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Protecting Your Hardware Investment with Battery Backup

January 24th, 2019

Earlier we discussed the importance of backing up all your data. The subject of today's message is how to back up your hardware with a battery back up! Power outages and power surges can happen at any given moment without warning. Why should you worry about this?

When your computer shuts down, your operating system goes through a "shut down sequence" that ensures all the running processes have successfully terminated before fully powering down. A sudden loss of electricity can interrupt important sequences, potentially leaving your computer useless.

Another issue is the data on your hard drive. If the power were to go out while your hard drive was writing data it could destroy your hard drive and everything on it. The solution? Battery backup.

A battery backup, or Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), is a power supply that acts as a buffer between the wall and the computer. Inside the battery backup is a battery that remains charged until the power goes out. When the main power goes out, the battery switches on leaving power for your computer. The battery usually lasts long enough for you to power down your computer in an appropriate manner. Depending on your needs, you can get small power supplies that hold several minutes of power all the way up to larger ones that can last for several hours.

If you want some help and guidance in choosing the right battery backup for your business, give us a call and we'll help put your mind at ease.

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