Why Portable Backup Drives are a Necessity

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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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  1. Keely Hostetter says
    It sounds pretty easy to use and adapts with any usb 3.0 /2.0 port
  2. Praveen Gowda I V says
    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
  3. I learned that it's user friendly and makes sharing easy. thanks!
  4. Samantha Cuhel says
    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.
  5. Cheryl Abdelnour says
    I LEARNED THIS WILL WORK WITH YOUR PC AND THAT I CAN SAVE MOVIES. I WOULD SAVE OUR HOME MOVIES. I JUST HAVE TO FIND OUT HOW.
  6. I learned it can Easily increase transfer speeds by upgrading to Thunderbolt™ technology or FireWire® 800.
  7. i can sync it with my social media
  8. Richard Morris says
    i think its cool that u can automatically save photos from your social networks
  9. JamericanSpice / Colette S says
    They were founded in 1979
  10. Share photos and videos to social networks with a click
  11. 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.
  12. Margaret Smith says
    I learned that it's easy to Share photos and videos to social networks with a click
  13. You can choose automatic or scheduled backups.
  14. Austin Baroudi says
    I learned that it will work on both Mac and PC without reformatting!
  15. Elizabeth Wisniewski says
    I learned that Just a click lets you share photos and videos to Facebook and Flickr or YouTube right from your Backup Plus drive.
  16. I learned that USB 3.0 is also backward compatible with USB 2.0
  17. I entered your Crockpot & Seasoning Mixes giveaway
  18. I learned it can be synced with social mediakport207 at gmail dot com
  19. It automatically saves pictures from social networks
  20. Lauren@Mommabears Book Blog says
    I love that you can sync it with your social networks!
  21. How safe it keeps your important documents or photos. 
  22. Stephanie Phelps says
    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.
  23. DARLA KIDDER says
    Learned that it protects as a backup so I will never lose pictures again.
  24. Judy Sheldon-Walker says
    Where would we be without back ups and storage?
  25. Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas says
    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!
  26. I learned I can easily link my social media accounts directly to the drive.
  27. I learned that their products work with both Macs and PCs.
  28. User friendly
  29. domestic diva says
    Their products are simple and easy, so are more likely to be used.
  30. I learned that Seagate employs more than 50,000 people around the world.
  31. Andrea Williams says
    I like the automatic or scheduled backups. I always forget to back my documents up.
  32. Shemp DeYoung says
    I would very much like to have a wireless drive. 
  33. Michelle Harasewicz says
    I learned its USB powered and is simple to install as it's a plug and play.
  34. Learned that it saves photos automatically from your social networks. Awesome!
  35. It is easy... with a USB cord! I can backup EVERYTHING I can backup when I choose or set it up to do it automatically.
  36. Ali Schroeder says
    It lets you link your Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube accounts directly to your drive, super cool!
  37. You can use it to autosave photos from social networks
  38. Seagate company was founded in 1979 and is the leading provider of hard drives.
  39. 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,
  40. Thomas Murphy says
    I learned you can Easily increase transfer speeds by upgrading to Thunderbolt technology or FireWire 800
  41. I learned that Seagate also has wireless external drives! Way cool!
  42. 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.
  43. I learned that you can save the photos you've shared automatically.
  44. Monique Rizzo says
    'It can be synced with social media. Thanks for the chance. mogrill12@gmail.com
  45. Amber Edwards says
    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!
  46. That it can be synced with social media. 
  47. I learned you can sync it with your social media sites
  48. Becky Ryan- Willis says
    I like how the photos can be automatically downloaded from the social networks onto the portable drive.
  49. I learned you can sync with social media!!
  50. Sharon Kaminski says
    can save my whole computer system
  51. It can save my photos from my social networks!!!
  52. Beeb Ashcroft says
    I learned that it works with both PC and MAC! thanks for the giveaway!
  53. I could have totally used this last week.
  54. it can save your photos automatically
  55. tina demarco says
    that you can set up a one click plan
  56. I learned it has a two year warranty
  57. has a two year warranty
  58. entered beecology
  59. 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.
  60. Debra L. Guillen says
    there is a find and compare product finder on their website to help you
  61. 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
  62. All you need is a USB port to use it!
  63. Christian Alejandro N. says
    I like that it saves photos automatically and has scheduled backups
  64. entered 11 contests
  65. Jennifer Holovack says
    That the backup drive automatically saves pictures from social networks.
