I recently had my laptop motherboard blow, and the only way to rescue the data was to extract the hard drive and connect it with a converter cable into a regular sized desktop and copy the data across. With an external hard drive you can back up your email folders from Outlook, your TurboLister database, your product images and your accounts data whether that be from Sage, QuickBooks or excel spreadsheets. You should make certain that any data that’s vital to the running of your business will still be available if your computer breaks.
There are alternatives to an external hard drive, there are plenty of online solutions but if you have large data files then upload and download data allowances and the time taken to retrieve files can become an issue. Another alternative is simply to run a back up PC or Laptop to which you copy your data but an external hard drive is probably the most convenient solution for most people.
The is on offer from eBuyerexpress at just £46.99 and is well worth the investment. Trust me, I know, I was lucky that I know how to rescue data from a broken laptop without paying a professional to do the job for me. If you don’t then make sure that your data is protected and backed up.