDD and SSD. In case of data loss, one of the countermeasures is to make a copy or clone of the hard disk, and back it up if necessary.

  1. Index
  2. 1. What is HDD / SSD cloning?
  3. 2. What is HDD / SSD backup?
  4. 3. Conclusion

・1. What is HDD / SSD cloning?
Cloning is to save contents of one HDD or SSD to another HDD or SSD including an entire OS. Simply, it means “make a copy”. After cloning, even if the original HDD or SSD breaks down and the OS does not boot, it can be replaced and booted. If you create a clone, the system and data up to the time of clone creation is protected.

・2. What is HDD / SSD backup?
HDD / SSD backup is to copy the data in the original HDD or SSD, or to save the data as image data to an external media such as an external HDD and SSD, a DVD, or an USB memory prepared separately. This image data means that multiple files and folders are saved as one “image”. If you have a problem on your computer and want to return to the normal state, you can restore this image data and get the original individual file or folder.
Recently, online backup, which is a service that stores data in an external storage device on the Internet, has also appeared. Since data is stored in the space on the virtual space, it can be used as long as there is a personal computer that can connect to the Internet.
There is also a method called automatic backup. Here, let’s take Windows 7 as an example and introduce the automatic backup procedure.

  • Connect an external HDD / SSD or USB memory to your computer, or insert a DVD.
  • On your computer, go to “Start”-> “Control Panel”-> “System and Security”-> “Create Backup”.
  • After clicking “Backup Settings”, specify the drive (external HDD, SSD, etc.) to save a backup and click “Next”.
  • Check “Automatic selection” or “Select by yourself”.
    If you have the specific data you want to back up, you may select “Choose yourself”.
  • Specify the backup frequency, day of the week, and time, and click “OK” → “Save settings and exit”.
  • Then a backup will automatically be made on the specified device.

3. Conclusion
In order not to lose your important data, in case of unexpected troubles, it is necessary to prepare backup equipment such as an external HDD or SSD on a daily basis, and to prepare a regular cloning and backup system.

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