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Seagate 500GB Backup Plus Portable external hard drive Blue

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  • - 500 GB 2.5" Variable
  • - Maximum data transfer rate: 5000 Mbit/s
  • - Micro-USB B 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • - Blue
Warranty: 2 years
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500GB Backup Plus Portable Drive 2.5", USB 3.0, Blue
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Life moves fast. Don’t miss a thing.

The Backup Plus portable drive from Seagate is the simple way to protect and share your entire digital life — without getting in the way of the rest of your life.

- Protect your data with easy flexible backups.
- Save photos automatically from your social networks.
- Share photos and videos to social networks with a click.
- Increase transfer speeds easily by upgrading to Thunderbolt™ technology or FireWire® 800.

Short summary description Seagate 500GB Backup Plus Portable external hard drive Blue:
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Seagate 500GB Backup Plus Portable, 500 GB, 2.5", 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1), Variable, Blue

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Seagate 500GB Backup Plus Portable. HDD capacity: 500 GB, HDD size: 2.5". USB version: 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1). HDD speed: Variable. Product colour: Blue

Hard drive
HDD size *
2.5"
HDD capacity *
500 GB
HDD speed *
Variable
Type
HDD
File format system
NTFS
Ports & interfaces
USB data transfer rates
5000 Mbit/s
Maximum data transfer rate *
5000 Mbit/s
USB connector *
Micro-USB B
USB version *
3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1)
Features
Product colour *
Blue
Plug and Play
Yes
Power
Bus powered *
USB
Weight & dimensions
Width
81.1 mm
Depth
123.4 mm
Height
14.5 mm
Weight *
224 g
Packaging data
Cables included
USB
User guide
Yes
Bundled software
Seagate Dashboard
Other features
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity
1
USB required
Yes
Compatible operating systems
Windows 7, Vista, XP SP3 32/64-bit Mac OS X 10.6+
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2013-03-01 03:29:43
Uk has collected 127 expert reviews for Seagate 500GB Backup Plus Portable external hard drive Blue and the average expert rating is 82 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Uk to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
82%
Source Review comments Score
expertreviews.co.uk
Updated:
2013-03-01 03:29:43
External hard disks are usually used to back up local data, from pictures and videos to game saves and important documents, but with its latest drive Seagate has addressed the fact that more people are storing important information on social networks l...
Bottom line Not particularly quick, but an easy way to back up both local and social networking data...
80%
pocket-lint.com
Updated:
2013-03-01 03:29:43
Cloud this, cloud that, if it’s not in the cloud these days, well, that’s bad news isn’t it? Of course, local storage can’t really be in the cloud, and we’re a while off replacing all our hard drives with a direct line to a server on the internet. Sea...
Good Fast, light and reasonably compact...
Bad Software is a bit of a letdown, downloaded images are too small...
Bottom line If you want a USB 3 hard drive that performs well, is nice and light and stylish and has reasonable capacity, then this is the drive. While we like the cloud backup and download, we don't think Seagate has built its software well enough...
70%
pcworld.co.nz
Updated:
2013-04-13 21:24:20
Somehow, Seagate has managed to simplify the external hard drive while adding new features and functions. The Backup Plus Portable can be used with PC or Mac without reformatting and requires no extra fiddling to get it going – you just plug it into yo...
80%
techradar.com
Updated:
2013-04-13 21:24:21
There's a lot to like about Seagate's Backup Plus portable hard drive. It's light and shiny, and comes in four metallic colours. Seagate's USM (formerly GoFlex) system means you can remove the USB 3.0 connector and replace it with FireWire 800 or Thunderb...
Good Very simple to use, Back up social media, Good value for money...
Bad Missing Protect feature...
60%
expertreviews.co.uk
Updated:
2013-04-18 02:57:14
Backup Plus is the latest version of Seagate’s venerable GoFlex series of external hard disks. It has the same swappable connector which lets you replace the USB3 interface with a FireWire, eSATA or Thunderbolt one, but the real change is in the bundled s...
Bottom line The Facebook integration's nice, but the fast performance and low cost are even better...
100%
goodgearguide.com.au
Updated:
2013-04-23 06:54:55
The Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive is a 2.5in hard drive-based external storage device that can be used as a backup drive not only for your computer, but also for photos that you have uploaded to your Facebook and Flickr accounts. It's the latter f...
Good Quick performance, Easy to use, Changeable interface...
Bad The Dashboard software interface needs some work, Facebook and Flickr uploads failed, Flickr backups restricted to the 'large' photo size...
Bottom line The Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive comes with software that can backup your Facebook and Flickr photos in addition to your computer's data. However, the implementation of that feature could be better and some other aspects of the software need to be w...
70%
macworld.co.uk
Updated:
2013-04-28 00:48:59
At first glance, Seagate’s new Backup Plus drive might seem to be primarily intended for PCs, rather than Macs. It’s equipped with a USB 3 interface, and is formatted in the Windows NTFS format. However, Seagate has done a good job of making sure that...
Good Slim, light and fast portable drive, with good Mac software support...
Bad Pre-formatted as NTFS, Firewire adaptor costs extra...
Bottom line It's hard to make any hard disk stand out from the crowd these days, but the Backup Plus provides fast, efficient storage for Macs and PCs, along with useful software that keeps your photos safe even if you upload them onto Facebook straight from your pho...
80%
channelnews.com.au
Updated:
2013-05-25 12:13:42
Seagate's new drive speaks social network fluently, but is this a worthy additive or another empty sales promise?...
Good Very easy to use software Backs up social network data 1 year free cloud storage...
Bad Bland looks...
90%
smarthouse.com.au
Updated:
2013-05-25 12:13:42
Far too often, someone's notebook gets nicked and you hear the phrase "I don't care about the computer; it's the data I'll miss." But the laboured hours don't have to go to waste thanks to portable hard drives and cloud storage solutions. Entering this de...
Good Very easy to use software Backs up social network data 1 year free cloud storage...
Bad Bland looks...
90%
resellernews.co.nz
Updated:
2013-06-15 21:51:20
Somehow, Seagate has managed to simplify the external hard drive while adding new features and functions. The Backup Plus Portable can be used with PC or Mac without reformatting and requires no extra fiddling to get it going – you just plug it into y...
0%
gadgetspeak.com
Updated:
2013-09-12 14:56:32
The Seagate Backup Plus is a quick and easy back-up system. Available in 500GB, 750GB and 1TB versions it supplied with Dashboard software which is designed to be simple to use as well as supporting social networks. It supports USB3.0 for high speed da...
76%
apcmag.com
Updated:
2014-03-20 02:26:23
As with its 500GB counterpart reviewed in the affordable portable section, there's a tremendous amount to like about the new line of Seagate Backup Plus drives. We're talking gr...
90%
techradar.com/au/
Updated:
2014-04-13 02:39:41
There's a lot to like about Seagate's Backup Plus portable hard drive. It's light and shiny, and comes in four metallic colours.Seagate's USM (formerly GoFlex) system means you can remove the USB 3.0 connector and replace it with FireWire 800 or Thunderbo...
Good Very simple to use, Back up social media, Good value for money...
Bad Missing Protect feature...
60%
eteknix.com
Updated:
2015-09-06 01:29:54
Seagate released their Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive a while ago, but it is still a very valid product and one that shouldn't be missed. Today I'm taking a closer look at the blue colored version of the Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive with a capacity of...
Good Good Performance, Sleek and Durable metal enclosure, Light, small, and portable, Good package with 2-year OneDrive cloud service, Prices similar to internal drives, Four colours...
Bad The drive gets a little slower as it fills with data, “The Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive is an affordable yet great performing and durable drive with a lot of included bonuses. If you need a drive for backup or portability, this is a great choic...
Bottom line Seagate has created a great drive and calling it the Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive and next to the 2TB version that we're testing today, it's also available as 500GB and 1TB version.The drive is well designed and looks gorgeous, and it is available in f...
0%
play3r.net
Updated:
2015-10-01 06:23:03
Seagate has been a global leader in data storage solutions for a many of year now. Over time, they have been able to meet demands for better, bigger and more reliable storage solutions and have done a great job at staying ahead of the curve. Seagate has a...
