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Seagate 1TB Backup Plus Portable Drive USB 3.0 (Silver)

B&H # SEBUPP1TBS Mfr # STBU1000101
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Product Highlights
  • 1TB Storage
  • USB 3.0 Connectivity, Cables Included
  • 1-Click Backup of Social Network Photos
  • Automatic Scheduled Backups
  • Includes Seagate Dashboard Management
  • For PC and Mac

When looking for storage solutions in today's data heavy environments, you want portability. You want to be able to have your data be as flexible as your schedule, and that's where the Seagate 1TB Backup Plus Portable Drive USB 3.0 (Silver) comes in handy. This sleek and stylish small-form hard drive packs a lot of punch.

This Seagate Drive is perfect for protecting and backing up your photos, music or movies on their expansive drives. The series features unique one-click saving/sending of social network site photos, making it the perfect gift for teens and tweens looking to keep their Facebook, Flickr, or Instagram memories archived.

Install the pre-loaded NTFS driver for Mac, and use the drive interchangeably between PC and Mac computers without reformatting the drive. For even more flexibility, with the Seagate Backup Plus design, you can upgrade from the included USB 3.0 interface to Thunderbolt technology or FireWire 800 with the available adapter.

This hard drive is bus-powered, deriving its power solely from the USB cable. No need for messy and bulky power adapters - just plug in your USB cable and you're ready to go. This is a simple and effective storage solution for PC or Mac users that want some breathing space for their data-intensive lifestyles.

Protect
The Seagate Backup Plus portable drive simplifies backup for consumers who want toprotect their entire digital life locally, in the cloud or from social networks. Via the Seagate Dashboard, use the Protect function to set up a one-click plan or customize your scheduled local backup. Keep multiple copies of your files in case disaster strikes.
Save
With the Save feature, user-generated content can be backed up from your favorite socialnetworks. Capture a photo, post it on a social networking site and let the Seagate Dashboard automatically back up any content posted. Even if the file gets accidentally deleted from the device, another copy can be waiting.
Share
The Share feature allows multiple files to be uploaded to social networks at once fromyour computer. The days of uploading individual files without creating a new album aregone - simply select files to upload, choose where to post them and even add comments.
For PC Drives
Install the pre-loaded NTFS driver for Mac, and use the drive interchangeably betweenPC and Mac computers without reformatting the drive. With the Seagate Backup Plus design, you can upgrade from the included USB 3.0 interface to Thunderbolt technology or FireWire 800 with the available additional adapter (sold separately).
For Mac Drives
Install the downloadable HFS+ driver for PC, and use the drive interchangeably between Mac computers and PCs without reformatting. With the Seagate Backup Plus design, you can upgrade from the included USB 2.0 interface to Thunderbolt technology, FireWire 800 or USB 3.0 with the additional adapter (sold separately).
Performance
Capacity 1TB
Interface USB 3.0
Drive Speed Not specified by manufacturer
Buffer Not specified by manufacturer
Average Seek Time Not specified by manufacturer
Sustained Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0: 4.8Gbps
System Requirements Windows 7, Vista, or XP SP3 (32/64-bit) operating system or Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port (required for USB 3.0 transfer speeds or backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports at USB 2.0 transfer speeds)
General
Mounting Desktop, external
Power Requirements USB-powered
Environmental Requirements Not specified by manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.86 x 3.19 x 0.57" / 123.4 x 81.1 x 14.5mm
Weight 0.440 lb / 0.224kg
Seagate 1TB Backup Plus Portable Drive USB 3.0 (Silver)
  • USB 3.0 Interface Adapter
  • 18" USB 3.0 Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 2 - Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Seagate1TB Backup Plus Portable Drive USB 3.0 (Silver)
     
    4.9

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (13)
    • Quiet (13)
    • Attractive (12)
    • Easy to set up (12)
    • Portable (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional storage (11)
      • Back-up (11)
      • Photo storage (10)
      • File transfer (7)
      • Video (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (8), Power user (7)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (12), Business (3)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (13)

      Reviewed by 16 customers

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      4.0

      Best Backup Drive

      By Naman

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • File Transfer
        • Photo Storage
        • Video

        Comments about Seagate 1TB Backup Plus Portable Drive USB 3.0 (Silver):

        Its very useful to backup all your pictures. USB 3.0 is a plus. The UI for FB and FLICKR backup could be better.

        But the transfer speeds between computers are really amazing provided you use USB 3.0 port.

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

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        5.0

        I WOULD like to buy this product again

        By RICARDO

        from Miami, FL

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage

          Comments about Seagate 1TB Backup Plus Portable Drive USB 3.0 (Silver):

          I add this hard drive to my MAC MINI

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

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          5.0

          Perfect portable backup for my laptop

          By Tina

          from Oceanport, NJ

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Seagate 1TB Backup Plus Portable Drive USB 3.0 (Silver):

                I quickly and easily am able to backup my photo shoots using my Seagate & my laptop while on location.
                Fits perfectly for my needs…compact, lightweight, reliable & affordable !

