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Celebrate World Backup Day with Newegg

By March 30, 2015No Comments


We’ve all been there.

You’re typing away at your computer, finishing up something important, when all of a sudden the screen goes blank. At first you don’t panic because you think you’re imagining things. But the fear soon sinks in when you realize your computer just died.

You think you can fix it.

You hit ctrl+alt+del, un-plug and re-plug the cord, you even smack your computer hoping it will turn back on. When nothing works you take it to an expensive computer repair technician who charges you hundreds of dollars to fix it.

You pay the hefty fee, wait a couple of days, get your computer back, and turn it on.

The computer is now fixed but…when it finally hits you…you look up from the screen…and you can’t believe it.

You didn’t backup your computer.

Sound familiar? If not, it probably will someday.

The good news is that this is totally preventable. You may not be able to predict your computer breaking down, but you can definitely make sure you won’t lose your data. All it takes is a simple backup routine.

What is a Backup?

  • A second copy of all your important files — for example, your family photos, home videos, documents and emails.
  • Instead of storing it all in one place (like your computer), you keep another copy of everything somewhere safe.

Why Should You Backup?

  • Losing your files is way more common than you’d think.
  • Ever lost your phone, camera or tablet? That counts. Your stuff could have been saved with a backup.
  • One small accident or failure could destroy all the important stuff you care about.


  • 30% of people have never backed up
  • 29% of disasters are caused by accident
  • 113 phones lost or stolen every minute
  • 1 in 10 computers infected with viruses every minute

There is no better day to backup your computer than World Backup Day. Join Newegg as we take the pledge to backup our files before it’s too late and rest assured you don’t lose what matters to you.

Be prepared and have a happy World Backup Day.

Author Ivan Barajas

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