  66. Gina Brickell says
    You can automatically download photos from social networks
  67. carol roberts says
    Easily increase transfer speeds by upgrading to Thunderbolt™ technology or FireWire® 800
  68. I like the connection is usb 3 or firewire
  69. Love that you can connect all your social media accounts to your backup plus! That's awesome!
  70. 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
  71. It has a 2 year limited warranty
  72. I learned that they have a very easy to find place to download drivers for their products on their site!
  73. founded in 1979
  74. adrienne warren says
    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. 
  75. I like that you can automatically save photos from social media
  76. 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.
  77. 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.
  78. that it automatically backs up photos!
  79. it allows you to link your social accounts brittneydejajason at gmail dot com
  80. i learned you can easily increase transfer speeds by upgrading to Thunderbolt™ technology or FireWire® 800
  81. entered amazon twitter blast giveaway
  82. I like that it syncs to social media sites. 
  83. it's available in many colors - love the red. entered premium coffee giveaway
  84. I learned that the seagatge Automatically save photos from your social networks
  85. I learned that it will Automatically save photos from your social networks :) 
  86. they were featured on gizmodo.
  87. You can save your social network pictures with it.
  88. Charlotte Raynor says
    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! :-)
  89. Easily increase transfer speeds by upgrading to Thunderbolt™ technology or FireWire® 800. looks cool. thanks for the chance
  90. I learned that you can also back up from facebook.
  91. It backs up pictures put on social media like facebook.  thanks
  92. I learned that it's a lot smaller than I expected, and that I need one!
  93. I learned that it will Automatically save photos from your social networks!Thanks!
  94. Their system will back up photos and information from all of your social networks.
  95. The drive can do automatic backups.
  96. Kaci Harrison says
    Backs up photos you've shared automatically, choose from two backup options, automatic or scheduled.
  97. Jacob LaFountaine says
    They were founded in 1979
  98. You can automatically save photos from your social networks to the backup plus portable drive.
  99. Stephanie Larison says
    So cool you can link up your acct with Facebook, which is great since I'm always on there.
  100. rochelle johnson says
    Automatically save photos from your social networks
  101. I learned that you can share to various websites right from the drive!
  102. 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.
  103. The devices have two year warranties.
  104. They offer drives in three sizes and four colors.
  105. Jennifer Rote says
    I learned it autosaves photos from social networks.
  106. Dameon Schirer says
    I sure could use one of these to free some space on my laptop's drive.
  107. don't have any backup solution yet
  108. Rebecca Graham says
    I would like to have the laptop hard drive.
  109. GoFlex TV HD Media Player
  110. Audra Weathers says
    I also like the Backup Plus Portable Drive for Mac.
  111. I like the Seagate Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage
  112. Go Flex TV
  113. I'd love this Pipeline HD video storage
  114. heather eg kaufman says
    Backup Plus Portable Drive for Mac
  115. Darlene Ysaguirre says
    Seagate Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage
  116. Seagate® GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage device for me.
  117. Shelly Macaluso says
    I would love to have the GoFlex Home Network Storage System.shellymac79@gmail.com
  118. I like the Backup Plus Decktop drive
  119. I like that it automatically backs up photos!
  120. Jennifer Nixon says
    The T.v. hd media player.
  121. I like their Seagate Slim Portable Drive.
  122. Cody Anderson says
    Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drive
  123. I like their Seagate Slim Portable Drive.
  124. The Seagate Slim is great!
  125. I have so many photos and movies on my current external drive, and I'd love to be able to play them all with GoFlex TV.
  126. External hard drive
  127. Jenna M Osborne says
    Backup Plus Desktop Drive
  128. Michael W Perkins says
    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.....
  129. Backup plus desktop drive
  130. My external hard drive is completely fulla nd i seriously need to back up my files. I'd love the Backup Plus Desktop Drive
  131. The GoFlex TV looks interesting to me.
  132. Velvet Hubler says
    I like the Backup Plus Desktop Drive
  133. i would also love to have a 3TB internal drive
  134. 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.
  135. The satellite so I can watch shows and movies anywhere in the  house.
  136. I like the Backup Plus Desktop Drive.
  137. apple blossom says
    Seagate Slim Portable Drive
  138. I also like the Seagate Satellite device!!
  139. John Kirkpatrick says
    Merry Christmas
  140. Many nice devices out there in Seagate land. Would especially appreciate the Seagate Satellite wireless storage solution.
  141. i love how they work with both a mac and a pc. i have both!
