Signature Mini Bubblegum 250 GB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive
It's common knowledge that I'm a doofus when it comes to backing up my computer. I know it's important and I've had 2 computers die an ugly death on me, yet I still don't know what I'm doing when it comes to protecting my data.
The good folks at Simpletech must have taken pity on me because they were kind enough to send me a Signature Mini Bubblegum 250 GB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive.The first thing I noticed is that it was cute and pink (!). The second thing I noticed is that it was easy to use, solid and a great size to carry in a computer bag.
The "easy" part was paramount for people like me, as I know not what I am doing when it comes to backing up stuff. I have been playing around with it since I got it, but during the time it's taken me to get this review together, all my websites died and I had to back a lot of things up for real rather urgently and it was a lifesaver!
I'm a casual user, and it's worked well and seems to take a reasonable amount of time to process the data.
It works with a USB 2.0 cable (don't lose it, it's unique to the product) and comes with backup software, but you also just drag and drop files onto it. It stays cool and works quietly as well. There's also a three-year warranty as well as two free gigabytes of online storage. Additionally, you will find Joggle digital content manager for easy tracking, sharing and publishing of photos, music, and videos
At around $90, it's a great deal and would make a fun Easter Gift for someone or a good way to get going on your New Year (OK, mine anyway) resolution to get your digital life organized and backed up for once.