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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

97%
would recommend to a friend

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dashboard
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK but always present dashboard is annoying

    Posted
    Gottago
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    The price was good and it works but the Seagate dashboard opens every time I log into my computer which is very annoying! It is used as a marketing tool to get me to sign up for its other services/products.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple to use but had some minor issues

    Posted
    mjuratovac
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    Purchased to transfer photos between mac and windows but have not been able to get this to work on a windows yet. Was unable to download the recommended dashboard with this item due to limitations of the mac but everything has been working. No regrets, would make purchase again

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    The HD doesn't work

    Posted
    Mike

    HD does not work on Mac Snow Leopard so I upgraded my machine to El Capitan and the computer still does not recognize the HD. Seagate Dashboard utility does not recognize the HD. Customer support did not respond to my online support request. After waiting for 3 days for someone to contact me, I called Seagate directly and all they asked me to check if the computer recognized the drive in disk utility. When the HD was not recognized, they said there was nothing else they could do for me. I also tried plugging the HD in a Windows machine, as per the recommendation from the customer service rep, and it also did not recognize the HD. What a waste of time and money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It "says" it is for Mac

    Posted
    deputydog

    This drive appeared to have everything I wanted for a supplemental drive on my iMac. The Dashboard features make backups easy ... for a PC. But for Mac, it assumes you only want this drive for Time Machine. I already have a drive for Time Machine. What Dashboard functionality is left wasn't useful. Also, part of the instructions implied the need to re-format the drive for use with Mac. I'm not sure this was necessary, but it was confusing. And finally, I don't know if it was just a Java thing, but I had trouble using parts of the Seagate support web page with Safari. All in all, for me it just wasn't "for Mac". I would have rated it lower, but for use with Time Machine, it might be just fine. I'll never know, as I took the drive back.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend