Hi there and thanks for stopping by the “About Us” page to see what’s going on.
My name is Levi Bloom and I am a backup fanatic! Ever since my first serious hard drive failure, I’ve been exploring all the backup options out there and making sure I always have updated backups.
I’m not much different from most people, except that I’ve already been burnt by hard drive failure and learned my lesson! This site is here to chronicle what I’ve learned throughout the years and hopefully prevent others from losing their important files.
If you are not currently backing up your important files, please read my data loss horror story and then take a look around the site to learn more. I have reviewed a bunch of programs and services that will take care of your backups, so surely you can find something that fits your lifestyle.
(There are even some totally FREE ways to backup your computer, so it has to fit in your budget!)
Currently serving as our Technical Editor is my buddy, Paul Ryan. He’s a good guy that knows his stuff when it comes to computers. Paul is on G+.
Paul has been fortunate to not have lost any serious data. However, his kids have, so he knows the pain of losing what seems to be everything about your life (at least what can be stored in bytes on a hard drive.) Since then, Paul has become a backup evangelist, trying to convince everyone he meets to protect their data with online backup and/or backup software.
That’s no lie. If we get to talking, I’ll casually slip backup options and strategies into any conversation!
Paul tests products and writes reviews.
In his free time, Paul enjoys reading mystery novels and collecting paintings and other historical items – he’d secretly love to be on an episode of Pawn Stars.