My husband used to joke that I was his second favorite thing in the world. His computer was the first. While I know he was kidding because obviously I am too awesome to not be everyone's first choice, he does put a lot of stock into our computer. He used to rebuild it every year. So we have four hard drives and they are almost all full of pictures, videos, video games, and random things that we accumulate constantly. Probably like 40G of funny cat pictures. Its totally my fault that our computer is so full because of all the pictures that I take. That it is why I was so excited to be reviewing Seagate Slim 500GB Portable Drive.
I was so surprised when I received it. It is only 9.6 mm wide which is not much. It is less thick than my cell phone case. It is also shorter than an ink pen so it is easy to store. This is the first external hard drive that I have ever owned and I was delighted at how quiet it was. I always heard that external hard drives made a ton of noise. The Seagate Slim works with PC or Mac and is easy to set up. I was able to just plug it into my computer with the included 18″ USB 3.0 cable and viola! Access the setup file and you can choose between continuous backup or scheduled backups. It is available in a black or silver anodized metal finish so it looks very stylish laying on my working desk.