Bottom line The Seagate Backup Plus drive definitely looks the part and when considering it comes in multiple sizes and colours, users should be able to find one to fit their exact needs. With backing up information being a critical process, will the Seagate Backup P...
80%
smartoffice.com.au
Updated:
2015-12-05 08:05:50
Far too often, someone's notebook gets nicked and you hear the phrase "I don't care about the computer; it's the data I'll miss." But the laboured hours don't have to go to waste thanks to portable hard drives and cloud storage solutions. Entering this de...
Good Very easy to use software Backs up social network data 1 year free cloud storage...
Bad Bland looks...
90%
pinoyunboxing.com
Updated:
2016-11-21 01:42:38
Guys, let me introduce the Seagate Back Up Plus 1Tb. It comes with a dashboard which makes it interesting to use and promises free 1 year Cloud Storage. The transfer speed is also superb at 5Gb/s(10x faster than USB 2.0) with increased bandwidth as it use...
0%
chip.com.my
Updated:
2016-11-21 01:42:38
By definition of “More”, most external HDD makers simply content themselves by offering larger storage space. In the case of the Seagate Backup Plus Portable, however, “More” here is defined by the generous amount of connectivity options as well as featur...
Good Good transfer speeds, Cool backup features, USB 3.0, Thunderbolt, FireWire support...
Bad Chassis feels plasticky, Thunderbolt and FireWire is optional...
Bottom line The Seagate Backup Plus Portable is a hefty drive, not just in terms of storage space, but really the amount of connectivity options and backup features that come with it. USB 3.0, FireWire and Thunderbolt support is great to have, while the social netwo...
0%
hardwarezone.com.ph
Updated:
2016-11-21 01:42:38
Seagate recently refreshed their lineup of external hard drives by introducing the new Backup Plus. These new drives are meant to replace the older GoFlex drives and as befits a new series, they boast some interesting new features.With the new drives, Sea...
Bottom line Back Ups Have Never Been EasierThe new Backup Plus portable drive is an accomplished portable hard drive. The new Dashboard application makes it extremely easy to backup your content and the ability to automatically download and backup your photos and vid...
0%
technoodling.net
Updated:
2016-11-21 01:42:38
I keep a good collection of external drives with me.I've got three big ones on my main system (one on regular USB 2.o for a Time Machine backup, one on FireWire 800 for my old, archived data and another on Thunderbolt for the newer stuff), one on my MacBo...
0%
pcauthority.com.au
Updated:
2017-04-08 06:01:41
Storage has come along in leaps and bounds in the last couple of years. It wasn't too long ago that large capacity portable drives were huge, slow and required external power. That's definitely not the case with the Backup Plus 5TB drive. It only measur...
Bottom line "The Seagate Backup Plus is a good, affordable and fast external drive."...
80%
gamegrin.com
Updated:
2017-05-17 02:07:53
Working on the amount of projects that I do (humblebrag), I need to make back-ups of my work on a regular basis just incase anything bad happens. To assist with this, Ebuyer sent us a Seagate Backup Plus 1TB, so let's put it to the test!The Seagate Backu...
Bottom line Overall, the Seagate Backup Plus 1TB is a viable backup solution at a price point of approximately £55. The device itself is very compact and lightweight but still feels like a well built, solid unit. Due to its USB 3.0 connectivity, it ensures transfers...
0%
pcworld.co.nz
Updated:
2017-07-17 02:31:23
IDGAll things being otherwise equal, 5TB of capacity is better than 4TB. Things aren't entirely equal in this case, but close enough that the $140 Seagate Backup Plus 5TB 2.5-inch USB 3.0 hard drive is a tempting product. I don't want to let it go, and I...
Bottom line How can you not like a drive the fits in your pocket (at least your larger pockets) and holds 5TB of data? I can't, and I'm betting you can't either, though you could get away a bit cheaper with WD's 4TB My Passport. Note also that Seagate's $220 Backup P...
0%
gadgetguy.com.au
Updated:
2017-12-03 09:32:23
What do you want from your portable hard drive? I want capacity and speed, preferably at a reasonable price. A solid state drive gives speed, but for high capacities the prices tend to be not so reasonable. Which brings us back to the venerable hard drive...
