Like most people (and probably more so than a lot of non-bloggers or non-photographers), I have a lot of photos and other essential documents on my laptop that I really don’t want to lose.  That means backing up photos and documents on my hard drive regularly.

I’m not the only one who values their digital content.  According to WD research, the average consumer values their digital content at £3,241 and 1 in 4 (26%) say their digital content is ‘priceless’.  1 in 3 (31%) run out of storage capacity at least monthly.

I did have a scare about 4.5 years ago when my old laptop died with a motherboard problem.  Thankfully at the time I had a WD My Passport external hard drive, so I knew lots of my photos were already backed up on there but my more recent ones weren’t.  Luckily a computer expert retrieved my photos and ever since I’ve been a big fan of external hard drives.  Yes I have a (very full) drop box where some photos are saved, but I don’t find it user friendly and begrudge paying for extra space which works out expensively compared with external hard drives.  So since then I have bought a couple more external hard drives.  Of course, owning them doesn’t mean regularly backing up, but I try to do it every 6 months or so.

Recently WD approached me to review one of their products – the WD My Passport Ultra 1TB.  Having already used the My Passport range in the past, of course I wanted to share my experiences with them.

My Passport ultra for backing up photos

What I want from an external hard drive like the WD My Passport Ultra is a lightweight, compact, easy to use, fast hard drive, that will work with no problems with my laptop and any others I need to connect it to.  It does all of these things…and looks pretty because you can have it in various colours.  I’ve had the blue before, but the red’s pretty nice too.  Being a bit of a girl, they’d look fab stacked on a shelf together, although I do usually keep mine hidden away from N’s sticky fingers and the OH prodding them about wondering what they are!

The main thing I love about the WD My Passport is how easy they are to use.  The Ultra will let you set up auto back ups when you want, and you can also back up to the cloud if needed.  All you need to be able to use one is to plug it into the USB port.  I usually use mine by opening windows explorer and just dragging and dropping the files or folders as I do with normal document management.  Simple.  The only thing you would need to watch out for is if you want to use it with a Mac. It needs reformatting to do so.

WD My Passport Ultra

Everything is encrypted, so your back ups will be secure, you can even set a password.

The transfer speed from pc to hard drive will depend on the speed of the passport, space, number of files and the USB port speed you have.  The Ultra’s compatible with both USB2 and USB3 ports.

It always amazes me how many files you can get on small hard drives.  The My Passport ultra is small enough to be held in one hand, and the 1TB will hold thousands of photos.

What I love:

  • Ease of use through drag and drop
  • Small compact size
  • Speed of transfer
  • Secure and stable – so far I’ve not had a problem with using one across a couple of different laptops. There’s a 3 year warranty just in case.
  • Price – you can often get good deals on the Passport ultra and other WD products
  • Choice – a range of colours, and storage space – the one I’ve reviewed is 1TB, but I’ve also got a 3TB device.

The niggles:

I’ve only found one apart from the fact I need to remember to do my back-ups rather than it miraculously doing them without my intervention.  When I transfer over folders, if I’ve got the folder already on my passport, it doesn’t merge the two, it duplicates.  So I’ve found I have to copy at the lower level rather than just copying the whole lot.  Of course if you delete everything from your computer after putting it on your device (and the cloud for a second back up), then it wouldn’t be an issue because you’re just copying over new folders.

There’s not really an excuse for not backing up and I really need to get into a month habit of doing it.

You can buy the My Passport ultra from the WD store.

For one lucky reader, I’ve got one My Passport Ultra 1 TB to giveaway.  Just put your answer in the comments below, then complete the rafflecopter widget.

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Disclosure: I was sent a My Passport Ultra for the purpose of review, all words and opinions are my own.

385 Comments

  1. Dave Edge

    Family photos. Currently use a dual bay NAS drive with RAID 1 disks and an external HDD for backup.

  2. Margery Lumsdaine

    my writing and my pictures – I back up to a flash drive

  3. Vicky Robinson

    I’d hate to lose the pics of my children. I haven’t backed anything up like I should have done because I still have all the originals on the SD cards that were in the phones I took the pics with. Really I should back them all up in the same place.

  4. Susan Carruthers

    I’d hate to lose family photos and it would be really inconvenient to lose documents. My son handles the backups, currently everything is backed-up to a second computer and also the Virgin Media cloud, but that is closing soon so we’ll have to find somewhere else!

  5. I would be very sad to lose the photos of my daughter from her first days to her first year

  6. Tina Cleveland

    Back up? Back up? What’s that? Oops just lost all my data, help me please!!

