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Seagate 2TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac

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Product Highlights
  • 2TB Storage
  • FireWire 800/USB 3.0, Cables Included
  • 1-Click Backup of Social Network Photos
  • Automatic Scheduled Backups
  • Includes Seagate Dashboard Management
  • For PC and Mac

In a world where movies, music, and photos take up enormous chunks of hard drive space, it's good to have the Seagate 2TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac. These large-capacity drives make organizing and backing up your vast libraries of digital content much easier, and less time consuming.

Like the Backup Plus portable drives in this series, these drives also help you maintain control over your social network photos with one-touch sending/receiving of photos to your favorite social media sites. But the added storage of these giant drives (up to 4TB) makes these even more useful - store all of your music, movies, and content in one central place. The small form factor allows you to keep your desk uncluttered while granting you a closetful of storage.

All Seagate Backup Plus drives come pre-installed with the Seagate Dashboard on the drive to help you configure your drive for your needs. You can choose from scheduled backups to continuous backups, ensuring that your data is safe and sound.

The Mac versions in this line are Mac OS and Time Machine ready, with the option of downloading the NTFS driver for PCs to make the drives perfectly compatible between Mac and PC systems.

The PC versions are Windows-ready right from the box, but you can easily install the pre-loaded HFS+ driver for Mac, and use the drive interchangeably between PC and Mac computers without reformatting the drive. The PC versions use the speedy USB 3.0 as their interface. You can always upgrade the interface to FireWire 800 or Thunderbolt with an add-on adapter (sold separately).

Protect
The Seagate Backup Plus portable drive simplifies backup for consumers who want to protect 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.
Save
With the Save feature, user-generated content can be backed up from your favorite social networks. 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 from your computer. The days of uploading individual files without creating a new album are gone - simply select files to upload, choose where to post them and even add comments.
For PC Drives
Install the pre-loaded NTFS driver for PC, and you're ready to use the drive on PC computers. 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 Mac, and use the drive interchangeably between Mac computers and PCs without reformatting. With the Seagate Backup Plus design you can upgrade from the included FireWire 800/USB 2.0 interface to Thunderbolt technology or USB 3.0 with the additional adapter (sold separately).
Performance
Capacity 2TB
Interface FireWire 800/USB 3.0, Cables Included
Drive Speed Not specified by manufacturer
Buffer Not specified by manufacturer
Average Seek Time Not specified by manufacturer
Sustained Data Transfer Rate FireWire 800: 800Mbps, USB 2.0: 480Mbps
System Requirements Mac OS X 10.6 or higher or Windows 7, Vista, or XP SP3 (32/64-bit) operating system
FireWire 800 or USB 2.0 port
General
Mounting Desktop, external
Power Requirements 24W 12V-2A
Environmental Requirements Not specified by manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.22 x 4.88 x 1.73" / 158 x 124 x 44mm
Weight 2.38 lb / 1.08kg
Seagate 2TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac
  • 5-foot (1.5m) FireWire 800, 5-foot (1.5m) USB 2.0 Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • FireWire 800/USB 2.0 Interface Adapter with Capacity Gauge
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 2 - Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Seagate2TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac
     
    4.3

    (based on 4 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (4)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Large capacity / good size (3)
    • Portable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (3)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (4)

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      5.0

      Good price on high capacity drive

      By dride24

      from Vail,CO

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • High Capacity

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup

        Comments about Seagate 2TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac:

        This hard drive has good capacity and the cables and jacks to hook up to my iMac for use as a Time Machine back up device. Price was reasonable.

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

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        3.0

        Should have researched this first!!

        By suta0001

        from Issaquah, WA

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Crashed My Airport Ext

        Best Uses

          Comments about Seagate 2TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac:

          Product is good and solidly built. However, I plan to use it as an Airport Disk with an Airport Extreme Base Station. This thing crashes the Airport Extreme. Possible solution is using powered USB hub, which I am yet to test (waiting for the item to arrive).

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

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          4.0

          Backup for Photos

          By Mama Shaff

          from Washingotn, DC

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • Photo Storage

            Comments about Seagate 2TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac:

            I purchased this desktop drive as a backup for storing my raw files. I have owned Seagate drives before and found them to be dependable.
            I was pleased to find this external drive specifically programmed for easy hook up with my Mac. All I needed to do was plug in the USB and it was ready to roll!

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

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            5.0

            2TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac

            By Jack of all trades

            from Wichita, KS

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Backup

            Comments about Seagate 2TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac:

            I use this as a daily backup for my macbook pro using apple time machine backing up a 1TB hard drive. Very easy setup and operation. Just set and forget it. Love it.

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

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