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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

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)
     
    4.8

    (based on 34 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (29)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (22)
    • Fast connection (19)
    • Versatile (13)
    • Reliable (11)
    • Durable (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (25)
      • Travel (20)
      • Laptops (19)
      • Multimedia (9)
      • Large projects (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (18), Tech professional (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (23), Business (5)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (16), PC (14)

      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

       

      Good product on Mac ... Eventually

      Cool looking. And OK once you get it to work with a Mac. The package says, "Use between Mac and PC." Not easy or obvious how to make that happen. ...Read complete review

      Cool looking. And OK once you get it to work with a Mac. The package says, "Use between Mac and PC." Not easy or obvious how to make that happen. Great tech support from Seagate however, if you have the patience to work through it. If you are strictly PC or don't care about cross-platform use, give it another star.

      Reviewed by 34 customers

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      5.0

      Amazing quality for the price

      By Miles Away

      from Los Feliz, CA

      About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Quiet
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Laptops
        • Multimedia
        • Travel

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

        Does what it should, it's smaller than expected and a great bargain.

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

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        4.0

        Works like a backup USB drive should

        By Multitasker

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast Connectivity
        • Good Price For 2 Tb Hd
        • Quiet
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Usb Cable Could Be 2 Feet
        • Usb Cable Could Be 3 Feet

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Backup For Safe Storage
        • Travel

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

        When not needed the included software can be deleted and the backup still works fine

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

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        5.0

        Can't get much simpler

        By JR Biker

        from Lewisberry, PA

        About Me Multimedia Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast Connectivity

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            It's amazing how small (physical size) for a 2TB drive. Smaller than the 1TB Seagate Backup Plus drive I replaced.

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

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            5.0

            Seagate External USB 3.0 Hard Drive

            By KenM

            from Vernon, NJ

            About Me Tech Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Fast Connectivity
            • Quiet
            • Reliable
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Laptops
              • Multimedia

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

              Used to backup all of my computers (5).
              Used to backup my cell phones (3).

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

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              5.0

              Compact and functional

              By The Backup Queen

              from Palo Alto, CA

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Travel

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

                I plugged it in and it works! I use it for backups on a Mac and I wanted to encrypt the drive so I had to reformat, but that was not an issue. I store one copy of my backups in a small safety deposit box, so I like the small size of these drives.

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

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                5.0

                Dandy, Unobtrusive Backup Drive.

                By Diving Di

                from Orange County, CA

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast Connectivity
                • Quiet
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Backup

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

                I bought this item to back up my files with the Mac OS Time Machine. Works like a champ. I literally plugged it in, and it did the rest!

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

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                4.0

                Huge capacity in a tiny package

                By News Strategies DC

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive design
                • Quiet
                • Small
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Slow Connection

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Laptops
                • Travel

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

                Seagate has packed 2GB storage capacity in a very small and colorful slim design. I'm happy with such a small and large capacity drive for a great price but found the WiFi capability to be completely useless and incomprehensible to figure out.

                The write speed is nothing impressive, in my experience. About the same as USB 2.0.

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

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                5.0

                Sleazy design, tiny but packed HD

                By Savuyawa

                from San Jose, CA

                About Me Tech Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Quiet

                Cons

                • Slow Connection

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Laptops
                • Travel

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

                Bought this for downloading videos on a recent trip and I am happy with it. I wish it had Thunderbolt interface though for faster transfer sped but USB 3.0 is OK right now.

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

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                5.0

                Good Device

                By BHPHOTOUSER

                from ALLEN, TX

                About Me Tech Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast Connectivity
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Laptops
                  • Travel

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

                  I have it as brand-new and it is so easy to use. I don't know yet if it lasts forever and hope it won't be corrupted along the way.

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

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                  5.0

                  Completely satisfied

                  By Ron

                  from DENVER CO

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Fast Connectivity
                  • Quiet
                  • Reliable
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Laptops
                    • Multimedia
                    • Travel

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

                    I have my entire Photo collection on this drive -- ~75,000 images. I use it as the primary drive for using Photoshop Lightroom (I can easily switch between desktop and laptop).

                    The Drive performs as advertised. I have no complaints.

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

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                    3.0

                    Good product on Mac ... Eventually

                    By Trimtab

                    from Chapel Hill, NC

                    Verified Buyer

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

                    Cool looking. And OK once you get it to work with a Mac. The package says, "Use between Mac and PC." Not easy or obvious how to make that happen. Great tech support from Seagate however, if you have the patience to work through it. If you are strictly PC or don't care about cross-platform use, give it another star.

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                    4.0

                    working great

                    By Mike

                    from Roswell, GA

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup

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

                        I had previously purchased a 3TB WD backup. I made a full copy of everything on my computer on the WD. However it would lock up my computer and I would have to remove it to reboot. Eventually it locked up and was no longer usable on any computer. I can't send it back with all my data on it. So I bought the Seagate. It installed great and I backed up everything with no problem. I have had it running in continuous mode and everything seems to work fine. The continuous backup is nice but I may consider going to a set schedule. I like the small size.

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

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                        5.0

                        Great big small drive for the price

                        By Jay C

                        from Columbia, SC

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

                        This is a great portable drive perfect for travel. At 2 TB it is the perfect backup for Time Machine. Not requiring an external power supply is good for traveling also.

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                        5.0

                        A lot of space for a great price

                        By takitusmaximus

                        from NE, Ohio

                        Verified Buyer

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

                        This drive actually works perfectly in my PS4. They aren't too many 2TB HDD that are 2.5mm in size and this cheap. This one is and it has worked flawlessly since installing it in my PS4.

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                        5.0

                        Seagate 2TP Backup Plus is a Real +++

                        By johnbeliever

                        from Grand Junction, CO

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Fast Connectivity
                        • Quiet
                        • Reliable
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Laptops
                        • Large Projects
                        • Multimedia
                        • Travel

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

                        An exceptional supplemental hard drive that uploads quickly and backs up all my documents and nearly 20,000 photos. Software is easily installed and the directions for use are simple and intuitive. Highly recommended for home use and possibly for small businesses.

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

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                        5.0

                        ı extremly recomended tgis product

                        By musti

                        from tn

                        About Me Tech Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                        • Freezes Easily

                        Best Uses

                        • Laptops

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

                        it s so light and usefull

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

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                        5.0

                        Slim, Capacious, Quick. Perfect!

                        By davidahn

                        from San Diego, CA

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast
                        • Large Capacity
                        • Quiet
                        • Slim

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Laptops
                          • Large Projects
                          • Multimedia
                          • Travel

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

                          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.

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

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                          5.0

                          Great little thingy

                          By Simonion

                          from Milan, Italy

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Fast Connectivity
                          • Quiet
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Laptops
                            • Travel

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

                            Small, fast, looks pretty on desk.

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

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                            5.0

                            Perfect!

                            By FrankieD

                            from New York City, NY

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Fast Connectivity
                            • Quiet
                            • Reliable
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Large Projects
                              • Travel

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

                              For me, this is the perfect backup drive. The large capacity and fast speed works great for backing up my iMac with Time Machine at work. I also use it to back up files and other data that I may need to access when I'm at home. The small size makes it easily and conveniently transportable.

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

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                              5.0

                              Works Well

                              By donjphoto

                              from Portland, OR

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast Connectivity
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Laptops
                                • Large Projects
                                • Multimedia
                                • Travel

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

                                It has a very small footprint and is powered off of the usb port. USB 3.0 makes it reasonabley fast. I have used it for a short time and I will have to see how it hold up.

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

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