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Portable Backup Drive

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If you are like me you are always looking for more hard drive space, especially as a photographer and needing to keep backups of all my image files.

But for everyone backup is crucial. Hard drives do fail and it will happen to you at some stage. It doesn’t have to be a catastrophe if you have everything backed up, but if you don’t……

Don’t let what happened to me happen to you.

The other problem I have is when I am away from home, I have my laptop with me and a portable hard drive, but I can’t make an offsite copy and when you are travelling there is a much higher risk of lost, theft or damage.

With the new Seagate, Slim 2TB Portable Hard drive you can back up via the cloud to your home computer, you can upload images direct to social media and when you are at home, you can use it to back up wirelessly on your home wireless network.

This is just how slim it is. Not even as wide as a USB port.

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This shows you the thickness of the drive





It has great read times and the write times are good too.

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you can fit it in your pocket









Yes you can fit it in your pocket.

The other great thing is the software that comes packaged with it. The software is on the harddrive and the drive is plug and play. It doesn’t need a power lead, just the USB 3 cable that comes with it. This is also backwards compatible and fine with USB 2.

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Ultra slim way to add backup to your laptop









The software that comes with it sets up a dashboard to make it super easy to use, it works on both windows and Mac.

It enables you to upload direct to Facebook, Flickr and Youtube.

You can also choose how  and when the backups happen and what gets backed up or you can just go with the auto option.

You can upload pictures to social media or you can download them.

The Backup Plus Slim is a self-contained 2.5" SATA-600 interface hard drive in a black aluminum and plastic enclosure which connects via USB 3.0 cable to any PC or Mac computer. The whole package weighs 150 grams and is just over 12mm thick - about the size of a smart phone.

Overall view of Seagate slim 2tb portable hard drive







The Backup Plus Slim has a self-contained 2.5″ SATA-600 interface hard drive enclosed in a black aluminum and plastic case which looks great and connects via USB 3.0 cable to any PC or Mac computer. The whole package is about the size of a smart phone. 

Never has it been easier and safer to back up, so if you are wondering which hard drive to try give the Seagate Slim a go. I have one to take with me and I am getting another to have at home. They are very affordable and in a lot of cases cheaper than others available. Seagate has been around for a long time and I use the extensively so am happy to recommend them.

You can see more and ask questions at Seagates facebook page


Don’t let what happened to me happen to you.

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We are on the road again and headed for Darwin. I want to share a story with you that will hopefully save you from what happened to me.

surfer in Kalbarri

Surfer riding a wave at jacques point in Kalbarri

Will you ever be able to capture that image again, no, because nothing stays the same.

I have been backing up all my files, to an offsite drive, an onsite drive and to the cloud, I use Just Cloud.

Having been confident that all was successfully backed up we headed off. When I plugged in my external drove although there were all the folders on there they were all empty!!!

Oh no, I had seen the folders and assumed all the files had transferred successfully….NEVER assume anything!

Not to worry, I have a backup in the cloud, well I thought I did.

All my documents and other files were there, but no pictures, as a photographer this is the most important part. What had gone wrong. I tried uploading some new stuff to the cloud and discovered what had happened, you can only upload a certain size, so it had skipped all the larger files, 99% of my pictures, and still said the backup was complete. I have since found out, you can upload larger files, you just have to do it through drag and drop or manual backup.

If we had have had a fire or theft, this could have been a total disaster, however fortunately for me I do have another backup at home and one offsite.

It made me realize that no matter how much we backup we always need to double check that it has done so successfully.

If you don’t have a proper backup system, then you are in an even worse position.

I had previously tried to set up a backup system, but it always became too difficult to maintain. I have recently purchased an e-book that is a fantastic, easy to implement and maintain backup system. I am careful in what I recommend because I have been caught before, but this is worth every cent. It has enabled me to continue on our holiday knowing that all is still okay.

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Ebook to show you step bu step how to backup

You can follow our journey to Darwin on the “video-blog” tab. We will be detouring from Tasmainia to capture this trip as it happens (and because I now don’t have the images with me to continue in Tasmania) and when we return home we will resume our trip in Tasmania.