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Seagate - Backup Plus Slim 2TB External USB 3.0/2.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 8307 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

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    DL99
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    This is such a convenient backup hard drive. It is extremely easy to use. It is a nice size, since it's not too bulky, so you can easily transport it. It is also portable due to the fact that it doesn't need to connect to a wall charger. You just plug this into the USB port, then look for the files you would like to backup, then you copy and paste them. It's that simple. It is also able to store a very large amount so all of your files should fit, for normal everyday files.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great drive for the price

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    BestMan
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    This is my second purchase of the same portable hard drive. Samsung must of change there logo because my 1st purcahse had a different Samsung logo on it. The material is the same; it is plastic and not metal. It does what it says and is reliable. It comes with backup software for Windows and OSX; also available online to download. What I like about this drive compare to others is that Samsung has a driver online you can download on your OSX to write to NTFS format, but it will only work with this type of drive. I use both OS and makes it convenient. The backup software works fine, but no encryption software to go with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing. Upgraded my PS4.

    Posted
    MrZippo
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    I was looking to upgrade my PS4 by 2 TBs. I looked online and everything I read pointed me toward this little portable HD. I was originally looking for a regular 2.5" drive to upgrade, but when I heard you can open this portable drive up to take it out I went with this instead. It was a lot cheaper, too! PLEASE NOTE: Opening this up to take the hard drive out WILL void the warranty. There are instructions online that will easily guide you on how to take apart this Seagate case and install the hard drive in the PS4. Pretty straightforward.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Backup Drive

    Posted
    YamKr
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    This is a great product to backup all your documents, photos and all your important files. Just unpack the drive, connect to USB port and start backup all your files within a minute. Runs with USB power and less weight. This drive is easy to carry and is easily fits in your pocket. This connects to both USB 3.0 & 2.0 ports. But USB 3.0 port is faster then USB 2.0. You can use this drive both in Windows and MAC OS. But you need to reformat it before using in different operating systems. Finishing is good and LED will give you the status of the hard disk. Overall its a very good drive for backup and also for daily use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I trust Seagate

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    Tony
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    This is one of multiple Seagate external drives I have purchased for myself and my family members. I trust this brand and have experienced very reliable performance from every one of these products. I bought this particular 2 TB external for my son to use with his MacBook Pro to replace a Lacie “rugged” 2 TB drive that he purchased for himself and that failed. I am, for better or worse, the tech “go-to” guy for my wife and kids. So, when something goes wrong, I get the call. That’s one reason I use Seagate drives exclusively. They just work better for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for a replacement PS4 HDD

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    Lenin0789
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    Purchased this HD to replace the one in my PS4. The process was simple enough. The only issue was actually prying the enclosure open. You need something really thin to get in the middle. Once it's taken apart switching it out with another hard drive takes all of 30 seconds. As for backing up, if you haven't done so yet do it now! This drive offers more than enough room for your basic needs (photos, music, docs, etc). Don't wait until something happens to your computer and you're not able to access those precious memories or important papers. Buy this external drive today and back up!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent portable HD/PS4 HD replacement.

    Posted
    drklbc
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    Honestly, I purchased this external HD to crack open and replace my PS4 Pro internal HD. It's a fairly easy process to open with the right tools and works perfectly when swapping in the PS4. Excellent storage size option for the average gamer. Just make sure you back up your original PS4 HD to transfer over to the new one so it feels as if you never swapped it. I really never understood why the external HD are slightly cheaper than the internal ones, but definitely get this if you plan on swapping PS4 HD. Thanks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Does not work as a duel Mac/PC drive as Expected

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    JM66503
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    I purchased this drive primarily to back up photos from our MacBook Pro. I was presented with an option to all it to work with both PCs/and Macs. I selected this option and copied over a large number of images off of our PC hard drive. I was able to copy over jpegs as well from our Mac. When I tried to setup the photo library for the Mac to be stored on the hard drive is when I ran into the error that would not allow me to copy it over or set it up. I now need to copy everything off of this drive, reformat it and then set it up for only Mac use. I am sure it will meet my needs eventually, but was a pain and misleading.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Reliable Portable Hard Drive

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    Spock
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    I owned quite a few WD hard drives and unfortunately the reliability is sub par. Even thought they carry a good warranty of several years, once you loose your hard drive, you essentially lost your data. If you want to restore your data, WD will NOT assume the costs for data restorstion It can cost upwards of $500.00 to $900.00. I know this from experience. Every Seagate HD I owned never failed and faithfully withstood the test of time and use. Highly recommend this particular one due to it's slim size and fast data access. Keep up the good work- Seagate!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the Apple Pencil

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    Jbestbuy
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    I love the small precise tip on the Apple Pencil. I love the Adobe illustrator, Fix, Scotch, and all the Adobe apps you can use it with. You can bring in pictures and do fun detailed edits to photos in Adobe fix. You can bring in photos and lower tge opacity of the photo, then on a different layer trace parts of the photo you want. Then you can delete the photo layer and continue to draw and edit your project however you want to. It is fun to create art, gifts, cards, school projects, and much more!!! Apple pencil is awesome. Also charges really fast and holds a charge for a long time!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great ps4 hard drive upgrade!

