I have a recent success story to tell. One of my clients had a hard drive fail in his laptop just recently. The computer would no longer boot Windows even in safe mode. I received the laptop from him early on a Saturday morning when I was making waffles and still in my ‘jammies! He really relies heavily on his computer for his business.
When I tested the drive with Dell’s own diagnostic toolset, sure enough – hard drive self-test failure, code 0142, 2000-0142. What does that mean you ask? It means the hard drive is reporting a general failure and is no longer reliable. Luckly, this client had two things going for him:
1. His computer was under warranty, so he was able to get the hard drive replaced for free
2. He subscribes to Carbonite online backup!
P3C Technologies is a reseller of this terrific service, for under $50 a year we can get you the peace of mind of a backup service that runs in the background automatically. Had this client not had Carbonite, he would have lost documents and his email. When I hooked up the old drive to attempt recovery, all I heard was “click, click, click…” – dangerous sounds coming from a hard drive that has your family memories. Am I trying to use scare tactics to get you to backup your data? YOU BET! Because once it is gone due to this type of issue, you’ll thank me for spending $50 a year instead of trying to send your dead hard drive with family pictures from your whole life to a data recovery service that will charge you thousands of dollars just to ATTEMPT to recover your data.
It’s a no brainer, make sure you are backing up your files. And if you need help, ask us at P3C Technologies to get you a discount on Carbonite Online Backup.