  7. Jessica Powell

    I hate to loose my university essays. I usually email them to myself so I have back ups wherever I go.

  8. Alisa Moore

    Would hate to lose holiday snaps. I back up every month.

  9. Herbert Appleby

    i’d hate to lose my photos and clips. I use cloud back ups because I can access my data from any internet access point around the world.

  10. Sarah Hughes

    I’d hate to lose anything related to my business! I back up everything on the cloud and a portable hard drive!

  11. Lisa Mauchline

    Photos of my family, I currently use memory sticks to back them up

  12. Hazel Rea

    I’d hate to lose all the family photos. I do backup to a hard drive but as the rest of the family also back up to it we are running out of space.

  13. Monika Suchonska

    I have all my picture of children that are precious , I store two copies on different hard drives

  14. Andrea A

    Photos and documents and I currently back them up to a memory stick.

  15. Kirsty Cannon

    My family photos, we did use a external hard drive to back up files but it recently died on us.

  16. I’d be devastated if I lost the baby photos of my children. Currently have some backed up on external hard drive, but need to add the most recent ones.

  17. Karen Howden

    would hate to lose my photos, I put them on a external drive its only small though

  18. I’d hate to lose the photos of my children, especially when they were babies, and my wedding photos too.

  19. Paul von der Fecht

    My photos, which are currently backed up on an an ageing and rather bulky external hard drive.

  20. Jeremy Andrews

    I would hate to lose my photos.
    I back them up on memory sticks.

  21. amber bassett

    i would hate to loose all my family photos, i use iCloud currently!

  22. Catherine Gregory

    All my photos from New York, my family, pets. I currently don’t have them backed up!

  23. Tom York

    My photos, moments in time you can never replicate, currently back up on old hard drive.

  24. Would hate to lose all my pictures, currently use a disc for back up.

  25. Deborah Mackenzie

    My photos of family and travels – I am tardy when it comes to backing up my computers

  26. Suzanne Sendell

    Not just photos but messages from loved ones

  27. Lyndsey Beckford

    I would hate to lose all my photos. I have an external drive to do my backups but it’s full now!

  28. Patricia Avery

    I back docs and pics to two hard drives as I don’t just trust one. It is pics of my grandchildren that are the most precious. I print out some then digitally file others by name. Takes some keeping up with though!

  29. Tanya Vincent

    All the thousands of photos we have- we put them on DVDs at the moment but a passport would be ideal!

  30. Tamara Payne

    Hate to lose all my photos and videos and my English exam work.

  31. Wendy Smith

    Like many others I would hate to lose photographs, especially those of my Dad which sadly cannot now be replaced. I back up a few on a USB stick

  32. Chris Fletcher

    It would be my portfolio and drawings from university. I currently back them up on a very old WD drive plus some dvds, but it is running out of space!

  33. Melanie Pendrey

    Its mostly photos and videos, back them up to an old computer but thats running windows XP and not sure how long it will be compatable with new software

  34. LEE HARDY

    I would hate to lose my photos I back these up in numerous places.

  35. Francesca Harrod

    Id hate to lose my photos – I’ve no if we back up stuff, I don’t know how!!

  36. sharon martin

    i’d hate to lose my photos and some bits of genealogy research, currently don’t back up, naughty i know

  37. Adele Hill

    I would hate to lose my photos. Currently, I copy them to the cloud

  38. Photos of the children when they were smaller. I currently have our old pc at the computer shop trying to retrieve them from our old hard drive

  39. Dawn Fairman

    I would hate to lose photos and we currently have a small backup disk drive

  40. Older family photos, at the moment they are backed up on various cards and discs but not all in one safe place!

  41. sarah robertson

    I would hate to lose my photos. I stupidly dont back them up as I am not sure how to.

  42. My correspondence, currently back up onto disks twice a year

  43. Chirag Patel

    hate to lose my family photo’s they cannot be replaced

  44. Alexander Beaven

    I have lots of family photo’s either backed up on DVD & a USB stick . I really should do regular backups but at present on this laptop I don’t have any important files & some are already on my Windows Smartphone

  45. Julie Camm

    I currently back up on an external hard drive. I’d hate to lose my photos and all my family history research.

  46. sue mcdermott

    holiday photos, I don’t backup often enough

  47. Karen Harrison

    I’d hate to loe my photos – I back up to the cloud.

