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Seagate 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black)

B&H # SESTDR20001B MFR # STDR2000100
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Product Highlights

  • 2TB Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Port
  • Max. Sustained Read/Write Speed: 100MB/s
  • 5400rpm Disk Speed
  • Seagate Dashboard for Automatic Backup
  • Pre-Loaded NTFS Driver for Mac
  • Use on Windows, Mac Without Reformatting
  • Free Seagate Mobile Backup App Available
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Color: Black

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Capacity: 2TB

500GB 1TB 2TB

You Pay: $99.00

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The black 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive from Seagate features a maximum sustained read/write speed of approximately 100MB/s and a spindle speed of 5400rpm. It provides fast, easy automatic backup for your digital files on your computer, mobile devices, and the cloud. The Seagate Dashboard features a Protect function allowing you to schedule your automatic local backups in as little as one click.

With the Save feature, user-generated content can be backed up from your favorite social networks. Capture a memory, post it on a social networking site, and let the Seagate Dashboard automatically back up any content posted. Install the free Seagate Mobile Backup app on an iOS or Android mobile device to back up all of the files from the device to the drive or the cloud.

The Share feature allows multiple files to be uploaded to social networks at once from your computer. Simply select files to upload, then choose where to post them, and even add comments. Install the pre-loaded NTFS driver for Mac and use the drive interchangeably between Windows and Mac computers without reformatting it. The Backup Plus Slim's thin metal design allows you to slide the drive into your pocket, purse, or backpack and carry it with you anywhere.

Performance
Capacity 2.0 TB
Interface USB 3.0
Interface Transfer Rate (Max) 5.0 Gb/s
Disk Speed (RPM) 5400
Buffer Not specified by manufacturer
Sustained Data Transfer Rate Maximum: 100 MB/s
Data Encryption None
File System NTFS formatted for Mac and Windows (Mac via pre-loaded driver)
System Requirements Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP SP3 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Seagate Mobile Backup app: iOS 6 or higher, Android 2.3 or higher
Available USB port
General
Mounting Desktop
Power Requirements Bus-powered by USB connection
Dimensions 4.5 x 3.0 x 0.5" (11.4 x 7.6 x 1.2 cm)
Weight 0.4 lb (0.2 kg)
Seagate 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black)
  • USB 3.0 Cable - 18" / 45.7 cm
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Seagate2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Blue)
     
    4.7

    (based on 122 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (92)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (73)
    • Compact (46)
    • Portable (44)
    • Fast connection (40)
    • Large capacity / good size (39)

    Cons

    • Slow connection (3)

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (82)
    • Laptops (37)
    • Travel (36)
    • Additional storage (31)
    • Photo storage (31)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (27), Casual user (26), Power user (20), Tech professional (7), Multimedia professional (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (66), Business (33)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (60), PC (45)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Slim, Capacious, Quick. Perfect!

    As a user of MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros with SSD internal drives, I've been using external hard drives to archive large files and Time Machine back ups, but the larger capacities were FAT...Read complete review

    As a user of MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros with SSD internal drives, I've been using external hard drives to archive large files and Time Machine back ups, but the larger capacities were FAT (12.5 vs. 9.5mm). This is the first decent size external bus-powered hard drive that is a 9.5mm thick drive, allowing for a very slim 1/2" high external case. And luckily, due to the higher areal density, it is actually FASTER than my old fat 1.5 TB hard drive. I benchmarked the old drive at 85.3 MB/s write and 89.8 MB/s, the 2TB Seagate Backup Plus drive at 105.6 and 108.5 MB/s, respectively: 23.8% faster write and 20.8% faster read speeds.

    I can't ask for any more for a laptop external backup drive.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    why not include back up instructions?

    the most frustrating thing about backup devices is they never include instructions on how to actually back them up. i had to consult apple to figure it out. it works well, once i...Read complete review

    the most frustrating thing about backup devices is they never include instructions on how to actually back them up. i had to consult apple to figure it out. it works well, once i learned how to use it.

