Data Transfer and Backup in ASUS® Essentio CM5540
Tips on how to perform data transfer and data backup in ASUS Essentio CM5540
ASUS Essentio CM5540 is a laptop with high configuration and delivers high performance. It has a high capacity hard drive where you save almost all your data. Data saved on your computer is essential to you. Your office account, presentations, favorite songs, movies etc. all are saved in the hard drive. There are many issues like hard drive crash, OS crash, partition corruption, virus issues etc. that could cause data loss. So, it’s important to back up all data to a safe location which would allow you to restore them to the computer, in case of any data loss. Manually coping data and pasting it to a different location would not be easy task and could be time consuming. There are various software programs like Norton 360, BullGuard etc. available allow you to safely transfer the files to back up location. These software applications compress the files and back them up to the specified location, this would save space and type. Once the backup is configured, you need to check the backup on routine bases to ensure data protection. The backup location should be virus free and connection to the backup (if any) should be connected properly.
Following are the guidelines for data transfer and backup in ASUS Essentio CM5540:
- Choice of backup location
- Type of files to be backed up
- Schedule the backup
Choice of backup location
You need to select a suitable location to back up the data depending on the data size. There are various options to save data. You can save it to a CD/DVD, external hard drives, online storage space etc. Each of them has features and drawbacks. If you back up data to CD/DVD, you have to insert disc each time you need to back up and might need many discs for routine backup thus, carrying numerous discs is difficult. External drives can save huge amount of data but it would not be easy to carry the external drives with ASUS Essentio CM5540. Backing up data to online storage space is easy to backup if you have high speed Internet connection. If the Internet connection is slow, backup would take a long time. So choose the backup location that suits you.
Types of files to be backed up
All the files might not be important to you and selecting important files and folders each time you run the backup could be time consuming and backup all the data would consume lot of space. Most backup software allow you to select ‘types of file’ you want to back up. If you select ‘documents’ in file type, all the documents on the specified drive would be backed up at the scheduled time. This would save your time and space.
Most backup software programs provide you option to schedule a backup and leave the computer on at the scheduled time. These software programs would transfer the file to the backup location at the specified time. You need to keep the computer turned on and idle at the scheduled time. Thus, you can avoid the risk of forgetting to backup.
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