  48. Annette Oliver

    I back up using an external hard drive, I would hate to lose my photos

  49. Dale Dow

    photos, to back up I save all my documents onto Microsoft online and upload all photos to Facebook

  50. Photos and some game downloads. I have extrernal drives and also use DVD as one of my external drives failed before

  51. I would hate to lose my photos. Currently, I copy them to the cloud but I’m not altogether happy with that

  52. Julie Edwards

    I would hate to lose my photos like a lot of others.

  53. Lynn Woodcock

    Photos. I believe my photos go to a cloud, but where that is and how they get there I have no clue.

  54. David Price

    I would hate to lose my old photos. They are on an old hard drive but need backing up before it conks out so this prize would be ideal.

  55. Geoff Hibbert

    I’d like to back up all my photos – currently I’m using a memory stick for this.

  56. Moany Mike

    Like many others, it’s irreplaceable memories such as photos and videos of family past and present. Part backed to cloud and a small inadequate portable media device of around 1gb – laughable in todays world 🙂

  57. Denise S

    my gardening course work especially as deadline approaches. Hubby usually backs up my computor every coupl of months, bless him.

  58. I’d hate to loose all my uni work and i back up via dropbox at the minute 🙂

  59. Natalie Gillham

    I would hate to lose all my photos and important documents as i recently got a virus that did just that x

  60. Deborah Bird

    I would hate to lose all my photos, and I don’t currently back them up so this would be brilliant for me to win!

  61. I’d hate to lose my photos. Currently back up very occasionally on an external hard drive

  62. Corinne Wallace

    Our wedding photos! I have them backed up on an old hard drive but it’s not the most reliable so I need to look into getting a new one.

  63. Jamie Millard

    I’d hate to lose photos but i’m pretty secure with them. They are backed up to the cloud, and posted on FB so they are unlikely to be lost forever.

    Work files/reports are on my computer and they’d be a real frustration to lose.

  64. Chantel L

    Family photographs! I use memory cards to back up when I remember.

  65. Debbie Preston

    What’s back up? i’d hate to lose my photos

  66. ellie spider

    my photos – I have a large collection of micro sd cards which have loads on would be nice to put hem all in one place tho

  67. Rachel McMillan

    I would hate to loose my photos so I back them up on an external drive. Plus I print a photo book a year.

  68. Keith Shepherd

    Would hate to lose all of the photos of my grandchildren, you can never get that same picture again.

  69. Victoria Prince

    I’d definitely be most upset at the loss of my photos and videos, though I do also have a couple of spreadsheets I would be pretty upset to lose!

    • Victoria Prince

      Oops, got so distracted thinking about how upset I’d be if I lost all my photos I forgot to say how I currently backup! I use a combination of a couple of USB sticks, and I have an external hard drive – but it’s now full which isn’t very helpful :-\

  70. ANNE BAXTER

    family photos of members who have sadly passed away. I don’t currently back up my photos. I know I should.

  71. jessica cook

    photos and videos of the kids when they are young

  72. Kim Styles

    Ofcourse like every one else it has to be my photos they are my life

  73. Jessica Hutton

    My family photos, so many happy memories xx

  74. yvonne clark

    I would hate to lose my photos I get some printed as they are nice to browse through but i take too many to have them all printed so i also back them up on DVDs

  75. Pretty much everything I have on the computer as it’s all precious, and as I use a Mac I keep everything updated with my time machine 🙂

  76. I’d hate to lose my photos. I don’t currently back up my computer.

  77. Andrea Smith

    I’d hate to lose our family photos, currently I don’t back up my computer. I do have a separate usb stick for the photos though, but it is full up.

  78. Mari Sutherland

    The start of my novel – backed up on a USB stick

  79. I would hate to lose family photos.
    I currently use an old USB drive.

  80. I do a lot of travelling and take a lot of photos of the places I visit, so would hate to lose these as they are fantastic memories to have to look back on. I currently store my photos in DropBox, but running out of space.

  81. Melanie Burton

    My photos. Over the years I have lost so many good photos and memories due to corrupted data, not enough storage, losing camera or it breaking! I really would love some extra storage so I can keep it all in one place!

  82. My photos – I’d be gutted to loose those x

  83. Wendy Guy

    I would hate to loose my family photos. I do back up with a memory stick.

  84. Jill fairbank

    My family photos and I don’t if I lost my laptop I would be just cross

  85. Jade Hewlett

    I’d hate to lose my family photos, I don’t back up at the moment

  86. Melanie R

    I would hate to lose all the photos of my daughter. Things like her first steps and days out. Currently i back up to onedrive.