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

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                5.0

                This product is show

                By Chris

                from Brazil

                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

                  Comments about Seagate 1TB Backup Plus Portable Drive USB 3.0 (Silver):

                  With this product I sleep well because I have backup of all my files.

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

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                  4.0

                  Great size!

                  By D&H

                  from Brooklyn

                  Comments about Seagate 1TB Backup Plus Portable Drive USB 3.0 (Silver):

                  This is a very small external hd, convenient too.

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                  5.0

                  Sleek drive & user friendly

                  By Apple user

                  from San Diego

                  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
                    • File Transfer
                    • Photo Storage
                    • Video

                    Comments about Seagate 1TB Backup Plus Portable Drive USB 3.0 (Silver):

                    Seagate drive goes hand in glove with the Case Logic hard case - perfect fit!
                    Buy both together, you'll love it!

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

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                    5.0

                    Excellent just like my last Seagate

                    By Landscape Photographer

                    from Placer, CA

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Photo Storage

                      Comments about Seagate 1TB Backup Plus Portable Drive USB 3.0 (Silver):

                      My last Seagate drive lasted 5 years wiithout any problems. It still works; however it was time to attach a new B/U drive.

                      I am a professional photographer and rely heavily on this piece of equipment to store and protect my work.

                      This drive worked out-of-the-box with my iMac. All I needed to do was select the new drive to repalce the old one for Time Capsule sync, and let it run it's initial back-up.

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

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                      5.0

                      Classy External Drive

                      By Wchy

                      from Fairfax, VA

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage

                        Comments about Seagate 1TB Backup Plus Portable Drive USB 3.0 (Silver):

                        The color of the exterior design goes well with my macbook. Lightweight and work fasts

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

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                        5.0

                        Photo, Music, and Data Backup

                        By Craig66

                        from Phoenix, AZ

                        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 Seagate 1TB Backup Plus Portable Drive USB 3.0 (Silver):

                          Easy to install on the MacBook Pro. Bought the silver one to match the computer. Small, quite and portable.

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

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                          5.0

                          great product

                          By Nadine

                          from PA

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Compact
                          • High Capacity
                          • Portable
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photo Storage

                            Comments about Seagate 1TB Backup Plus Portable Drive USB 3.0 (Silver):

                            I like it.

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

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                            5.0

                            Great product!

                            By cl

                            from Wastonville, CA

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup

                              Comments about Seagate 1TB Backup Plus Portable Drive USB 3.0 (Silver):

                              Small, lightweight, portable, backs up all my data! Highly recommend!

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

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                              5.0

                              GOOD CHOICE!!!

                              By Ludis

                              from Minneapolis - St. Paul Minnesota

                              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

                                Comments about Seagate 1TB Backup Plus Portable Drive USB 3.0 (Silver):

                                I love the quick response whenever I use this drive. Set-up for Mac was extremely painless. I am very pleased with the styling (color, size, etc).

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

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                                5.0

                                Great HardDrive

                                By David

                                from Rancho Cucamonga California

                                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
                                  • File Transfer
                                  • Photo Storage
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Seagate 1TB Backup Plus Portable Drive USB 3.0 (Silver):

                                  Great Harddrive, work just as expected and lots of space. If you have a mac, for some reason it would not dissconect properly, so you have to forcequit finder and then you can eject it.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Great traveler yet packs a lot!

                                  By Liz

                                  from Northern CA Wine Country

                                  About Me Casual user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Compact
                                  • Cute As A Button
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Easy to use
                                  • High Capacity
                                  • Portable
                                  • Quiet

                                  Cons

                                  • No cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Additional Storage
                                  • Backup
                                  • File Transfer
                                  • Mac Pc Compatible
                                  • Photo Storage
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Seagate 1TB Backup Plus Portable Drive USB 3.0 (Silver):

                                  Cannot say enough great things about this portable hard drive. I bought it mainly since it backs up Macs and PCs without reformatting! It's perfect for my needs...

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

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                                  5.0

                                  good product!

                                  By charlee

                                  from jerusalem , israel

                                  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
                                    • File Transfer
                                    • Photo Storage
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about Seagate 1TB Backup Plus Portable Drive USB 3.0 (Silver):

                                    i use this for everything , school , movies photos...
                                    it has room for everything

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

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                                    5.0

                                    Very small, quiet, stays cool

                                    By Prashanth

                                    from NC

                                    About Me Casual user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • No Power Switch

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Additional Storage
                                    • Backup
                                    • File Transfer
                                    • Photo Storage
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about Seagate 1TB Backup Plus Portable Drive USB 3.0 (Silver):

                                    As most others on the internet have noted about this particular portable USB HD, there are few complaints I can bring against it. It's quiet/cool even after hours of being plugged in, works great with OS X's Time Machine as well as regular file backups, and is even smaller and lighter than expected. One thing I can't speak for is the stock Seagate software, which is easily removable after formatting. Also maybe wish it came with built-in Firewire compatibility instead of extensibility via costly adapters (this is a minor annoyance with a USB 3.0 drive, though).

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

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