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31st March is World Backup Day

30th March 2017

Backup your data today and don’t be a fool tomorrow

FACT: We’ve created more information in the last two years than in the entirety of recorded history. That’s an awful lot of photos, memories, and important documents.

In this modern day most of us own a computer (83% in fact) and a mobile phone (89%) which make creating and capturing data quick and easy. It is equally quick and easy to back up our precious data and preserve our memories, yet only 1 in 4 of us regularly back up our data.

Data loss occurs every day and when it does it can cause major disruption and often upset.

FACT: 60,000 computers will fail this year.
FACT: 113 mobile phones are lost or stolen every minute.
FACT: 1 in 10 computers get infected by viruses every month.
FACT: 30% of us have NEVER backed up.

Today, 31st March, is World Backup Day but really every day should be backup day if we want to protect our valuable data.


A backup is simply a duplicate copy of a file – whether it be a family photo, finance spreadsheet, university dissertation, design artwork for a client, your wedding video, supplier contract…  basically anything that is important to you, that you couldn’t live without whether it be for sentimental reasons or because they are critical to business operations.

Creating a backup is really easy and most people choose to back up their files online somewhere on the internet or on an external hard drive, or both.


You and all that is important to you

When it comes to protecting our personal documents…


Backing up online

There are lots of free online data storage options available including OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Drive, etc. Perfect for storing the stuff you’re working on right now but there are capacity restrictions so you’ll have to choose the files you back up for free.

If you want to save ALL your important documents (smart move!), you’ll want to invest in a proper cloud storage solution – use your preferred search engine to check out all the options available.


Backing up to an external drive

Obviously retrieving your backed up files from the cloud does require internet access, which in an emergency you might not have, so backing up to an external hard drive is also a good idea. Again there are lots of options available, with plenty of reviews and advice available online.


Pledge to protect your prize possessions

Most of us have insurances to protect our physical possessions but few take the same level of care to protect our digital assets, so today on World Backup Day join us in taking the following pledge:

“I solemnly swear to backup my important documents and precious memories on 31st March. I will also tell my friends and family about World Backup Day – friends don’t let friends go without a backup.”


So you didn’t backup and have lost your precious memories? Don’t panic

Unfortunately despite our best efforts to protect our possessions, accidents do happen. Should you unexpectedly lose your important files, and not have a backup, Data Resus can help.

Data Resus uses the latest generation software packages and hardware tools for recovering data from all types of media. These services provide customers with a ‘DIY’ style recovery software, or as a custom service at our UK centre for very sensitive, large, or difficult to recover data.

Data Resus has the ability to recover data from the widest of product ranges. Even if we have not included it on the list below, please do get in contact and our technicians will be happy to try and assist.

  • USB Sticks & Flash Drive Data Recovery
  • Camera Data Recovery
  • Mobile Phone Data Recovery
  • Hard Drive Data Recovery


If you have accidentally deleted data files, images, videos or audio files from your media, or formatted or pulled out the media during a write process, we can hopefully recover your files and get your data back. We offer a ‘no recovery, no fee’ service for items sent in to us. | Tel: 01380 738395 | Email:


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Raspberry Pi

Cardwave are delighted to be recognised by the Raspberry Pi Foundation for being a valued partner and supplier. We have enjoyed a close business relationship with the foundation since the massively successful launch of the Raspberry Pi in early 2012. Cardwave works with memory distributor, Xel Electronics, who supply Samsung SD cards to Premier Farnell and RS Components, two of the companies authorised by the charity to supply the Raspberry Pi. We are pleased to work with the foundation again on this superb SD card offering. Visit website

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