  87. Rachael Mccadden

    i would hate to lose my engagement photos

  88. Ian Campbell

    Cherished family photos and Excel documents of the family finances. I’m currently using a detachable hard drive, but could do with a more spacious one 🙂

  89. Mary Dunlop

    It would have to be backing up the kids photos – they grow up so fast!

  90. Family photos – I do back them up periodically – hopefully often enough!

  91. Leanne Newsome

    My photos and my videos of my children since they was born I’d cry if I lost all of them because I could never replace them! I currently have most of them on icloud but would love to store them all myself offline

  92. Barbara Handley

    I would hate to lose the years of research on my family tree and all the family photos. I do not back up anything at the moment but do worry about it but do not know the best way to do it.

  93. Phyllis Ellett

    Photos of my mum and sister from years back, both passed now. Funny though I have backed up the old physical photos to a CD and now thinking of putting them on the ‘Cloud’ (Still worry about that as a safe medium). So if there is a fire etc I will still have some sort of record.

  94. Trevor Linvell

    My photos and videos and ive backed them up on dvds

  95. Jo McPherson

    All the photos I have, would be awful to lose so many memories

  96. Jeremy Hards

    I would hate to lose all my photos. Digital is convenient but there is no negative to get extra prints if you lose them.

    I currently back up manually to a 2nd hard drive

  97. Donna M Caldwell

    I would hate to lose photos I use I cloud

  98. I back up my data with time machine click free and personal back up clone !!!

  99. jo liddement

    I wouldn’t like to lose my photographs and also my document and research results from tracing my family tree.At the moment I use Cloud to store my files but could do with a better backup system.

  100. Allan Fullarton

    Would hate to lose all my family photos

  101. A.E. ADKINS

    I would hate to lose all my photos -my family do my back up as I am a technical incompetent!

  102. George Wright

    Photographs, they’re backed up to an external hard drive.

  103. Laura Vitty

    I’d hate to lose my pictures, I tend to just back them up by uploading them all to Facebook!

  104. I’d hate to lose my photos, don’t currently back up the computer but this has made me think I should look into the cloud thing that I don’t really understand…. yet!

  105. sarah fielding

    I would hate to lose my family photos, currently back them up on a hard drive!

  106. sarah fielding

    I would hate to lose my family photos, currently back them up on a hard drive!

  107. Family photos. I backup to external usb drive as well as online – just to be safe!

  108. sherri hough

    This would be great to put all my university work on so its easier to take to study days.
    I don’t back up and I’m sure one day i’m going to regret this!

  109. Joanna Sawka

    photos are the most precious. we back up on the external hard drive

  110. Adrian Bold

    My photos, spreadsheets, docs, emails – so much to lose.

    Currently I back up to an external USB hard drive.

  111. Kerry Smith

    The photos of my twins. I back up to sub and some are on the cloud and most are on my social media accounts too

  112. Kerry Smith

    The photos of my twins. I back up to sub and some are on the cloud

  113. Sophie Foulds

    My family videos & pictures, I back up on another external hard drive but as it only has a small amount of storage, I haven’t backed up in months!

  114. Jane Middleton

    my photos and my family history files

  115. Neil Pearson

    I’d hate to lose my photo’s – you never had this worry with prints

  116. Alicia Fenton

    My photos and I back them up on my usb and also on my Google cloud. Xx

  117. I would hate to lose my photos and music. We use an external hard drive but need to back up a lot more often than we do!

  118. Douglas McMillan

    My photos, I back them up to Onedrive at the moment.

  119. Saran Benjamin

    Photos and at the moment I just rely on my iPad backing up for me

  120. Photo’s. I currently back up to a external hard drive

  121. Elspeth MacMillan

    My family photographs I lost them all in the past 🙁

  122. I would hate to lose my pet and family photos and also a few documents that I must keep for 7 years. I have only just got to the point at which I need to think about backing up.

  123. Anne Johnston

    I use a WD Passport already but have so many photos another one would be great. Family photos are such precious memories, I’d hate to lose them

  124. Karen Dixon

    I would hate to lose my photos and videos of family

  125. Charmian Filewood

    All our photos and videos, I use a usb drive and back them up every so often

  126. Sheri Darby

    My photos – and they’re not really backed up

  127. Lisa Wilkinson

    I’d hate to lose my photos. I have an external hard drive to back them up but it’s not got a huge memory and it’s nearly full.

  128. Sarah Rees

    Like most people I would hate to lose family photos

  129. Paula Phillips

    I’d hate to lose all my photos, I save them to google photos and picasa.

