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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 2755 reviews

97%
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  • 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 was not 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

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Seagate Backup Plus

    Posted
    Dolo
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    I backed up my late model 2008 MacBook for the very first time using this external hard drive. So far, I noticed some of my photos are no longer on my laptop. I have not check the hard drive for the photos yet. I hope they are retrivable because I would be devastated if my photos from my South Africa vacation were lost. Also, I upgraded my software to El Capitan after backing up my laptop which may be the cause of the problem. So I'll give it 3 stars since I'm not sure if my photos are on the hard drive or not.

    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: 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: 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: 3 out of 5 stars

    It didn't work as expected.

    Posted
    jim1
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    I expected the drive to behave like a back-up slim does on a PC. However, we were installing it and got to a backup option, invoked it, and it did a backup, but that is all it will do. Then we tried to register it, but couldn't complete the process due a bug of some sort. I would not recommend it if you want more flexibility.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does the job.

    Posted
    Lolo
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    Does the job only negative is the usb cord wears out very quickly, I have two of these and both of the cords are no good. I’ll plug it into the computer and if I move slightly, it will eject. Which is bad for the hard drive

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's okay

    Posted
    Jenni
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    I bought this because my MacBook air kept giving me a disk fall error. After moving all of my files this did not solve the problem. It's great as a next ternal hard drive and has been wonderful for me to move files from one computer to another.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Probably works great if you have a mac

    Posted
    momof2
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    I don't have a mac and the sales associate assured me it would still work... well you will have to format it and it's way easier to just purchase one formatted for a non mac, which is what I ended up doing...great product just get what works for you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice I guess

    Posted
    Jarrah
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    I was told by one of the employees that I could store pictures and videos on this but I cannot it is literally only for back up and you can't put too much on it and you have to dump it every once in a while I guess it's good for a back up

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    External Hard drive

    Posted
    Rachi
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    I used the hard drive to store photos from my old computer. Unfortunately when I tried to download them into the new computer from it, they were not there anymore. I did everything according to the directions, but I lost those photos.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good external hard drive

    Posted
    JnD98
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    Small and easy to travel with. They told me I could just plug it in and prompts come up to tell what to do. Well that was not accurate. I ended up calling a friend who is great with computers to show me what to do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    Posted
    Cisco
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    Good product, but we had to download a few things in order for the driver to be recognized on the laptop. Prefer one that is already set up, and the driver doesn't need to be downloaded.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    still trying to work it

    Posted
    glennakay
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    it plugged in ok and downed loaded in about six hours.but i have not got it to download to anything else. so i have not been able to clear my computer.i might be bringing this back.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay drive

    Posted
    Bart
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    I was expecting a USB3, and got USB1 data download speed. I should have known better, but it will do for periodic back ups. I should have read reviews before I impulsed purchased!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good storage product, but expensive!

    Posted
    Calpi18
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    This is an expensive hard drive storage, but believe that it is the best one used for MacBooks. I recommend this as a good option, but disappointed with the high price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a bad unit for the money but not the best inve

    Posted
    THEDC
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    I would not recommend this unit but I wouldn't steer anyone away from it either. Price is all right but not a great bargain. Easy to use but a bit slow. Just a basic tool; no worries.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does what it is supposed to do

    Posted
    Buck
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    Does what it is supposed to do. In orider for it to work you have to download a program on a pc. It feels rather flimsy in your hand compared to my old maxter Drive

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Moderate slim Portable Backup Drive Mac, beginner

    Posted
    mindessence
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    This 1TB portable Backup Drive for Mac is ok for beginners. It's slow and a bit over priced. It is good to save physical space, portable and does not require an AC plug in.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend