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Seagate 4TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac

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Product Highlights
  • 4TB Drive Capacity
  • PC / Mac Compatible
  • USB 3.0 Compatible
  • Share Photos & Videos to Social Networks
  • Save Photos from Social Networks
  • Built-In Backup Options
  • Includes Seagate Dashboard Management

The 4TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac from Seagate is a desktop hard drive compatible with both Mac and Windows PCs without the need for reformatting. This drive features USB 3.0 connectivity, making it fast and easy to transfer even the biggest files. You can also connect this drive to a Thunderbolt compatible computer with an add-on adapter (sold separately).

This drive comes with Seagate's own Time Machine compatible Backup Plus software, helping you to not only create complete backups of all of your data, but to save and share your files with various social media sites. Easily download pictures directly from both Facebook and Flickr to your backup plus drive as well as share your movies and photos to Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube with just the click of the mouse.

Backup Plus
Backup Plus from Seagate helps protect everything from photos to movies and more. You can also save photos you've shared online automatically and even share photos on videos on social networks like Facebook, Flickr and YouTube.
Time Machine Ready
This Seagate drive is fully compatible with your Mac's Time Machine software.
Also Works with PCs
Use it interchangeably on your Mac or PC computer without reformatting.
USB 3.0 Plug-and-Play
This drive is compatible with USB 3.0. You can also upgrade to Thunderbolt technology with an add-on adapter (sold separately)
Performance
Capacity 4TB
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 Not specified by manufacturer
System Requirements Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system
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
Power Requirements Not specified by manufacturer
Environmental Requirements Not specified by manufacturer
Dimensions (L x W x D) 6.22 x 4.88 x 1.73" / 158 x 124 x 44 mm
Weight 2.38 lb / 1.08 kg
Seagate 4TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac
  • USB 3.0 Interface Adapter with Capacity Gauge
  • 4-Foot (1.2m) USB 3.0 Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Limited 2-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Seagate4TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac
     
    3.8

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Large capacity / good size (6)
    • Quiet (5)
    • Compact (4)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Attractive (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (6)
      • Additional storage (5)
      • Photo storage (5)
      • Video (4)
      • File transfer (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (6)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (8)

      Reviewed by 8 customers

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      4.0

      Fast and lots of room

      By Kidder

      from So. California

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • High Capacity
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • Software Incompatible

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • Backup
      • Photo Storage
      • Video

      Comments about Seagate 4TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac:

      First, I would like to say that I am impressed with the speed of this drive, especially considering the size of it.
      I did give it 4 out of 5 stars, only because the seagate "backup" software is not compatible on the Mac, so syncing other than through time machine is useless.

      Overall, seems to be a great drive so far!

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

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      4.0

      Great drive for the money..however,,,

      By Reuben

      from Colts Neck, NJ

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Customer Service
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use
      • High Capacity
      • Portable
      • Quiet
      • Supports Mac Pc
      • Usb3

      Cons

      • Activity Led Useless
      • Use As A Network Drive

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Seagate 4TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac:

      This was connected to a Netgear R7000 wireless router which provided a network interface to the drive. In the process of converting my DVD to MP4, the disk got corrupted and I had to reformat the GUID partition to Extended Journaling to get "things back to normal".. Seagate service was quite helpful but made a comment that this drive IS NOT INTENDED TO BE NETWORKED...ONLY CONNECTED VIA USB...To be honest I looked all over the product ligature and found nothing about this disclaimer..In the process of moving about 200 movies back to the drive via direct connect. At the end, I'll reattach the drive to the R7000 then have my iTunes library connect to it ...Keeping my fingers crossed.

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

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      5.0

      Excellent drive for mac

      By mikwatr

      from Alabama

      About Me Power user

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Seagate 4TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac:

        This drive is great. Not only does it have lots of space, but it works seamlessly on my mac. It is also much faster than my other external drives. That makes transfers a lot quicker.

        I wish it did not have to be plugged into a power source. My other external drives are USB powered, which makes them much more portable than this one.

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

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        5.0

        Great storage

        By Cy-guy

        from Cypress, TX

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Seagate 4TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac:

          At first it did not stay on because I didn't install the software that came with it my reason was that a couple a months ago I had gotten the 3TB version and installed the software for that one so i thought it would be redundant to install the same software and skipped it. After about a day of continued problems I did find it needed firmware upgrade so after that it worked great. It looks smaller than some other externals that are just one terabyte. Stuck with Seagate brand since they work with both PC & Mac.

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

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          4.0

          Works after firmware update

          By Stephen

          from PEI, Canada

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • High Capacity
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • No Power Switch

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • Photo Storage

          Comments about Seagate 4TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac:

          Nice finish and design but requires a firmware update out of the box if you want it to stay mounted for longer than 30 seconds - which creates a challenge to actually successfully update the firmware in that time window. However, since applying the fix, it has been running smoothly on a long 48 hour transfer over usb2.

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

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          3.0

          Power draw on Mac

          By Gordo

          from Colorado

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Seagate 4TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac:

                When I hooked up the product to my usb terminal on the mac I got a message on my mac that it was disconnection the drive because it was drawing too much power from the mac.
                Working on resolving this issue.

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

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                4.0

                4tb Back-up! Cheap and Good!

                By KingCass

                from Santa Monica

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to use
                • High Capacity

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Seagate 4TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac:

                    Good price for a large chunk of space for back-up. Usb3 is pretty fast. Just got the HD so I can't comment on reliability just yet. But for now the thing it great!

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

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                    1.0

                    USB 3.0 base fails to remain connected

                    By Texman

                    from Texas

                    About Me Multimedia Professional

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup

                        Comments about Seagate 4TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac:

                        I bought this drive to have an alternate backup to my current Seagate Backup Plus drive. When connected to my iMac running OS-X 10.8.3, this Hard drive connects at first, but fails to remain connected. I downloaded the Seagate diagnostics but did not help at all. Connecting the Hard drive to an alternate Backup Plus base, worked fine for me.

                        I suspect that I may have got a bad USB 3.0 base. Will be RMAing this puppy shortly,

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

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