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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

    Great External Storage Device

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    exchange909
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    I was in the market for an external storage device for my Mac and wasn't looking to spend a whole lot of money on one either. After browsing Amazon, eBay and BestBuy, I finally found one on BestBuy. After reading the good reviews of this product and the features it offers, and the great price. How could I not buy this decide? This product is amazing, it's quick when backing up my computer information, I mean at first it was a little slow because I had to back up a lot of things but after that it doesn't take long to backup my computer. Plus it's Mac Cabiable, so that's a good thing. The product is very nicely designed and works well. I highly recommend his external storage device to anyone who's looking for a low cost device that gets the job done without having any issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy, quick back up for entire computer!

    Posted
    Heather8228
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    This is an easy way to back up your entire MAC and quickly. It just backs up your time machine so everything is there! The only complaint is that it doesn't seem to allow you to select WHAT to back up. I bought it to just back up my photos, but it automatically backs up the entire computer through time machine, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's also slightly difficult to find what you're looking for on the hard drive after the back up. But if you just put what you're looking for in the search box you can usually find it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent portable hard drive for traveling

    Posted
    Jack

    This hard drive is by far the best portable drive I have ever used. I store all of my audio samples for music production on it, and there is no delay in loading up a sound in my software. This drive is much more durable than the Western Digital MyPassport Ultra, as I dropped one off of a desk, and it was no longer functional. However, with this Seagate Backup Plus 1tb drive, it has survived multiple falls and hits with no resulting issues or damage. Still, definitely take care of this drive. Seagate makes a rubber case for this drive for about 10 dollars, which is totally worth it for the extra protection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's Fast and Reliable

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    Seagate
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    I have this Seagate because my backups for the system overall are mounted in a rack. They are Glyph Hot Swaps and they are each 1 TB and are very fast. But, they are too big and bulky to carry somewhere for data swaps or integration. But the Seagate can be unplugged from the USB 3.0 put in my shirt pocket and taken anywhere I need to be with it, without any hassles or issues. Very handy "little" device with the same power as the big boys.....but not so physically big. In fact it is about one-tenth the physical size with the same storage space and speed. Very nice indeed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Seagate Backup Plus Slim for Mac 1TB

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    Gerbs
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    The Seagate Backup Plus Slim for Mac using Time Machine is a plug and play using Apple's Time Machine. Simply attach the Seagate to your computer via USB and follow the instructions for identifying and setting up the device to work with your computer. The case so far, has been durable for travel and the slim profile makes it a perfect fit taking with you (briefcase, backpack, or a pocket). This is the second Seagate purchased, the previous while maxed out on memory retains about 6 years history on a prior MacBook. Would buy another Seagate!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No problems so far

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    anncc
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    I have had this hard drive for 2 months with no issues. The *only* negative I have is with the backup process; and to be fair, this is an issue with Macs, NOT with the Seagate product. On a PC, the hard drive comes with software that allows you to select the folders you want to back up and the times you'd like to run a backup. On a Mac, if you don't want to use TimeMachine (which creates an encrypted backup of your WHOLE computer), you're left dragging and dropping. I only want to back up my photos, so this isn't ideal. But it's doable, and not too much of a hassle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First rate

    Posted
    Bob53186
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    Not that long ago you'd have had to pay more than $100 for an eternal drive with 1/4 of the capacity of the Seagate. I'm glad that day has passed. I needed an external drive and didn't have a couple of shipping days to wait (or the time to shop around from store to store). I went to the Best Buy website, saw it was available for same day pickup, bought it, picked it up during lunch, and was backing up my work computer "Just in case" right before a swap to a new computer. It is a great device and the service at Best Buy was outstanding.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Time Machine Backups

    Posted
    Silvio
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    My old Western Digital hard drive stopped working, in my experience with Seagate Hard Drives, they have never failed me however I've had 2 WD hard drives die on me within a few years. I was able to plug and play with this hard drive, no formatting necessary to get it to become my new Time Machine disk. I like the color it comes in because it matches the silver color of a mac, this hard drive goes great with a mac!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Used for between operating systems

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    kacohen
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    I am a teacher and typically use my macbook pro for most of my work. However, there are certain programs needed by teachers that are not available on mac platform. I bought this external to go between the operating systems and it works flawlessly. I spoke with the guys at the geek squad counter before the purchase and they said it would be fine. This works great for between platform use due to its formatting. Would also be great as a backup hard drive as well. Very small and easy to pack in a backpack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    worked great

    Posted
    Thumper
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    I was recommended this brand of external drive by my Apple repair man who needed a drive on which to transfer the data from my old mac that had a problem that required an expenditure equal to a new computer to fix. However, the repair man was able to access the old machine's hard drive and transfer the data onto this new drive. This new external drive had all my old system's data and the data was easily accessible so this drive fulfilled it's primary mission well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    External Back Up is so EASY to Use!

