Finding the perfect hard drive has been a rather difficult task. I’ve purchased 4 or 5 to date. However, last year I found one worth telling you about!
For me there were two different types of hard drives that I was interested in buying:
1. A very portable and rugged drive
2. A drive with a huge storage capacity
This review will focus on my favorite large capacity drive. Click here for the review on portable and rugged drives.
After hours of research I finally decided to buy the following:
Seagate FreeAgent XTreme 1TB External Drive:
This stay-at-home external drive also showed extremely high reviews everywhere I looked. After purchasing it I was very pleased with the performance, speed, and especially the backup software which made automatic incremental backups. Every day my most-recently-changed files were safely backed up!
(a) I love the huge 1 TB capacity
(b) I love how I am able to have the drive automatically backup my files incrementally (just backs up what you’ve changed since last time)
(c) I love the FireWire port which allows for faster file transfer
(a) My only con popped up a few weeks ago. For some strange reason the backup software stopped reading that my drive is connected, even though I was able to access the drive through “My Computer.” I know a fair amount about computers, but am not a wiz, so it was a great inconvenience for me. However, I finally realized that the software update created the problem, so I went into the software setup file and did a reinstall, which didn’t remove my current backup settings. So all is well with the world now!
As always, if you know of something better, please let me know!