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

B&H # SESTDR20001G Mfr # STDR2000101
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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 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.

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 (Silver)
  • USB 3.0 Cable - 18" / 45.7 cm
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Seagate2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Blue)
     
    4.8

    (based on 57 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (47)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast connection (35)
    • Quiet (34)
    • Reliable (21)
    • Versatile (21)
    • Durable (18)

    Cons

    • Slow connection (3)

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (41)
    • Laptops (33)
    • Travel (31)
    • Multimedia (18)
    • Large projects (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (26), Multimedia professional (6), Tech professional (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (35), Business (13)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (30), PC (20)

    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 57 customers

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    5.0

    Lovely Little Lifesaver...

    By PearlArrow

    from Marin County, CA

    About Me Tech Savvy-ish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Capacity
    • Fast Connectivity
    • Quiet
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Too Soon To Tell

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Large Projects
    • Multimedia
    • Travel

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

    I nearly lost 250 gigs of treasured photos and artwork on my old MacG4 tower recently. Because the price is so good and Mac users (as well as PC-ers) seem confident with this little Seagate Slim, we managed to back it all up (twice!) and have it set up to automatically back up via Time Machine so I won't lose data. I hear these don't give out often, so feel confident of being covered for the future remaining 1.5T ! Great price and fast free shipping, so thank you, B&H.

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

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    5.0

    Great service

    By Kiku

    from Sunnyvale,CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Fast Connectivity
    • Quiet
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Laptops
      • Large Projects
      • Multimedia
      • Travel

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

      This is my 3rd device from BHP website, and it's nice price with no tax on it.I use this product mainly for personal data storage and software applications installing as add on to my laptop and Great to access from Mobile.

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

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      5.0

      Jut what I needed

      By Aura

      from San Juans Wa

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Laptops

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

          Worked to back up my computer and save videos

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

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          5.0

          Fast and Furious

          By Wild King

          from Deland, FL

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Convenient
          • Durable
          • Fast Connectivity
          • Portable
          • 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 (Silver):

          I use the 2 TB external drive to back up all my photos and videos from my laptop.

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

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          5.0

          Best thing since sliced bread!

          By Wild King

          from Deland, FL

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Convenient
          • Durable
          • Fast Connectivity
          • Quiet
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Laptops
            • Large Projects
            • Travel

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

            I use the 2 TB external Hard Drive to back up all my photos and videos.

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

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            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By Scott

            from North Port, Florida

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Fast Connectivity
            • Reliable
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Laptops
              • Travel

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

              So far So great.

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

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              5.0

              Great Drive

              By CRay

              from Bozeman MT

              About Me Tech Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast Connectivity
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Laptops
                • Large Projects
                • Multimedia
                • Travel

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

                The little red drive was a cinch to use -- Just plug it in and the operating system finds it and lists it as an available device. We wanted a drive that was compatible with Apple and Windows. This beauty was it. We are using it to backup family photos. I'm also tired of looking for the right drive, so the red was a nice option. The drive came with a cable too. The price is good for the drive size. The piece of mind for an off-site portable backup is priceless.

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

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                5.0

                Small, Fast, Reliable

                By BrianMinn

                from Minneapolis

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      Using this drive for computer backup and for large photo collection. Have had Seagate's earlier versions, and they continue to get smaller and faster in backup. Very satisfied--my second 2TB drive. No negatives that I've seen.

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

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                      5.0

                      Sleek, compact and user friendly

                      By Grace

                      from Florida

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Fast Connectivity
                      • Reliable
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Laptops
                        • Travel

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

                        I love this external hard drive. Its incredibly compact for its memory capacity and very sleek. I appreciate the mobile backup option, and once you download the Seagate dashboard (on Mac) you can access everything pretty easily.

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

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                        5.0

                        I would buy this product again and again

                        By Alex P Studio

                        from Marlboro NJ

                        Verified Buyer

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

                        good

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                        3.0

                        Not bad

                        By YZ

                        from CA

                        Verified Buyer

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

                        It's not expensive. It's good for PC user who may sometimes use MAC. but as I'm a mac user and the school also use mac. It's not convenient to download software every time I use other mac.

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                        4.0

                        Well built 2 tb hard drive

                        By Jeet

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Fast Connectivity
                        • Quiet
                        • Reliable
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Multimedia

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

                          This hard drive works great and is a well built product from Seagate. The finish on the outer case looks really good. The transfer rates are good.

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

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                          5.0

                          compact hard drive for travel

                          By Evgueni P

                          from Richland, WA

                          About Me Photography Hobbyist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast Connectivity
                          • Light-weight And Compact
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Travel

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

                            I bought it as a backup drive to store my photos that I take while on travel. The device is very slim and compact, which is handy when you need to minimize space for carrion luggage. Reliability is crucial for this type of application. I have only used it for one month, which is not enough to make a final verdict, but so far so good, no issues.

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

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                            5.0

                            Reliable, Fast & Great!

                            By Bill Gates

                            from Boston, MA

                            About Me Multimedia Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Quiet
                            • Reliable
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • Slow Connection

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Laptops
                            • Large Projects
                            • Multimedia
                            • Travel

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

                            This 2TB Portable External USB HD by Seagate is the best I ever owned/used. It's so less stressful because it is compatible with MAC and PC. It has a fast data transfer speed and it's durable.

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

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                            5.0

                            Seagate quality at a great price.

                            By hallogallo

                            from Raleigh, North Carolina

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast Connectivity
                            • Quiet
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Laptops

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

                              I have installed internal drives and purchased external drives for institutional Macs for many years. (Remember back when 'they' said storage will never go below $/MB ... heh.) I have always preferred Seagate drives for reliability. Great price for a 2TB drive. Performs great. Looks nice. Blazing fast B&H shipping.

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

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                              4.0

                              Versatile Hard Drive

                              By Bear in Mind

                              from Norfolk, VA

                              About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Multimedia

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

                                I bought the drive for a customer to provide them with large video clips of a project and since they work on PC and I work in Mac, the Seagate was perfect since it comes compatible with both operating systems and no formatting needed.

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

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                                4.0

                                Works Just Fine

                                By Ludis

                                from Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast Connectivity
                                • Quiet
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup
                                  • Laptops
                                  • Large Projects
                                  • Travel

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

                                  Set-up and initial uses have gone as advertised. No problems, or wishes for changes. I really love the compactness and the color really helps to distinguish between similar drives I have.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Good External Drive

                                  By Mtnerd

                                  from Twin Bridges, MT

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Fast Connectivity
                                  • Quiet
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                  • None so far

                                  Best Uses

                                  • External Drive
                                  • Laptops

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

                                  I don't use this as a backup system for my laptop but rather as an external drive. It's fast and, so far, works very well.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Foi uma otima experiência.

                                  By Romulojog

                                  from Rio de Janeiro Brazil

                                  About Me Multimedia Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fast Connectivity

                                  Cons

                                  • Freezes Easily

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup

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

                                  Sempre entregam no prazo e os preços sao os melhores do mercado.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Good external hard drive

                                  By Rudolph

                                  from La Mirada, CA

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fast Connectivity
                                  • Quiet
                                  • Really Portable

                                  Cons

                                  • Slippery

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup
                                  • Laptops
                                  • Multimedia
                                  • Travel

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

                                  quiet, small, easy to use.

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

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