Here is what Seagate tells you about one -
In essence it is quite simply additional storage accessed through its USB interface. It is designed to simply save documents or other dat directly to it or by "dragging and dropping" from any other storage media your computer can access.
It does NOT come with any "automatic backup" software so if you want any automatic backup you will need to get a third party solution and Acronis True Image would be one solution to look at.
jagfan89 incorrectly posted this in the "Tips" thread which is for known computer "tips" only.. I'll repost the information below so more members can read the topic and provide suggestions. I've also removed the email address posted by jagfan89 because it frequently a lot of SPAM mail to be sent to the member.
Hope this helps.
Just a little info upfront...I am using an old Windows XP computer, but I will be getting a new Windows 7 computer that's on order any day now. The drive I ordered is 2TB, so space should not be a problem. (I will also probably back up my work laptop documents on this external drive as well...is that ok??
MAIN QUESTION: Do I need to return Expansion Drive and get another type of External Hard Drive????
OTHER IMPORTANT QUESTIONS:
SO I purchased what I thought was an external hard drive, but now I read and I got an Expansion Drive.
So first question is...Will the Expansion drive work the same??
If so, how do I know I am backing up my entire hard drive...just simply drag and drop the entire C:/ drive??
And when I get my new computer, will I be able to tell it to back up to this
"expansion drive" automatically??
So in short, I want to back up my XP computer to Expansion drive, then transfer all data to new Windows 7 computer, then have expansion drive back up new computer periodically so I don't lose my stuff.
Thanks in advance for your help...