160 GB Portable Hard Drive; Price drop
Storage is cheap; there is really no excuse nowadays to shy away from bigger storage devices. Backups are imperative; I estimate about half of my life’s worth in files lost due to backup unavailability – system crashes, confiscated digital media, etc. Hard Drives have always been in my “to buy” list, I postpone it regularly due to it’s lack-luster “cool new stuff” appeal. This time I prioritized necessity.
I bought this sleek portable hard drive for Php 3,350. Wait, I could have bought it for Php 3,350 in black, but I chose a more expensive colored unit from the next store – Php 3,500. I belive you could buy this thing from TipidPC.com sellers currently for as low as Php 3,000. 3 months ago, this exact same model was selling for Php 5,800. I know, I could have bought an equivalent of 320 GB worth of storage by going the 3.5″ SATA hard drive – external hard drive casing route, but I knew I wouldn’t be happy. I don’t like the idea of plugging it in an outlet – it totally defeats my quest for “ultimate mobility.”
Yes it looks like a Passport, hence; and it is also as small as a passport, just a little thicker. It comes with a couple of programs for easy one-click backups, password-protection and the works – all of which I didn’t even bother install. I see small physical changes from the then-bluntly called “Western Digital Passport,” for instance, the “WD” logo is now situated on the lower right – as opposed to the center. There’s really nothing much more to say about this thing – it’s as boring as it gets. But it serves it’s purpose well, plus it’s small enough, fast enough, and true to it’s plug-and-playability. Buy one, store away.