Saturday, July 30, 2011

Seagate External Hard Drive

When I received an error message from my laptop "Windows detected a hard disk problem. Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss and then contact the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk." I went out and brought an external hard drive to do so. The hard drive, I bought was Seagate Expansion External Disque Externe 1TB USB 2.0 Plug-and-play. However, when I got home with this new hard drive I could now longer access Windows to back up my information.

I did however back up all my information on my desktop computer, so all of that is now safe. The Seagate hard drive seems to work fine. The only issue, I had was the software included with it. A program by the name of Memeo was the included program. I later realized that was only a free trial and I also realized that it doesn’t automatically back up data to the external hard drive, it automatically backs up to an online storage of 1GB. This is some what disappointing. The main purpose why I wanted this hard drive was to back up my data. I like backing up myself but if it did include software (that wasn’t just a trial) it would be neat having my data automatically updated but at the same time that would probably slow down the process of my computer while I’m trying to use it. It would be neat if it automatically updated in the night, while I was sleeping.

Even though the software that was included was a disappointment, it still serves the main purpose of why I bought it and the main purpose being to back up my data. Logic probably tells you, I bought this device to back up my data easily. I don’t have time to back up on other derives for instant a DVD. If I had the time to back up on devices such as DVD’S then I probably wouldn’t have typed this article.

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