  142. Would love to have the Seagate Slim
  143. I would love to have the Seagate Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage for movies and stuff!
  144. I like the Seagate Slim Portable Drive.
  145. I likethe Seagate Slim Portable Drive
  146. I like the backup plus desk drive.
  147. I'd like the Expansion Portable Hard Drive
  148. The Pulsar solid state drive
  149. I'd love to have the GoFlex Home Network Storage System.
  150. i would also love to have the Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drive for laptops
  151. I also like the Seagate® SV35 Series™ hard drives! Thank You
  152. albert walker says
    the seagate sattelite mobile storage drive
  153. Donna Cheatle says
    I would like the GoFlex Home Network back up
  154. Wendy Pogrant says
    BACKUP PLUS DESKTOP DRIVES
  155. Seyma Shabbir says
    Backup Plus Portable Drive for Mac
  156. I would like to have the Seagate Slim Portable Drive
  157. Jessamine Marie Ricafort Dungo says
    I would love to have the seagate slim :)
  158. Tiffany Hoyt says
    I also like their Barracuda internal hard drive.
  159. I'd like the GoFlex Satellite™ Silicone Sleeve to keep my device safe during travel. They can get knocked around easily.
  160. Backup Plus Portable Drive
  161. I would love their Seagate Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage
  162. go flex hd media player
  163. I would like the pipeline HD
  164. also like the Seagate Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage
  165. i like the GoFlex TV HD Media Player
  166. I'd like the GoFlex TV HD Media Player Model Number: STAJ100
  167. i like the ssd Momentus XT
  168. I'd also like to have the GoFlex TV HD Media Player
  169. I like the Barracuda Desktop Hard Drive
  170. Desiree Dunbar says
    I'd like the Momentus Laptop Hard Drive.
  171. I also like the Seagate Slim.
  172. I also like the GoFlex Home
  173. Would love to try the GoFlex TV
  174. Richard Hicks says
    want their 800mb Pulsar Solid State Drivebrich22 at earthlink dot net
  175. GoFlex home looks great
  176. Rachel Wright says
    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!
  177. kimberly holgate says
    seagate satalite
  178. amanda whitley says
    id like the Seagate Slim Portable Drive
  179. GoFlex Home Network Storage System
  180. Georgie Chaplin says
    seagate slim looks great on the site!
  181. Corey Olomon says
    Seagate satellite 
  182. It would be great to have a Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac.
  183. Seagate Slim Portable Drive would be nice
  184. I'd like to have the GoFlex TV HD Media Player. (Nikki Marie on rafflecopter)
  185. Carren Larsen says
    Seagate Slim Portable Drive
  186. Sylvia Ortiz says
    I would love to have the GoFlex TV HD Media Player.
  187. Seagate Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage would be cool to have too.tdlsfm(at)yahoo(dot)com
  188. tina reynolds says
    love this I also love the Pipeline HD Hard Drive
  189. I would also love to have The GoFlex® TV HD media player
  190. I would like to have the GoFlex TV HD Media Player.
  191. id also like to have seagate sattlite
  192. BlackArmor NAS 200 Series Replacement Power Supply
  193. susan smoaks says
    I would also love to have the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD
  194. I like the Seagate Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage
  195. Cassandra McCann says
    http://www.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/home-entertainment/digital-media-players/goflex-tv/
  196. Kelsea Eaton says
    I would like the Expansion Portable Hard Drivemundaneminnie at gmail dot com
  197. The GoFlex TV HD Media Player looks cool.
  198. I like the GoFlex TV HD Media Player http://www.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/home-entertainment/digital-media-players/goflex-tv/
  199. Vikki Billings says
    I like the Backup Plus Desktop Drive
  200. Jennifer Peaslee says
    I also love the GoFlex TV HD Media Player
  201. 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.
  202. nicole lewis says
    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
  203. I think the GoFlex TV HD Media Player looks great, too.
  204. GoFlex TV HD Media Player
  205. Stephanie O'Day says
    I would love to have this! http://www.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/portable-hard-drives/performance/goflex-for-mac-thunderbolt/
  206. April Harvell says
    I would like to have the GoFlex TV HD Media Player
  207. I like the Backup Plus Desktop Drive
  208. I like the external hard drives!
  209.  Thanks for the giveaway...we like the GoFlex Home Network Storage System
  210. Deborah Hogue says
    I like the GoFlex TV HD media players
  211. Aaron Bretveld says
    I would like to have the GoFlex Home Network Storage System
  212. Gregory Medina says
    I would love to have the goflex and also the satillite'!
  213. I would love to have the Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac.
  214. auto save photos from social networks
  215. I would like the slim portable drive!

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