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Seagate - Backup Plus Slim 1TB External USB 3.0/2.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 7652 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy! Buy a more sturdy BACKUP DRIVE!

    Posted
    customer

    Please do not buy. I was able to store my files on this device, but I was unable to encrypt the drive. An employee stated that I could encrypt, but I never had an option to do so. Once I backed up my system, I pulled the drive. I unfortunately dropped the backup device, maybe half of a foot from the ground is how far the drop was... not too high at all. My PC was unable to recognize the drive. I downloaded software called "Paragon" from the manufacturing company's website. Well, this software just made everything worse. I was unable to boot my PC!! Awesome! I was left with a useless PC and a useless external hard drive that still contained my files... wow!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    carolyn

    Posted
    carolyn
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This drive worked perfectly for about a month, but is now not recognized by any computer. I changed the cord and it still doesn't work. I bought it because I purchased a new desktop and needed to transfer my files. Unfortunately, I hadn't finished putting all of my files back on my new desktop before this drive stopped working. I will now have to pay between 100-350 to try to retrieve my lost files and there is no guarantee. They are extremely important to me and it is devastating that this drive is not reliable. I have had other drives for 8-10 years and they are still working fine. Very disappointing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works Good With Windows, Linux, But Not Android

    Posted
    gccradioscience
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This hard drive is not compatible with Android. But it is compatible with Windows, Linux, when I tested it. The back up software is so-so, and I wish it would run a little more faster, and does not take long to back up your files. Back to Android, I tried to connect this hard drive through the OTG adapter, and the hard drive LED lights up, but does not get recognized (unusable) through the Android tablet. So no, I would not recommend this if you're going to use this as a extra storage drive for everything such as your OTG device that is an Android device, but it's fully recommended for Windows and Linux devices. Now as for Raspberry 1, 2, 3, same as a linux device, it should be able to work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Seagate - Backup Plus Slim 1TB External USB 3.0/2.

    Posted
    LC4508
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I use only two brands of external hard drives and that is Toshiba and Seagate. Both have NEVER failed me. And in the case of Seagate, I have been using their products for well over 4 years now (brought me through my study abroad in Rome and a larger chunk of college) and I have yet to be let down. I've had no loss of files and zero glitches of any sort. I could not give you any technical breakdown of how this works because I am a simple person with simple needs and this hard drive does exactly what I need it to do. All I can say is that I have no complaints and that I will always recommend their products. NOTE: I will more than likely be purchasing more of their hard drives in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I often choose Best Buy for all my high needs

    Posted
    JoneMCC
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Consistently I have found that the products carried by BestBuy are of the highest standard. I needed a file backup system for my laptop because I carry a great deal of hdr photos from over the years. This is the first external hard I have ever purchased and it seems that I did great considering the price was very affordable and the product surpassed my expectations of quality so eyes and function. I could see myself getting a secondary hard drive that would be more for rugged situations where I will be traveling or backing up my photography while camping. But for all reasonable used to service everyday this is all I need

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Little Portable Hard Drive

    Posted
    katieolivia323
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I needed to get a portable hard drive to backup everything on my Macbook Pro. I didn't want to be in position of losing all of my important documents, pictures, bookmarks, and so much more, if anything were to suddenly happen to my laptop. My friend who works at Apple recommended this brand and another brand for an external hard drive and so when I went to Best Buy, I found this one. It was in the price point I wanted to buy and with 1TB, it would be more than enough storage for me. It was easy to install on my Macbook Pro and it does what it's supposed to - backs up my files! If you're looking for a great portable hard drive, I would recommend this one! It also is compatible for PC users as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected

    Posted
    Steve
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I had a Seagate back up drive before and it worked fine, but it stopped working when I got Windows 10. So I bought a new Seagate drive for my back up. I plugged it in and it didn't ask any questions ... it just started backing up EVERYTHING. It took more then 24 hours to complete. When complete I found a bunch of sub-directories and files with odd names ... nothing related to my file structure. I tried to contact Seagate service and was not given any real help. Just sent to a website that was no help. I think it is backing up my files ... but I am not sure ... and if it is can't find them to check. If you are a computer geek you might have better luck.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Does not work for MAC OS

    Posted
    Lauren
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I was sold this backup drive when I purchased my MAC computer from our local Best Buy store. I was ASSURED by the Best Buy sales associate, numerous times, that this would work with MAC. I have owned the device for almost a year and have tried several times to use it to no avail. Due to lack of time I have not made it into our local mall and just this morning did some research on the Seagate website. They clearly state that this device is NOT compatible with iOS or Mac although the box states "Easy backup for PC, Mac and mobile devices". I now have a $60 paper weight that I am hopeful Best Buy will do the right thing and allow me to return. Beware!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works for Xbox One!

    Posted
    RyanS
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    So, I only had 500GB on my Xbox One and needed more storage. The folks at Ga****op told me that I had to buy the Xbox One certified SeaGate 1TB external hard drive, which was twice the price as this one, which is the exact same thing! Now this might not come to a surprise by a lot of you, but a 37 yr old "Noob" like myself had no clue as to this. And the kicker is, THE FOLKS AT BESTBUY ARE THE ONES WHO TOLD ME ABOUT THIS! I had the green Xbox One Seagate 1TB, and the techs told me that this one was the exact thing and would work flawlessly. And it did! Thank you guys at BestBuy, yall saved me about $30!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent drive for console gamers