  130. Jenny Jones

    It’s photos of my children and I upload them to icloud

  131. Kristy Brown

    I would hate to lose (and have lost all the baby/toddler) the children’s photos. We’ve always backed them up but unfortunately our ASD son ruined our Harddrive and the pics along with it

  132. Photos mostly.

    Look at offsite back up too, easiest being online but alternatively keep back up drive at relatives or friends in case something happens to home like fire or burglar.

  133. I have years worth of photos which would be great to have all in one place. I don’t back up my computer often enough!

  134. Andy Hayes

    The photo’s as usual would be the worst loss. Currently they are backed up to an old NAS

  135. Ashley Thompson

    My pictures would be the worse. I wouldn’t like to lose anything but pictures can’t be replaced. I currently back them up to external HDD and have a lot of them on Google Photos.

  136. sarah pavlidis

    I’d hate to loose my photos of the children growing up – they are irreplaceable. I back up to dropbox at the moment

  137. Lauren Old

    I’d hate to lose all of my laptop photos, and I don’t tend to keep any back ups

  138. My family photos which are backed up on google drive.

  139. Vicky Online

    I’d hate to lose photos and our family business stuff. Currently back up to drop box and external drives.

  140. Angie Hoggett

    I would hate to lose my photos and I don’t really back up but my photos are stored from my phone in drop box

  141. John Shakspeare

    I wouldn’t like to lose my photos. I use online storage and a USB stick

  142. Ruth Tesdale

    Photos of my grandson. I back up onto a hard drive.

  143. I (much to infrequently) back up to an old external drive. I also have a partitioned drive on my laptop to back up to. Photos are printed into books and backed up online. I couldn’t bear to lose them!

  144. angela l

    Photos, and I back up on a much smaller external drive that is filling up fast!

  145. all my photos and documents, i currently use a dongle

  146. KIMBERLEY RYAN

    I would be devastated to lose all my photographs. I have not got any back up for my PC, but I do have some of my photos on a cd

  147. Fiona Mallard

    I’d hate to lose my photos. I currently back things up to Dropbox

  148. Rebecca Taylor

    Photos currently they are backed up onto google drive

  149. Tracey Belcher

    Photos and passwords – plus my dads scribblings

  150. Natalie Baskerville

    I’d hate to lose the photos and videos of my children and my wedding photos. I currently use one drive to back up.

  151. Kat Lucas

    I would hate to lose my recipes and photos and don’t back up often enough

  152. Family photos. I currently use memory sticks to back up.

  153. Annette Haden

    Would back up photos and documents. Don’t really do enough back up at the moment

  154. Richard Rowley

    My digital photos and some old ones I have scanned in, I back up to an external hard drive

  155. Mainly my photos. I’ve got some back-ups on my laptop but it would be good to have something separate.

  156. Marianne Daniels

    My lesson plans! I’d absolutely die…

  157. Rachel Butterworth

    All of my family photos, especially the newborn pictures of my nephews and niece.

  158. Ellen Sheppard

    I would hate to lose our wedding photos. I’m very bad at remembering to back things up, I think my Anti-Virus program does it automatically, not sure though – I should really check in to that!

  159. Michael Beaumont

    would hate to lose my photos of my son

  160. Les Blakey

    Would definately use it to back up my photos

  161. Lorraine Tinsley

    Pictures of my daughters, I currently back them up on Google photos

  162. Family photos! I currently back up the most important stuff onto USB sticks or try and print the most important photos so that I have a physical copy

  163. I absolutely agree with how hard it is having so many precious files as a blogger, I have two years worth of nail art pictures on my computer with little place to back them up but if they vanished I think I’d survive.. What I’d really hate to lose is my folders full of my previous family and pets, I don’t get to see them often and some have passed so they are even more valuable to me <3

  164. Caroline H

    It’s actually my work documents that I would be my worst nightmare to lose. I currently back up to an external hard drive which isn’t very big and getting quite full and for some things I burn to disc.

  165. JULIE WARD

    Entered to win this for my son, I would hate to lose my mind (I already crazy according to my family) lol

  166. Family videos and pics – currently have a tiny 1gb flash card for backup and it’s full.

  167. John Steele

    All the videos of the fetes I helped to organise and the quiz night questions I compiled over the last few years.

  168. darren hay

    All my holiday photo’s which are backed up on a external hard drive and also on discs as a double redundancy because i nearly lost them all after a hard drive failed.

