Today, in preparation for our course on computer backup, we will be reviewing the Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB Portable External Hard Drive. This external hard drive is small, lightweight and can store a ton of data.
The main draw to this hard drive is the price, it retails for under $80 while at the same time providing an astonishing 1tb of storage capacity. The other big draw for this external hard drive is that it doesn’t need an external power source, just plug it into a usb port on your computer and go!
A lot of people will question whether they need a 1TB backup drive or a 2TB+ and the answer is simple: if you are reading this blog, get a 1tb drive. The reason that I say that is if you need more than a Terabyte of storage, you already know that. 10 years ago, a terabyte of storage was nowhere near realistic. Here are some spec on the size for you.
- Music – 17,000 hours
- Photos – 310,000
- Digital Video – 80 Days or 2000 hours
- DVD Movies 1000 hours
So realistically, if you need more storage space than that, you already know it and have decided on what size you need. If you are questioning how large of a drive you should get, you will be fine with a 1TB. However, if you do want a little more storage they do have a larger version of the Seagate external hard drive on Amazon.
The Software is pretty useless but the drives are very small and enjoyable to use while being cheap and out of the way.