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Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for Mac

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Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for Mac

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  • 1TB Drive Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Port
  • Share Photos & Videos to Social Networks
  • Save Photos From Social Networks
  • Built-In Backup Options
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The 1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive from Seagate makes backing up and storing your data quick and easy. With the included Backup Plus software you can easily manage all of your data with an intuitive dashboard. This dashboard allows you to choose from a variety of backup options, share your media throughout social networks, and save all of your online photos.

With 1TB of storage space you can save anything from photos, to videos, movies, and just about anything else you have on your PC or Mac. Transferring your data to and from the drive is quick and efficient as this drive takes advantage of USB 3.0 connectivity allowing for data speeds of up to 5Gbps.

What Is Backup Plus?
With this Backup Plus enabled drive from Seagate you can do more with photos and movies, protect everything in your digital life, and manage it all from a single, intuitive dashboard.
•Flexible backup that's fully compatible with Time Machine software
•Save photos you've shared online - automatically
•Share photos and videos on social networks like Facebook and Flickr
•Upgrade your connection in a snap with swappable adapters
Time Machine Ready
Set it up for easy, automatic backups on your Mac. Since it is Mac formatted out of the box all that is needed is to plug it in and set it.
Reduced Form Factor, No External Power Source
The reduced form factor allows this drive to be easily incorporated into a variety of desktop configurations. USB power means it requires no external power source.
Mac / PC Compatible
Use this drive interchangeably on your Mac or PC computer without reformatting it.
USB 3.0 Plug-and-Play
You can also easily upgrade to Thunderbolt technology or FireWire800, with add-on adapters (sold-separately).
Drive Capacity 1TB
Interface USB 3.0
Dimension L x W x H 4.86 x 3.19 x 0.57" (123.4 x 81.1 x 14.5 mm)
Weight 0.44 lb (224 g)
Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for Mac
  • USB 2.0 Interface Adapter
  • 18-inch USB 3.0 Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Limited 2-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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    Seagate1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for Mac
     
    5.0

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Portable (18)
    • Compact (16)
    • Attractive (15)
    • Easy to use (15)
    • Easy to set up (14)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (15)
      • Additional storage (12)
      • File transfer (9)
      • Photo storage (9)
      • Video (9)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (16)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (11), Business (8)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (20)

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      5.0

      otimo

      By gabriel

      from brasil

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

          muito bom, ........

          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          Great portable external hard drive

          By Richard F of Shuttered Light Photography

          from Santa Clarita CA

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Portable

          Cons

          • No Power Switch

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • File Transfer

          Comments about Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

          Got this as a portable external hard drive for my Mac Book Pro. This item is ready to be used with your Mac as soon as you receive it as it is pre formatted for OSX.

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

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          5.0

          Terrific Product...

          By btdsullivan

          from Squantum, MA

          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 Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

            Seagate products never let me down. This drive is no exception.

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

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            5.0

            Exactly What I Needed, Easy

            By Jill

            from MN

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                I've only had this hard drive for two weeks, so I cannot yet vouch for reliability, but I will say it was easy to set up and is exactly what I needed.

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

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                5.0

                Very Good E. H. D. for Mac!

                By JuliusCaesar

                from Pennsylvania

                Comments about Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                Very compact and sturdy, and small at the same time. Worked perfectly out of the box for my movies, photos and music. I did everything manually so I cannot say anything about how it works with Time Machine.

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                5.0

                Great Storage Choice for my MBP

                By Falun fixt it

                from Falun,KS

                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
                  • File Transfer
                  • Photo Storage
                  • Video

                  Comments about Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                  very Mac friendly and almost as fast as an SSD. Compact and the color compliments my MBP. Glad to have the extra storage.

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

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                  5.0

                  W-O-W! Perfect travel companion

                  By Moti_B

                  from Surprise, AZ

                  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

                    Comments about Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                    A great travel companion to my Mac Air. 1TB in a very slim package. Just plug it in an start using it. I can store and P/P my images on the go.

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

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                    5.0

                    Great Product, Excellent Service

                    By Rob

                    from State College, PA

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                          Have several of these on multiple computers - simplest plug & play ever.

                          B&H were great - got the product out immediately and at a better price then I found anywhere else including the big box stores

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

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                          5.0

                          very good

                          By yisi

                          from 10950

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                              very good service

                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Drive

                              By Rarremann

                              from NC

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Portable
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                                When I bought this external hard drive, I saw it was listed in the title that it was for a MAC. But in it's description it was for all PC's. I couldn't figure out why I couldn't see the hard drive when I plugged it in, until I realized you had to download a file to allow the drive to be seen on a PC, or Windows type computer....Once that was done, the drive worked without any issues. If I had to order another one, I would buy the one that is made for Windows computers. It would just be easier....

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

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                                5.0

                                Great product great price

                                By Geneoski

                                from Los Angeles

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • High Capacity
                                • Portable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Additional Storage
                                  • Backup
                                  • File Transfer
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                                  No better portable on the market. RPM is 5400 however. You can remove the USB 3.0 and use a FIrewire 800 if you have a special adapter

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Drive

                                  By Tom

                                  from Denver

                                  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 Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                                    I bought this drive to be used for backups. It works great on my MBP with Time Machine. Its compact size makes it easy to take with me where ever I go.

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

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                                    5.0

                                    Fast and Easy Backups

                                    By Aura Di Magia

                                    from Ohio

                                    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 Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                                      I use this Seagate hard drive with Time Machine to back up my MacBook Pro. When I got it I was amazed at how easy it was - just plug it in and fire up Time Machine. No extra software to install, no configuration. I also use it to store extra copies of my photos and videos.

                                      A plus - it matches my Mac. Stylish as well as functional!

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

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                                      5.0

                                      Best HD for the money

                                      By dba

                                      from New York, NY

                                      About Me Power user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • Slow

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                                      Portable, stylish, gets the job done

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

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Perfect!

                                      By RickyZ

                                      from Guam, USA & Pattaya, Thailand

                                      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 Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                                        The drive does exactly what it's supposed to do, and it's a lovely, cute little thing.

                                        Following this purchase, I also ordered the WD 2TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive. I use both for storage of videos, photos, etc. and for backup of my two Macs using Time Machine. I cannot take advantage of USB 3.0 speed because I have only USB 2.0 ports, but if and when I upgrade computers I'm sure it will be welcome. While the 2TB drive is a little better deal in terms of GB per dollar, I think it's a matter of personal preference whether one wants the larger capacity (perhaps with more partitioning) or separate drives of a mere 1TB. Also, my MacBook pro has a 750 GB drive, which means I can backup using Time Machine with space to spare; I suppose a 2TB drive would be more practical for backing up a larger internal drive.

                                        I've read some reviews that make a point of whether a drive comes pre-formatted for a Mac, but to me that seems like a non-issue since it takes about a minute to format it and partition it as desired (using Disk Utility).

                                        I go back and forth between two homes with my MacBook Pro as my main computer, making small, portable external drives etremely helpful. These compact little drives are a Godsend.

                                        The Case Logic CAPHDC1B is a perfect fit in length and width but a little thicker than necessary unless you've got extra connectors or adaptors to stick in.

                                        I have an additional word of praise for B&H. Of several vendors I use for online purchases, B&H is the only one providing a tracking number for USPS shipments. Since I live on Guam, which is within the U.S. postal system but without home delivery, it is extremely helpful to be able to track the shipment and know when it has reached my post office. USPS will even email me letting me know when it left Brooklyn, when it arrived in Honolulu, and so forth—how cool! I might also add that shipping prices used to seem a little high but now seem more reasonable. Thank you B&H.

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

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Great Device

                                        By firejr

                                        from Lansing, MI

                                        About Me Power user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Backup

                                          Comments about Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                                          It works so good, i bought a second one

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

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                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Awesome producct

                                          By Firejr

                                          from Lansing, MI

                                          About Me Power user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Backup

                                            Comments about Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                                            It so easy to use, i bought another for my other MAC

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

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                                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Does what it should. Compact.

                                            By Buffalo Chris

                                            from Brooklyn, NY

                                            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

                                              Comments about Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                                              I've only had this drive a short time, using it for Time Machine on my MacBook Pro. It's nice and compact which is perfect for me as I travel all the time for business.

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

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                                              5.0

                                              Fast and compact

                                              By Chris

                                              from Salt Lake City, UT

                                              About Me Power user

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact
                                              • Portable
                                              • Quiet

                                              Cons

                                              • Bad For Video Editing

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Additional Storage
                                              • File Transfer

                                              Comments about Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                                              I use it solely as a portable drive for use with my Retina MBP. Usb 3.0 is super fast for transfers. It's tiny which is great for convenience. High Recommendations.

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

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                                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              great drive!

                                              By Megan

                                              from Richmond, VT

                                              About Me Power user

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Attractive Design
                                              • Compact
                                              • Easy to use
                                              • Portable

                                              Cons

                                              • No Power Switch

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Additional Storage
                                              • Backup
                                              • Photo Storage
                                              • Video

                                              Comments about Seagate 1TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for Mac:

                                              this is a fantastic drive. its my third seagate drive and my second portable plus hard drive. i use one for my time machine and the other as just extra space. these are durable and long-lasting. the only brand i buy for hardrives.

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

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