Seagate - Backup Plus Hub for Mac 8TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - White

Safeguard digital files by backing them up on this Seagate Backup Plus Hub for Mac. Download the Windows PC driver to make this hub compatible with multiple computer types, and use the front USB ports to charge your device as you transfer files. This Seagate Backup Plus Hub for Mac provides a whopping 8TB of digital storage capacity.

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    • Seagate Backup Plus Hub for Mac 8TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (493 out of 521)

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    Features


    8TB storage capacity

    Provides ample space for storing documents, photos, music and more.

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Best 8TB Drive!! Huge Capacity, Small Price

      Posted
      Bryandroid
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is one of the best Hard Drives I have had, this Seagate Has 8TB of data which about 7451GB is Free Available Space (if it's in NTFS File System) I have had it for a year now and It's still going strong. If you have a lot of data to back up and want the biggest Hard drive, you should get this one, this drive uses a power brick which is not portable ofcourse but you get a Huge Capacity. The Speed it's Good, I usually get around 30-70 MBs/Second while backing my data from other drives. It has a light indicator, but it's only to let you know if it's On/Off. Notes: The Drive takes some 5-8 seconds to load when first plugged in, but that's normal, don't worry, and when you disconnect it from your PC it takes about 10 seconds to fully power off so you can safely move it around. The noise is not big so it's quiet, and the two USB ports on the hub are great to charge devices. ****One Huge advice: If you decide to buy this Drive, know that you are getting a great drive BUT DON'T rely on it enterely, like you should have at least another place where your data is backed up too, just in case this one fails unexpectedly, since most Hard drives will fail eventually (statistics say that most drives will last 2-3 Years or even more depending on their use and care), so you should get another drive to back your data, not only this one. That's the best recommendation I could offer you, take care of your Data by having it copied in at least 2-3 different places. This would be the best way to protect All of your precious Data: Have a copy of all your data on: 1: This or any other Hard Drive/SSD. 2: A Second Hard drive, with the same Capacity. 3. A cloud (Internet) backup in case of a fire, earthquake, robbery, etc. That's the best Backup Plan I can give you, other than that, enjoy this huge 8TB Seagate Hard Drive :)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great portable hard drive - 8TB & 2 USB 3.0 ports!

      Posted
      TulleyDee
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Couldn't find a better product on the market than Seagate's USB 3.0 Backup Drive with the two USB 3.0 ports on the front of the product. My laptop only has two USB 3.0 ports since it's a slim and lightweight HP Spectre x360 15" (also purchased from BestBuy.com at a cost that was cheaper after taxes than online conglomerates / competitors) offered at the time and even to this day!). I researched the best 8TB USB 3.0 hard drive with the most cost effective and reliable reviews and ratings. Seagate wins over Western Digital, hands down. Drive is not loud during periods of heavy use / activity. I've had two drives, 8TB each, in use daily at home and my office...moved back and forth between both places too many times to count...my fault for not using a secure cloud storage solution, but realistically the cloud will never be the safest repository or most secure and conveniently available method for storing your data. A second backup off-site is simply a best practice. Using a locally-owned and accessible portable device like this one for your primary archival or storage solution for your system backups is convenient and secure. I used the built-in/pre-provided Seagate Backup software to backup my other smaller portable hard drives and my 6 desktops and laptops! The application encrypts data using Dept. of Defense encryption algorithm algorithms like 512-bit or 1024-bit AES or Blowfish at 132 MB/s at the cost of $200 on sale is a best buy, hands down. Thanks guys. Honest review by a very picky, critical techies in the IT workforce industry.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Well worth the money

