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.
6 thoughts on “Backing up my Life with Seagate Slim”
It seems that no matter how much memory you have, it eventually gets filled up. This would be wonderful for photos and movies.
It’s so tiny! I need to carry around a bag full of these – I keep having to upgrade my Dropbox space because I run out of room!
That is a gift that I need to get my daughter. She is in college and needs to back up her laptop.
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!).
Wow this is useful for people that need laptop backup. I could really use this!
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.