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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

    Good Product Only Compatible w/Mac

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    Catriese
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    Storage is great but I know that I will need another. It is not compatible with non-Mac devices - a huge downfall. I needed to use a non-Mac computer in a pinch a few times and was unable to prove its worth. It is however a good product because I own a Mac - all of my items can be quickly uploaded/download to the device saving the hard drive of the Macbook Air!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not for Mac Users

    Posted
    lsutyger
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    When we plugged this hard drive into our new iMac, nothing happened. After several attempts to install special software to let the iMac see this Seagate drive we still had no luck. There are lots of reviews out there that other users were having the same trouble. Rather than fight the drive for any more hours we just returned it to the store.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Crashed

    Posted
    LadyBrady
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    Did all my Time Machine backups on my Mac with this hard drive. Never had an issue until I bought a new MacBook, tried to transfer the files and the hard drive no longer worked. It was making a funny sound and wouldn’t open. Too bad I had already traded in my old Mac at this point.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok, but I expected more

    Posted
    NotATechy
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    You can't use time machine and backup your iPhone on the same hard drive. You can do one or the other but not both. Also, the Seagate dashboard feature leads you to believe you can backup your iPhone as long as you're on the same wifi - this is partially true. I've found that it works best if you plug your phone into the same Mac that runs the hard drive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great external hard drive

    Posted
    JReyes
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    I was looking for an external hard drive to work for my MacBook Pro. I was directed this item and do not have any regrets. Software installed easily with my laptop. Transferred all my computers information to the external hard drive with no problem. Drive saves multiple copies of computer backup to keep up with changes. Definitely recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    Posted
    ukstlgirl
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    Seagate - Backup Plus Slim for Mac 1TB External USB 3.0/2.0 Portable Hard Drive. Bought it as a replacement for the WD passport external drive for MAC. So far seems to work fine. I only replaced the other at the recommendation of the Apple Store as a fix for decreased battery life and overheating for my Air. Haven't used it for a long, so time will tell.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    poor quality - lightweight material

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    Standfast999
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    The drive crapped out after it had a small fall from the top of the desktop tower to the floor. This was after only 2 years. This is the last seagate product i will buy. Why make BACKUP devices so lame- so they can sell you $$$$ Recovery services. Do you self a favor and spend the extra money on a rugged device.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    easy safe

    Posted
    sunnieblue
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    easy to set up and back up my mac. Had not backed up anything as i thought it was safe on an apple. Boy was i wrong. Went to the apple store to double check my computer for failures. They suggested I back up with this one and have had no troubles since. I am grad student and could not afford to lose any work done.Thank you Seagate!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Good

    Posted
    RockHead
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    I have three seagate drives. A 500 GB and 1 TB for my mac and a 500 GB for my work computer. They all have worked flawlessly. Just plug in and copy stuff over to store. Never an issue. Just make sure to buy the one for a Mac or a PC, depending on your system. Mac's cannot write to the PC drive without jumping through some hoops with the storage language.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with all macs

    Posted
    Dustin
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    I purchased this to save photos and videos from my wife's old MacBook Pro but I have not been able to transfer them yet. It says that it needs to be formatted to work with her os. The salesman at bestbuy said it should plug right in and work out of the box. I'm sure the drive will be great once it is formatted.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    It crashed and I can't restart it.

    Posted
    UnhappyTechie
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    I was initially pleased with my purchase. The set up was easy and streamlined. However, just after I'd saved all of my files to the hard drive and deleted the copies of the documents from my computer. The drive crashed, and I can't get it to do more than sound like it will restart. I'm lucky I hadn't deleted my pictures from the computer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my Mac

    Posted
    France
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    I was looking for an external hard drive for my ancient MacBook and wasn't certain which one would work with Snow Leopard. The sales associate was very helpful explaining possible reformatting I might need to do once I got home with this drive, but when I plugged it in, it was completely ready to go, no reformatting needed. Great product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Seagate backup drive is a great purchase for t

    Posted
    TimH
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    The Seagate backup drive is a great product for your Apple MacBook. It was easy to install and configure. Works very well with Apple products. All you do is plug it in and your Apple MacBook will configure it for you. This is a wonderful product. I will continue buying Seagate backup drives for my Apple MacBook for years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    works well

    Posted
    isa123
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    ! tb is plenty of storage for me; works for both usb 2.0 and 3.0 connections. Make sure you get the correct model for your computer - for windows or mac. I do not leave it connected to my laptop all the time as I need my 2 ports available for other peripherals. I don't work with a lot of personal documents, so I update as needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great backup device for my Mac hard drive!

    Posted
    Joey
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    Seagate - Backup Plus Slim For Mac 1tb External Usb 3.0 Portable Hard Drive. This small and slender device is just what i needed to provide ongoing / Time Machine backups for my iMac hard drive. It runs so smoothly and quietly. Much thanks to the Best Buy - Geek Squad in store service department for recommending this product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little external HD

    Posted
    AngryAsian
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    This hard drive is nice and sleek. So far I have not had any problems with it, quite reliable. Works well with all of my apple products. I'm using it for a constant back up. Previously I had another brand HD which constantly ran when plugged in. This one seems to stop when not in use but plugged in. I am satisfied with the performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    aprilr09
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    I had a Western Digital external that used to be in tuned with my Macbook Pro and when I had to replace my battery I needed to back up my computer. Unfortunately, the driver wouldn't recognize anymore. In a panic, I went to Best Buy and the guy recommended this (also remembering that Apple did as well). BAM! Backed up. No errors or anything.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the price

    Posted
    Mike
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    This external hard drive is great for anyone that needs extra space. Opens and loads files pretty quickly and even backs up your computer. Has a very slim design and the silver color almost matches the MacBook. Price is very reasonable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after first use.

    Posted
    dixiedarlin
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    I've had nothing but problems with this portable hard drive. I ended up having to take it back to Best Buy [a 60 mile round trip] to see if I was doing something wrong. Nope--the technician couldn't get it to work either. So, now I get to spend a Saturday morning returning it to the company since Best Buy doesn't take returns.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very user friendly. Has exceeded my expectations!!

    Posted
    Angie
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    Using this with my mac computer and it was very easy to setup and use. It has thousands of pictures stored on it already and it has barely touched any of the memory space!! Love it!! Only down fall is the cord to connect to the computer is only about 6 inches long so I have to lay the device on my laptop when it's connected.

    I would recommend this to a friend