    Reviewed by 122 customers

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    4.0

    So far, so good

    By Sound/Video

    from New York

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • Portable
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Software

    Best Uses

    • Additional Storage
    • Backup

    Comments about 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Blue):

    I bought two of these because, my old external hard drive crashed with all of my projects and media on it. At least a month prior to that, I told myself I should really get another drive and make a back up. But, I didn't do it in time. Lesson learned. So, I got two of these and from now on will make sure I regularly back up to both of them. Since I've just gotten them, I can't speak to their reliability, but they are lighter and slimmer than my last one, so that's nice.

    The only thing I don't like, so far, is the Seagate "dashboard" software which opens on my desktop automatically when I start my computer. The dashboard is about syncing up your other personal devices (e.g. smartphone, etc.) to the drive so you can back up your phone movies, etc. I'm not interested in that, so I would rather the dashboard stay off, unless I want to use it.

    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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    3.0

    Does the job

    By Ernst

    from Portland, OR

    About Me Casual user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact

    Cons

    • Slow

    Best Uses

    • Backup

    Comments about 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Blue):

    It's not all that fast but it gets the job done. Great for it's size.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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    5.0

    Perfect for backups, very lightweight

    By Hemal

    from Sunnyvale, CA

    About Me Casual user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • High Capacity
    • Portable
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • Backup
      • Photo Storage

      Comments about 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Red):

      This is the slimmest and cheapest version of 2TB harddrive. Best for anyone who needs USB powered 2TB backup drive.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      Amazingly compact!

      By rafael

      from oakland ca

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use
      • High Capacity
      • Portable
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • File Transfer
        • Photo Storage
        • Video

        Comments about 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Blue):

        I really like the size and appearance of this 2TB drive. The most important thing is how reliable it will prove to be in the long run, but I've only had it a few weeks. So far, so good!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        2TB Slim Portable External Hard Drive

        By Photoman401

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Photo Storage

          Comments about 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Blue):

          I have been using Seagate external hard drives for over 7 years. When I got down to a level that I was not comfortable with, when I saw this drive and how much slimmer it was and that I did not have to plug it in to an electrical outlet, I jumped at the opportunity to buy it.

          I use the hard drive to for my pictures following the advice of many of having multiple drives, but this is great to take along with me on those trips I take for the items on my "bucket list" in life. At night when I get back to the hotel, I can put my pictures on this external hard drive and have a fresh card to use in my camera the next day. Then when I get home, I can attach the hard drive to my desktop and process my pictures.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          what we needed

          By So CDal Girl

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup

            Comments about 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Red):

            in use with carbon copy, this has helped us back up the machine

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Fast, reliable in a small package

            By David H.

            from Arlington, VA

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • High Capacity
            • Portable
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • File Transfer
              • Photo Storage

              Comments about 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Blue):

              This is an excellent high capacity external hard drive. I have it partitioned - backup for my MacBook Air and the other partition for photos.

              I high recommend.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Great slim external HD

              By August

              from Wyomissing, PA

              About Me Casual user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Compact
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy to use
              • High Capacity
              • Portable
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup
                • Photo Storage

                Comments about 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver):

                very slim and lightweight

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                1.0

                Returned the product

                By Yelnats

                from North Carolina

                Comments about 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black):

                Couldd not get it to work with Acronis and had to return it.

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                5.0

                Piece Of Mind

                By New York Artist

                from New York

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to use
                • High Capacity
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Photo Storage

                  Comments about 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver):

                  I have an online webstore, I have to backup product photos, and html pages. Plus, I take allot of photos in New York City, for fun, and put some on my site. I've used Seagate external hard drives before, but didn't have enough disk space, on the one I had. So, I needed to get a bigger one. My Computer guy, recomended I stay with Seagate. Online sites gave this model a good review, and rating.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  Great for archiving

                  By RayJ

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to use
                  • Portable
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Red):

                      I own a few of these and replaced my larger hard drives with them. They take up very little space and you don't need an AC adapter- they run off USB. I bought another slim portable hard drive brand initially, but found the Seagates were smaller so switched to them.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      Fast enough.. Does what it's supposed to

                      By FireHunter551

                      from Rockford, IL

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy to use
                      • Fast
                      • High Capacity
                      • Portable
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                      • Not Free

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Backup
                      • Photo Storage
                      • Video

