Backing up your data is an important task. A hard drive failure can happen at any time causing lose of important and sometimes irreplaceable data such as important documents and family photos.
Online Backup Services
There are many online backup services available. Most offer a small amount of space for free, but charge for larger plans.
Here are some popular choices:
The benefits of using an online backup include extra protection against something like a house fire, since the backup is offsite. Online backups are also scalable and allow you to add more storage as needed.
There are some drawbacks as well, backup and recovery speed can be slow depending on the speed of your internet connection and size of data. Most plans have a monthly cost.
External storage typically connects through a USB port and provides an easy way to back up data. There are many options available to choose from.
The benefits of external storage are faster backup and recovery speed compared to online backup. There is no monthly cost to backup data.