It is quite bothersome and a pain in the neck to have to back up every file on your PC. What Seagate’s new Replica’s drive does is they make a complete copy of your entire Windows PC including operating system and all. Any addition or changes to your files will subsequently be made automatically, saving you a lot of hassle and time. If your hard drive does not work, you can just install Replica on a new drive and retrieve all your files, operating systems, etc verbatim. It works much like Mac’s Time Machine does.


The Seagate Replica offers two configurations for users: single PC backup ($130, 250GB), and multiple PC s backup ($200, 500GB). One drawback of Replica’s drive is that it works like a copier and does not allow users to drag and drop certain files into the drive. The process is also rather slow.