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if you’re a creative in this day and age (or, heck, just someone that uses a computer) you’ll be using your desktop or laptop to either do all of your work on, or it’s the go to point after you’ve created your work by hand – for scans, colour correction, digitising, etc.
as illustrators and photographers particularly know …files can get pretty big. by big, i mean HUGE. not just in terms of dimensions, but file size too. you need a device that has the power to deal with this, but you also need space, right? if not for the main files, but for backups. it’s always best to keep copies on an external drives, and especially so if you work from different locations and can’t bring your main computing device with you everywhere you go.
of course there’s the cloud*, but sometimes you can’t get internet access, and need to get to your files there and then. so what do you need? a portable hard drive. western digital is just one company that has you covered in the form of my passport ultra. the device is small, light and comes in capacities from 1 – 3 TB which is more than enough for most peoples needs. (*you can use this for dropbox backup too)
my main device now is a surface pro 4 – which, although fantastic – this particular device doesn’t have much in terms of storage, so now having the passport i don’t have to worry about filling up all the space and having to delete things i’d rather keep. as i said before, work files can get big! because the passport is so portable, i can fit it in a bag with the surface and other items with ease, and go wherever i need to go ..even if it is just to a cafe. my only (minor) issue is that the cable that comes with it is a little short, but i’m sure you could easy find another longer one.
fancy one too? it doesn’t matter if you’re not a creative – everyone has digital memories they treasure. i’m giving one away identical to mine (blue, 1tb) to a lucky reader!
all you have to do is comment below with your answer to this: tell me about a memory you wouldn’t want to lose.
giveaway is open to UK readers, and will be live for 2 weeks. commenting is mandatory, and the other choices are optional. the winner will have up to 7 days to respond before another winner is chosen. good luck!