I have had this HP Simple Save for a few years now and I use it all the time. I first bought it to backup my word documents as one minute I was doing college assignments and the next thing you know, my computer crashes. To be on the safe side, I decided I needed backup.
My mum recommended this one as she uses it with her computer. This hardrive is portable so it means I could take it to college with me and it took barely any room in my bag. The hardrive measures 8cm x 13cm x 2cm.
The hardrive fits 320GB on which is a lot. Mine is full of photos, music, documents and it is still only half way full. I like to play the Sims games and I find they take over the computer leaving few GBs left and leaving my computer struggling to cope. I now save them on my Simple Save and it barely makes an impact on the GBs. It does mean I have to have the hardrive in when playing the game but that's not a problem. I also do the same for iTunes which saved loads of space on my computer.
The hardrive has a small wire which attaches to the computer by a USB. The wire isn't very long at all but as I keep mine on a table right next to the computer it doesn't matter.
When the hardrive is plugged in you will see a blue light flash. This will continue until the computer is turned off or the hardrive is taken out. The light is really easy to see on the shiny black colour of the simple save. I like this colour as it matches whatever colour the computer is and wouldn't look out of place if it was kept attached permanently. It is made of strong plastic and when I accidentally spilt tea on it, it wiped clean easily and had no effect on the hardrive. Phew! It wouldn't be very good backup if I broke the backup.
When inserted for the first time it will install the Simple Save software and backup your files. This takes a few minutes but after the first time it takes seconds. There isn't much to do to install this, you just sit back and wait while it does it for you.
When you plug it in after the initial installation it can be found in My Computer. If you click on SimpleSave it will open up and show all your documents. To save things directly onto it you drag it from the saved area in my documents into the Simple Save screen and it will make a copy instantly. It couldn't be easier!
The price for this 320GB is £45 off of amazon but you can get a 750GB for £100.
This is a great way to save room on your computers hardrive and backup files in case something goes wrong with your computer. It is really simple and easy to use and from a great well known computer brand. Another of Hewlett Packards excellent quality products.
This external hard drive is one of the best, not only can you back up all the important files on your computer you can also restore them as well with the smart software programmed into this hard drive, the case is very glossy and prone to fingerprints but it is fairly quiet and stayed fairly cool, i have been using this on 4 PCs and is nice software saves these files in differant directories it is also very small you could carry the hard drive around in your pocket, it connects to your computer via USB and thats fairly fast there is only one thing i could say let it down and thats the fingerprints if you dont mine them this is fine but if you hate fingerprints then this item proberbly isn't for you this product is very good though and i would definately shop HP again and recommened it to people.