Good Enormous capacity, high read and write speeds...
Bad Nil...
Bottom line Decades ago I re-wrote a small program in assembler because I resented the couple of seconds the computer took to read from a floppy disk the 11 kilobytes of the version compiled from Pascal. That disc had a 160KB capacity. How things have changed!If you...
92%
goodgearguide.com.au
Updated:
2018-04-02 07:48:06
IDGAll things being otherwise equal, 5TB of capacity is better than 4TB. Things aren't entirely equal in this case, but close enough that the $140 Seagate Backup Plus 5TB 2.5-inch USB 3.0 hard drive is a tempting product. I don't want to let it go, and I...
Bottom line How can you not like a drive the fits in your pocket (at least your larger pockets) and holds 5TB of data? I can't, and I'm betting you can't either, though you could get away a bit cheaper with WD's 4TB My Passport. Note also that Seagate's $220 Backup P...
0%
itreviews.com
Updated:
2018-05-09 09:58:30
We’ve repeatedly said that the best backup is the one you use. The Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive for Mac (1TB) ($129 list) is a prime choice for the Mac user. It is fastest when copying files, which defines the backup process. Take it out of the box...
Bottom line The Seagate Backup Plus Portable for Mac Fits Time Machine to a T...
80%
macworld.com.au
Updated:
2018-05-09 09:58:30
Seagate has discontinued its Thunderbolt-enabled GoFlex Portable drives in favour of the new Backup Plus with interchangeable connectors.The Portable comes with a USB 3.0 connector which can be detached (exposing SATA data and power connectors) and swa...
Good Fast; optional adaptors...
Bad Bulky Thunderbolt adaptor, $139 (500GB); $189 (1TB); $129 (GoFlex Thunderbolt adaptor)...
Bottom line This Seagate offers both the backwards compatibility of Firewire 800 and the future-proofing of Thunderbolt, without the need to spend the extra cash until such time as you need the extra functionality. This kind of flexibility makes it the pick of th...
90%
au.pcmag.com
Updated:
2018-06-03 14:38:36
As time goes by, it seems like we always need more storage. Even a 128GB phone will fill up with files eventually, and for many, those files are photos and videos that can't be easily replaced. The 4TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive ($149.99) has the...
Good Large storage capacity, NTFS driver for Mac included, Seagate Lyve app creates network-attached storage (NAS)-like capability, Includes 200GB of OneDrive cloud storage for 2 years...
Bad Case lacks rubber feet...
Bottom line The Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive gives you 4 terabytes of speedy storage you can take with you, as well as a personal cloud, all for a very reasonable price...
80%
Theinquirer.net
Updated:
2013-03-01 03:29:43
A lightweight and smart looking portable hard drive with an easy to use dashboard interface that synchronises data with social media web sites to ensure that users never lose their favourite images. µ The GoodSyncs Facebook and Flickr images automatica...
Good Syncs Facebook and Flickr images automatically without you having to worry about manual backups...
Bad Images downloaded from Facebook are compressed versions of the original full-sized images...
80%
bigbruin.com
Updated:
2013-03-01 03:29:43
Seagate has just launched a new external hard drive which in many ways may seem like a continuation of their FreeAgent or GoFlex series of drives minus the catchy nomenclature. The new drives come in a variety of colors and capacities, features the univer...
Good Convenient, useful, and innovative backup solution provided with the drive, Social media backup is a great idea, Drive offers fast transfers rates, Available in a variety of sizes and colors, Competitive pricing...
Bad Would like to see a GoFlex Slim style version even smaller and even faster, Please drop by the Bigbruin.com Forum and feel free to post any comments or questions...
Bottom line Seagate has put out a large number of external hard drives over the last few years, and I'll admit that it can be hard to distinguish one from the other given all of the names, configurations, and so on. With the Backup Plus line up they seem to have take...
0%
tech2.com
Updated:
2013-04-18 02:57:14
A good number of USB 3.0 variants of the existing portable drives, as well as a few new models are out on shelves. That gives you a good number of brands and capacity variants to choose from. What we have with us today is a new offering by Seagate called...
