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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 7646 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Buy

    Posted
    dyrebeats
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    This drive all around deserves the 5 star review. I have only had this for a few days and already it is obviously a winner. First let me start off with the price. With the sale price being 70$ this is an unbeatable deal for 1TB of this quality. This drive is super fast and plenty spacious. I especially recommend this if you have a Mac as it plays very nicely with Time Machine. Being in music and YouTube I need a lot of space that has a good read speed as I will playing music at gigs directly from this drive, and let me say that this preforms with plenty of speed for me. After my testing this is truly an amazing PORTABLE drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent quality, excellent performance, Mac tip

    Posted
    Gary
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    It's a really great drive, very fast and reliable. The only thing I have to mention is my daughter has a Macbook Pro, and when she plugged it in and tried to use it, she could only READ NOT WRITE. I checked and the default format for the drive is NTFS, which her Macbook Pro running OSX 10.10 could not write. I had her launch Disk Utility and Erase, format FAT Extended, Quick It took a few seconds, and then it showed up where she had to click in Finder to open it, then it showed as mounted. From there, she was able to copy fine. Like I said, it's very reliable and fast once you do this quick step on the Macbook.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    DIFFICULT TO USE - NO FREE TECH SUPPORT

    Posted
    NancyDrew
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    I've used other drives with no problem but this is VERY difficult to use AND I had to PAY to talk to Seagate tech support???? What is up with that??? Within 4 backups I used 50% of the memory....IMPOSSIBLE! I bought the 1TB so I could backup for YEARS....turns out that it KEEPS copies of ALL previous backups so you have to go into your computer and REMOVE former backups to free space....Tech support told me that businesses use this which told me that this is NOT consumer friendly! Avoid!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy Peasy

    Posted
    Toddk
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    My hard drive failed on my PC.... fortunately I had backed up online. I had the Geek Squad repair my PC. I asked the technician to recommend an external hard drive to back up and keep at home. He suggested the Seagate Backup Plus Slim for its value and simplicity. It also came with a two year online backup service with "One Drive". The set up was easy. Installed software and plugged into my PC. There are some schedule options but I chose the onetime backup and just plug in occasionally to refresh, Happy with the hard drive and peace of mind knowing my files are safe from another hardware failure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Seagate is first choice

    Posted
    PropMan
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    This is the fourth Seagate back-up I've purchased. The first two were for personal use; one of those for a back-up to all my computer files and the other for video editing and pictures. My XP computer crashed and I was very happy to have had everything saved. The third and the current purchase were for backing up computers and files for our small office. So far, I have no cons. All the drives installed and set up quickly with no issues. I like that it connects via USB so there aren't any extra cables or power sources to worry about. Practically as easy to use as a flash drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    not for mac

    Posted
    backup
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    i loved the idea of getting an external hard drive for a great price, however, i have connected it to my mac and it backs up everything EXCEPT for the stuff i want backed up like my files, it gives no instructions on how to do it. I have to find time to take it to geek squad. more hassle than its worth. i work 3 jobs so its hard to find time to go in and have them look at it. it did back up apps and things i don't need bc they are backed up thru my cloud.i would recommend it for a windows comp or a mac if you know how to reformat things so your important files back up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product and price, plus bonus software

    Posted
    Hazrdus
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    I bought this after my old Seagate TB drive stopped being recognized by my computer... My fear was everything from my old HDD was gone so I bought this to have a professional service move everything from old to new HDD.... BUUUUT, this came with a trial of a Seagate Recovery program. It found all the files from my old drive and although it was a trial version, I could see it was going to work. So for $99 more I got a recovery program forever and also saved all my work and music and backups from my old drive. I highly recommend these drives for portability, stability and the cool Recovery software. Oh yeah! And the price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great storage for the price

    Posted
    Blackburry
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    Great back up drive. I use it a lot for video editing and school assignments and it provides so much storage that I don't even have to look at how much space I am using. Very easy to just plug and use. Works with both Mac and PC, although it is defaulted for use with PC so if you have a Mac you will need to format it appropriately first. Also comes with online storage which I have yet to use, but extras are always great. Would definitely recommend. If you are planning to use this for something like your Xbox I'd suggest getting a 2TB model since games take up a lot more storage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    JWJW
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    I recommend using the Windows 10 back up system instead of the Seagate back up system. I figured if I lost everything on my computer I would have to reload Windows 10 and would not have to worry about reloading the Seagate back up system, too. I did two back ups the "image" back up on the Seagate and just copied all files from my hard drive to Seagate. The copy all files back up is just in case one file gets messed up and I don't want to reload every single file on the "image" which is what I think I would have to do. When I contacted Seagate before I purchased this product, they were very helpful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    slim and powerful

    Posted
    Techy
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    I have had several seagate external hard drives and I love them. They work great with my Mac and the good thing is that you can split the memory to work with PC and Mac. Data is interchangeable between both platforms but formatting can be different. It is an easy device to work, just plug and play. What I did notice, is that the drive works best if I start it on a Mac and then go to PC. If I saved stuff on the external drive from the PC first and then try to go to the Mac, the formats usually don't convert as well. I haven't had issues once I erased and started it on the Mac first.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Gifted Idea Ever!

