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Benji Explains


Apr 1, 2020

What if your computer breaks while stores are closed due to COVID-19? Is there anything you can do to prepare?

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The three major recommendations from this episode are:
- Backup your data - both with an external hard drive and an online service
- Consider getting a spare computer or spare parts for your current computer
- Consider shutting down your computer when you are not using it

Links and things relevant to this episode:
- Backblaze - https://www.backblaze.com/
- Time Machine - https://apple.co/2JxM3GU
- Windows Backup - https://bit.ly/3bLPHcj
- How to check your hard drive size so you know how big of a backup drive to buy
- Mac:
   * Click on Apple icon at top left of your screen
   * Choose “About This Mac"
   * Choose “Storage” tab
- Windows 10:
   * https://bit.ly/342CJnA
- Recommended external hard drives
- Portable - https://wrctr.co/2yrgsV0
   * Optional upgrade - https://wrctr.co/2WXiI0p
- Desktop - https://wrctr.co/3bFM5Za