In the past, I never realized that it was necessary to back up electronic material as I believed that the computer was very safe and powerful and would never fail. Another reason was that I had never experienced such a situation as that I lost all materials in an instant.

Until recently, my computer suddenly crashed and did not gave me any time to save all my lost materials. I felt very depressed as there were many materials which I translated in the last year and they are precious to me. Besides, there was one file I had not finished and had already handled for two days, which meant all the work I had done had been in vain.

Until that moment, I realized the importance of backing up electronic material, especially the important ones. So I go online to find some methods to save my work. Here are some common ways.

One method is to utilize the network to back up important data. You can go online to register a network disk. There are many kinds of network disks supplied in the internet. So you can choose one you favorite.

And you can register more than one network disk depending on the size of your materials. Besides network disks, you can back up important data to webmails.

The steps involve selecting one favorite webmail and registering one on the Internet. Then you can use the registered webmail to back up electronic materials. Through network backup, you can access to your data at any time as long as you have internet access.

Another method is to use a mobile hard disk to achieve this goal. Mobile hard disk has such features as high capacity, small size, high speed and easy to use. In the market, the capacity are available in 320 GB, 500 GB, 600 G, 640 GB, 900 GB, 1000 GB (1 TB), 1.5 TB, 2 TB, 2.5 TB, 3 TB, 3.5 TB, 4 TB, etc. As for the size, there are 1.8 inch, 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch available.

Most mobile hard disks use USB, IEEE1394 and eSATA interfaces, which can ensure a high data transmission speed. Besides, most PCs have USB function and USB can be used in most Windows operating systems without installing a driver, thus truly achieving “plug and play”.

Both methods have their advantages but also have disadvantages. So you can choose a suitable one to save your data. When you have finished one project, you can save it to a network disk, a webmail or a mobile hard disk just by copying or transfering it to this storage medium. Then your materials will be much safer.