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

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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 red 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 (Red)
  • 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 (Silver)
     
    4.8

    (based on 46 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (30)
    • Fast connection (28)
    • Reliable (16)
    • Versatile (16)
    • Durable (13)

    Cons

    • Slow connection (3)

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (33)
    • Laptops (26)
    • Travel (24)
    • Multimedia (14)
    • Large projects (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (24), Multimedia professional (6), Tech professional (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (28), Business (11)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (24), PC (17)

    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 46 customers

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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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              4.0

              You can never be too slim or 2TB

              By RBKyomama

              from New York, NY

              About Me Multimedia Professional, Producer-director-editor

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast And Light
              • Fast Connectivity
              • Quiet

              Cons

              • Nothing So Far

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Client Delivery
              • Laptops
              • Large Projects
              • Multimedia

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

              Like a sports car: sexy. slim, fast red drive.
              And out-of-the-box instant and easy

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

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              5.0

              Very good

              By lus285

              from San Bruno

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast Connectivity

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Laptops

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

                Very nice and slim. 100% what I expected.

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

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                5.0

                Easy to identify

                By Beth

                from NY

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

                An external with a personality.

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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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