After a scare this week, I'm finally looking for a device to back up my work laptop.
I am a homeworker, and work have not provided one. I've been putting it off, as I resent paying out of my own pocket for something I feel work should have provided (I had to buy my own printer, as well!)
But I've reluctantly concluded the stress (and possible career implications) of losing the work are just not worth it, so something needs to be done. And soon!
Have started browsing external hard drives. Main criteria are it needs to be compact and/or portable, reliable, and not too expensive. I'm not looking for bargain basement - but hey, it's work - I'm not going for top-of-the-range, either.
I've noticed some do automatic continuous back-up all the time, so you don't have to remember. But I'm wondering if this has any adverse effects on the performance of the laptop? And I wonder if I really would keep it plugged in all the time, or if it would turn out to be annoying, because I wouldn't have as much freedom of movement with the laptop? Is it better to get one I just plug in whenever I decide to back up - and hope I don't forget?
Any thoughts/experiences appreciated.