Main Content

Questions & Answers

Seagate - Backup Plus Hub 8TB External USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive - Black-Front_Standard
Ask a Question
Page 1, showing1-10 of 49 Questions
  • Q: Is this compatible with Xbox One?  (4 Answers)

    By Faolan 

    • Best answerYes, should work w/no hitches, although it will take 500 gigs away from your external drive to download the operating system compatibility for it, I have AWD 5 terabyte external hard drive and this is something that is never mentioned the fact that when you buy a large over 2 terabyte hard drive that in order to transfer all of the content seamlessly it has to essentially download a clone of the operating system from the console and that takes up some serious space but 8 terabytes you'll never ever have to worry about space even if you have three to four people on your console

      By CHAPEL 

    • Best answerLet's start by reiterating that this is NOT a wireless device but a device being displayed without wires. Welcome to the wonderful world of promotional advertising where things need to look as appealing as possible regardless of functionality. In this case, the photo is selling you on the fact that you can plug your phone into the front of the drive to charge or interact with it via the built-in USB (*feature*). Cables running out the back and disappearing behind the desk would draw your attention away from this feature and remind you that, yes, this DOES, indeed, cause desktop clutter and that you'll need an open plug on a power bar or outlet to power it and a USB plug on your computer for data. Honestly, I'm surprised they didn't cut the power cable off of the lamp, too.

      By Shadowfax 

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member
  • Q: Will it work with a PS4?  (3 Answers)

    By B20 

    • Best answerIt will work if you have the 4.5 (or higher ) system software update

      By RacingX 

    • Best answerSure. To make partitions you just need a partition program, and there are plenty of free and paid programs available if you search online. It's been about 3 years since the last time I used one, so I don't feel informed enough to make a suggestion, but there are guides and lists that explain the pros and cons of many partition programs. However, for the purposes of transferring to a new computer you should check Microsoft's guide for doing so. Some of your drives probably don't have program referenced files, so you can move their contents however you want, but programs and their files may need to be reinstalled if drive letters (and therefore file addresses) change.

      By Westrim 

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member
  • Q: What is the RPMs for this drive?  (3 Answers)

    By JustAGuy 

    • Best answer5900rpm (estimate)

      By Bart 

    • Best answerIt's pre-formatted for Mac. Windows uses NTFS and Mac OS uses HFS and they're incompatible with each other. However, you can format the drive to work with both Windows and Mac by using the exFAT filesystem. Prior to use, I would recommend reformatting the drive in exFAT.

      By ChrisSinNJ 

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member
  • Q: What RAID level? Does it use drive mirroring in case one drive fails?  (5 Answers)

    By IanS 

    • Best answerThis is a single unit drive enclosure so there is no RAID redundancy.

      By TechGURU 

  • Q: Can I Hook This Hard Drive Up To My MacBook By A Usb?  (5 Answers)

    By j 

    • Best answerYes...I have a MacBook Pro and use this drive to store music via USB

      By SteveL 

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member
  • Q: Does it have a solid-state drive?  (5 Answers)

    By Gracie 

    • Best answerThis is a standard magnetic rotational platter drive. A SSD drive with 8TB of storage would cost upwards of $15,000.

      By TechGURU 

  • Q: The 2 USB ports in the front are they USB 3.0 or USB 2.0?  (5 Answers)

    By fargo71 

    • Best answerIf you ar plugged into a usb3 port, then these are usb 3ports. If you plug the device into a usb 2 port, they become usb 2 ports and they may or may not work correctly when plugged into a usb2port

      By Craig 

      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

Best Buy is not responsible for answers provided by Community Answers, Customers, or other third parties. Accuracy not guaranteed. Terms and Conditions