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Create easy customized backup plans with included Seagate Dashboard software
Time Machine compatible - set it up once and you will be backed up
Quick file transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity
USB powered -no power supply necessary
The Seagate Backup Plus portable drive for Mac offers the mobility of a portable drive with the high capacity of a desktop drive. Under a sleek metal design lies 4TB of storage-twice the capacity of comparable 2.5-inch portable drives. This gives you the space to store your movie, music and photo collections-and bring them with you wherever you go. The drive is formatted for Mac and compatible with Time Machine backup software right out of the box. High-speed USB 3.0 and 2.0 connectivity offers plug-and-play functionality on your Mac. Install the HFS+ drive for PC, and you can use the drive interchangeably between Windows and Mac computers without reformatting. Via the Seagate Dashboard software, you are provided with tools for mobile, cloud and social media backup. Install the free Seagate Mobile Backup app on an iOS or Android mobile device to back up all of the pictures and videos from the device to your external drive or the cloud. The Backup Plus portable drive for Mac includes 200GB of cloud storage with OneDrive for 2 years for added protection and on-the-go access for your most important files.1 Back up to the cloud using OneDrive or Seagate Dashboard. Additional cloud connectivity is available for Google Drive and Dropbox, as well as social media backup for your Facebook and Flickr accounts. For your videos and photos, the Lyve app recognizes your Backup Plus drive as a go-to photo and video repository. Free up your phone's memory by off-loading files to your drive, and you can access them anywhere in a single, organized library with the Lyve mobile and desktop apps.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I picked this hard drive after a lot of searching, scanning through reviews and comparing models. I was torn between picking a 500 GB or a 1 TB hard drive. I was looking at some WD drives and this one. I needed a drive for just routine backups. I have over 100 GB in Dropbox, but using it exclusively for all my backup is not very convenient. It takes very long to upload and not absolutely everything can fit in it. The point is that I didn't need a hard drive to lug around a large media library with me. I mostly stream stuff and I have a rather large drive in my notebook anyways. This is why 500 GB would work for me and I didn't desperately need a terabyte of space.
While some other drives had double the space for just a few more dollars, I went with this one because of its size and weight. This thing is slim and looks very decent. Taken out of the rather easy-to-open packaging, this device was not that special looking. It doesn't have cool colors, designs or accents. It's a...
Received a defective drive. I tried connecting it to two Mac computers and it didn't show up on the desktop or under 'Devices' in the Finder window or in Disk Utility. The light on the drive came on, but it made a low beeping noise. Also, the USB cable didn't fit properly in the computer, rocking back and forth, but when I tried connecting it with another Seagate cable I had, the drive still didn't work and still made the beeping noise. I called Seagate and they confirmed it was a defective drive AND cable (it should fit snugly and not rock back and forth), and I should return it to Amazon (but they wanted my information to register the drive - maybe to keep track of it?). Very disappointing. Haven't purchased a Seagate drive in a couple years. Hopefully this is an anomaly and not a downhill trend.
Purchased as a gift for grandson - he uses his Apple computer to create his own music and was always fearful of losing his work. I was able to set this drive up to perform periodic backups using the native apple Time Machine software interface and had a full backup of his computer done within about 30 minutes of connecting it the first time. Now I just hope he has the discipline to plug it into the computer at least once a week and keep his backups current. The ultimate lesson is hard to learn: the question is not "will the computer drive will fail?" but rather "when will the computer drive fail?". The answer to the first question is always "YES". The answer to the second question is always "At the worst possible time". 'Nuf said
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