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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

97%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Make sure it works...

    Posted
    Lady
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Maybe third time is the charm

    Posted
    Amber
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    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: 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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not so good

    Posted
    Dabash
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Crashed

    Posted
    LadyBrady
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    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: 2 out of 5 stars

    INCOMPATIBLE with Mac OS < 10.9

    Posted
    pict
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I ordered this online. Nowhere online (I double checked after getting the product) did it specify that it was only compatible with Mac OSX 10.9 or greater. So it's incompatible with my Mac despite saying it was Timemachine compatible.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not so great

    Posted
    Profesor
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    This product is no where near as easy to use as the click free. It does not start automatically it's tricky to save and recover just a certain section of the drive. Stay with click free.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not good for Laptop otherthan MAC

    Posted
    Vpuri
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this hard drive based on details mentioned on manual that, possible to use with Laptop with Windows, but not able to get it used with my Lenova Laptop

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    not so good

    Posted
    CACS
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    not so good. it say it has 1tb but it has less. its also hard to use. i gave it 5stars because it could also be that maybe i just dont know how to use it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Two months

    Posted
    shopman100
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I purchased a Seagate drive years ago and it failed during a restore. This one started having errors after two months.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Need to buy software

    Posted
    Leslie
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    Would t work unless I bought into software if I remember right. Went out of date so quick

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    No instructions. Not user friendly.

    Posted
    GrandmaShri1234
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    I have tried several times to use on my MAC computer with no success.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend