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Seagate 3TB Backup Plus External Thunderbolt Hard Drive for Mac

B&H # SESTCB300040 Mfr # STCB3000400
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Product Highlights
  • 3TB Storage Capacity
  • Thunderbolt Connectivity, Cable Included
  • Dual Port, Daisy Chain Capability
  • Time Machine Compatible

The 3TB Backup Plus External Thunderbolt Hard Drive for Mac from Seagate is an external hard drive with Thunderbolt connectivity providing fast data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps. Along with enhanced data transfer speeds, you also benefit from the ability to daisy chain up to six devices with the included dual port adapter.

This plug-and-play device is Time Machine compatible right out of the box, eliminating the need to format the drive before using it. Aside from Time Machine compatibility, you can easily backup your system and share photos and videos to various social networks with just the click of a button via the integrated Seagate Dashboard software.

Thunderbolt Speed
The Seagate Desk Thunderbolt Kit is an all-in-one solution that includes everything needed to get up to Thunderbolt speed: a Seagate Desk Drive, a Thunderbolt cable and a Thunderbolt adapter
Data and Display Over a Single Connection
Using just one port on your Thunderbolt-ready computer you can connect up to six peripheral devices. Daisy chain multiple HD monitors and data-transfer devices.
Performance
Capacity 3TB
Interface Thunderbolt
Drive Speed Not specified by manufacturer
Buffer Not specified by manufacturer
Average Seek Time Not specified by manufacturer
Sustained Data Transfer Rate Thunderbolt: Up to 10Gb/s
System Requirements Mac OS X Operating System 10.6.8 or higher
General
Mounting Desktop, external
Power Requirements Not specified by manufacturer
Environmental Requirements Not specified by manufacturer
Dimensions (L x W x D) 6.61 x 4.76 x 2.42" / 168 x 120.9 x 61.4 mm
Weight 2.58 lb / 1.17 kg
Seagate 3TB Backup Plus External Thunderbolt Hard Drive for Mac
  • Seagate Thunderbolt Adapter
  • Thunderbolt Cable
  • Power Supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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    Seagate3TB Backup Plus External Thunderbolt Hard Drive for Mac
     
    3.3

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac (3)

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          good product

          By Experto

          from TO, CA

          About Me Power user

          Pros

          • Affordable
          • Attractive Design
          • Very fast

          Cons

          • Heat Issue
          • Minor Thunderbolt Issues
          • Noisy

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup

          Comments about Seagate 3TB Backup Plus External Thunderbolt Hard Drive for Mac:

          I got this product and used on my iMac computer. I think it's pretty good specially for the price. it however has some flaws such as:
          - you cannot daisy chain two of this product. only one of them will be recognized for some reason.
          - mac os auto sleep mode doesn't work on this thunderbolt drive so it's always working.
          - the dive is always on even if you eject it it turns itself back on again with mounting the drive.
          - It's a bit noisy but so much.
          - It get really hot.

          well you may ask why on earth did I rate this 4/5!! to be honest with you I think price-wise it's a good product and it does the job. part of the problems are solvable manually. for example I have physically disconnect the drive from power to turn it all off. but I am overlay happy with it.

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

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          5.0

          Drive works great!

          By skyking

          from Erie, PA

          About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Fast Connectivity
          • Quiet
          • Reliable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Multimedia
            • Video

            Comments about Seagate 3TB Backup Plus External Thunderbolt Hard Drive for Mac:

            I purchased this drive to connect to my 27" iMac for video work. I do progressional video work and the fantastic speed for editing with this drive is great. I also have my HDMI TV connected to the drive via a Thunderbolt HDMI convertor and it works great. I can highly recommend this drive. BTW, I am now using it as a back up - only for video work where through put speed is necessary.

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

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not Daisy Chain capable

            By Really?!?

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Photographer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Flimsy Construction
              • Poor Performance

              Best Uses

                Comments about Seagate 3TB Backup Plus External Thunderbolt Hard Drive for Mac:

                I have 2 Thunderbolt Hard Drives from Seagate in a daisy chain (nothing else in chain) and have not been able to keep them connected to my iMac for more than a few minutes. The second drive in the chain always disconnects after a few minutes. I've replaced adapters, TBolt cables, order, swapped hard drives; nothing. Emailed Seagate which was no help. They told me to ask Apple for help.......really?!? How about you make a product that works. Returning.

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

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