There are two types of people who use Apple Mac, those who have had the experience of losing data, and those who will inevitably experience it in the future. There are many reasons why you should always back up your Mac:
1. Memorable photos of your family and friends, songs you have purchased and collected over a period of time, home videos you have associated memories with, important projects you are working on, personal documents, and basically everything that exists on your hard drive is at a risk of being lost forever.
2. Like everything else, hard disks too have a limited life span. Every hard disk drive ever installed on an Apple computer is destined to crash and die someday. The worst part is that you cannot see it coming. It is possible that one day you wake up, just to find you have lost everything you had on the computer.
3. Even if the disk doesn’t die, there is a good chance that your files and folders may, at a certain point, become corrupted for absolutely no apparent reason. If that happens, there is no way you can recover the file unless you have it backed up somewhere else.
4. There is a good chance you may accidentally drag a file to the trash without intending to, or press the shortcut key that deletes the file permanently. Backed up information will come in handy in this situation as well.
5. Sometimes you don’t want to update a software but it automatically does when connected to the Internet. If you have a backup, you can restore the previous one that you liked better.
6. Although Macs have built in protection against viruses, malware developers constantly work on developing new technology to infect Mac’s software. In case your Mac accidentally catches a virus, it will be susceptible to data loss. Keep in mind that viruses these days have the capability of erasing the entire hard disks.
7. 90 percent of the companies that claim to recover data from a crashed hard drive are extremely expensive. Even if you are able to find one that doesn’t cost much, there is no guarantee whether it is legitimate or not, and whether it will be able to recover all data.
Based on these reasons, do you think you are willing to put your computer at a risk, or do you want to make the effort of backing it up on a stable storage device?