The Consumer Electronics Association has issued a new study that shows (yet again) that Americans are not backing up their digital photos, music, documents or other types of files. Results of the study, "Amassing Digital Fortunes: A Digital Storage Study," show that nearly one in three consumers don't see the need to back up their files, while nearly a quarter (22%) say they aren't backing up files because it's too time-consuming. The average U.S. adult has 1,800 digital files, totaling 310 billion digital files nationwide. With an additional 1,060 being added per user in 2008, the total number is expected to hit just under 500 billion by the end of the year.
Enter WHS backup and restore. We continually get emails and posts on the Forum like this:
This weekend, my wife was working on a spreadsheet when she sorted the columns accidentally and messed everything up. She went too far and couldn't undo it. She was a bit upset.
I installed a HP Home Server several weeks ago and it's been backing up all 5 computers in the house. Thanks to the Home Server, I was able to pull a backup from the night before and restore it.
My wife was elated and the Glendale Quilt Guild Show was saved!
The complete study is available free to CEA members. Nonmembers may buy the study at eBrain.org.
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