  169. Stacey Carnell

    I would hate to lose my wedding and honeymoon photos. I don’t currently have them backed up to anything other than the original CD I was given :/

  170. Hannah Smith

    I would hate to lose all my holiday snaps, so many memories! I currently back up using an external hard drive, but it’s too small to fit everything on, so would be great to win this!

  171. Claire M

    Photos, some but not all are also in cloud storage

  172. daniel baugh

    My photographs. I save them on to a CD after a period of time or a special occasion

  173. nic o'demus

    – tend to back up by saving photos and bits and bobs temporarily in online mail drafts, until I can come up with something a bit more convenient and effective than the big brick-size backup drive with temperamental power lead that I have at the moment…!

  174. Justine Hughes

    My photos, and I don’t currently back up my laptop!

  175. My photos. I try to remember to backup every now and again.

  176. jennifer thorpe

    I would hate to lose all my family photographs and we back up with usb sticks at the moment

  177. Photos and videos, currently copy it all to cd.

  178. Julie Feathers

    I would hate to lose all my family photos, I use a memory stick and icloud at the moment

  179. I have a 250gb portable hard drive that I back up my emails, photos, documents, etc.

  180. Emily Hutchinson

    Photos and work emails, Currently I back up onto cd

  181. family photos, I haven’t backed up in ages though :/ I’d use an external hard drive like tje one in the post.

  182. Robert Adair

    I would hate to lose all of the old family photos that I have scanned and painstakingly restored

  183. my photos, i back up to a portable hard drive but need a bigger one.

  184. Family photos. I back up to the cloud but would prefer backing it up onto something a bit more physical like an external hard drive.

  185. Andrew Petrie

    I would hate to lose all my personal pictures. I don’t back up my computer !

  186. David Paterson

    Photos and videos of the kids growing up – backed up to external USB drive – never enough space

  187. Bob Clark

    My photo collection – back up frequently on portable hard drives

  188. Phil Darling

    My photo’s – I regularly back up to the cloud

  189. Mark Palmer

    I’d hate to lose my photos and back up to the cloud.

  190. Stuart Allen

    i’d hate to lose my media collection and set of scanned family photos!

  191. Allan Smith

    Would hate to lose photos! Currently using an old 250gb external hard drive

  192. Adam Chaloner

    Mostly everything!! I use a smaller WD drive at the mo.

  193. Paul Wilson

    Documents and photos – currently backed up to the cloud, a computer and also a USB drive

  194. Definitely my photos, at the moment I have them stored on various memory sticks

  195. Marycarol

    Has to be my photos – just so many memories especially of loved ones no longer with us x

  196. Lisa Everaert

    I would hate to lose family photos. Currently i back my system up via Nortons Ghost on DVDR.

  197. Stephanie Tsang

    I would really hate to lose my photos as most of them are of my children. Currently they’re all stored on my laptop.

  198. I try to keep everything important in the cloud, one drive, drop box, etc.
    It does mean I need the internet to upload new stuff though.

  199. Hayley Heald

    I can’t live without my music!
    I currently have my old laptop to back up, it’s EXTREMELY OLD, but my new laptop has very little memory (it was a very thoughtful present from my none techy boyfriend)

  200. sallyann johnston

    My photo’s of holidays with my family all which I treasure & could never get back x

  201. Gemma Massey

    I would hate to lose my precious photos especially of those who are no longer with me. I currently back up on usb stick did use an external hard drive but it’s broke

  202. Susan Smith

    My phone, would hate to lose it, backed my computer on disc

  203. jayne kelsall

    I back my family photos and videos on USB at the minute but would hate to lose them.x

  204. jemma dwyer

    my pictures i currently have them backed up on a usb stick

  205. gemma brown

    all of our pictures. my partner backs things up onto something similar, but it’s definitely not a terrabyte so this would be brilliant!

  206. betony bennett

    Definitely my photos. All our adventures are on there!!

  207. Clare Hubbard

    My photos of my children, I don’t currently back up but know I need to!

  208. I’d hate to loose any of my photos, I regularly back my computer up and desperately need more storage!

  209. I have spent years building my website, and losing the original documents would be a tragedy.
    I have hard copies on dvd but the backup is not done very often.

  210. I would hate to lose photographs of my son I currently just have them on our computer!

  211. juliette

    I would back up photos – currently dont really back up but this has made me think about it

  212. Jaelin Farrow

    I would hate to lose my photos, music and collection of Manics bootlegs 😛

  213. Obviously family photos are very important, but I’d especially hate to lose those of my son. We adopted him when he was little and already missed out on so much from his first year, we’ve made extra sure to record all his subsequent firsts and they are so important to us – and also to him in terms of his identity.

