I'm always shocked how many people I know still don't own and use an external drive for backup purposes. A common excuse is they're expensive (they're not) or they once had a drive that failed (all drives fail eventually). What's really expensive and stressful is when your primary drive fails and you don't have a backup plan. And any backup plan starts off with an external drive. The USB 3.0 Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive is so petite, I keep mine hidden behind my monitor and is a personal pick for portability and connection options. Additional features includes Seagate's Dashboard application to push or save pictures/videos from social network sites like Facebook, alongside the thrilling option to connect via Thunderbolt (adaptor required) for even faster transfer speeds.
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