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How Advances in Data Storage Technology Can Save You Money
Michalis 'BIG Mike' Kotzakolios

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Data storage technology is an ever advancing field that has given rise to all kinds of amazing products. From hard disk drives that can hold as much as a terabyte of data to brand new types of optical discs such as HD-DVD and Blu-ray, there are tons of amazing developments coming from data storage researchers. However, even if you or your business is not exactly cutting edge, there are options available to you for high quality, reliable, and secure data backup. These products are cost effective and are perfect for businesses of almost any size and home users alike.

The most common method of storing sensitive data is to use a hard disk drive. All computers have a hard drive of some sort built in, allowing data to be stored long term on any personal computer. However, should the computer fail, there would be no backup of the data on that hard disk - which is why it is so important to take advantage of modern data storage technology and store backup copies of everything on a separate hard disk located either in the same personal computer or in a mainframe. Backing up to another hard disk is simple, quick, and effective - making it the perfect budget solution for someone looking to back up their data.

But even the most well cared for hard drive can fail in an instant, which is why it is extremely important to take advantage of other storage technologies in addition to the common hard drive. For long term data storage, consider using older technology, such as tape drives which can store data for years - if not decades. Furthermore, for large amounts of data that are regularly being replaced, an collection of optical discs (CDR or DVD-R) or other short term data storage technology options should be considered.


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