  214. lisa ann tebbutt

    holidays photo’s, cosplayer photo’s and holidays photo’s

  215. I have videos and photos on the pc that I wouldn’t want to lose, I think you can always find songs again. I use an old laptop to back things up.

  216. Liam Bishop

    I would hate to lose all my family videos. We currently backup once every few months. Must do it more often!

  217. Catriona Hutchinson

    Like most other people it’s my photos I worry about. I managed to do my whole degree without backing up but I see now how foolish that was!

  218. Margaret Clarkson

    Photographs. Have copies in two places, but should back up properly.

  219. photos, i stupidly put some on my first computer, got a virus & lost them or they got corrupted! so decided not to do that anymore, safer to download to hard disc straight away, just in case.

  220. Oh definitely photos and videos of the family. I currently back up on a paid cloud service which is almost full!

  221. MANDY DOHERTY

    Would hate to lose all the photos and videos on my laptop but I haven’t done so, will get it done asap now though x

  222. Jodie Cook

    I’d hate to lose all my photos and all my old Uni coursework. I currently have a 320GB hard drive, but it’s full and occasionally when I plug it in the computer says it’s corrupt, eek! I also have lots of 8GB and 4GB USB flash drives, but I’d like to consolidate it all on to one larger capacity hard drive.

  223. Cheryl Irvine

    I would hate to lose my memories. I back up to Cloud and use portable hard drives to store pictures, music and documents.

  224. Pete Belcher

    any of my personal data, i currently use my free onedrive 5gb…

  225. Bethan Phillips

    My mother in law doesn’t have a computer but has loads of photos that have filled up her phone – I’d love to be able to put them all on this for her!

  226. Lynsey Buchanan

    I would hate to lose my photos and my music collection

  227. Cassandra Mayers

    I would hate to loose all my thousands f photos, I have Drives like this buy need more as im a photographer and take so many pics x

  228. Simon Tinsley

    I have a certain photo of someone from a long time ago that I would hate to lose. I keep my backups in the cloud.

  229. lynn HEATH

    I would back up photos of the kids and family!

  230. Alison Johnson

    My phots & my music. I don’t back up as often as I should – only when my Hubby nags me! We have a small external hard drive, but I have to empty it before I can back-up.

  231. Vicky Online

    I would hate to lose photos. I’ve got them backed up to usb sticks, which reminds me, I’d better check I can find them and that I’ve got it all backed up.

  232. ruth robinson

    i currently use drop box but am not confident at using it, i would hate to lose my holiday photos or photos of mum plus it would be a nightmare having to remember all the sites passwords

  233. Michelle Sykes

    My photos and word documents – my boyfriend has to do the back up

  234. Lynne Durkin

    My photos and i’m guilty in that I have no back up 🙁 x

  235. Katie skeoch

    My photos of my boys growing up. I have a hard drive I back most documents & photos on. You never know!

  236. laura stewart

    i would hate to lose pictures of my daughter when she was a baby

  237. Brad Start

    My wedding photos. I currently back up onto discs.

  238. Carolynn Woodland

    It has got to be family photographs because of all the memories.
    I don’t even know how to back up but I would love to win this prize and be safe from such a loss.

  239. Ruth Harwood

    I’d hate to lose my photos, and I do have an external hard drive that’s getting full!!

  240. I’d hate to lose my photos, I currently backup to the cloud

  241. Rey Chunara

    I’d hate to lose my photos. At the moment I back them up on a USB pen drive

  242. don erwood

    Photos for me as well as some old docs. Currently backed up to a memory stick

  243. george robertson

    My sons laptop hardrive started to fail luckly he managed to save most of the files on there. On a few were lost and the manufacturer even covered this under the warranty.

  244. Rachel Craig

    Photographs as sentimental. Don’t tend to use computer for photographs, maybe I should start. luckily have some friends who do use their computer for storing and viewing photographs and they have some photographs of mine. If they lived nearer to me I would get them to assist me in regards to computer skills etc.

  245. Kevin Honey

    I would hate to lose photos of my granddaughters and I back up to a memory stick

  246. Emily Clark

    I have an external hard drive already, but its about to give up the ghost on me (and it’s full of my important photos!)

  247. Samantha O'D

    My photos we recently lost everything on our computer

  248. Anna Kenny

    I would hate to lose all my pictures although I don’t currently back them all up as I have nowhere to store them other than my hard drive.