      Posted
      Greg
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I was a little apprehensive about buying this product. Some of the reviews on other Seagate external hard drives (the 6/8 TB size) left me a bit wary, and considering WD. I needed more space though, and already had several other external hard drives. I know how hard drives can be, and regularly back up my back ups. I am also using a USB hub, which I won't need now because this unit has one built in. My hope was that with this new external, I'd not only have plenty more storage, but could potentially get rid of the hub and clean up my messy cables. Although the description listed the ports as USB 3, I was slightly alarmed upon opening the package, and seeing black USB ports (which much more often signify USB 2, as opposed to the blue color that more typically comes with USB 3 ports/connectors). I fired up USBViewer and was relieved to find that they were reporting as USB 3 ports, and I also transferred some data to confirm that things were being transferred at USB 3 speeds. Fortunately, everything was fine. I was nervous about plugging in two other USB 3 external hard drives into the ports on the front, but the USB controller on it handled them fine. I've also read some worries about the Seagates getting hot, but even after a number of hours of continuous operation (transferring over 5 TB onto it), while it was a bit warm, it was not concerningly so (seemed to be reasonably in line with my WD drives after such use).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      PLEASE CHECK YOUR DRIVE BEFORE YOU ADD YOUR DATA!!

      Posted
      Andrew
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Before I begin, please be aware I have gone through 4 of these drives. All from Bestbuy, and all failed. Each drive was run with Seagate's own HDD utility. The first drive was the only one to pass the testing on the utility, but failed only a week after. (had only 200 GBs of data written (PC back Up, and misc files) only to fail and not be recognized on startup. All 3 other drives also failed, and when attempting to write the system back up files, would either error, or fail and begin clicking. I swapped the 4th drive for a WD MyBook 8TB and currently have filled over 3TB of Data on it, and all seems fine, loads when powered on, and accesses files quckly. I CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS DRIVE, AND URGE EVERYONE THAT PURCHASES IT TO PLEASE RUN A LONG TEST BEFORE ADDING ANY OF YOUR PRECIOUS DATA TO IT!!!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Almost a perfect storage drive.

      Posted
      sam808
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I think this external drive is just missing two things: 1- An eSATA port, for computers which lack USB 3.0 ports. 2- Though this enclosure contains an 8TB Seagate Archive drive, which are rated for 24/7 operation in addition to the fact that this drive powers down as soon as it's ejected from the PC. However I don't backup my terrabytes worth of data periodically, just weekly. So I don't need this drive spinning up every time I power up my PC only for a minute till I eject it in the operating system. So most of the time I have the power plug disconnected and cable tied to the USB cable, for easy reconnects. 8TB is too big for one partition in my humble opinion. So I partitioned it into 8 partitions of different filesystems so that I can use CloneZilla (a free open source hard drive cloning software) to clone multiple hard drives of multiple workstations.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Lots of Storage + USB Hub

      Posted
      Jimbo
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is an 8TB external drive. I can finally merge several smaller drives into one drive. However it is only 5400rpm so it isn't a very fast drive. But for archiving and offloading files from my internal SSD, it works just fine.There is no ON/OFF switch so you cannot turn it OFF at will. it goes OFF when my laptop is either in SLEEP or HYBERNATE mode. I am not using any of the secure access features, Just using it as external storage/backup drive. The 2 USB ports on the front come in handy and I can connect my other external drives to it. Overall, this is a very nice 8TB external storage, especially for the price I paid ($167) during Thanksgiving Week. Best Buy shipped it super fast. I got it in my hands less than 48 hours after I ordered it online.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Seagate won over WD

      Posted
      AlexRiz
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I origiinally purchased the Seagate 8TB version with the USB port but decided that it was overkill. I looked at WD drives but they have an encryption feature, which seems to give users a headache so I stayed clear of that. Frankly, neither the Seagate nor the WD drives are perfect with both having pros and cons but the Seagate seemed more user friendly. I backed up my iTunes library, which is over 3,000 songs and my MS Outlook .PST file and they write speed seems good. I hooked it up to my new LINKSYS EA9500 router, which worked well too. The big questions is..."What is the long-term reliability?" Only time will tell.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Value for Archival Storage

      Posted
      TechJunkie
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB External USB 3.0 hard drive is an outstanding value for the price, providing the lowest cost per TB of storage I've been able to find. The trade off for this is the relatively slow and power conservative 5900RPM archival drive housed in the chassis. This can become a problem is you intend on heavy usage where performance is a concern. If you want cheap storage for rarely accessed files or an inexpensive way to improve your backup situation, this is a great choice. If you want to regularly use the hard drive for directly running files, especially from multiple sources spend the extra money for a non-archival drive.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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