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

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 2758 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top quality, space saving drive

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    Fufu1683
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    I purchased this drive because I take a lot of photographs. I enjoy keeping my computer clean and free of clutter. I love organization and therefore I love my seagate. It's small enough that it doesn't take up room on my desk and even more compact that I can take it with me to work on files on the go. I enjoy the portability of it. It was very economical. Seagate is a trusted brand for me. I actually own quite a few of the seagate products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Did what it was supposed to

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    Jennisue
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    This works as a nice external hard drive. I was able to download all of the files that I needed to keep and save them on it. What I really wanted was a hard drive that I could access from any place and I could put programs on so that I will keep the programs on my computer. So I wish I had bought the wireless one but for the money just did the job it was intended to do. It's a good inexpensive solution to a small memory

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A good Idea

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    PKCC
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    I had not considered an external hard drive in the past but it was suggested that it would be a good idea "just in case". I was pleased with the ease of installation and the fact that all I had to do was plug it into the USB port. It loaded my content on its own with no help from me. I feel much better knowing that my computers content is backed up. The unit is small and does not take up valuable "real estate" on my desk.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Make sure it works...

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    Lady
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    I got this to back up my Mac. Several months later, I discovered it was not backing up anything. I took my computer and the drive to the technician. Nothing was backed up. The drive was not working. It was difficult to get in touch with the company. Finally, I contacted the place I bought the drive at and they gave me a number to call. I sent the drive back and received a new one. I hope this one works.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works in the background, I don't know it's there!

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    oldneubie
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    This is perfect because the volunteer computer work I do is very time consuming it is important to have my work saved, accessible and portable. This gives me great security and I am ever so thankful for it. It is simple and does not need much explanation, but before installing I would like to have had clear concise answers to: 1. How do I properly eject the disc? 2. Since it works with Time Machine do I still use the "dashboard" that comes with it?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great With Time Machine

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    DRPinPA
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    I use this with my iMac and it works flawlessly. It does have proprietary software you may find valuable, but since I bought this strictly for use with Apple's Time Machine, I didn't have a need for it. As for the drive itself, it does work day after day without issue so the hardware is very good and very dependable. I highly recommend this to those looking for a dependable backup device and/or storage drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cool

    Posted
    Hermes
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    I basically bought this b cause it looks cool, next to my Mac as opposed to some of the other ones available, sure some other might give you free cloud acess or a date with Rachel Ray but none of the others look like they were made for the iMac like this one does. It sits next to my SuperDrive and they look like cousins as opposed to the toshiba drive which looks like a burglar broke in to the house and got ought by the family.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Maybe third time is the charm

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    Amber
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    This is my second external hard drive through this company. The first got water damage in a flood and for obvious reasons stopped working. This was a replacement one. After having lost everything from the first one I was desperate to not lose anything else. The chord broke after normal usage and caused damage to the hard drive and now there is no way to get anything off it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Needed photo storage

    Posted
    Mommaof3
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    If it wasn't for the help and instructions written out for me by Jason from the Geek Squad, I would STILL not know how to use this device!! I bought it from a sales associate who did NOT ask if I knew how to use it and I had to return within the 15 days to get help. I suggested that ALL employees check with each customer to see if the understand how to use ant devices they buy from Best Buy. Never assume we do!! Thanks again Jason!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to backup your mac

    Posted
    cbseven
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    After reading reviews I purchased this to use for iMac backup prior to upgrading my os. What drew me to this particular external drive was that it was ready to go for a mac, was a decent capacity and was on sale. Upon plugging in, it was a breeze to operate. I would recommend it for mac users. It also has a nice compact design. FYI, I didn't see it on the shelf at the store, but they had a number of them in the locked case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great external hard drive

    Posted
    Christy
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    I already had one of these that I use to store all my photographs and photography editing software programs. I decided I needed a back up for my main external hard drive since I keep everything there instead of using up space on my Macbook Pro. Now I don't have to worry if anything were to happen to my main external hard drive. I have been using this brand for about a year now and love it. Don't have any complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great External HD and Easy to Setup

    Posted
    Tyjack09
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    I was in the market for an external hard drive for my MacBook because over the years I was starting to collect a lot of photos and files that I needed to store but didn't want them sitting on my computer taking up memory. Bought this Hard Drive and within minutes of plugging it in, the drivers installed and I was on my way to moving everything over. Love the size too. Easily fits into a pocket inside my backpack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You Can't Go Wrong

    Posted
    Blicky
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    Love that this drive is compact, slim, noiseless, and doesn't get overheated. It was easy to install and as long as it's plugged in Time Machine will update periodically. The One Drive space is an added bonus. I use a Macbook Pro 2012 OS X El Capitan, and it works with no problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great at first

    Posted
    Jojo

    I had this item for nearly 2 weeks and it worked fine at first. Yesterday (May 9th) it just went out on me. Hope to be able to retrieve my information back from this because i have very important items stored on this. I ejected correctly all the time and have a 2015 macbook pro (up to date system). I don't know what triggered it to just stop but it doesnt pop up on my computer anymore, even disk utility.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value

    Posted
    JDawg
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    I purchased this unit for as a redundant back up drive that I can also take with me on the road. This drive fits easily in my laptop bag due to its extremely small footprint. It is also quick and much quieter than my primary drive which cost much more. Also it was simple and easy to set up. I am thinking about buying another one and giving my older, clunkier backup drive to my daughter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Product failed within 3 months

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    Hopsy
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    Much finger pointing saying it was the computer and not the drive. Spent hours on the phone with both Seagate and Apple and even brought the device to an Apple Store and device did not work on any other computer so Seagate is replacing the drive after close to 5 hours of troubleshooting. Hoping the new (unfortunately refurbished unit) will work satisfactorily.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worked Great, I will buy more as needed

    Posted
    RandomAccesss
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    My Mac Book Pro was showing the beach ball 80% of the time. I was able to hook up this drive and run time machine. I then replaced the drive (that was going bad) rebooted the MAC and restored from the Drive TimeMachine used to back up to. Easy, very Easy. Nothing lost and my Mac book Pro works like new. Great solid drive. I buy these when ever I need external storage or backups.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    To hard to figure out

    Posted
    ViperOwner
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    This isn't as simple as just plug and go!! I was expecting to just plug it in, and be able to use as a back up. It wasn't able or I wasn't smart enough to figure out how to use it. It kept sending me to a web site where I had to pay for storage in a cloud service. To me this device itself was suppose to be for storage!! I returned it and purchased a storage device that actually stored my back up...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not so good

    Posted
    Dabash
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    I had seagate external hard drive 2tb, and after 1 year exactly it stopped working. I got this hard disk for 2 weeks and then returned it too because it started to give a weird sound when it's connected to my laptop. Seagate is not the best brand unfortunately in external hard disks. But it works good with both Mac and Windows and this is the only advantage with this brand in my opinion.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great product easy to use

    Posted
    cookzilla
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    i must confess there was some confusion on my part when i first tried using this product. it turned out i was over-thinking how to use it. it was much simpler than i imagined it to be. it is, simply put, very easy and simple to use. i have encountered no problems with it. it is nicely designed, sleek and aesthetically pleasing to the eye, lightweight and easily portable, fast and efficient

    I would recommend this to a friend