Your valuable files, photos, movies, music, etc. are stored on the internal hard drive of your computer. Internal hard drives can fail without notice: The average lifespan of a hard drive is about 3 years!
We recommend multiple layers of backup protection for your information. First, start with an external hard drive and Time Machine, which is built into Mac OS 10.5 and later. If you have an older Mac and have not updated to OS 10.5 or later, then you can also use a product like Super Duper to automate your back-ups.
If you don’t have an external hard drive, pick-up one on your next trip to Mac-O-Rama! After you’ve established a local backup, then consider adding another layer of protection with a backup service like BackBlaze. It will take a while to backup your data, but will give you an added layer of protection, in case of fire or other local disaster.
Here’s a great FAQ on how to use Time Machine: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1427?viewlocale=en_US. If you have questions, call us at 775-626-7751 for more information.