Bottom line Seagate has two capacities for the Indian market – 500GB priced at Rs 5,600 and 1TB priced at Rs 7,700. It's expensive by a few hundred rupees than portable USB 3.0 hard drive by other brands, but the premium is quite justified by the useful backup softw...
70%
legitreviews.com
Updated:
2013-04-19 08:39:33
We need to have portable storage devices that can deal with our ever increasing need to be able to move a lot of files from one computer to the next easily. And for those who are constantly on the go with their own portable computing devices; such as...
Bottom line The Seagate 1TB Back Up Plus portable HDD exceeded my expectations of what a portable HDD should be able to do...
0%
techarp.com
Updated:
2013-04-28 00:48:59
The Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB portable hard disk drive is one of the better-designed USB drives we have seen. It shows its GoFlex roots in its upgradability. Where else can you find a portable drive that you can upgrade from the standard USB 3.0 interf...
0%
pcmag.com
Updated:
2013-05-03 04:23:56
In a world teeming with portable hard drive choices, Seagate's GoFlex line is noteworthy for its versatility and sprightly performance. As successor to the venerable GoFlex line, the newly-minted Backup Plus line represents Seagate's next wave of drives...
Good Interchangeable USM interface. Swift performance. Innovative social networking feature. Excellent user interface on included software.
Bad Plastic chassis could be sturdier. "Protect" feature not Mac compatible...
Bottom line The Seagate Backup Plus is a worthy successor to the venerable GoFlex line, offering a killer combination of speed, ease of use, and versatility, all while innovatively incorporating social networking...
90%
apcmag.com
Updated:
2013-05-08 11:10:16
As with its 500GB counterpart reviewed in the affordable portable section, there's a tremendous amount to like about the new line of Seagate Backup Plus drives. We're talking gr...
90%
apcmag.com
Updated:
2013-05-08 11:10:19
Whatever Seagate is doing to make its drive go fast, it's working. Like its 1TB compatriot in the super-sized portables group, the Backup Plus 500GB left nearly every other drive...
90%
wired.com
Updated:
2013-05-25 12:13:42
A hard drive is a hard drive is a hard drive. Unless you’re a deep study, the differences between competing portable storage drives seem minute, and few things influence purchasing decisions more than capacity and price.Warranty and brand loyalty are s...
Good Go Back to Top. Skip To: Start of Article, hard drives, Seagate, storage, USB drives...
Bad Disparity in software features between Mac and Windows. Only a difference between 500GB and 1TB, so there's no reason to buy the lowercapacity drives. Seagate's cloud storage service, which this drive can interact with, is pricey and seems unnecessary giv...
70%
myce.com
Updated:
2013-08-04 14:39:21
Moving data from one location to another is something that most of us will do from time to time. If we’re only moving a small amount of data, then a USB pen drive is probably the simplest way to achieve this task. However, if we need to move around la...
Good Easy to connect, Reasonable turn of speed when backing up and restoring data, Runs quietly, with very little noise or vibration, Runs cool even after prolonged use, Good looking drive, The bundled Seagate Dashboard software is easy to use, and perfor...
Bad The supplied USB3 lead is really too short to connect to a large host PC, where I found the Backup Plus had to hang in midair. This shouldn't be a problem if the Backup Plus is connected to a laptop, No carry pouch is supplied to protect the Backup Plus...
Bottom line Let us summarise the most important positive and negative points belowPositiveEasy to connect.Reasonable turn of speed when backing up and restoring data.Runs quietly, with very little noise or vibration.Runs cool even after prolonged use.Good looking dri...
0%
hardwaresecrets.com
Updated:
2013-09-12 14:56:31
The Backup Plus 1 TB is an external hard disk drive from Seagate. It comes with a USB 3.0 interface, which can be replaced by Thunderbolt or FireWire interfaces. Let´s test it!The Backup Plus is available in 1 TB, 750 GB, and 500 GB capacities. It also...
Bottom line The Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB external disk drive is compact, very well-finished, and flexible.Most compact external hard drives are hard drives with a USB interface added to their printed circuit boards, i.e, they are not standard laptop hard drives. But...
