When was the last time you backed up your data? You don’t have to tell anyone so be honest with yourself. If your hard drive died today, how much work would be lost? What would it cost you to replace or re-create the lost data? Remember, it is not a question of when your drive will fail, it is a question of when.
The reason most people don’t back up their data as often as they should is because it is too difficult. One of the easiest way to back up data is to copy it to an external hard drive. After the backup, you can easily take the drive to a different location for safekeeping. And they are fairly small, so you could even put it in a safety deposit box.
I’m going to list two drives for you to consider. We’ll start with the Western Digital WD Elements 1 TB Drive. It sells for under $80 and gives you 1 terabyte of space to fill. That should be more than enough for most users. If you need more space, spend another $30 or so and get a drive twice as large in the Western Digital WD Elements 2 TB Drive.