I started getting paranoid when I realized have had my laptop for two years! (Which also means I graduated high school two years ago… AH!) I haven’t had any problems with my macbook– knock on wood– but I want to play it safe and not take any chances.
I used to keep important files and pictures on a flashdrive, but I quickly filled that up! I emailed Soccer Dad requesting a hard drive. And boy did he follow through. He bought me a My Passport from Western Digital. I recommend this to the fullest extent.
I’m not sure how it works with other brands of computers, but with the macbook, all you do is plug it in. Literally. That’s it. It will ask if you want your Time Machine to use it. Tell it yes, and it starts backing everything up on cue. Time Machine is an application that comes built into the macbook.
It’s incredible! You can go back and see what you did on a hourly basis (if you keep it plugged in). So, let’s say, worse case scenario your macbook dies. You can use your hard drive to see exactly what your desktop looked like the last time it was plugged in! WOO!
Size comparison to my blackbery. This thing is TINY and super quiet. You’ll hear a smidge of “whirring,” but it’s maybe a 1/10 of a blackberry vibration (if that makes sense?). And my initials? They’re those type of rub on transfer stickers for scrapbooking. The stickers are black, but matte, so it’s just a little pop of College Prepster without being obnoxious!
DON’T FORGET TO BACK UP!
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