In some cases, losing things such as photographs of your wedding, child’s birth, or other special events, would be soul destroying. I know it would be for me, and I almost lost a set of photos once when my computer got infected with a virus.
I wrote a detailed article about the various backup options that are available, both backup devices as well as programs that you can use to backup data. CLICK HERE to read the article. I hope that you find this useful.
Don’t forget that backing up to a device attached to your PC is not necessarily enough. Should you get a power surge, an external hard drive could also become corrupted. It’s important to keep off site backups of your data as well as in the same place as your PC, in case of fire, flood, or theft.