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Seagate - Backup Plus Slim for Mac 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 370 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy it if you have Windows OS

    Posted
    PriChi
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    I'd say that I was satisfied with this product initially. The company provided a driver for Windows OS. I recently bought a new laptop with Windows 10 OS. The company no more provides the driver for it. I am unable to access any of my data. I contacted them several times with no hope. Id definitely not recommend this product if you have Windows OS

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Confusing

    Posted
    BB2005
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    The reviews said it was easy to use, just plug it in and click start to backup my computer. It was not that easy, there was a program to download and then it took 7 hours to back up. I'm still not sure if it actually worked.....maybe if I were more computer literate I would feel better about this product. Probably great for someone more knowledgeable then myself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    4TB for the Masses

    Posted
    OriginalSyn
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    It's a hard drive. It hold 4TB. My old one only held 2TB, and it was getting full. Now, I have plenty of space, with the speed boost of USB 3.0. And, of course, an extra 2TB of space. Let's hear it for true Plug and Play! I DID recommend this to a friend.... she bought one, too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome drive

    Posted
    LuvTheTech
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    Being a photographer, I tend to fill up hard drives rather quickly. I can honestly say that is no longer the case with 4TB of storage! The drive is super quiet and small. It fits in my backpack and I take it everywhere. The only thing that would make it better is a longer cable. It is just too short when you need to grab your laptop and move around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Terrific until it failed

    Posted
    GaryREM
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    Worked perfectly as TimeMachine backup until it failed after 22 months. Getting replaced under warranty but, of course, backups are gone. Will be adding a second drive to ensure backups are available. At this low price seems like reasonable option.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Seems to do the job fairly well but can't use

    Posted
    Awen
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    The product works well as a back up for both of my mac's (iMac 2016 and macBook Pro 2011). I have not tried it on my PC. Wanted to use it with my xbox to use extra space for storing games but I would have to format it to do so. If it worked with my Xbox as well I would give this product 5 starts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy Peasy

    Posted
    Blufflady
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    This powerful storage device is compact, slick design and so easy to install. I have the Mac version. Had no instructions except pictures showing plug in and plug USB in the computer. And...literally...that is all I did and I was on my way to storing files.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simply a necessary tool

    Posted
    TerryMcK
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    And lets be serious, especially with the Mac, over time, all these drives fail. I purchased this as a replacement. By the way, the failed drive works to retrieve files, but I can no longer delete files via time machine. So there you go. Had this a month and it works seamlessly with Time Machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Mac backup/ time capsule

    Posted
    Motorcop
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    This was already formatted for my Mac all in one. Simple plug and play and I backed up everything on my current drive, protecting those memories of photos and such that you never want to lose. Tons of storage and a small footprint. Drive is fast and reliable. Would highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great hard drive!

    Posted
    JJones2469
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    I purchased this hard drive for my photographs/videos but decided to use as an external drive for my xbox one to free space on my device, and this works flawlessly! Tons of space and ability to download lots of games direct to the drive and have free space on my xbox.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Just quit

    Posted
    Teach
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    While I have other Seagate Drives, this one was well protected but only had about 6 backups on the drive and suddenly became unreadable. It now shows that it is at full capacity when I used the Seagate dashboard. Complete waste of money and listed data.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ease of use

    Posted
    LeaningForward
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    I was looking for an external hard drive that was simple plug and play. I did not want to purchase one that required any type of set up or conversion. This one fit exactly what I wanted. Ease of use, priced right, lots of storage and the size is very compact.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good drive for video work

    Posted
    Peja
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    I love that this comes in 4 TB, and is still small and easily transportable. I have not used all the space yet and it feels nice having so much flexibility, space-wise. Be sure to format this to something other than Fat32, if you want to save files larger than 4GB.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Solution!

    Posted
    GaryM
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    I needed a small drive to use on my MacBook Pro for Time Machine. Since I use the computer for business I always backup everything. The drive is small, and quiet. No setup needed, it was plug and play. Read and Write speed is fast and Time Machine works perfectly with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Crashed after two weeks!

    Posted
    AS68
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    Hard drive crashed 2 weeks after purchased and I lost 17,000 pictures. Seagate said it would cost $600 - $800 to recover the data. I have had several other Seagate external hard drives and never had a problem, however, will never purchased another Seagate after this!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Too new to know for sure

    Posted
    Gene
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    Unfortunately I didn't hook this up right away. Had a total computer failure and lost everything. So, when I picked up the computer after a new hard drive was installed I had the Geek squad guy connect the back-up. It was so easy. Too late for me. But now I am prepared.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast, slim, large capacity hard drive.

    Posted
    snipermonkey007
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    Having purchased many hard drives in the past I am very pleased with this hard drive. It's compact and was very easy to use right out of the box - no formatting required. Just plug and go. Can't beat the price or the capacity. Great quality drive, well done Seagate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Macbooks

    Posted
    Steph
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    My MacBook Air was running a little slow because of the excess amount of data and work I do when traveling. Purchased this to replace the slow external hard drive I had. Now my laptop is running Smoothly! Worth the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great product

    Posted
    rick
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    It's slim and the price for 4T of storage, well, it would have been unbelievable in the past to get this much storage this cheap. Again, very small, which is nice as I use this for frequently used data I don't have room for on my laptop main drive

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great storage

    Posted
    Worley95
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    Bought this hard drive for my PS4 now will never worry about not having enough memory again. Took roughly 30 minutes to transfer all the games I had onto it now holding 30 games on it and have only used 1/16 of the memory great hard drive

    I would recommend this to a friend