I admit it, I am a bit OCD when it comes to backing up my computer. I keep one online backup and one local backup. The online backup was basically “install and forget” as it backs up each file as it is used, but my local backup has always required that I walk away from my computer for a period of time and let is do a bulk backup.
I am so happy that I now have the option to backup my data as I use it or as it is created/modified! Seagate’s dashboard program allows me to easily select what I want to back up and to restore files should I need it. Everything happens in the background and I never even notice that my backups are being done until I check on them.
Installation was super easy (thought the drive does require an external power supply, so be forewarned!) The unit is also a little large, think 600 400 page paperback, so you’ll need to make space for it.
Overall, a great and consistent way to keep your backups up to date!Description:
The Seagate Backup Plus desktop external hard drive simplifies backup for consumers who want to protect their entire digital life locally, in the cloud or from social networks. Via the Seagate Dashboard, use the Protect function to set up a one-click plan or customize your scheduled local backup. Keep multiple copies of your files in case disaster strikes. With the Save feature, user-generated content can be backed up from your favorite social networks. Many people now use their smartphones to capture priceless moments. While these devices are handy and readily available, storage is not their strong suit. Capture a memory, post it on a social networking site and let the Seagate Dashboard automatically back up any content posted. Even if the file gets accidentally deleted from the device, another copy can be waiting. The Share feature allows multiple files to be uploaded to social networks at once from your computer. The days of uploading individual files without creating a new album are gone! Simply select files to upload, choose where to post them and even add comments. Managing your social profile has never been easier. Install the pre-loaded NTFS driver for Mac, and use the drive interchangeably between PC and Mac computers without reformatting the drive. For even more flexibility, with the Seagate Backup Plus design, you can upgrade from the included USB 3.0 interface to Thunderbolt technology or FireWire 800 with the available additional adapter. Ships with: Seagate Backup Plus Drive, Seagate Dashboard pre-loaded on drive, NTFS driver for Mac pre-loaded on drive, USB 3.0 interface adapter with capacity gauge, 4-foot USB 3.0 cable, Power adapter, Quick start guide, 2-year limited warranty. System Requirements: Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system or Mac OS X 10.6 or higher (reformatting for Mac may be required), SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port (required for USB 3.0 transfer speeds or backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports at USB 2.0 transfer speeds; compatibility may vary depending upon user’s configuration and operating system).