Are you prepared for hard drive crashes? Because you should be.

“Every week,” says Google Labs, “140,000 hard drives will crash in the United States.”

That’s a massive number. Terrifying.

And it’s all the more terrifying when you hear that that figure stems from 2007 research. Technology has advanced since 2007, but hard drives remain fragile. Here’s what BackBlaze—one of the leaders in cloud storage—says about their failure rate.

This problem is real. And it causes headlines: a hard drive crash is acutally at the center of a big DC controversy. In June, the IRS informed Congressional investigators that it couldn’t recover two years worth of emails from Lois Lerner, the former director of the Exempt Organizations Unit, due to her hard drive crashing.

Now that you’ve read that, I want you to do something: drift your eyes from your monitor to your computer.

The hard drive in that thing is your life.

What if it fails?

Yikes.

Are you prepared for THE CRASH?

Computer tragedies happen. And sometimes they can’t be prevented. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared.

In fact, you can easily prepare for worst-case scenarios by asking yourself three questions:

  1. Do you have a data backup system in place?
  2. Can you scale and adopt a data backup system? If so, is it easy to use and affordable?
  3. Does your data backup system provider have more than one datacenter? What’s their uptime guarantee?

The answer to these questions isn’t a matter of life and death — but if kind of feels like it.

Secure your critical data with PC Backup

PC Backup from Intermedia helps you ensure that even if one of the hard drives at your company becomes a statistic, the data remains safe.

With Intermedia PC Backup, you can easily protect the data in all the desktops, laptops and servers in your company—without disrupting the day-to-day workflow of your employees.

And because it’s an Intermedia service, you can manage PC Backup directly through your HostPilot® Control Panel.

Learn more about how PC Backup can help you reclaim your peace of mind.

About Laura Sankey

Laura Sankey is Intermedia's Director of Product Marketing.