Backup Nexus

Data Risks

Your files are exposed to 0 risk(s)
  1. Drive Failure
    Your computer hard drive, external hard drive, or USB flash drive may fail.
  2. Premise Failure
    The entire location of your storage device may fail. For example, fire or flood destroying your office, theft, or electrical surge.
  3. Virus
    If your computer is infected by a virus or other malware, your files may be destroyed. The virus can also destroy files on any attached external or online storage drive.
  4. Forgetfulness
    You may forget to back up your files to your secondary drive or recordable disc.
  5. Service Provider Failure
    The online service you depend on may fail because of server problem, billing errors, company going out of business, or changing offerings.

Did you know?

Backup Nexus provides full protection against all common data risks.

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This calculator checks what kind of risks your files are exposed to.

Where do you store your files?

  • On my computer
  • On an external hard drive or flash drive
  • On an online storage drive

How do you protect your files?

  • I run an anti-virus software
  • I subscribe to an automated remote backup service
  • I back up to an external hard drive or flash drive
  • I burn my files to a CD or DVD
  • I copy my files to an online storage location, e.g. FTP
  • I use software that automatically copies files to an external drive or online storage, even when I am away
  • I do not backup my files

Cost of Not Backing Up

Every year, you suffered $ worth of risk, even if you did not actually lose data.

In other words, you should be willing to pay up to $ to buy backup coverage every year, or take up to hours to set up backup.

Did you know?

Backup Nexus installs in about 5 minutes and costs nothing except some of your unused disk space.

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This calculator estimates how much not backing up costs you.

How much does it cost to replace your lost data?

If you lose your data, how much time or money does it take to replace or re-create them?

  1. typical* days to re-download music files +
  2. typical* days to re-create documents or spreadsheets +
  3. picture albums, each worth about $ in sentimental value +
  4. additional dollars worth of value

Total Data Value: $

* assuming 2 hours spent per typical day and your time is worth $ per hour

What is the chance of your hard drive failing?

  • % yearly chance of hard drive crash *
* Failure Trends in a Large Disk Drive Population, Eduardo Pinheiro, Wolf-Dietrich Weber, Luiz Andre' Barroso, 5th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST 2007), pp. 17-29. 8% rate taken from 2 and 3 year drives.