Verbatim 500 GB,External,5400 RPM (96777) Hard Drive Reviews

Verbatim 500 GB,External,5400 RPM (96777) Hard Drive

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This Portable Hard Drive Backup Unit is Superb!

May 25, 2009 (Updated May 25, 2009)
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Pros:Easy to use, great backup tool, 500 gb storage space.

Cons:None

The Bottom Line:

I highly recommend this very basic, but effective  backup tool to protect your files. For most of us, this is all you need.


I found my Verbatim portable Hard Drive on ebay. I’m very pleased with this product. It’s exactly what I needed.  I’m a big believer in backing up your data. When I was a novice, I lost some data important to me, and that cured me really fast. I have backed up every since.

I have used just about every type of backup software and hardware that has come down the pike, and this is by far one of the best! I use it for backing up documents, videos, music, pictures, software and most of my computer hard drive.

The hard drive space is 465 gb (the other space is used by the software that generates the backups). Even though I have most of my hard drive backed up, I still have 383 gb of free space. I find this amazing because I am a data hog, and have over 2,500 pictures and over 70gb of videos, not to count the other documents and data I backup on this unit.

The Verbatim is very simple to use, as it hooks to your computer with a USB cable. You simply load the software provided on a CD that has Bounceback Express software on it, and then go into the settings and create a backup set, then away you go. During this process you simply put a check by the files in My Documents, or wherever you store them, that you want to back up and  tell it to do it regularly (if stays plugged in) or to let you do it manually. You can also edit any backup set at any time by going into Settings.

The first time you backup your data will take a couple of hours or so, but then in subsequent backups it will just search the hard drive and back up anything new since your last backup. This takes only minutes, in my experience.
 
The Verbatim also has a restore feature, and a verification process you can engage, if you choose. I would recommend using the verification feature for sure the first time you put data on the hard drive.

The hard drive unit is about the size of a flask, and my friend even says it looks like one, but I can assure you it just has data files in it. It is silver in color, with black on the ends. It runs very quietly, and is very fast. I have been very pleased.

I also purchased a Case Logic compact portable firm hard drive case, which it fits nicely and securely into. There is also a pocket on the opposite side with a netting to put your USB cable into, and a few other items. The case then zips to protect the hard drive.


I highly recommend this very basic, but effective  backup tool to protect your files. For most of us, this is all you need.


Recommend this product? Yes


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