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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 8295 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great hard drive beyond routine storage.

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    GTMOGAMER
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    After reading various reviews, I purchased this hard drive with the only intent of upgrading a PS4 500gb version to a robust 2TB with this drive. Based upon various directions, installation into the PS4 was really easy., and the PS4 I have is now beefier for future downloads. If you want a bigger PS4, this is a great drive. Plus, you can use the external enclosure to put another drive. I transferred the 500gb PS4 drive to an old PS3 which tripled the storage capacity. The little drive that was in the PS3 now went into the enclosure for a little but useful external drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great hard drive!

    Posted
    Hannah
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    Even though hard drives are pretty standard, I purchased this one because it was recommended to me, suggested that it works better than other brands. I'm glad I went with this one! It's easy to format, has a nice dashboard that you can backup your social media sites on to, and have it automatically back up to your computer. As a designer, I have A LOT of files and things I need to back up, so the 2TB space is great. It was a very reasonable price too. The hard drive seems sturdier than previous ones I've had also, like if I drop it (I've been known to), it won't be easily damaged.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Drive for photo backup

    Posted
    Lglass
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    I work as a photographer and travel the world photographing the wildlife. When traveling to Kenya, Tanzania, Canada, or Alaska I can't afford to not have 2 copies of each of my Raw files. It is impossible when on safari to cull photos taken in a day, so all photos takes are copied to 2 - 2 TB external hard drives from my Surface Pro. Weight and size are extremely important when traveling around the world with the new lighted carry on luggage weight requirements. and this drive fits the bill for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does the job with no fuss or muss

    Posted
    Sparrow
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    Got this drive as my primary storage device for my Surface Pro 4. No setup required. Just plug and play. Transferred needed files from a previous computer quickly and easily. Now I have the files I need available right at hand when I need them. The small size is perfect for the Pro 4. The drive sits next to it on a lap desk or tabletop when working somewhere other than my desk. Some occasional lag occurs but this is so small as to be just noticeable. This drive has the right size storage for most folks and is one of the fastest external drives I've used.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EZ install. Doing its job.

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    MrDZYN
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    A disk drive, internal or external, isn't a particularly glamorous item these days. So, this isn't an especially glamorous review. This drive was purchased as an external drive for a Mac Mini; it provides a place for Time Machine to store its backups. The drive has worked flawlessly in since installation, 1-2 months ago. It's small size means no wasted desktop space; it is much smaller than the already small Mini. If you've got a Mac and aren't running Time Machine, waste no further time and purchase yourself this - or something much like it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great drive for pratical everyday use

    Posted
    AlexanderNevermind
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    This is a very good drive for the price. Mainly designed for laptop users. This drive can easily go from home to anywhere you go. It's relatively quiet in operation. It doesn't heat up that much even after sustained(1 hour) writing to the disk. Seagate drives have always been rock solid in my usage. Remember not to drop it or place on a slick surface, as there is no gripping surface on the drive. Almost all drives get damaged when dropped, or in this case, sat on or heavy objects place on top of it. Overall a great drive at a great price. Hopefully Best Buy will recieve a a 4TB version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worked Great for my PS4 !!

    Posted
    Rick
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    I was a bit skeptical at first. So I watched a lot of video reviews online and read different recommendations. I love the newly added storage space of 2 TB on my Song PS4 game console. I repurposed the standard 500 GB PS4 hard drive and placed it in the Seagate enclosure. I have also noticed that the reload times and loading times for games are a bit faster.. That's a big plus. I highly recommend it especially for the awesome price value!! Note: This can be risky, but well worth it. Follow the online instructions. Thank You Best Buy for Price Matching.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact portable external hard drive

    Posted
    Keira
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    The Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable Hard Drive is a compact and slim external hard drive (great for business travelers) that works well with my MacBook Pro's Time Machine right out of the box. I bought the silver color, which goes great with my MacBook Pro. The Seagate is very easy to set up and use, plug the cable that comes with it into your computer's USB and set your Time Machine to backup on the Seagate. I bought this external hard drive because my MacBook Pro Retina Display was running out of storage space and the Seagate has 2TB storage so it will last me for a while.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great "must" for every computer owner.

    Posted
    MNshopper
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    If you have important files, pictures, documents stored on your PC, it is so necessary to keep them on an external hard drive, so you will never lose them...NEVER.... Found this out the hard way when my 4 yr old computer would not start, even after having a tech repair/programmer take a look at it. Was able to retrieve the hard drive, thank goodness, and get files uploaded to external hard drive. This Seagate back-up was so easy to use, plug it in and transfer. Just as easy to transfer to new computer. It's inexpensive and well worth it for peace of mind.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Used for PS4 HD Expansion

    Posted
    Chris
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    Now that the PS4 has made an update to their system, which included the ability to add an external hard drive, as long as it was USB 3.0, which this is, I bought it for that reason and it has worked wonderfully. I have a second one that I use to backup my laptop. The pre-installed software makes it a breeze to do. If using for the PS4, you will need the PS4 to format the drive and it will erase the original programming on the hard disk. Just a heads up...great product, sturdy and small. Great price. I am very happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice external drive for the price

