Update: Just 2 days remaining to signup for this offer!
Carbonite has a limited time offer running through 01/03/13 for a free $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up via my link above. They’ll also give me a $20 Amazon gift card if you use my link above and I thank you in advance for your support as always.
I don’t need to tell you how critical it is to backup your data. Trying to recover data from a damaged hard drive or solid state drive can cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars and is often not even possible. A friend of mine recently dropped their laptop and it cost them hundreds of dollars just to retrieve some pictures off of it and none of the pictures were in the original folders so that became another hassle to deal with.
A hard drive works with moving parts and has a limited life expectancy. Eventually they do die. Even if you backup data onto an external hard drive those can die as well (it’s happened to me already a couple times unfortunately) and to lose precious documents and pictures is never fun.
I’ve been using Carbonite for some time now and it works in the background of your computer to automatically backup your data remotely. That way you don’t have to worry about something happening to your hard drive, or to your house for that matter, as you can remotely access your backed up data from anywhere.
A basic plan is $59/year, so effectively $39 for the first year with the $20 gift card you’ll receive. You can start with a free 2 week trial with no credit card required, though you’ll only get the gift card once the paid subscription starts.