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Seagate 1TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black)

B&H # SESTDR1000B MFR # STDR1000100
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Product Highlights
  • 1TB 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 1TB 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 1.0 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 1TB 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
    Seagate1TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver)
     
    4.7

    (based on 54 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (41)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (41)
    • Fast connection (31)
    • Reliable (28)
    • Versatile (23)
    • Durable (19)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (44)
      • Laptops (27)
      • Travel (24)
      • Large projects (15)
      • Multimedia (15)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (23), Multimedia professional (10), Casual user (6), Power user (6), Technically challenged (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (29), Business (17)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (35), PC (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Fits my two missions perfectly

      I use this HD for two things: 1) I not only back up my complete iMAC system to it every night at midnight, but I also have made this drive bootable so if...Read complete review

      I use this HD for two things: 1) I not only back up my complete iMAC system to it every night at midnight, but I also have made this drive bootable so if I have a main HD failure on my iMAC, I can not only boot from the Seagate drive, but have access to all of my programs. Time Machine used for backup for MACs is not a bootable drive. and 2) Being shirt pocket size, it is the perfect travel HD for staying backed up on the road and having something to upload my photos to.

      NOTE: The drive comes formatted for a PC and must be reformatted for use with an Apple computer. It is a fast, easy process with the utilities to accomplish the task supplied by the manufacturer.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Just ok.

      The product works very well, however, it does not work as easily as my previous one. I use to simply connect it and it would back up automatically. This one I have to...Read complete review

      The product works very well, however, it does not work as easily as my previous one. I use to simply connect it and it would back up automatically. This one I have to go one by one and move each one independently into the appropriate folder. It stores them perfectly, but it much more work than before.

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      5.0

      Best Slim Hard Drive

      By BK

      from Las Vegas

      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
        • Video

        Comments about 1TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Blue):

        I got this next day over the holidays, this driveis very fast USB3, slim and light. Thank you B&H for a free next day delivery. Brian B.

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

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        4.0

        So nice I purchased it twice!

        By Becky the Film Photographer

        from NY, NY

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Photo Storage

          Comments about 1TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver):

          I use my external hard drives for storing all my high resolution film scans and working TIFF files (many Photoshop layers) that quickly build up storage. The Seagate 1 TB Backup Plus Slim is indeed compact and sleek, fast and easy to use. I mainly use my hard drives on Macs, but upon initial setup I chose to format the drive for both PC and Mac (in case I wanted to use it on the PCs at work). This posed a problem however- my Mac was unable to recognize the drive. But the problem was solved after a quick partition (instructions found on internet). I have no reason to backup social media, so I can't speak to that feature but overall it's easy to use and reliable!

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

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          5.0

          Great Price

          By MilwDP

          from Milwaukee, WI

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • File Transfer
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

            Comments about 1TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Blue):

            Perfect drive for backing up footage on a shoot. Small and portable.

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

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            4.0

            Easy to use. Good price for large memory

            By photodude

            from St. Louis, MO

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Usb 3 Not Sturdy

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Photo Storage

            Comments about 1TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver):

            I use this for storage for all of our family pictures, kids art projects and sensitive personal documents. The case is smaller and slimmer than expected which is great. The case has a solid build. My only complaint is the USB 3.0 attachment to the unit. The 3.0 seems flimsy, and doesn't seem to fit solidly into the unit. I am concerned about this bending eventually, even with careful use. HOWEVER, I feel this way about ALL USB 3.0 attachments. I am not a fan of the sturdiness of the design, but it does transfer info noticeably faster.

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

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            5.0

            Amazing Device

            By Dean

            from Indianapolis

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • Photo Storage

              Comments about 1TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver):

              This is not my first Seagate product so I was pretty familiar with their Back Up Drives going in. It is simply amazing to get a 1TB drive for so little $$. I was especially keen that this device was already formatted for MAC.So far so good although I have barely scratched the surface on my use of this. Very easy to get going and nice fit and finish. I highly recommend.

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

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              5.0

              Good Product

              By Victor

              from Lubbock, TX

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to use
              • High Capacity
              • Portable
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup

                Comments about 1TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Blue):

                Back up Data from my computer

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

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                5.0

                Set-up was a breeze!

                By RJnSD

                from San Diego, 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

                  • Backup
                  • Photo Storage

                  Comments about 1TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Blue):

                  I needed a new back-up drive for my Mac. Set-up was easy and quick. So far, so good. I definitely recommend this product.

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

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                  5.0

                  great product for a great price.