    Posted
    Khal
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this hard drive with the express intent of using it to create a backup for my PS4 just in case the system's built-in drive failed, and while I haven't had to utilize the backup that I made, I will say that this hard drive is amazing! It runs really quietly, has a super slim profile, and sends/receives data at super high speeds. With Sony introducing expanded storage to the PS4, and the Xbox One already having a similar feature, I fully intend to buy this exact same drive in a higher capacity in the near future, and can only recommend that people in the market for a good external to use with those features do the same.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good advice from both Geek Squad and sales person

    Posted
    James
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    My 4yr old PC was running very slow. I took it to the Geek Squad and discovered it would cost $200 for the tech support package in order to get my PC repaired. I told your team member that I'm not very tech saavy, and I would appreciate his help in evaluating the options. He reviewed my PC uses and gave me a sheet with recommendations that he then pass onto a sales person. That person took the sheet and showed me two options that met my needs. Both members also reviewed the $100 tech support cost when you purchase a new PC, which will allow me to get a new PC and then get my old one fixed so my wife can use it. All in all, I believe I got good advice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Seagate - Backup Plus Slim 1tb External Usb 3.0/2.

    Posted
    Bernard
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Ok this is the re-review of this Seagate back up plus. As you can recall from my first review of this item, I took the original back and instead of refunding my currency I opted to just grab another one which worked when I got it home. The first one just made noises when I plugged it up to my laptop and wouldn't autorun. It is very small able to be ported around with no problem. I didn't give this 5 stars because I can't dump to it wirelessly, which in this day and age is what its all about, but I guess they have other models that you can connect to a Wi-Fi network and dump and retrieve wirelessly. I will try one of those next.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Seems to do exactly what I want it to do!

    Posted
    ncstan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This hard drive seems to be exactly what I was looking for - something to back-up my files on my computer in case of a big problem. My son-in-law helped me set it up in just a few minutes, and it has been working fine. We set it to do a back-up weekly (daily and monthly were also some options) and it did this for me. It is hidden unobtrusively behind my laptop, connected to a USB 3 port, and is silent. The connector cable is provided, contrary to what some reviewers have said. I am not a techie, so I needed something simple but trustworthy to do what it is supposed to do, and for backing up, this is it. It is also compact and appears sturdy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Deal Once You Get it Working Right

    Posted
    Pahdah
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I was looking for an internal hard drive, but found this the best deal for the cost. Its sleek design made it a perfect 2nd choice because it takes almost no additional space. It worked almost perfectly upon plugging it in. It didn't get 5 stars because the registration and the free additional gigabyte storage on OneDrive promotion required several tries and help from tech support. I connected it to my network to create a 1 terabyte personal cloud and it works great! I like it so much that I am planning to buy another to increase our home network cloud storage. This is an excellent buy for the cost; once you get it working right.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Drive OK - Software is a disaster

    Posted
    Dave

    This drive works fairly well for drag and drop backups and data exchange. The software that is included (Seagate Dashboard Agent) is horrible. When set to continuous backup, this software was extremely erratic, backups would stall without notification, etc. Downloaded updates from Seagate regularly hoping that would solve the problem but it didn't. In some cases I would log on to the dashboard software and see that my backup stalled a week ago and never re-started. Good thing I didn't have a drive failure on my PC. This thing is in the trash, I'm switching to a different manufacturer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Second times the charm

    Posted
    Pegg
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Despite several attempts at troubleshooting, the initial product purchased simply would not work. Finally returned the product to Best Buy and got a new one without any problem getting the exchange. Apparently the initial backup drive was defective and did not automatically install the drivers necessary to run the device, but the second drive has worked from the outset without any trouble at all. Very pleased with the no-hassle return policy that Best Buy not only advertises but lives by. The Seagate backup drive is a good compact device that's easy to use if you don't happen to get one with a defect!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not pleased

    Posted
    BestShooper1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is the first backup device I've purchased and have read the directions over and over. Seems to work well with my new computer but wish it had more detailed directions. Went online to a tutorial but still confused as to how to access the files I backed up from my other laptop. All the files are in weird order and no names (that I'm familiar with) are associated with the files. It came highly recommended (especially for a beginner like me) but I'm not impressed. I spent a several hours studying this and just gave up. Don't have time. It shouldn't be this hard or time consuming.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    Posted
    CB1692
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    I had bought this after comparing it to the Western Digital external HD of the same size. The price was better, and the connection speed was faster. The initial set up of the software was a piece of cake, then it came to the first backup. It at and froze at 3% for well over an hour and made no further progress. I was patient and let it continue, and after a few hours the backup was finally complete. After this, the backups have been extremely easy. Don't be disheartened if it seems to freeze on you at first, since it will work. Just hoped the process would have been faster to begin with, and show more accurately what the progress actually was.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tons of pace, quiet and efficient performance

    Posted
    GEdwards
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    If you need extra storage on your Wii U, and w/only 32GB you probably do, this compact and efficient hdd from Seagate is the way to go. At 1TB it's way more space than any Wii U owner could hope to use and offers plenty of space for classics like Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Pikmin 3, and many other great games. Another perk is that it draws less power than pretty much every other portable drive in its class and with the Wii U USB output being notoriously low this is a real plus. Oh yeah, don't forget to pick up a dual usb a to micro b y-split cable to make this work properly with your Wii U.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    nice Sleek design

    Posted
    Dave
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This HDD comes in several sizes, i decided to pick 1TB as that was enough for me. 1TB disk also looks slim and nicer than the larger 2TB drives. The black color looks the best to me, but silver and even blue are pretty nice. The average speeds I got from this disk copying to SSD were around 80MB per second , which is pretty much the maximum for the disk, and is not a restriction on USB3 or SATA interface. I cannot speak to its reliability as i had it only for couple of months, but so far i have not experienced any problems. overall, i consider it a good purchase and would recommend, in fact i have recommended it to my friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend