Ask my husband the one thing he says I am fanatical about and he will tell you this — backing up our electronic data. With the photos, videos, files and more, I do what I can to keep it safe. These things are irreplaceable so I need to do what I can to never lose them.
A few years ago, I had the hard drive go out in a laptop. Fortunately, I noticed that it was having problems and was able to get the files backed up onto some flash drives so I did not lose them. The drive went out and was replaced. Three weeks later, it went out again!! I was lucky that I saw this coming, but too many times, you don’t. Then what? You lose everything.
There are cloud services you can use, which is great. However, you can never be too careful in making sure you don’t lose your files. I actually purchased a Seagate external hard drive a while back and absolutely LOVE it! It gives me such a sense of security that our files are backed up on something other than my computer!
Amazon has this Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive for just $59.93 shipped! This same item sells for nearly $65 at Walmart.
- Easy and simple to use – plug it in and go
- Fast file transfers with USB 3.0
- Compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
- Powered by USB port
You just can’t be too careful when it comes to digital files – so backing them up yourself is always a smart thing to do!