                  By faded SF

                  from santa cruz, CA

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Backup
                    • Video

                    Comments about 1TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black):

                    we use extra hard drives to free up space on our computer hard drive, and since we render video, we fill up that space fast. the 3.0 Seagate hard drives are fast for transfering 14GB files, especially nice when you are making duplicate backups to multiple drives. their small size allows you to easily fit several on the desk at a time. and for B&H's low price, it's great to be able to afford several! :-)

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

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this product multiple times

                    By Carlos-H

                    from Plainsboro, New Jersey

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy to use
                    • High Capacity
                    • Portable
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Photo Storage

                      Comments about 1TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Red):

                      It was a gift for my daughter, the external hard drive does not need any formatting at all for MAC or Windows. I highly recommend it

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

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                      4.0

                      Spins up fine

                      By HenkB

                      from Massachusetts

                      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 1TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Red):

                        Works fine on an older MBP (USB2) as a Time Machine drive. The small Seagates I've had in the past have never given trouble and are still going so the choice of this drive seemed easy enough. Painless setup. Chose red for utility - it stands out in the scrum. Five stars in a couple of years when it's still working or before, if it saves my bacon after some computer disaster. ;-)

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

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                        5.0

                        Seagate - Excellent and Reliable

                        By J3 Flyer

                        from Omaha

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to use
                        • High Capacity

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • File Transfer
                          • Photo Storage
                          • Video

                          Comments about 1TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Red):

                          I purchased this external HD to back up 25 years worth of photos and videos. Having owned Seagate products in the past, I knew that this would be a reliable HD with excellent quality. Fast transfer of files!Another one will be purchased as a secondary backup to all the photos/videos I load on this HD.Also, you can't beat B&H for your photo or computer equipment needs. I've been a loyal customer for years!

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

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                          5.0

                          Fast, Inexpensive and Small Backup Solution

                          By Chris

                          from Philadelphia

                          About Me Multimedia Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Fast Connectivity
                          • Reliable
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Multimedia
                            • Travel

                            Comments about 1TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver):

                            While I've always been a fan of the G-Tech mobile drives, the Seagate Slim is smaller and, well, slimmer, than all others. About the size of an iPhone 5s. Perfect for backing up still/video files in the field or for archiving. USB3 connectivity makes the transfers fast.

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

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                            5.0

                            Proven track record

                            By EgidioTX

                            from Austin, TX

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Fast Connectivity
                            • Quiet
                            • Reliable
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Large Projects
                              • Multimedia

                              Comments about 1TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Blue):

                              I already own one of these Seagate 1 TB drives. I like the portability, ease of use and amount of data it holds. I carry it with me back and forth between the house and the office. This time I went ahead and purchased 2 extras drives to supplement my cloud storage for my large files: music and photos. I wanted to be able to keep a copy of those files away from home in case of a catastrophic occurrence. Relying only on the cloud is not very good when you're talking about large files, such as music (nearly 40,000 songs and growing) and photos (over 30,000 originals; some in DNG format). Now, I'm confident that recovering those precious files will be easy, if I have to get them back in a hurry.

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

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                              3.0

                              Just ok.

                              By Grandpa Al

                              from MIami, Fl

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast Connectivity
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Laptops

                                Comments about 1TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver):

                                The product works very well, however, it does not work as easily as my previous one. I use to simply connect it and it would back up automatically. This one I have to go one by one and move each one independently into the appropriate folder. It stores them perfectly, but it much more work than before.

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

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                                5.0

                                great

                                By mike

                                from san luis az

                                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
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about 1TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Black):

                                  seagate always the best

                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • Mac

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                                  5.0

                                  Another Great Seagate Product

                                  By Amanda

                                  from FL

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fast Connectivity
                                  • Quiet
                                  • Reliable
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Backup
                                    • For Photographers
                                    • Laptops
                                    • Large Projects
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about 1TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver):

                                    This is the third Seagate external drive that I have and they all still work well. I use them to store and back up image files. However, I have not been a big fan of the Seagate Dashboard backup software that comes on them. This drive is compact, nice looking, and convenient to take with you. It is also quiet.

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                                    5.0

                                    Seagate slim hard drive perfect and smal

                                    By Video Bob

                                    from East Stroudsburg, Pa

                                    About Me Multimedia Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Fast Connectivity
                                    • Quiet
                                    • Reliable
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Backup
                                      • Laptops
                                      • Large Projects
                                      • Multimedia
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about 1TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Blue):

                                      Backing up my work.
                                      Size and speed.
                                      I cannot think of anything wrong.

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

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                                      4.0

                                      Solid!

                                      By Philm33

                                      from NYC

                                      Comments about 1TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Blue):

                                      So far this drive has been doing it's job well.. Backing up! Would also make for a great shuttle due to its portability. Lightweight with solid quality feel build and nice design to it.

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                                      4.0

                                      great product; great price

                                      By Beth P

                                      from NY NY

                                      Verified Buyer

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                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about 1TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver):

                                            it's easy to use and the price is right. i've bought a few of these in the past year and all of them work great and travel well.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Business

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                                            4.0

                                            looks cool and works fine

                                            By alex the Flyer

                                            from New York

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Fast Connectivity
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about 1TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver):

                                                I use it on both mac and pc, and it makes my work more easily. Part of its outer cover is metal, so it looks pretty cool.

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

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