                      Comments about 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver):

                      Well, it does what its supposed to do as of a month after the purchase. This is my first external HD. I bought it to back up dvd movies and photos. It's surprisingly fast. Fast enough anyways. I transferred 3 movies to the hard drive so far. I was expecting a much longer transfer time. I did play a movie from this external hard drive with no issues or hiccups whatsoever. I have an HP Zbook 15 with a quadro k610n video card.. So my computer is fast... so that helps. About B&H... Surprisingly, shipping was so much faster than [@]. Very much on par with [@].. maybe faster. You have a new customer... as long as the prices are right. I will always include B&H in my online shopping searces. Thanks!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Really good price for something useful

                      By rookie4DSLR

                      from baltimore

                      Comments about 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver):

                      I have Mac Air and some window desktop at home, and I formatted this as NFTSformat and downloded one of the app for mac using NFTS formatted read and write

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                      5.0

                      Great HDs

                      By VDOPickle

                      from Isreal

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy to use
                      • High Capacity
                      • Portable
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black):

                          I really like these hard drives! Their small size is the best part about them!! They also have great performance.

                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          Small but powerful

                          By Epop

                          from Florida

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • High Capacity
                          • Portable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Additional Storage
                            • Backup
                            • File Transfer
                            • Video

                            Comments about 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Blue):

                            This drive is really compact and has all the features you could ask for--it's fast, thanks to the usb 3.0 capability and has the capacity for big files--all this in a small, portable drive. Compare portable drives and you'll find that Seagate has the best warranty.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            So far so good

                            By Christopher

                            from Connecticut

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Easy to use
                            • High Capacity
                            • Portable
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • File Transfer
                              • Photo Storage

                              Comments about 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver):

                              I bought this to replace a bulkier external HDD. I love it's size, how quiet it is and the speed. It looks great on my desk and doesn't take up much room at all. Plus if I want to travel, it looks like it'll fit no problem in a bag. So far no complaints!

                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              5.0

                              Excellent Drive at any price

                              By Prep@Printworx

                              from Castroville, CA

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Easy to use
                              • High Capacity
                              • Portable
                              • Power From Usb Cable
                              • Quiet
                              • Size

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Additional Storage
                                • Backup
                                • File Transfer
                                • Photo Storage
                                • Video

                                Comments about 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Red):

                                I began by purchasing a single drive for home use to store pictures and personal documents on my MacBook Pro. It's size and portability convinced me to purchase an additional drive for use with Apple's Time Machine backup software.

                                I was so pleased with the ease of use and lack of power cord/brick that when I needed to evaluate my backup strategy at work (I'm the prepress manager of a commercial printing company) that I purchased 6 drives to implement our backup strategy.

                                Couldn't be more pleased.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                5.0

                                good product

                                By etai

                                from israel

                                About Me Casual user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy to use
                                • High Capacity
                                • Portable
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver):

                                    Good looking small and reliable

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

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                                    4.0

                                    Slim and Easy

                                    By Cat the video journalist

                                    from new york, new york

                                    About Me Power user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Compact
                                    • High Capacity
                                    • Portable
                                    • Quiet

                                    Cons

                                    • Use Disk Utility 2 Set Up

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Backup
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver):

                                    I needed a hard drive to back up my files via time machine.

                                    What works: it's nice slim, travel size, and has 2TB so that's good enough for just a back up. its USB 3 so it works faster. And honestly it looks beautiful.

                                    What doesn't work: Even though HDD says it works with a mac. My computer couldn't copy any files over, even after I installed the program that came w it. I have a new mac pro laptop. So I had to put the HDD on disk utility to wipe it out completely so its MAC friendly.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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                                    4.0

                                    Tiny, fast, reliable backup

                                    By News Strategies

                                    from Arlington, VA

                                    About Me Power user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Easy to use
                                    • High Capacity
                                    • Portable
                                    • Quiet

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Backup
                                      • Photo Storage

                                      Comments about 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver):

                                      I've been a fan of small external drives for years. They are handy to carry on trips to store files, video and photos.

                                      This Seagate drive is among the best, in my opinion. A solid performer. Extremely quiet operation.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • Mac

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