Product Type: Western Digital External Hard Drive
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Member Name: 2night
Western Digital Elements SE Portable WDBABV0010BBK 1 TB
Date: 05/02/12, updated on 28/08/12 (58 review reads)
Advantages: Huge storage
Seeing the almost every thing we do nowadays is on our computer it is not surprising that I needed an external hard drive to try and deal with it all. Since digital cameras, both the photo and video kind have become the norm my computer has been bursting at the seams. This is the result of thousands of photos and videos taken on Holidays and special family occasions and countless numbers of photos of people I don't even know from party's and nights out that I don't even remember. Then add in on top of that thousands of songs and movie downloads and my poor PC was on its last legs. Furthermore add on the literally millions of pages of medical text that I have accumulated over the years, my computer was fed up and rightly so.
Firstly what is an external hard drive? Well to put it simply every computer has a certain amount of memory space built in and that soon fills up and when that happens, or before that happens you can buy an external hard drive that simply plugs in to your computer, lap top, note book or even games console and works as an extension of the device itself. Now instead of saving stuff on the computer it saves on to the external hard drive. I find this great as it not only makes my memory space bigger but it means I can save to this device and then take it with me where ever I'm going. This can make a huge difference as it means I don't have to bring my expensive and fragile laptop with me, instead I can have everything I need on here.
Another great use for this is to BACK UP important files. This is very important as no computer is crash safe and there is nothing worse than an error message or the screen just going blank and the panic that sets in when you realise that your whole life could just have been wiped. Ahhh I shudder at the thought.
I always back up my files on to this device just for safe keeping and it's also recommended that you make hard copies of really important documents but remember to keep them safely locked away out of reach from prying eyes.
This particular external hard disc drive is by the very well know and trustworthy Western Digital and is an impressive 1TB in size and can be bought for as little as £69. This IS compatible with Macs unlike a lot of these drives. One terabyte of storage is great as it means I can store up to 120 hours of HD footage, so that was far more than I needed for all my nonsense party photos and holiday videos and left more than enough room for everything else that I needed it for with loads of room left for more. There is a simple to understand instruction manual with the device and there is also a USB cable provided which is what you need to use to connect this to your computer or whatever you are connecting it to. The instruction manual isn't really necessary but it's good that it's there. All I did was simply plug it in and off I went, the computer detects that there is a storage device connected, I simply click on that and go from there. There is literally no fuss with this devise it really is plug and go.
It's very quite when operating, has a huge memory, looks sleek and works fast with no effort or extra computer knowledge needed, for me I think it's great.
Thanks for reading :0) 2night
This can be purchased online at :
For £68.55 + shipping
Summary: Small in size but holds a huge amount of data.
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