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    Data Transfer Rate?   (3 Answers)

    This question has been asked previously, but never answered. Does anybody know the data transfer rate for this?

    By Anonymous October 9, 2015.

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      the rpm of this drive is 7200

      By redcarlos November 19, 2015.

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      Is this Seagate compatible with an Apple Mac computer?   (4 Answers)

      By Anonymous June 21, 2015.

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        If it is running Mac OS X 10.6+ and has a USB port, it will work.

        By robertc3 August 7, 2015.

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        I this unit compatible with Windows 10?   (5 Answers)

        By Anonymous September 20, 2015.

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          Yes.

          By wakabo November 22, 2015.

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          Does this external HD work for an XBox One?   (7 Answers)

          My 500GB Xbox One is almost full due to having to install all the games to the system's hard drive. I need to purchase an external drive to install my games on to so I can free up the system's main drive. Is this compatible with doing so?

          By Andrew June 10, 2015.

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            Yes it does. Takes less then 15 minute to get it setup and running. The Xbox walks you through the whole thing.

            By Tootall July 22, 2015.

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            Does this require Power Adaptor or is Plug n Play via USB.   (5 Answers)

            Do we need to plug in the power adaptor or it is plug n play/use hard disk?

            By JK September 25, 2015.

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              Yes, this unit uses an AC power connection.

              By CommunityAnswer September 25, 2015.

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              What are the dimensions of the hard drive case?   (2 Answers)

              How big it is, physically

              By Anonymous August 2, 2015.

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              Does this drive support usb 2 as well as usb 3?   (2 Answers)

              By Bangalay March 28, 2016.

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              What are the data transfer rates up to for this device?   (3 Answers)

              By Jane September 11, 2015.

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                Excellent question. Seagate seems to go out of their way to NOT publish any specific numbers for some reason. I used it for backups only and saw sustained write-speed of ~150-155Mb/s. A simple read test showed a read rate of ~182Mb/s. Thats only a rough estimate based on my testing when doing backups from a NAS (and then reading the data off the drive to verify it). The actual drive maximums may be higher.

                By IAmBruceK October 21, 2015.

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                can this be used as an NAS ??

                By Anonymous January 28, 2016.

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                  Yes it can be used as a NAS. Just depends on how you're attaching to the network. Make sure your router will recognize and allow. Must newer ones will.

                  By Anonymous February 28, 2016.

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                  can I use with Apple computer?   (4 Answers)

                  By mikkle October 5, 2015.

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                    Yes. However you will need to reformat it using the Mac Disk Utility. It works fine with my iMac running Yosemite.

                    By FingerLakesJohn2 November 23, 2015.

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