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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 2757 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Reliable.Used for daily backup on iMac.

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    UE24
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    Easy to setup, very quiet, fast access time - seems to be there is no delay. Hard disk is connected to IMac and is used for daily backups.It works fine, it reads and writes files very quick. What good about this model is that it has fast access.I used to have some external drives where it takes couple seconds before they respond first time, but this one seems to be much faster.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What I was after

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    Intermac
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    After reviewing this external hard drive online at Best Buy I stopped in the store to pick it up. Getting it home, I unwrapped it, and plugged it in. Time Machine in the preferences got to work and did a complete back-up. So happy with this bit of insurance. Performs as expected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great hard drive

    Posted
    donq
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    Got this at Best Buy on sale. Basically the unit is plug and play. Plugged it into my MacBook Pro and automatic backup started. I may have had to select time machine. I also put a separate folder on it to keep certain photos in. However you can drill down into the folders and locate a specific file to restore which makes it nice. I'm going to buy another one for my wife's computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wary of Mac version

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    dynoD
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    So far - the short time I've used this hard drive it's worked flawlessly. It seems to vibrate more than I expected but finds the files effortlessly. However I made the mistake of buying the Mac version which will work on both a PC and Mac - the problem is that my smart TV did not recognize it.. Word of wisdom - my the PC version if you plan to use it with a smart TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great price for what you get

    Posted
    Fluffhead802
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    These were 2 great gifts I gave to friends. I usually buy Lacie as a Mac user, but I'm a power-user and need high quality rugged version (although much larger). I wanted to buy them the same as mine but the size, features and price couldn't make the decision hard. They both enjoy the backup feature for their Macs using Time Machine not the OEM software thats included.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    MAC supported

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    Mahesh
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    I was actually surprised about the good quality and finish of the drive. To give you something to compare to, the aluminium grey case of this external drive is very similar to the MacBook Air's . It actually feels very soft , but its very solid too. The very first backup of 250 GB took about 8 hours, but all the following backups are incremental and take no time at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect backup drive for Time Machine

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    Chairforce1
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    I needed a drive big enough to perform a full backup before servicing my Mac. There were cheaper ones online, but this one was still a good deal (and available immediately in-store). Set up couldn't have been easier. As soon as I plugged it in, my Mac recognized it and asked if I wanted to use it for Time Machine. The size is compact and easy to store. The smooth metal finish looks great too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Product Does not work

    Posted
    Frank

    The product for MAC does not work on most macs with IOS X or newer. Product requires the download and purchase of additional drives from manufacturer's website; however, after download the drive is not recognized by my MAC. It will only work for IOS El Capitan. From other reviews and my experience I DO NOT recommend this product to any mac user.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy plug and play

    Posted
    dur30
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    I got this product for the fact that it is Mac compatible and not wanting to deal with other devices (plus it was on sale that day) I decided to go for it. Once opened and plugged in, the device was easy to use. Plug and play, and time machine does everything automatically. I strongly recommend this to others. Just make sure you know how much memory you need.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great backup drives

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    Pizza123
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    I have three of these drives and they are great. Nice and compact and reliable. Plugin and you are ready to go. I use these with a 2015 Macbook Pro retina and have had zero issues with any of the drives. Perfect for Time Machine backups or just general file storage. They also work great with my OWC Thunderbolt dock as well. No problems with drive recognition or any other bugs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great and was inexpensive

    Posted
    VideoDad
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    I regularly video kids sports and mountain biking using a Go Pro. Two hours of play at full HD is about 16GB. Then I bring it into iMovie to edit and it expands to insane file sizes. I bought this 1TB drive to store these massive files and it works great. I chose the Seagate because it did not come with any required backup software. I just wanted inexpensive storage and that is what I got.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worked well after complicated setup

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    Mbct
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    Since it is billed as being designed for the Mac, I assumed it would be just plug and play. Didn't happen even though I followed all the directions. Had to call customer support, which told me I had to use the Mac disc utility to reformat the drive. Then it worked fine. The support was easy to access and very knowledgeable, I just don't think I should have had to call them

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple, slim and quiet storage

    Posted
    manrhea
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    Great simple USB 3 speed for Mac storage, works well. First unit I bought would randomly drop off and disconnect for no reason. Even software that came with it would fail it's own test. Returned after couple of days, no hassle. Got exact replacement and worked fine. No problems. Using for over a month now and good value overall with a very slim profile that fits the Mac aesthetic well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gets the job done.

    Posted
    BR88
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    Works great with my new macbook pro to backup my data and for using as a time machine. New macbooks use usb-c so you will need to purchase an adapter to use it. I would take a star off since its says "For Macs", but with the macbooks being so new I don't think Seagate have had enough time to come out with a new version that includes a usb-c cable/adapter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Needs instructions

    Posted
    tazha
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    I like this product but I would like it even better if it came with instructions. There was a little booklet in the package that had instructions of how to set it up, but nothing stating what to do if it didn't automatically pop-up on the screen. This was frustrating for someone who is not really tech savvy. I had to look up youtube videos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for Mac

    Posted
    Brett
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    Our Mac external drive failed. Best Buy copied all the data over to this drive (which is faster and has more capacity) and everything is good now. I was concerned about Mac compatibility (no issue) and whether BB could recover the data (turns out our problem was in the electronics of the old unit, not the drive itself) so everything ended up terrific.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Such a good tool

    Posted
    Brooklyn
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    I am a photographer & I work with video, so my laptop is constantly filling up with all this nonsense. This External Hard drive was such a good purchase. The price was very do-able for a whole terabyte of space, and it has aided me so much. I haven't had any problems with it, besides the fact that when using it with a laptop the length of the cord is kind of awkward sometimes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    ALMOST 5 STARS

    Posted
    22tree
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    It looses one star just for the incredibly stupid and unreadable instructions. Just plug it in and learn by trial and error. Throw the instructions in the trash. So far so good. Haven't had to restore so, since that's most of the score, I should've given it one star but, since I hope I'll never have to restore, it could be years before I do a review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Life saver

    Posted
    jenn
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    I have recently started dabbling in photography as a hobby. I never realized how fast RAW files would fill up storage on my laptop. This hard drive has been a life savor. Especially because they say you should always have more than one copy of a picture in case one of your hard drives fails. This device is super small but has a great deal of storage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Plug and Play

    Posted
    johnv

    Ordered online, received on day promised. No owners manual came with the unit, but none was needed. I just plugged the provided USB3 cable into my iMac, it immediately showed on my desktop and I was ready to go. I backed up my iMac using Time Machine. The unit is very small, very light and very easy to use. Not bad for 60 bucks.

    I would recommend this to a friend