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Old October 5 2012, 06:32 PM   #9
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Re: My Hard Drive is About to Crash- What Should I Do?

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I don't know how reliable an online service would be, sounds like an excuse for some hacker to get access to your computer and GIVE you viruses to me, but an external hard drive really is your best bet. It's what I use, and it's remarkably easy. Plug it in, save your stuff, and you're done. I know you say your living situation makes that hard, but I'd trust that before I'd trust some online service. That just raises all kinds of red flags for me.
Your scaremongering is not necessary.
Where do you get that I'm "scaremongering"? I have serious reservations about that, and like the rest of you, posted my opinion about it.
It's scaremongering because you just dismissed the entire online backup industry out of hand as fraudulent and untrustworthy, and you clearly don't know what you're talking about. Like Count Zero said, there are numerous reputable online backup services.
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