If you are not yet backing up your data, please consider, at minimum, purchasing an external USB hard drive and connecting it to your Windows based PC or laptop or your Apple Mac, iMac or MacBook and using the free backup utilities provided by the operating system vendor. For Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, use the free Microsoft backup utility in control panel. For Apple Mac OS X products, enable Time Machine and follow the prompts to select and use the external hard drive you connected. For help with setting up your backup process and other important information, please visit our DataRescueMDs YouTube tutorials.
Storm related power outages can cause a hard drive to crash or be left in an inconsistent state that prevents your computer from booting. Winter cold brings with it a variety of potential threats to your computer hard drives.