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A few months ago, my computer crashed, and I lost EVERYTHING. Most importantly, I lost all my photos, and my entire dissertation. I was totally crushed that all my photos of my kids were gone. Sure, I still had some that I had posted online, but thousands and thousands of moments that I had captured on film were just GONE, in a second.
And then there was my dissertation. They won't give you the Ph.D. (which I've been working on for ALMOST SEVEN YEARS) without writing and defending a dissertation. My entire body of research was gone.
I'm a smart, tech-savvy lady. Of course I had all my stuff backed up, right?
Wrong. I wasn't backing up. I knew I should be using a computer backup service, but I wasn't.
There were tears. Lots of tears. And I ended up paying nearly $500 to a document recovery service to get the lost data back, and still didn't get 100% of my stuff back.
It was one of the most stressful things I've dealt with. You don't realize how much of your life is contained in your computer until it's gone. I could have saved myself a TON of time, heartache, stress and tears by using Carbonite to back up my photos and documents.
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Carbonite has safely recovered over 7 BILLION files that otherwise might have been lost. 7 BILLION. That is a LOT of files.
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