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Dr. John Flucke is in private practice in Lee’s Summit, Mo. He also serves as technology editor for Dental Products Report magazine and keeps an active blog filled with thoughts and tidbits on the world of technology at blog.denticle.com.
Here's a simple but effective idea for the New Year that will hopefully save you some angst.
As you know, I highly recommend one part of backing up your data as doing so on a series of portable, removable USB hard drives. While it isn't the only solution, it works very well and has been working for me for at least the past 10 years. As far as backing up, I will be the first to admit that I'm a bit over the top on the subject. For years, I have described my backup protocol as "The Backup Chain" and I have done that for a reason. A chain is strong and I like the idea of thinking of every device I use to backup as another link in the chain.
This particular post is going to deal with small, portable USB drives, but those are definitely not the ONLY links in my backup chain. Click here to read the rest of the blog post and see my recommendations and suggestions.
Click below to watch more of my thoughts on portable hard drives as I talk to group editorial director Kevin Henry.