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OK I am going to firstly confess that I am terrible at backing my files up- hence actually purchasing this was a big step for me! Being a n00b on the hard drive market, I was looking for affordability, durability and virtual memory.
Having saved up a load of Amazon vouchers, I decided to look on there and found this particular one priced at under £60 with great reviews and also 500GB which was just what I needed.
Buffalo seemed to be a strong brand in the hard drive market though I originally intended to get Seagate, but this was just more affordable.
The device arrived within several days, wonderfully compact, well packaged and using it was extremely easy. Just connect the USB to the hard drive and your computer, wait a few seconds for the drivers to be installed and you were ready to use.
As the device uses drag and drop, I was able to start backing my files up instantly. It just feels like an extension to your computer. Having previously backed up files on numerous USB pens, this felt so much easier and more natural. And so much faster.
Due to my current laptop (Dell Inspiron 1525) acting malfunctional every now and again, this back up was vital- there is almost 5 years of work on here! I did encounter two blue screens of death whilst backing up which was undoubtedly due to the laptop and not the device. Thankfully it did not corrupt the hard drive or cause me to lose files.
I have had no problems with the hard drive- it currently stores years worth of pictures, all my photos (I am an avid photographer), my school work and will soon store my uni work. You can say my digital life is kept on this device!!
An additional positive about this hard drive is just how stylish it looks. The crisp shape and the dark sea black is extremely appealing, and there is even a well designed blue light that illuminates when plugged in to show you it is working
Overall, I have no regrets getting this and I am hopeful it will last me for many more years to come!! If you, like me, aren't good with backing up, this will be perfect for you!