A week ago Monday, there was a power outage in my area that only lasted for 35 minutes. I have a UPS on my desktop computer which allows me to save my work, and shut down the computer. But, things are not perfect when electricity fails. When I turned on my computer again, my router was malfunctioning and Windows was acting up.
The next day, I bought this shiny USB based portable hard drive which is 350 GB. After getting my computer to stay booted, I copied the entire contents of the MY Documents folder to this drive. It took many hours as my desktop computer is only USB 1.0. But, it was successful.
I did have to reformat my drive and use another router but, I haven't lost any data. It is a lifesaver. (See the candy?) It is hard to photograph, being shiny black but I wanted you to see the friendly glowing light.