SO­CIAL BACKUP

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - REVIEWS -

Tech­nol­ogy is meant to make life sim­pler and hence it has to be de­void of any com­pli­cated pro­cesses. This is ex­actly what the Sea­gate Backup Plus por­ta­ble drive does, pro­vid­ing a so­lu­tion for some­thing most of us would have thought im­pos­si­ble.

This is a reg­u­lar hard-drive — we tested a 1TB one. But what sets it apart is the new Sea­gate Dash­board soft­ware that now lets you backup files from Face­book and Flickr. We stressed on sim­ple be­cause all you have to do is in­stall the soft­ware and se­lect the save icon which will let you log in to Face­book and Flickr. Once that is done, you can just click the icons to down­load all the me­dia you have saved to these so­cial net­work­ing sites. There is an auto backup op­tion too. All files are saved as on­line doc­u­ment files on the drive.

It took about two hours to down­load all pic­tures from our eight-year-old Flickr Pro ac­count, and about three hours for the Face­book ac­count. Once you are in sync, the soft­ware will just show the new files that you have added. It works the other way round too. The soft­ware can be used to up­load mul­ti­ple files to these net­works. It also lets you backup files to a Sea­gate cloud ac­count. The drive is also avail­able in 500GB, 2TB and 3TB op­tions.

If you don’t have backup for all the files you have up­loaded to Face­book and Flickr, this will be a great help for you. Any­way, we think it is a must have for Flickr junkies.

BAG IT OR JUNK IT?

Good op­tion to have if you are very ac­tive on so­cial net­works.

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