I Purchased a Seagate Expansion 500 Gb Portable Hardisk

by Gil on November 14, 2011

in Personal Finance


I will start posting articles more about the experiences I learned and some purchases I made recently to give you ideas on how much a particular gadget or investment costs. Recently, I purchased an external portable hard disk to back-up my pictures and computer files. Actually, I wanted it long time ago to buy a separate storage for my files but only recently I decided to buy.

Have you ever lost your PC files because of a computer damage? It is important to back up your computer files especially those which are irreplaceable like pictures and essential files for your work and business. You don’t know when your computer will stop functioning properly and there are lots of outside factors that can affect its performance. In my case, I want to have a back up for our pictures taken starting five years ago. I don’t want to lose it since it brings the memory of happy and precious moments with my family and loved ones.

Because of this reasons, I decided to purchased an external portable hard disk where I can put my back-up pictures and other files I used for my online business. It is a 500 Gb Seagate plug-and-play external hard disk. It costs around KRW 86,000 (PHP 3,800) but I got a KRW 6,000 discount from buying the item in GMarket, one of Korea’s leading online shopping website. I will pay the item in three months with zero interest using my one and only credit card, Samsung Bonus Point Card.

Here’s some important specs of Seagate portable hard disk that I bought:

Brand & Model: Seagate Expansion
Capacity: 500 Gb
Price: USD 86
Speed: USB 2.0
Accessories included: Pouch & USB Cable

Most of the time, I prefer to buy stuffs and gadgets over the Internet because it is cheaper and I can easily compare the specs for each product without going to the store. Moreover, there are also many freebies and discounts given when you buy stuffs online compared than buying on the local store. The shipping is also free so I won’t pay any delivery fee for the product. Hopefully it will last for years so I can add more back-up files to it.

How about you? Do you have back-up for your pictures and other computer files? If you can’t afford to buy an eternal HD, you may try to use Google Docs, Drop Box, Yahoo Flickr, Photobucket or any free website that offering back-up services.

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