We need to have portable storage devices that can deal with our ever increasing need to be able to move a lot of files from one computer to the next easily. And for those who are constantly on the go with their own portable computing devices; such as, tablets and laptop computers, the need to have a small portable storage device to handle the bulk of storage needs becomes a necessity. While flash drives do work as a good storage medium, they can get rather expensive and they are limited to how much storage they can handle. This is where portable hard drive comes into play, they are typically inexpensive, and they can handle large volumes of data at any given moment of time.
As our DATA files keep getting larger in size, I am not talking about a few KBs (Kilo Byte= 1,000 Bytes) or a few MBs (Mega Bytes=1,000,000 Bytes), some of our DATA files have reached the size of couple of GBs (Giga Bytes=1,000,000,000) in size. We need to be able to transfer these extremely large DATA files quickly from our computer to storage device or from the storage device to our computer. This is where having the ability of USB 3.0 connectivity with our computers and portable storage devices come into play; which gives us the ability to transfer our DATA files from one device to the next quickly.
Over here at Legit Reviews, we are going to be looking at a portable HDD storage device from Seagate that has a price tag of $99.99 USD with free shipping and handling, that has the ability of handling up to 1 TB (Terra Byte=1,000,000,000,000 Bytes) of DATA storage it also uses the extremely fast SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity.
Giving the specifications a quick look through, we can see that this portable device is not much bigger than a standard 2.5” laptop HDD, and that this storage drive uses a USB 3.0 connectivity. Seagate also offers this particular portable storage device in in four different colors: Black, Silver, Blue, and finally Red, we will be looking at the Black version of this portable HDD. Seagate is also offering a 2 year parts and labor warranty. Seagate also informs us that this portable HDD can be used for either a Mac, or for PC.
Let’s take a closer look.