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Seagate - Backup Plus 5TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - red

Preserve data on this 5TB Seagate Backup Plus desktop drive. Its NTFS driver works with both Mac and Windows computers, and its mobile backup app transfers media files from a smartphone or tablet. This Seagate Backup Plus desktop drive has 200GB of cloud storage for anywhere access to your files.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Seagate Backup Plus STDR5000103 - hard drive
    • USB 3.0 cable - 1.5 ft
    • Software

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (100 out of 103)

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    Features


    USB 3.0 interface

    Offers an easy-to-use connection to devices. Backward compatible with USB 2.0 for simple connection to your computer.

    Data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps with USB 3.0

    Enable a rapid response when updating files.

    Automatic backup options

    Allow you to use compatible software to back up your files to the server.

    Seagate Dashboard

    Back up your photos, videos and movies, including those you've shared on Facebook, Flickr and YouTube, so you can easily manage your favorite media wherever you are.

    Portable design

    Lets you take your data on the go.

    Compatible with PC and Mac

    For flexible installation options.

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    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 103 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I like this external hard drive 2.

      Posted
      my4thstdr5000100
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      I like this external hard drive. I got tired of bulky electronics so I bought one of these some time ago. Well as of this review this review is for number four. I now own four of these and they have operated flawlessly. They have a very fast transfer rate from the computer to the external hard drive. I know there are ways to speed them up even further but I personally choose not too. I like the small foot print. I wish they had even more storage space. I can hardly wait until Seagate makes them with even a larger storage space. I recommend that people buy these when they go on sale. I have been buying them for awhile now and the price has gone down considerably. Buy them when they are just over $100.00. Also make sure and price match as competitors have them cheaper sometimes. Best Buy has been very good with me concerning this. I want to make sure that people know when I have two of these plugged into my laptop one on either side and transfer data from one drive to another through my laptop that the data transfers very, very slowly. I generally start them up and make sure the laptop is on battery back up and let them go. I have never had a problem with transferring data at all though. Everything transfers well. I strictly use these drives for storage and that is about it. Finally, they say they are 5 terabytes but they are more like 4 and change. More like 4.5 or something like that. I will keep people updated on here. I have two of these that are almost out of warranty and that will be the true test on how long they will last or how well they are made when the warranty runs out.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I like this external hard drive.

      Posted
      Shemp
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      I bought this 5 terabyte portable Seagate external hard drive because it had the largest storage capacity in a portable external hard drive that I could find. That is the initial reason. I already made the decision that I do not want any more electronics that take up too much space. I want small electronics. My very first portable external hard drive was actually a 100 gigabyte aluminum Seagate and I am still using it to this day. It was one of the very first one's they made I think, and despite being well over 10 years old, it is still going strong. They make quality products. This external is supposed to be 5 terabytes but of course it is more like 4 terabytes and change. It has a very fast transfer speed and it takes up little space. It has a small footprint. When I buy externals I always format them and then to make sure they are not a lemon I put some initial information on them and then I swap them out between computers and see how they perform. I have found that most of the time if an external is a lemon it happens right away. So I only put a small amount of information on one and then see how it works. And of course I keep the copy of the original data to make sure it is functioning fine. I bought the extended warranty for this and I recommend that for anyone that has floors that are tile as these electronics are delicate. This thing is fast and does not bog down even my cheap laptop computer when transferring data.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      At least it died still under warranty...

      Posted
      Robbo
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      Yeah so I had this as a secondary drive attached to my file server - the one that didn't see much use, and was used as a mirror for the first. About 18mos into the life of the server, the server went belly-up. Both drives (the other a Seagate Backup Plus Hub) showed just fine in SMART, so I reinstalled the server and put it all back online. Two months after that, this one just stopped powering on. The wall-wart is fine, I tested with a multimeter, but the drive itself is now an expensive paperweight. Seagate wants me to run "SeaTools" to diagnose it, but I'm pretty sure I'd need to turn it on to do that. At least Seagate offers a warranty long enough to cover it, although I had to foot the bill to return it myself. Contrast to the ethernet-capable WD "Mybook" that I've had running for YEARS with no ill effects. I never was a HD brand zealot, but I'm definitely leaning against seagate now.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fast, Quiet, Cool

      Posted
      MovieMaven
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      Make sure to do a chkdsk /r to fix any issues before using it --- it takes approximately 19 hours to run and no drive maker today does this at the factory; if they did, the price of the drives would probably increase by $20/unit because they would need to plug the millions of drives they manufacture individually into computers and run chkdsk. Also, look at this video on how to increase the speed of your drive -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=4Sae9wL_008 The reason they set the drive to a SLOW default speed is so you can quickly unplug it without using the Safely Remove Hardware notification icon. After you change the setting per the video, the drive is rocket fast. The only time it slowed down is when I copied 1 folder with 40,000 small files to it. I like this drive so much that I plan to purchase another one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      5TB? Heck YEA :)

      Posted
      SagAftra
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      I strongly recommend cleaning up your computer and store it on an external drive for so many reasons. One being that if you're unlucky like me and your computer 'fries' than you know the rest. That happened many years ago and I can't forgive myself for not being proactive. I travel a lot and love the convenience of being able to carry it in my purse. Aside of the fact that this is so easy to use I love it that I don't have to bring my laptop or (desktop?) with me. Let me just say that the price was also very reasonable and wasn't able to find it anywhere else, most stores carry the 3TB and under. Sorry Best Buy for some reason I couldn't post the pics (site crashed a few times)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great drive for expanding storage

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      arsenal
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      Great drive for portable expansion of storage. Small form factor and USB 3.0 speeds make it great for storage and quick access of video, photo, and other large file types. I haven't yet speed tested transfer rates but have had no problem transferring in excess of 3TB of data to and from the drives in less that 10 hour period. I use this connected to my NetGear NAS for additional storage capacity and quick grab and go storage. I looked at many different 5TB drives before deciding to go with Seagate. I now own multiple of these and they are all great.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great 5TB external hd for the price.

      Posted
      LYoung1977
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      I recently pre-ordered the Xbox One X and knew that a lot of the games I had on my previous hd (seagate 2TB), were going to by upgraded to 4K. Once patched by Microsoft, these games, which are running between 40-50 + GB would now be increased. I wanted a bigger hd that did not need to be plugged into an electrical source, but just the usb drive on the Xbox. The 5TB is very small and sleek, which can be easily hidden.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Xbox One X - Storage Solution!

      Posted
      StarFett
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      When I sold my original Xbox One, and picked up the Xbox One X, I was concerned about immediately filling up the 1 TB Hard Drive provided on the system. I purchased this 5 TB External Hard Drive to alleviate that concern. It may seem like overkill, but in the long run it was a wise investment. I currently have 43 games loaded on this External Hard Drive and it has only used up 16% of the total space available.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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