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

B&H # SEBUPP1TBBL Mfr # STBU1000102
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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 (Blue) 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 (Blue)
  • 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 (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 74 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (53)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (60)
    • Compact (58)
    • Easy to use (58)
    • Portable (57)
    • Quiet (56)

    Cons

    • No power switch (6)

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (51)
    • Additional storage (41)
    • Photo storage (41)
    • File transfer (31)
    • Video (29)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (35), Power user (32)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (50), Business (20)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (35), PC (32)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Feel much better now

    For about six months I've been working from home on a new computer with no backup plan outside of a few important files stored in Dropbox. As time passed I realized I was in...Read complete review

    For about six months I've been working from home on a new computer with no backup plan outside of a few important files stored in Dropbox. As time passed I realized I was in danger of losing everything in a matter of seconds, so I did a quick search and this Seagate drive seemed to be the best option. It did as promised - my data is now securely stored both in the drive and in their cloud (which is free for a period of time - I can't remember how long). I really liked their social media site backup too - I wish they had more connections - they only offer Flickr photo backup and not Google/Picasa which is what i use but that's OK, as my photos are on my computer anyways. Having all my Facebook data saved is amazing - it gives me the freedom to delete my account one of these days like I keep meaning to. Everything was easy to do - very intuitive with their software. Definitely buy this, it'll give you peace of mind.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Poor

    Purchased this as one of many drives I use to backup photos (exclusively) on a macbook air. The computer accessed the drive successfully, and I was able to access and download everything...Read complete review

    Purchased this as one of many drives I use to backup photos (exclusively) on a macbook air. The computer accessed the drive successfully, and I was able to access and download everything perfectly. The initital backup was speedy and successful.
    A day later, however, the computer no longer recognized the drive. Nor did any other PC, or Mac product that I own (I tried using 3 different computers - each with different operating systems).
    This is apparently a common problem with these Seagate drives - they work for a short time and then become "undetectable" - even after following Seagate's troubleshooting procedures. The biggest issue is that, even with B&H's wonderful return policies, you cannot return these drives once they have images of your computer disk. That's because you cannot access them to reformat, or erase any sensitive information. This may not be a problem if there is nothing proprietary that you have backed up, but is a huge security risk if you use your PC to access any financial information because the returned disk may be sent abroad for "remanufacture". So, effectively, the drive has become a very pretty paperweight for me.
    I haven't had this issue with other drives, but it's a well known problem with these low-end Seagate drives, so my advice is to try another brand.

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    5.0

    Excellent

    By Pedro

    from Sao Paulo, Brazil

    About Me Casual user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Photo Storage
      • Video

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

      Fast and reliable

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

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      5.0

      Solid and Flexible Seagate

      By ING

      from Orlando Fl

      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 Portable Drive USB 3.0 (Blue):

        I love this drive. I quickly reformatted the drive for Mac. I have an old Mac Book Pro without USB 3, but I have ran test with my SeagateThunderbolt adapter through the Black Magic Disk Speed Tester. It settles on (75MB/s) on both read and write. The drive also fits better on the thunderbolt adapter than the first drives Seagate produced for the adapter.
        Using the USB adapter that came with the drive the test proved to be less (26 MB/s write and 33MB/s read), remember my laptop has only USB.
        Using the Firewire 800 adapter with this drive, the test proved to be almost as fast as thunderbolt, clocking at (58.9 MB/s write and 70.2 MB/s read).
        I am so pleased to be able to interchange the adapters. It gives me flexibly to mount to so many computers I work between.

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

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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 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 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 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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                  3.0

                  USB 3 / Firewire / Thunderbolt

                  By isometriclab

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • No Power Switch

                  Best Uses

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

                    Standard configuration is USB3, but the possibility to convert to Firewire / Thunderbolt makes this tiny powerhouse a great deal!

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

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                    5.0

                    Works well and is quick.

                    By Eddie

                    from NYC

                    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

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

                      I use this drive to backup files from computer. Works well So far.

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

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Segate Portable USB 3.0

                      By Lott

                      from Farmington Hills MI

                      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
                        • Photo Storage
                        • Video

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

                        Easy to use, with Windows 7 using the portable Hard Drive is plug and play. Very sleek shape. Great price for a 1 terabyte drive.

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

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        1TB Backup Plus Portable Drive by Seagat

                        By hvh

                        from FL

                        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 Portable Drive USB 3.0 (Blue):

                          This is a really great product so far. Only issue was figuring out how to be able to drag files straight from my Mac onto the drive, but with a simple download from Seagate, I was able to accomplish this.

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

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                          5.0

                          I would Buy this product again

                          By jmiller53

                          from waco tx

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup

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

                            Back up my hard drive

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

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Solid product

                            By NorCal Girl

                            from Santa Cruz, 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

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

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

                              I'm finally capturing all of the back-ups I had in various memory cards into one place. Good solid feel, large enough not to lose and small enough to easily carry. Why didn't I get one sooner?

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

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                              5.0

                              Great Value For Great Brand

                              By Sean Network Engineer

                              from Las Vegas, NV

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Additional Storage
                                • Backup
                                • Video

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

                                Loaded up easy and hassle free. Speed is good. Took me only a few hours to backup 500gb of data from another seagate drive (free agent go 500gb drive).Great value. Good brand.

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

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great Usage with Great Looks

                                By TS

                                from Thousand Oaks, 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

                                  • Additional Storage
                                  • File Transfer
                                  • Video

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

                                  I use this 1TB HDD to store videos and pics from my camera/HD recorder. The drive connects directly to my TV and plays videos directly. Very fast access and copying speeds. Great produuct

                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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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 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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                                    5.0

                                    Seagate 1TB Backup Portable Drive USB 3.

                                    By surg/onc

                                    from Outer Banks NC

                                    About Me Power user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Backup

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

                                      The drive with software provided useful for automatic backup of my server. I have used earler versions (500GB). Very easy to set up and reliable.

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

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Drive, Easy Transport

                                      By renestor

                                      from Michigan

                                      About Me Power user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Additional Storage
                                        • File Transfer
                                        • Photo Storage

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

                                        A few years ago I purchased a Seagate drive for storing graphic design and photography work and transporting from home to work. The drive is getting old and I purchased this one to replace it. This drive is also twice as large as my old drive so I can add more files. (I still have the files backed up elsewhere in case the drive breaks or is stolen.) I've really enjoyed using it and love the design.

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

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                                        4.0

                                        Great size!

                                        By D&H

                                        from Brooklyn

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

                                        This is a very small external hd, convenient too.

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                                        5.0

                                        Great device quick and easy

                                        By Tx_kingpin

                                        from Texas

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

                                        Great looking device with easy plug and play capabilities!

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                                        5.0

                                        Another Great Seagate

                                        By Alterkakker

                                        from Sunnyvale CA

                                        About Me Casual user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Additional Storage
                                          • Backup
                                          • Photo Storage
                                          • Video

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

                                          Easy to use right out of the box, quiet, dependable!

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

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                                          4.0

                                          Using as a backup HD on my IMAC

                                          By Anti-Alabama Fan

                                          from Mobile, AL

                                          About Me Casual user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Portable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Backup

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

                                            Using this drive as a backup drive for my IMAC. It takes up minimal space on the desk. Works flawlessly with MAC Time Machine. Great price.

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

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