    Posted
    neil02
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    i bought this to upgrade my 500gb ps4 hard drive as 500gb these days isn't much.With a little research i found that this was the cheapest and most reliable way to do it,took a few hours in all but backed everything up to another external hard drive so i didn't lose my ps4 save data,settings etc,swapped drives,downloaded the fat32 file to a flash drive to get the ps4 back up and running and ended up with 1.77tb of storage,also ended up putting the 500gb ps4 drive back in the external case and formatted it to fat32 so my son has a 460gb external drive for his 360 ..awesome!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB External HD

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    baforer
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    I bought this as a Time Machine backup drive for my father's iMac. This is actually the 2nd Backup Plus Slim that I have bought. I also bought the 1TB drive for my wife's Macbook Air. I just plug this into the USB port on the iMac and I was asked if I wanted to use this as a Time Machine backup. I said yes and then it reformatted it for use on a Mac. It couldn't have been easier. The one thing I don't understand is why the icon on the Mac is not the green Time Machine icon but instead it is a yellow icon, but it is working just fine so I am not concerned about it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    Posted
    closetnerd
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    I've only been using the Seagate Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for about a month but so far it is working well. I was able to reformat it easily for my Macbook Pro and start using it quickly. I needed this mainly for my movies, comics, and music because the 128 gb of space that came with the Pro just wasn't cutting it for me. I thought I purchased this at a good price at Best Buy but now I already see other retailers are selling the same for considerably less which I'm of course not so happy about. But the product itself is tiny, very portable, and seems to work well. All in all, I am happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Awful, crashes after one use

    Posted
    AmberJ

    If I could give this 0 stars I would. We purchased this to use as an external hard drive for our Xbox, something that the employee told us would work. And it did, one time. The next time we tried to use it, nothing (the Xbox, several different computers and a different Xbox) could recgonize the device. The LED light no longer lit up, but you could hear the clicking inside. We lost everything we had moved from th console over. Called support “we can send you a new one, but for $600 we can save your data”. Will be returned for a refund. DONT BUY.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    bought for PS4 hard drive upgrade

    Posted
    BestBuyPurchase
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    This is a good and easy solution if you want to upgrade your PS4 hard drive for larger storage. Unfortunately it will not work as an external drive. Remove the hard drive from the housing and installed it into the PS4. The good part of doing this is that you will not have your old drive go to waste. Just simply install it into this housing, format it, and you have a perfectly good external hard drive. You will have to do some advanced formatting because of all the partitions the PS4 created. But you can do a search and find how to do it. Everything worked like a charm.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Portable and Dependable

    Posted
    NikNack
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    I have carried this in my work back pack for over a year and it works great. It is very dependable and I love how easy it is for me to use. I am not super tech savvy so something that is super easy for me is probably going to be for anyone else. It was easy to install the soft ware. I have organized all my pics and even cleaned up my computer. Storage space is just amazing. I finally stopped carrying all those tiny jump drives around and just use this!~!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It does what it's supposed to

    Posted
    bigchao
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    I've only used this thing once (I back my files up every 3 months) but it worked as it was supposed to. This was an upgrade from a USB 2.0 external drive. The transfer speed was a lot faster than before -- very impressive. It's nice and compact, also a nice change from my previous clunky hard drives. I gave it a 5 because it worked. For MAC users, beware -- you have to reformat it -- a little confusing but I got it to work. I wouldn't say there's anything special about this over another external hard drive. I just found the best deal on a name brand and bought it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great for ps4

    Posted
    plex
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    I actually bought 2 of these drives for 2 different reasons. The first one I immediately voided the warranty and took apart to use as a replacement drive for the small 500 gb drive in my ps4. It worked flawlessly using the same process many others have used to upgrade their ps4's the 2tb drives. The other drive I hooked up to my Xbox One S for added storage, and it works great for that as well. I've used Seagate drives exclusively for years after watching many Western Digital drives click to death on me, and I've always had great luck with them. Highly recommended

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works fine but...

    Posted
    MariahCStan20
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    So I got this on Black Friday but really wanted the red color out of stock. Customer service in store told me I can exchange it when it become in stock online. Fast forward and I went back they said they would have to do a return & refund then charge my credit card again to order the red one. I'm disappointed because I have the black one already I just needed the red or a different color to distinguish between the devices. But all colors were out. I purchased it for $59 on Black Friday but they were going to do a refund then charge me about 100. It's not right.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    so far, so good

    Posted
    PennyAnnie
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    I was having problems with my PC and didn't want to lose my data files. I am a writer. I need a backup and I bought this. It hooked up easily and the system found it with no problem. All I had to do then was drag and drop my files. I accessed them to see if they were correct. I didn't check them all but the ones I did were good. I accessed them from Word and I was good. I brought my computer to the Geek Squad and they fixed it. (Viruses). When I brought it home, all was good.

    I would recommend this to a friend