by Chris Devers
If you are like most people today we all live and breathe our computers it seems. We play games, download music, take and download pictures, etc. This is just from the personal aspect. Now take into consideration those who work on their computers and those business files. Even though these computers may come with a lot of hard drive space on them, it is not enough. What I mean is we need extra storage and a Seagate external hard drive can offer this.
I would still say to you to have a back up option, especially for things that are irreplaceable such as important financial records or pictures, etc. Do not put all your eggs in one basket so to speak. You can purchase an external hard drive these days for very little money and the piece of mind it will give you is priceless.
Look at your internal hard drive to determine the capacity of the drive. That is the number you can use to purchase a new external hard drive. If your files are stored currently on this number then you can safely assume the external drive will have enough space for the same files. You are only using a portion of this number realistically as you have to take into account the operating system, etc., which is also included in this number.
Another thing today that we all seem to love is music downloads, MP3 players, etc. These music files can take up a lot of much needed space as well, especially if you are one of the ones you have music in the thousands. I am guilty of this so I know first hand how it can drag on your resources when you have hundreds or even thousands of these files hanging around, especially considering once you upload them to your MP3 how often do you even access these anymore.
The more files and programs on a computer the more it slows it down. Have you notice you open a certain program and it seems to take forever to actually open up. That’s because the memory and resources are being used by a whole host of other programs and processes running. If you start clearing out and backing up less used files, photos, etc., you will clear up some space and hopefully some of those background processes.
If possible having more than one storage solution can help in this as well. Store all of your personal files on one drive and your business or financial information on another. I personally never store personal information with say my music or photos, etc. I keep the personal stuff on a drive all its own. That drive is smaller and even in a different color so I know immediately what’s on it.
I hope I have given you something to think about when it comes to your back up storage solutions. A Seagate external hard drive will save you time and money in the future if you ever lose anything that is on your internal drive. You will have the much needed back up source to recover those files.