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I’m not sure if you’re aware of this, but my daughter is perfect.
And no, bias means nothing to me. She is simply perfect.
My sweet baby girl is growing up so fast – she’s well past three and a half years old and I can hardly believe it. She is my only daughter, my only child and that very well could be a final count. When she was born, the poor thing probably though she was being attacked by the paparazzi. I took over 1,000 photos of her first week alone. Sometimes I would just lay her on a blanket, or prop her up on the sofa for impromptu photo shoots – I wanted to remember every single moment of her life and I was so afraid it would all slip away so quickly. Of course, now when I look at the photos of the first few months of her life, I can barely remember those days so I feel like all of the time spent behind a camera was probably worth it.
Then my iBook crashed, and it crashed hard. It started throwing out kernel panics like they were candy and before I could do anything to recover – it was all over. When my Mac crashed, it took all of my photos and documents with it. I lost so many precious photos of my sweet baby girl – moments that I worked so hard to capture that still managed to slip away in mere seconds. Honestly, I was heartbroken in a way that I thought was reserved for lovesick 16 year olds. I had backed up my computer 2 months before, but I had lost the 2 months of photos that I had taken in between backups – two months out of the 18 that my daughter had been on this earth – and to me, that was significant. The external drive that I was using for backups was big and bulky and I was sharing it with multiple computers; backing up my computer seemed tedious and pointless – my computer would never crash like that, right?
Wrong. Lesson learned.
Collective Bias recently offered me the opportunity to review the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro – a 750 GB external hard drive for both PC and Mac. After my photo snafu, and because my iTunes/Gossip Girl addiction has totally filled up my computer’s hard drive, I JUMPED at the opportunity to take one of these sleek looking drives for a ride. Let me just say – I LOVE it. Here’s why:
- At 750 GB, it has more space than the hard drive on my computer, meaning I can hopefully extend the life of my Mac (save for any Kernel Panics like above) by freeing up space on my hard drive.
- It’s super portable (unlike the giant bulky one I had used in the past) – it fits nicely in the neoprene organizer that I carry all of my power cords and accessories in when I travel, so I never have to travel without the data and photos on my external drive – so it really works like an extension of my computer, which is wonderful.
- It comes with a USB 2.0 dock plus a USB 2.0 cable to sync and backup my data, but I can also upgrade it to use a Firewire cable, a USB 3.0, or eSATA just by pairing it with the proper cable. For my fellow tech geeks, you know I’m now speaking your language.
- It’s sexy! Yes, external hard drives can be sexy and the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro is proof. After all, the name of my site is Chic Shopper Chick – you didn’t think I’d get away without pointing out how sleek this looks sitting on my desk, did you?
- It’s easy. Encryption software comes pre-loaded on the drive, as well as a driver for the Mac. It’s also compatible with a PC, if that’s what you’re into. :)
Plus, it allows me to store all of the documents for my business, as well as 3.5 years worth of photos from Audrey Grace’s life – like these:
Those are definitely memories worth preserving, right?
Thanks to Collective Bias and Seagate, I have a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro to give away to one of my lucky readers. To enter to win, all you have to do is leave a comment saying why you’d like to win (“I wanna win” and “pick me” don’t count!) in the comments below. For an extra entry, feel free to subscribe to my email list (box at the top right hand section of my site), subscribe to my YouTube Channel, or tweet out this contest to your Twitter followers by clicking the button in this post!