    Posted
    jmag27
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    This is a nice external drive. It's pretty lightweight, small in size, and easy to fit into my camera bag when I need to take it with me. I use it to store photos on so they don't fill up my computer. It hooks to my surface pro with a USB cable and I can transfer my pictures easily between the two devices. I have already transferred several thousand 25.4 megapixel pictures onto this drive and it hasn't even dented the total capacity this thing can hold.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Seagate - Backup Plus 2TB External USB 3.0

    Posted
    JSalazar
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    Picked this drive up yesterday to keep with me during the work week. Transfer speeds are extremely fast when connecting to a USB 3.0 port. Nice small, slim form factor lets me toss it in the smallest pocket of my backpack. Case is very nice looking. Power to the drive is supplied via the included USB 3.0 cable, so no need to carry a power adapter. Was able to encrypt the drive with Windows Bitlocker without issue. Price was great considering the bare Samsung M9T drive that is housed in the enclosure would be more expensive. Would definitely purchase this item again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really great portable external HD option

    Posted
    cheekye
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    I really like the Seagate brand in general, over the years I have come to find that they are really reliable and put out a quality product. I am happy to say that they have continued that trend with this item. We actually liked it so much that we ended up buying two more. The HD is very lightweight and easily portable, it can fit almost anywhere which makes is super easy to use in all situations. Just remember that you have to format it for either Mac or PC you can't have it for both so set it up on the OS you wan't to actually use it on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent storage for MAC PRO

    Posted
    EMZ98
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    one of the fastest and best externals I've had. I was hesitant at first to move away from the other major product, but after a month of use, I know I made the best decision to switch! It no longer have a huge delay while I watch the videos from the drive, and dismounting from the mac is super fast. It is also VERY VERY light for a 2 TB drive, making it easy to carry around. Best of all, it adapts to my new Mac system while the other brand stopped working with my mac updates 3 months after I got the 2 TB drive. I love this drive!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great backup source for price

    Posted
    BirdmanBlue
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    I think we caught this on a clearance price but don't quote me on that one. A two terabyte drive for under 100 dollars is amazing. We have a 1 terabyte WD (my passport) that was purchased about 3 or 4 years ago and it cost us about 140 dollars on sale. The big difference between these two back up drives are the software interfaces. The WD has a more graphic interface showing different areas for files as they are being backed up. This drive shows progress with a small progress line and percentage. Overall, it's doing what it's supposed to do, and that is protecting files.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extra storage

    Posted
    UniqueMinded1
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    So I originally began with a half a terabyte (of course) by Seagate and soon realized between school docs, pics (from my iPhone, iPad mini, etc), a few videos, movies, and music files to name a few --- that I was running out of space. I thought stop moving files around between my devices, all-in-one hp and MS Surface Pro 3 and just freaking upgrade your external. Best decision of several I've made. I absolutely adore my 2TB Seagate external portable drive. It's fast, compact and sleek. Seagate keeps getting better and better; price is awesome as well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    Posted
    TjLex
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    Everything is working good so far. I have this to back up my data for my 5k Retina 27 inch Imac. Just plug and play, dont forget to eject it before disconnecting. It's simple to format the drive if you know what you are doing on a Imac using the progam called Disk Utility. No corruption or loss of data with my product. I will update my review if it fails and I hope it doesn't.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It depends on how you use it.

    Posted
    Megalyathon
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    I bought 2, one for my friend and one for me. He downloaded the Seagate back-up program and I chose to use it more like a giant flashdrive. While my way does not have many fancy features, it works and I love it. I have never had any problems and would definitely recommend this to anyone. My friend, on the onther hand, keeps getting frustrated because the program is a tad slow and glitches every now and then. I think the item itself is awesome, the additional programming sucks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It works great (now that I got the right one, lol)

    Posted
    WrongOne
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    I ordered this online and (thought) I already knew what I was getting because I already had the 1TB Seagate and it works great. However, maybe it wasn't labeled or stated clearly enough that it wasn't compatible with a Mac, which is what I need. I thought that they all were, but found out otherwise. Luckily, Best Buy has a great exchange policy. As soon as I received my product and realized it wouldn't work, I immediately took it to the local store and exchanged it for the one I needed without any hassle at all. Now that I have the right one, it works great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for PS4

    Posted
    George
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    With the new beta, the PS4 now let's you use external hard drives to store your games. I picked this up to give it a test, and it's pretty much a life changer. No longer do I have to constantly delete and re-download games. This may be more of a reflection on the PS4 than the hard drive, but installation was easy. Just plug it in, and the PS4 will tell you the drive type isn't supported, then go to the notification, and it will have you format the hard drive right there. It takes two seconds then you are good to start downloading.

    I would recommend this to a friend