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

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Product Highlights
  • 2TB Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Port
  • Max. Sustained Read/Write Speed: 100MB/s
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • 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 silver 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. Use a Wi-Fi connection when the drive is attached to an Internet-connected USB device with backup cloud software installed, or utilize services like Dropbox or Google Drive for backup.

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
Wi-Fi Yes, when attached to Internet-connected USB device with backup cloud software installed
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 (Silver)
  • USB 3.0 Cable - 18" / 45.7 cm
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Seagate2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver)
     
    5.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast connection (3)
    • Quiet (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (4)
      • Travel (4)
      • Large projects (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (3)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (3)

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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 Seagate 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

        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 Seagate 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

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          Pros

          • Fast Connectivity
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Laptops
            • Large Projects
            • Multimedia
            • Travel

            Comments about Seagate 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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            5.0

            Beautifully useful

            By Mike

            from San Juan, PR

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Fast Connectivity
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Travel

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

              As a semi-pro photographer, I have to make sure that I store my data safely. I'm always on the go, and I do not leave my home without this drive. I own two: one to store all my data and another one to back it all up.

              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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