    Posted
    Momma
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    Bought the Seagate External Back Up for my Mac Pro as I had photos that I did not want to risk losing. I have tried a couple different external back ups and found them difficult and frustrating to use-so my data was never backed up. Best Buy Rep recommended the Seagate and it was so easy to use! Thank God I bought it and USED it.....my Mac Pro had a serious issue (not common with Mac's) and not even a week later, I had to use the Seagate to reinstall my photos/data - I would have lost everything!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easiest setup ever to use with Apple Time machine!

    Posted
    rfaldasz
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    Bought this for use on a relatives iMac to back the system up before updating the OS. Box said it was Time Machine compatible (Apple's built in backup feature). I figured there would be some sort of setup involved as I'm more of a Windows guy. However I was completely wrong! Plugged this thing into the iMac and I was asked if I wanted to use device with Time Machine and I clicked yes. Couple claims later and away it went. System backed up. Could not have been easier!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ultra Portable HDD

    Posted
    gigo
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    So far so good. I've only had the ex hdd for about a week, but so far it's been backing up my Macbook Pro without any hiccups. Plug n play right out of the box. Data transfer rates are as advertised. Being that it's an HDD and not a SSD, it's not super fast and doesn't utilize USB 3.0 to its full potential, but it's more than acceptable for what it is. Time Machine backup works flawlessly. Hope it keeps playing as nice as it has been. Price to performance ratio renders it a good value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Purchase

    Posted
    ksand
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    I am so glad that I bought this. I am a photographer so my laptop was unable to hold all of my pictures. I started storing them all on my external hard drive, and that was the best choice I ever made. My computer runs faster because of the free memory, and I can view my pictures from, not only my computer, but anyone else who has a Mac. Convenient, lightweight, portable, and easy to store. I don't know why I didn't get this sooner.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    CollegeStudent
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    This is definitely a college student must have! Well, basically this is a must-have for those who want to keep important files such as memorable pictures stored forever!! I have an old Macbook Pro, and I've lost my memory on it twice already due to some stupid reason that I have to wipe my computer and start over. So this external harddrive is definitely great. It works great and is compatible with my MBP. I also like the sleek look to it and how thin it is also.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    nothing

    Posted
    dick
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    bought on advice of son in law he has all the neat things for his computer and every thing works great so that is the reason why I bought this back up device. can't think of any thing else to write about, I have bought other things from Best Buy and have not had any problems with the items that I bought. I think 50 words for a review is way to many' thats my opinion' sorry for my spelling I missed that class in school.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does the job- be aware of type you purchase

    Posted
    Lindsay9876
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    This external hard drive is affordable and it does exactly what it should. The program opens and installs quickly. I have had no issues at all. The only thing I will say is buy the version that is primarily for your computer. I accidentally bought the Mac version (and exchanged for PC), and the box says that it will work with PC without a problem, but that is not true. Buy the correct one and you'll do fine :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top quality, space saving drive

    Posted
    Fufu1683
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    I purchased this drive because I take a lot of photographs. I enjoy keeping my computer clean and free of clutter. I love organization and therefore I love my seagate. It's small enough that it doesn't take up room on my desk and even more compact that I can take it with me to work on files on the go. I enjoy the portability of it. It was very economical. Seagate is a trusted brand for me. I actually own quite a few of the seagate products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A good Idea

    Posted
    PKCC
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    I had not considered an external hard drive in the past but it was suggested that it would be a good idea "just in case". I was pleased with the ease of installation and the fact that all I had to do was plug it into the USB port. It loaded my content on its own with no help from me. I feel much better knowing that my computers content is backed up. The unit is small and does not take up valuable "real estate" on my desk.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works in the background, I don't know it's there!

    Posted
    oldneubie
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    This is perfect because the volunteer computer work I do is very time consuming it is important to have my work saved, accessible and portable. This gives me great security and I am ever so thankful for it. It is simple and does not need much explanation, but before installing I would like to have had clear concise answers to: 1. How do I properly eject the disc? 2. Since it works with Time Machine do I still use the "dashboard" that comes with it?

    I would recommend this to a friend