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Protect your memories – back it up!
Protect your memories – back it up!
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A strange thought but, I’ve often thought about what I’d be most upset about should I somehow break or lose my phone or computer.  I know it’s a first world problem but I literally run my life from them.  I know I can live without them if I needed to but what I think would really upset me most would be if I lost all my photos.  As parents we carefully document the growth and development of our children taking pictures at all the significant stages (and all the insignificant ones in-between).  Now that photo albums seem to be a thing of the past and we store our images digitally I would be absolutely devastated if I were to lose them all, which so easily could be done.

The answer is really very simple and one I’ve been meaning to get round to for much too long – back up my computer on an external hard drive.  The task for me is up there with cleaning out the fish tank, repainting the ceiling and replacing my old greying knickers with new ones – all things you know you should do and will feel so much better when you can tick them of your ‘essential yet not pressing’ things to do list but somehow they keep getting bumped along to the back of the queue!  Well finally something happened to prompt me along – we got asked to review an external hard drive.  It was a sign!  I willingly accepted.

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I was sent the My Book for Mac external hard drive to test out and review.  I’m not great with technical things it has to be said, in fact I sometimes think all electronic equipment has a personal vendetta against me.  So I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the hard drive was to set up i.e you plug it in! That is literally it. I like easy and this is certainly that.  It works with your Mac right out of the box and works seamlessly with Apple Time Machine for quick and easy backups.  Powered directly from the USB port on your computer, no separate power supply is needed, though an optional cable is available for the few computers that limit power from the USB port. Featuring a USB 2.0 interface for maximum flexibility this version of the My Book drive is specially formatted for Macs, compatible with Apple Time Machine and is plug-and-play ready for Mac computer users, making your data transfer and backup a smooth and easy experience. With the My Book for Mac you can see your life safe all in one place and protect your data automatically and relax in the knowledge that your data is secure. It’s an essential part of insuring your home and it’s contents are safe – which incidentally you can do through TescoCompare.com 

2 Comments

  1. joseph
    Posted February 28, 2014 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

    Another useful way to back up is using ‘the cloud’ or the – Programs such as Crash Plan that I use, are a really good and safe way to back up your hard drive, as even an external hard drive can get lost or broken! Crash Plan costs an annual amount and backs up all your files whenever you are logged onto the internet..new files you have on the computer are automatically detected and added to the backup. Here is a review of several of these cloud backup services: http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/cloud-services/best-cloud-backup-10-online-backup-services-tested-1176843

    • morethanamummy
      Posted March 17, 2014 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

      Only just seen this. Thanks for your comments :-)

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