  249. claire woods

    I just back up using a memory card. I would hate to lose my photos.

  250. I would hate to lose my photos. I have a few on my mobile and I have backed up my pictures to drop box, but its not big enough for all my photos and I am running out of room..

  251. Leanne V McKenna

    I just back up using a memory card.
    I would hate to lose my photos, they are irreplaceable.

  252. Nikki Hayes

    I’d hate to lose my photographs and my digital music collection. I back up about once a month but only photos, music and documents. I’d love an external hard drive so I could do a full image backup of my PC :o)

  253. Sam Goodwin

    Photos of my kids. I’d be heartbroken! i print them, put them all on Facebook and pop them on an external hard drive….but now that doesn’t work with my new mac!

  254. tracy baines

    I would hate to lose my holiday photos, we currently back them up onto CD

  255. claire griffiths

    i would hate to loose photos and my scan pics i currently back them up onto discs , external hard drive and usb sticks

  256. Photos and documents, backup onto an external hard drive

  257. brenda heads

    I would hate to lose my photos they are on my phone and computer hard drive at the moment.

  258. Ema J Lowe

    I would hate to lose my photos. I have one drive on my mobile and ive got a few pictures in drop box, but that’s not big enough for all my photos.

  259. aaron broad

    I would hate to lose my music, I use a SSD at the moment

  260. John Myers

    My mobile phone. My heart beats fast when I’ve misplaced it and I struggle to remember what i did with it.

  261. jackie curran

    family photos and videos – I put on a usb stick

  262. Anthony Webster

    I have external hard drives and would hate to lose my photos and music.

  263. Becca Staples

    Baby pics, and mine is currently not backed up 🙁

  264. Steven Appleton

    I’d hate to lose my family photos – I currently write them to discs

  265. Jennifer Haden

    I would hate to lose precious photos, I currently don’t have a back up system tbh

  266. Jennifer Haden

    I would hate to lose precious photos. I don’t really have a good back up system at the moment though tbh

  267. Spencer Broadley

    Photos and spreadsheets backed up on CD ROM

  268. Hannah Carroll

    I would hate to loose family photos, pet photos and also all my photos from concerts! Infact, I would hate to loose any of my photos! x

  269. Lynne OConnor

    Having previously suffered from complete hard drive failure on more than one occasion I’d have to say the whole hard drive. I back up individual files – photos, docs etc but the time consuming part is reloading all the different programmes I use all the time. I’d love to press a button and have the whole drive copies back

  270. Andrew Knight

    all my pics and files need protecting.

  271. I’d hate to lose all of the photos that I have on my laptop and I must admit that I’m not the best at backing them up

  272. Kat Glynn

    I currently use a collection of usb sticks, its a pain to find anything! x

  273. Anthony Harrington

    my computer backs-up every hour, but I want a back-up for my back-up, would hate to lose photos and documents

  274. Sam McKean

    My family photos, I currently use a cloud.

  275. Rebecca Austerberry

    I dont back up at the moment but would hate to loose my photos

  276. I haven’t really thought about it, but I’d hate to lose all my photos. The songs and films can be replaced, but not the photos and documents. I don’t currently back them up, although I’m now thinking I definitely should.

  277. Kim Neville

    Family videos and photos. I need to back up

  278. John Frost

    I would hate to lose my pictures of the kids. They are on my phone, on the computer and on my icloud account. One more backup would definitely make me feel better

  279. laura banks

    my photos but i leave the computer stuff to the hubby

  280. William Gould

    I’m afraid I don’t back up my computer and I would hate to lose all my holiday photos!

  281. Paula Readings

    I would hate to lose my family photo’s I do have ‘cloud’ activated on my phone.

  282. Tracy Hanley

    I dont back anything up , i know i really should , i wouldnt want to loose pictures of my son when he was little and my grandkids

  283. ashleigh allan

    Family photos! I currently back up on an external hard drive but i have had it for ages and its got low memory and nearly full!

  284. melanie stirling

    I would hate to lose important letters but I don’t currently back up.

  285. Donald McLeman

    I do have a selection of backup devices but all are very small so I never know that I’ve covered everything – photos would be the big loss…

  286. Angela Treadway

    Photos of special events and my kids first birthdays at the moment its all backed up to google drive x

  287. I would hate to lose all my photos! I currently back up on to an external hard drive which is very temperamental!

  288. olivia Kirby

    My family photos and I don’t know how I back up, I leave that to my husband!

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