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Seagate - Backup Plus Slim for Mac 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Silver/Black

The Save feature of this 1TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim for Mac STDS1000100 external hard drive allows you to easily back up digital content from your favorite social networks. The slim, metal design makes it simple to transport the hard drive.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • 1.5' USB 3.0 cable
    • Owner's manual
    • Seagate Backup Plus Slim for Mac 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2604 out of 2683)

    Included Free


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    Features


    1TB storage capacity

    Provides ample space for your music, movies and other files.

    USB 3.0 interface

    Backward compatible with USB 2.0 for simple connection to your computer.

    Data transfer rates up to 4.8 Gbps via USB 3.0

    For quick response when updating files.

    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.

    Time Machine compatible

    Back up your entire system directly to the drive.

    Formatted for Mac

    For flexible installation options. Downloadable HFS+ driver for Windows lets you use the hard drive interchangeably between PC and Mac computers for flexible use (installation required).


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 2683 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

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    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Would not recommend - expensive and bad quality

      Posted
      Samantha

      I've had this Seagate Plus portable hard drive for Mac for about a year and have thus far had no problems. However, be wary once problems do arise. I first took the drive back to Best Buy to get it diagnosed, however apparently every computer in the Geek Squad department was being used to transfer data. So, the attendant offered to ship the drive to HQ to be assessed for *get ready* $200 processing fee. I wasn't even sure if the drive was the problem at this point. After trying the drive on various other Macs, with a number of other cables, I determined it was the drive that had the issue. After contacting Seagate, I was told that I could return my drive to HQ only to hear that Seagate "may replace your product with a product that was previously used, repaired, and tested to meet Seagate specifications." I'm sorry if I don't want a pre-used drive that was previously returned because of problems.. My brand new drive was supposed to "meet Seagate specifications" and it broke within a year.. Additionally, in order to recover my files, Seagate was going to charge a $50 processing fee *not too bad* ......AND a $550 recovery fee.. *jaw drop*. The problem was a faulty hard drive, and I don't recommend the product because of the terrible warranty (giving you a pre-used drive) and the insane cost to retrieve files when it wasn't even my fault that the drive broke. Thoroughly annoyed and will no longer buy from this brand.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      I'd give zero stars if I could

      Posted
      brittany

      this drive was a backup drive to another backup drive that was malfunctioning. I bought this because it had such a great rating and the customer service is reviewed as top notch. I haven't even owned this drive for 3 months. All of a sudden while opening a file off of the drive, it freezes, freezes my computer and fries itself. It will no longer work. But I can cough up $500 and get the files recovered. Let me assure you that this drive hasn't been ejected improperly, dropped or mistreated in any way. I was informed upon calling customer service that next time I can pay $30 for insurance for up to a year so if this happens it will cover data recovery. Here is an idea, how about make a better quality product and make it so this is not necessary. Since that wasn't offered at the front, I don't see why it should be necessary to pay $500 to get it recovered. But what the heck, it's just money, right?

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Solid product, looks nice.

      Posted
      Me22
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This is a great, easy to use backup solution for my Macbook Pro. I plugged it in via the provided SuperUSB cable and Time Machine automagically started up and was ready to start backing up my Mac. I did take a moment to partition and rename the device before letting Time Machine have it's way. I use 2/3 of the storage for Time Machine and 1/3 of the storage for manually backing up important files. I do manual backups because I have heard horror stories of Mac's failing to restore from a Time Machine backup. For my "manual backups" I actually use an Automator script that kicks off when I mount the external drive, so there really isn't much effort or remembering that I have to do. "Worst case" (other than a HDD failure) is that I have to do a clean install and then manually restore my important files. Software and less important functions I can just reload and reconfigure. This HDD is small enough to be highly portable without creating a bulky or heavy laptop bag. My one complaint is that the provided cable is very short and tends to want to stay folded up in the shape it was packaged/shipped. I replaced it with a braided cloth-covered cable - I prefer the aesthetics.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Thumbs up on product; thumbs down on Bonus Offer

      Posted
      TX2015

      I'm pleased with the quality of this Seagate for Mac and the delivery was prompt. What I'm disappointed in is the "bonus" that Best Buy offered, which was your choice of a $20 gift in Shutterfly merchandise or an 8x8 free photobook. Each time I tried to redeem it, the code would load and I'd get a message that said "sorry, this code has been used." I called customer service twice and was transferred both times and they sent me a new code. On the third try (now this has taken me over an hour in time) I still got the same message - and I tried to redeem it on a different computer and my phone. See example (partial code blacked out) attached. The customer service rep said, "Sorry, we cannot give you another code - we've tried three times." I asked if she would just place an order - no. So, I've expended more than the $20 in time lost but it was principle... I do think Best Buy shouldn't offer something that has hitches in it. I am not a novice at computers - I'm on the computer over 80 hours a day. So, thumbs down on the bonus and thumbs up on the external hard drive.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Awful, unreliable company.

      Posted
      bethanyalisa

      I bought this drive and only three days after using it, it broke, by no fault of my own. It just would not connect to any computer, therefore I lost the files that I had put on it. I notified the company and they said I would have to send it in, and get a new one. I had to pay to ship it and to get special packaging for a BROKEN hard drive, when it wasn't my fault the drive broke! It was just ridiculous. It has been over a month and I still do not have the new drive. I did not pay $60 to get a drive that would mess up on me, then pay to ship it out so that I would have to wait forever to even get it back. There is no way to contact them about it except through email, an they take forever to answer! I am infuriated. I need this hard drive for class, and I keep getting yelled at because I don't have it. And there is no way I'm buying a new one.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great External Storage Device

      Posted
      exchange909
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great external hard drive BUT must be formatted

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

      I bought the hard drive with the intention of putting my iTunes library from my Windows PC to transfer it to my new Mac. I was under the impression that it was a simple plug in play but it wasn't as simple as I thought. While it did work it took me a while to figure out that you had to format it to Windows before it would recognize the drive. I found this link very helpful.... http://osxdaily.com/2012/04/22/format-drive-mac-pc-compatible/ After formatting it it worked like a charm. Wished there had been more info about what I needed to do in the box instructions then having to figure it out on my own. Make sure before you format it that it's clean other wise you will loose anything you saved on it.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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