0%
computerworld.com
Updated:
2013-10-14 04:51:04
Seagate is moving away from its GoFlex branding with a new series of external drives dubbed Backup Plus, which will store not only your photos, videos and files, but some social media data as well -- users can back up or share documents to Facebook and...
0%
chipchick.com
Updated:
2013-12-15 08:10:15
The Backup Plus comes preloaded with Seagate's Dashboard 2.0 software. The software includes a Protect function that is super easy to use with a straight-forward and uncluttered interface that will make it easy for non-advanced users to perform an one-cli...
Good Super simple backup process with oneclick local backup, truly both Mac and PC friendly, can backup your Facebook and Flickr accounts, fast read and right speeds over USB 3.0, and compact formfactor, The...
Bad Thunderbolt support is only available via an adapter – but this does help keep the size of the drive down...
Bottom line Overall, the Seagate Backup Plus is a capable and compact portable hard drive that makes backing up your data simple, as it should be. We especially appreciate that Seagate has simplified the process of formatting the drive for use on both Mac and PC...
0%
hardwarebbq.com
Updated:
2014-01-31 01:13:41
Seagate sent a Backup Plus 1TB Drive with a backup software which also enables you to backup your FB account ever since its enabled .I am not really into software or Operating systems, but as someone who sees software to the level that its user friendly...
0%
gadgetreview.com
Updated:
2014-02-06 02:54:05
How often do you do laundry? Me? I'm slinging dirty britches on the daily! The wife and our wannabe superstar model offspring, host a lot of mock beauty pageants. So there's always clothes to wash. Laundry, car washes and general tidying are all thankless...
Bottom line No complaints! I love the Backup Plus. It obscenely swift with data transfer and offers a good deal...
100%
chipchick.com
Updated:
2015-09-09 03:55:13
Seagate's Backup Plus Portable Drive is all about packing in a lot of storage, in a compact body. Because lets face it, 1TB and 2TB just isn't enough anymore – photos and video files alone can accumulate really quickly. In any case, the drive measures jus...
Good IPX7 waterproof, 18 hour battery, USB charging port, 5 Light battery indicator, Sounds great, Speakerphone sounds great, Audio Boost mode, Colors...
Bad Proprietary charging cable — no Micro USB charging...
Bottom line Overall, Seagate's Backup Plus Portable Drive is a solid portable hard drive that offers plenty of storage and good performance. But if you need more speed, we recommend checking out Seagate's Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive. In any case, if you're lo...
0%
anandtech.com
Updated:
2015-10-17 05:32:06
The rise in popularity of USB 3.0 has enabled a large number of high-speed bus-powered storage devices. Flash drives and external SSDs can take advantage of the high-speed nature of the interface. They have slowly been increasing in capacity too, and we e...
Bottom line The Dashboard also allows upload and download of photos / videos associated with a Facebook or Flickr account. In terms of other features, the free 200GB on OneDrive is available only after the product is registered (launching the registration through the...
0%
pcmag.com
Updated:
2016-11-05 11:14:46
As time goes by, it seems like we always need more storage. Even a 128GB phone will fill up with files eventually, and for many, those files are photos and videos that can't be easily replaced. The 4TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive ($149.99) has the...
Good Large storage capacity, NTFS driver for Mac included, Seagate Lyve app creates network-attached storage (NAS)-like capability, Includes 200GB of OneDrive cloud storage for 2 years...
Bad Case lacks rubber feet...
Bottom line The Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive gives you 4 terabytes of speedy storage you can take with you, as well as a personal cloud, all for a very reasonable price...
80%
computershopper.com
Updated:
2016-11-05 11:14:46
It's been just about two years since we saw and tested the first of Seagate's GoFlex external hard drives . That drive and its later iterations, such as the GoFlex Slim and GoFlex Desk , were notable for their interchangeable interface adapters. The drive...
Good Fast performance, Flexible interface, including Thunderbolt option, Easy-to-use backup software, Interoperable between Macs and PCs, Available in four colors...
