Why Portable Backup Drives are a Necessity

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Last Updated on September 23, 2020 by Ellen Christian

 

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Some days I wonder what I would do if all the technology disappeared in my home.  Between the four of us, we have two computers, a lap top, several game systems, iPhones, iPad, iPod touch, and all sorts of other peripheral technology.  All of our information is stored on these computers:  budget, business files, homework, correspondence, music, videos, photos, etc.   Making sure that this information is safe and secure is extremely important to us all.

Why portable backup drives are a necessity

Why Portable Backup Drives are a Necessity

  • They are portable.  You can take your portable backup drive with you to a friends house and connect it to any of their computers provided they have a USB port to connect to.
  • Safe place for storage.  Portable backup drives are not a permanent part of your computer. If your computer crashes, the information and files that you have stored on your portable backup drive will still be safe.
  • Upgradeable when necesary.  If you find you need more storage space, you can replace the portable backup drive with a new one or purchase an extra one.
  • Able to store large amounts of data and files.   If you have a 1TB portable backup drive, you could store up to 17,000 hours of music or 320,000 high resolution digital photos. That’s a lot of information!
  • Frees up space on your computer.  Don’t slow your computer down by storing all sorts of downloads and large files.  Free up the space by storing these files on portable backup drives like the 1 TB Backup Plus from Seagate.

Seagate Backup Plus

Seagate Backup Plus

The Backup Plus portable backup drive from Seagate lets you protect all your information locally.  From the Seagate Dashboard, you can use the Protect function to set up a one click plan or customize your local backup.  You can keep multiple copies of your files in case of disaster.  Using the save feature enables user-generated content to be backed up from your favorite social network.   The share feature allows multiple files to be uploaded to social networks at once from your computer.   You can install the pre-loaded NTFS driver for Mac and use the drive interchangeably between PC and Mac computers without reformatting.  It features USB 3.0 for quick data transfer rates; upgrade to Thunderbolt technology or FireWire 800 with the available additional adapter.

The first thing that I noticed is that , the Backup Plus portable back up drive is very quiet.   I love that.  The last thing I want to hear is something running constantly next to where I’m working.  The 18″ SuperSpeed USB 3.0 cable is short for use on desktops, so it’s best suited for laptops.  It was very simple to use and very compact which is convenient for a college student who doesn’t have a lot of room. It measures roughly 4.86 in length by 3.19 in width by .57 deep.  It weighs about .440 pounds.  It’s super easy to toss in your backpack or brief case when you travel.

The Backup Plus retails for $109.99 direct from Seagate.  It comes with a two year warranty which is quite impressive.  One of my winners will win the black 1TB Backup Plus from Seagate:

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215 thoughts on “Why Portable Backup Drives are a Necessity”

  1. I would love to have this! http://www.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/portable-hard-drives/performance/goflex-for-mac-thunderbolt/
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  2. http://www.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/portable-hard-drives/wireless/seagate-satellite/?intcmp=bac_us_h_ext_satellite  this would be a great gift for my mom
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  3. backup plus portable drive. I've had multiple computer problems in the last two years that have been detrimental to my documents. This would be awesome.
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  4. I like the GoFlex TV HD Media Player http://www.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/home-entertainment/digital-media-players/goflex-tv/
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  5. I visited their site, and it all looks the same to me! I am not a computer whiz at all. I want to win this for my husband as he said he wanted a small external hard drive for Christmas. It certainly is not for me. I am too clueless!
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  6. id also love to have the Expansion Portable Hard Drive in a 1TB i really need a portable hard drive actually. the onei have right now is full.
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  7. I'd like about 7 - 3tb internal HD's as I have a MacPro with 4year old drives in its 4 bays, I also have a NAS 4 bay unit that is empty (Got a deal on it a year ago) Wouldnt mind a ssd 480gb for a startup disc either.....sigh.....
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  8. Backup Plus also lets you link your Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube accounts directly to your drive, making sharing and protecting things online easier than ever before.
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  9. I learned that you can share photos and videos to your social networks. It will also work with a PC or a MAC. Thanks for the giveaway! :-)
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  10. That you can store 320,000 high res photos on the backup drive. That is awesome! We take tons of photos and I really don't want to lose them so this would be awesome to win.
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  11. i learned that you can set it to automatically backup your stuff, so you don't even have to think about it...one less thing to remember.
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  12. What I learned?  Blah blah blah Back up Blah Blah Blah, not their fault mine, techy talk my eyes glaze right over.  So It would be a good thing to have as I know I should and it automaticly saves pictures and all form my pinterest boards. ok then.  and stuff, stuff, I know, I have to back up. so I will I promise. 
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  13. Backup Plus is the amazing line of external drives from Seagate that lets you do more with photos and movies, protect everything in your digital life, and manage it all from a single, intuitive dashboard. lkish77123 at gmail dot com
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  14. Protect your stuff with easy, flexible backups Automatically save photos from your social networks Share photos and videos to social networks with a click Easily increase transfer speeds by upgrading to Thunderbolt™ technology or FireWire® 800
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  15. Seagate also sells their Go Flex TV, allowing you to not only get your own digital content but show services like Netflix on your TV.
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  16. This is so awesome! I need a good portable hard drive to backup my laptop before it dies on me!  I learned that you can actually get it to do an automatic backup of your system....totally SWEET. cause I always forget to do it. That would take the guess work out of it!
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  17. Visited the site and I like that it lets you Sync with your social media. Backup Plus also lets you link your Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube accounts directly to your drive, making sharing and protecting things online easier than ever before.
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  18. I learned it is a plug and play so should be really nice to set up. This would be perfect to put recipes on to keep them in one place so you can find them easy,
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  19. i learned that you can synch with your social media, and that it holds LOTS of photos! I really need to back my stuff up!
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  20. I learned that Getting a new computer with Thunderbolt™ technology or USB 3.0? Not a problem. Changing your connectivity is as easy as plugging in a new adapter.* So even when you upgrade, your Backup Plus drive can upgrade right along with you.
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  21. I learned that Just a click lets you share photos and videos to Facebook and Flickr or YouTube right from your Backup Plus drive.
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  22. Nothing like finding out all your info on your computer is gone I really could use this. I learned that its small, you can save things onto it automatically, and sync up to your social media account. What a great little invention.
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  23. Backup Plus also lets you link your Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube accounts directly to your drive, making sharing and protecting things online easier than ever before.
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  24. I own a Seagate Portable Hard Drive from a long time and they are one of the best, but it supports only USB 2.0, which is a lot slower compared to USB 3.0, so it will be really a treat to win this. One of the features about the hard drive sports is Sharing photos and videos to social networks with a click which will be very convenient and something that I haven't seen in a hard drive before
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