Hard drives: How to back up your data
- All you need to know about safely backing up your data
- Pros and cons of the different backing up methods
- How to back up using hard drives, cloud storage, DVDs or flash drives
What's in this guide
The Which? guide to the safest ways to back up your data, covering different types of hard drives, cloud storage and backing up to discs and flash memory.
Backing up to a hard drive is cheap and straightforward, but it's not without its risks. This guide examines the pros and cons of backing up to hard drives and how to back up using this method.
Backing up to cloud storage allows you to store your files off-site. However, costs can quickly mount up. We assess the pros and cons, and look at how to back up using cloud storage services.
This guide looks at how to back up to DVD and flash drives, assessing the pros and cons of each. Both are cheap solutions, but how reliable are they? Read on to find out.