Audio: Hurricanes Make an Argument for Online Backup

An external hard drive isn't enough protection from natural disasters and fires.

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A company that helps recover data from damaged hard drives said today that it will offer a discount to victims of Hurricane Ike. The storm was a reminder that backing up a PC to an external drive or DVDs isn't enough. Natural disasters and fires can destroy those backups too and are a reason I'm a growing fan of online backup services.

I spoke this past weekend about the Web as a backup option with WTOP. You can listen here, or subscribe to the weekly podcast through

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