The lovely people at Tesco Compare home insurance recently sent me a Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive to review; as a photographer I know just how vital it is to back up my work – not only my work though but all my personal files… especially photos! Photos are the most important things to me (apart from my family of course) and my most treasured ones are backed up to DVD and on to two different hard drives, one of which is not in the same location as the other. I really am quite paranoid about losing my special memories so I am a bit OCD about making sure they are safe!
The drive I have been sent has 1TB of space for your files, This is an enormous amount of space that will hold thousands of photos and documents! I probably wouldn’t want a drive that is any bigger to be honest, I would rather have three 1TB’s than a 3TB so I’m not putting all my eggs in one basket so to speak.
The contents of the box…
- Desktop Drive
- USB 3.0 Cable
- Mains Adaptor
- UK Plug
- European Plug
- Two year Limited Warranty
- Quick Start Guide
The drive is very easy to install, firstly you connect the mains adapter to the back of the drive and then plug it in, you then connect the drive using the USB cable to your PC, your pc will then install the device drivers software. You then have chance to register the product. From then on you will be able access the drive from ‘My Computer’ where it will show up as ‘Seagate Expansion Drive’ – it really is as simple as that!
If you haven’t backed up your precious photos or documents please make sure you do so… If you are organised and do it weekly even monthly it really doesn’t take long 🙂
You can buy these drives online for around £55-60, they also come in different sizes 1TB being the smallest and 4TB being the largest.