    Posted
    UniqueMinded1
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    So, being a longstanding Seagate product consumer... After hearing my sister go on and on about running out of space on her laptop, phone and table --- seeing that I recommended what to purchase to resolve the matter; she was not going to purchase... What better gift to purchase for someone that not only needs, wants but can more than ideally use the gift over time... In the end, she was very happy and excited about the gift of a 1TB external but portable drive. Now she has ample amount of space for more pics and videos of the kids, special moments and perserving memories. #SeagateIsTheBest

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast, affordable and compact

    Posted
    Pacochu
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    I bought this item because it was a good price for a lot of memory and I was surprised to see how well it works. It transfers my files pretty quickly and a plus for me is that it does not need to be plugged in and charging at the same time. In addition, the hard drive is very compact and light, which makes it easy to carry around. I have not used the Seagate dashboard it comes with yet, but it is a good concept and I will use it when the time comes. Overall, it is a great product so far and I would recommend it for anyone looking for a quality hard drive on a budget.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple, Fast Backup Drive

    Posted
    BigT
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    I used this drive to backup my files from a Mac to be used on a PC. I was able to download a driver from Seagate that allowed my Mac to copy files to the drive without formatting to a Mac file system. This was very nice, since I was able to backup my files and still have a Windows file system on the Drive. The drive works well, without any unnecessary attempts to put the company's software on my computer automatically. They offer backup software, but it isn't forced down your throat. It is very fast when using a USB 3 port on the computer. The included cable is short, but it gets the job done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Durable-Long lasting

    Posted
    Leila
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    I have had this hard drive for 3 years and it still works with more than enough space for my information. The only reason why I won’t give it 5 star is because when I bought it, I wanted to use it on both Mac and Windows operatining systems. After being let down upon plugging it into a Mac, I realized that it didn’t work for what I wanted it to do. Tip: you have to download drifesnom to the drive so that it’ll be compatible with both operating systems. I wish someone at Best Buy told me that when I bought it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for Mac

    Posted
    TK85
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    Returned a similarly priced WD product because it didn't worked and picked this up which was super easy at Best Buy, great return policy! Real easy set up. The one thing I missed is that when directions say to erase the drive, at least in my case, it meant that I had to go into disk utility and erase it MYSELF. Once I did that it was all set up and ready to go. Had one for years before this but the connectors are starting to fail so got a new one. The previous one I used for years on a PC and then switched to make with absolutely no problems. All around good things for Seagate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable Automatic Backups

    Posted
    DvdDdg
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    The backups from the computer to the drive seem to work, but backing up from a smartphone via the internet only seems to work if you have the program actively running on the computer, and not just in the background, and the app needs to be active on the mobile device as well. If either of those are not the case, no backups happen. As of today, Oct 2nd, no backup has been completed since Sept 27th, even though it's set to run every night, automatically.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    CiscoKid
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Bought two of these external drives based on recommendations by The Wirecutter. Too soon to say about long-term reliability, of course, but initial experience has been excellent. Smaller than the LaCie drives I'm replacing, and these Seagate drives attach with a single USB cable (unlike one of my LaCie drives that required two USB cables -- one for power, one for data). I added rubbery outer shell for a little protection while transporting but more to keep the drives from sliding around on my desktop. So far, very pleased, both with the drives and with Best Buy experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Speedy portable backup solution

    Posted
    TomMadison
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    I use this drive to perform a monthly 50GB data backup, supplemental to Windows backup that writes to a second hard drive on my computer. It is a "grab and go" backup in case of fire or other emergency, and a data recovery resource in case both the primary and secondary hard drives on the computer fail for some reason. The USB 3.0 interface is fast, and data transfer speeds are stable. USB 3.0 backup is painless compared to my former off-computer backup, which was a Seagate USB 2.0 external drive. I've used the drive for several months, and it has performed well to date.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Asus computer has been locking up since purchase

    Posted
    dqboy
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    The Asus computer I purchased about a month ago locks up for about 60 seconds several times a day. I tried several things to try to fix it and finally went back to Best Buy and was told that if I paid them $200.00 they would look at it. I had had it less than 3 weeks. I contacted Asus and they wanted to wipe out everything I had spent over a week getting loaded and re-install windows. I bought another computer from another store and now I can let the techies at Asus re-do my 5 week old computer. Not a happy camper because of the way I was treated by Best Buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Xbox One extra storage

    Posted
    edwardst1982
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    I am using this device as extra storage for the Xbox One and so far its worked out well for me. I can't tell any different in using the internal storage and everything transferred over great. Good value for the dollar and really my only complaint was the employee in the store going on and on to me about purchasing a different one as this one had horrible reviews and wasn't near as good as the Seagate that was $20 more. She got quiet and walked off after I opened the app and showed her the reviews on best buy's own website told a 100% different story.

    I would recommend this to a friend