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Consider Keeping a Backup of Your Data Off-Site

Several months ago, I had a catastrophic drive failure with my main music computer which wiped out my audio drive & motherboard!  I decided then and there that I would never let myself be vulnerable for data loss again.

I recently purchased the new Mercury Elite-Al Pro mini, and I love it! The purchase was made specifically for storing my precious music, financial records, and picture data off-site. That way, if anything were to physically happen to my computer, I would not lose any of my data.

Initially, I was going to ask my brother-in-law to hold onto the backup drive at his house for my off-site storage, but he’s approximately 40 miles from where I live.  But then I remembered my safe deposit box at the bank. Why not put the drive in there along with my paper based documents?

The beauty of this drive, as well as the Mercury On-The-Go-Pro, is that it fits easily in my safe deposit box.  So with very little expense, I now have off-site storage within 2 miles from where my studio is for protecting all my precious data.

I will be purchasing a second Mercury Elite-Al Pro mini so I can reduce the trips to my bank to every two weeks with new data saved. I’ve found that this is an excellent product, and now I finally have an inexpensive off-site storage solution!

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