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Reader question: ‘Backing up my data online will take weeks! What do I do?’

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Christopher from Ontario wrote in to ask Kim the best way to back up his data, 12 TB of files stored on external hard drives.

“I live in a rural area and our internet speed is seriously lacking, therefore uploading and downloading to and from a cloud would be frustrating and very, very time-consuming. Do I have any other options to ensure that my drives don’t crash, and I don’t lose all my data one day?”

Great question, Christopher. Our go-to backup solution is IDrive, a sponsor of Kim’s national radio show.

If you have a lot of data or live somewhere with slow internet, uploading all that info is a pain. There are no two ways about it. Even if the process will only take you a couple of days, that’s literal days your computer is occupied. Can you really go that long without being able to use your computer as you’re used to?

That’s where IDrive Express comes in.

IDrive makes it easy to upload your data to the cloud, no matter how much you have or your internet speeds. After you sign up for an account, IDrive will mail you a hard drive, for free. You fill it and ship it back to them. Your data will be online in less than a week.

It’s that easy. Why IDrive Express?

  • Quickly transfer large amounts of data to your online account, in a week or less.
  • Data is kept safe throughout the process using military-grade 256-bit AES encryption with the option for a private key. IDrive does file path encryption, too.
  • Once the data is transferred to your online account, you can continue with incremental backups.
  • No bandwidth usage during data transfers.

The best part? This service comes FREE once a year for Personal users and three times a year for Business users. That includes free return shipping for customers in the United States.

Get IDrive for yourself, and protect all that precious data you can’t replace. Save 50% on 5 TB of cloud backup now! That’s less than $40 for the first year!

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