Bad Social-backup software has some crucial Facebook limitations, Drive shell looks like metal, but is really plastic...
Bottom line The Backup Plus Portable Drive is a fast, flexible drive you can upgrade to other, faster interfaces down the line. It's snap-simple to use for basic backup tasks, and the price is right. Read More…...
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nikktech.com
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2016-12-31 05:41:56
It seems like yesterday that i was taking pictures with my brand new 4MP Olympus digital camera and a 512MB xD memory card while i was visiting London for the first time in my life (if i recall correctly i was in Hyde park when i first used that camera)...
Good Build Quality, Compact Size, 5TB Capacity, Excellent Performance, Free Two Year 200GB OneDrive Subscription, Works with Lyve, Low Temperatures, Dashboard Software, Price (For Some)...
Bad None...
Bottom line Having 5TB worth of storage space with you at all times is something not many people expected to happen this soon and i say this because when Seagate send the backup plus 5TB model many friends I mentioned it to them were really surprised. Of...
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pcworld.com_techhive.com
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2017-07-18 03:39:59
All things being otherwise equal, 5TB of capacity is better than 4TB. Things aren't entirely equal in this case, but close enough that the $140 Seagate Backup Plus 5TB 2.5-inch USB 3.0 hard drive is a tempting product. I don't want to let it go, and I hav...
Good Up to 5TB in a 2.5-inch package, Affordable...
Bad Slow writing small files and folders...
Bottom line How can you not like a drive the fits in your pocket (at least your larger pockets) and holds 5TB of data? I can't, and I'm betting you can't either, though you could get away a bit cheaper with WD's 4TB My Passport. Note also that Seagate's $220 Backup P...
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consumersearch.com
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2018-05-09 09:58:30
Expert reviews...
Good Portable, Good value, Fast, 200 GB of free cloud storage...
Bad Warranty a little short, Only available in 4 TB capacity...
Bottom line If you want lots of capacity in a portable hard drive, the 4 TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive is tough to beat. It's fast, reliable and delivers great bang for the buck...
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chipchick.com
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2018-05-09 09:58:30
External portable hard drives are a dime a dozen, but Seagate's new Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive manages to pack in 4TB of storage in a body that measures just 116.90mm x 82.50mm and weighs just 0.307kg / 10.8 ounces. But not only is that a lot of stor...
Good USB 3.0, no external power supply required, small proportions make it very travel friendly, uses highest capacity 2.5inch portable hard drive on the market, very fast performance, Seagate dashboard makes backups easy, comes with 3 year warranty, Seagate d...
Bad A bit pricey, uninspiring design, internal drives are not removable, RAID 0 set up has a higher risk of data loss and we wish it had option for RAID 1, it's also a little bigger in size than many competing portable USB 3.0 drives...
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pcmag.com
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2018-05-09 09:58:30
We've repeatedly said that the best backup is the one you use. The Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive for Mac (1TB) ($129 list) is a prime choice for the Mac user. It is fastest when copying files, which defines the backup process. Take it out of the box...
Good USM Connector for additional interfaces. Backup Plus automatically saves Social Media photos. Time Machine Compatible.
Bad Thunderbolt or FireWire adapters are extra...
Bottom line The Seagate Backup Plus Portable for Mac is perfectly named. It doesn't purport itself to be the fastest drive, but it is a lot faster than the FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 drives made for Macs. If you need backup for your Mac, period, then take a look at th...
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mymac.com
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2018-05-09 09:58:30
Seagate has long been a fixture in the world of internal and external hard drives. Recently, Seagate released a new type of drive—one that helps you share and save your digital media on social networks. is what you’d expect when thinking hard drive:...
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storagereview.com
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2019-12-09 12:09:08
Seagate recently launched its latest edition to its portable drive family, the Backup Plus Portable. Offered in a 4 and 5TB capacity, this drive is an ideal solution for those looking to backup large digital media libraries. It features USB 3.0 (also comp...
Bottom line The Seagate Backup Plus Portable 5TB Drive, released in Q1 of this year, is the descendant of its 2016 brethren, which bears the same name. The key differences in the newer edition is the addition of the 1-year subscription of Mylio Create, is half the we...
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