Although we like to think that we take good care of our electronics, the reality is that they can become damaged incredibly easily. In fact, something as simple as spilling a drink can be the end of your PC. As a result, the team here at AboveIT believe that data back-up is more of a necessity than a recommendation. After all, the last thing you want to be left with is a damaged hard drive and no way to retrieve the data. Read on as we go through a few reasons why it is important to back up your data…


There are a range of different types of computer malware and they can invade your PC without you even knowing. Since viruses and trojans can affect the running of your desktop, it is important that you back up your data in case the system becomes corrupted. After all, thousands of people lose important files and documents every year from malware related data loss.

Physical Damage

Sometimes a loss of data can be the result of physical damage. After all, the components inside a PC or laptop are fragile so dropping them can cause a lot of bother. In fact, even a spilled drink can wreak havoc on your operating system as the liquid will be able to infiltrate the motherboard and potentially damage the delicate parts beyond repair. By having your data backed up, you won’t have to panic if you accidentally cause physical damage to your PC.


Burglary and theft related crimes are on the increase every year and criminals tend to look for items that they can sell for quick cash. Unfortunately, laptops and PC’s are a hot seller and if you don’t have your data backed up, you likely won’t ever see it again if you are a victim of a robbery. With this said, it is possible to store your data on a cloud system where it can be accessed remotely from any PC with a network connection, thereby keeping your data safe in the event of theft.

Here at AboveIT, our highly trained team are more than qualified to tackle every issue, including data retrieval. After all, we want to be as helpful as we can for our customers. From power surges to fire damage, the team can recover data 95% of the time from mobile phones, USB memory sticks and even SSD hard drives. In fact, we even have our own in-house data recovery system! To find out more information about our data back-up and recovery service, get in contact with the best computer repairs Brisbane has to offer and speak to a member of the AboveIT team today!