Backing up my Life with Seagate Slim

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My husband used to joke that I was his second favorite thing in the world.  His computer was the first.  While I know he was kidding because obviously I am too awesome to not be everyone’s first choice, he does put a lot of stock into our computer.  He used to rebuild it every year.  So we have four hard drives and they are almost all full of pictures, videos, video games, and random things that we accumulate constantly.  Probably like 40G of funny cat pictures. Its totally my fault that our computer is so full because of all the pictures that I take.  That it is why I was so excited to be reviewing Seagate Slim 500GB Portable Drive.


I was so surprised when I received it.  It is only 9.6 mm wide which is not much.  It is less thick than my cell phone case. It is also shorter than an ink pen so it is easy to store. This is the first external hard drive that I have ever owned and I was delighted at how quiet it was.  I always heard that external hard drives made a ton of noise. The Seagate Slim works with PC or Mac and is easy to set up.  I was able to just plug it into my computer with the included 18″ USB 3.0 cable and viola! Access the setup file and you can choose between continuous backup or scheduled backups. It is available in a black or silver anodized metal finish so it looks very stylish laying on my working desk.


Some of the cool features that the Seagate Slim offers are that it stores 15X more music, movies and other digital content.  It even has a ‘save’ feature that automatically backs up pictures posted to Facebook or Flickr.  That is a life saver for me because I take SOOOO many pictures. Mostly of my cats but sometimes my kids will jump in there.  I am joking.  Mostly.  It is easy to control everything from backup scheduling, to sharing right from the intuitive Seagate Dashboard. The Share feature allows you to upload multiple files to different social media accounts and you can even do it at the same time.
You can buy the Seagate Slim on Amazon right now for just $59.99. You can also buy at several other locations including, Walmart, Best Buy, and Staples. It is the perfect gift for anyone in your life especially other people who live on their computers and have a lot of precious memories to back up.

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Author: Kat

Kat is a married mom of three kids aged 19, 11, and 8 that lives close to Birmingham, AL. She loves cats, books, cooking, hockey, and watching movies. She is an admitted nerd, comic book lover, action figure & barbie doll collector, blackjack dealer, beginner croupier, and all around queen of the dorks. You can reach her at [email protected] to talk about product reviews, press trips, sponsorships, or brand messaging.

6 thoughts on “Backing up my Life with Seagate Slim”

  1. It seems that no matter how much memory you have, it eventually gets filled up. This would be wonderful for photos and movies.

  2. I have a Seagate and I LOVE it! I keep all my pictures on it to keep my laptop uncluttered, and it is great. I wish I had purchased one years ago (it probably would’ve saved me a few computers!).

  3. I love Seagate products though I have to admit I’ve recently converted to the cloud though. My daughter mentioned needing a hard drive though. I need to add this to her Christmas list.

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