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Create easy customized backup plans with included Seagate Dashboard software
USB powered - no power supply necessary
Quick file transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity
The Seagate Backup Plus portable drive offers the mobility of a portable 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. High-speed USB 3.0 and 2.0 connectivity offers plug-and-play functionality on your PC without the need of an external power supply. Install the NTFS driver for Mac, 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 local, mobile, cloud and social media backup. Run a one-click backup or schedule an automatic backup plan to protect your files in your Backup Plus portable drive at your convenience. 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 includes 200GB of cloud storage with OneDrive for 2 years for added protection and on-the-go access for your most important files. One Drive service available for 2 years after activation, must be activated by 6/30/2017. 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.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I made my first backup in this disk. After 1,150 folders were transferred, I tried to open that new folder in another computer. Surprise! “The folder is corrupted or inaccessible”. I tried from several computers and the error was the same. I can’t delete that folder because now I get a 0x80070091 error “An un expected error is keeping you from deleting this folder. The directory is not empty”… Now I have almost 1 terabyte of inaccessible and undeletable data in this brand new Seagate Backup Plus disk!!!
Hard to go wrong here. If you are using this as an external drive, this product has 2TB in very small space and is USB powered. The drive itself only takes 0.7-2.3W to operate! On Mac OSX 10.9.2 running the included Paragon NTFS driver, I was able to see write rates in 8-10 MB/sec with USB 2.0. On a Windows 7 Machine I averaged 18 MB/Sec; 14 MB/sec running the latest 8.1 update.
I pulled the drives from two of these units (instructions below - photos to be added soon) for use in my laptop. This product is the only way I know of to obtain the 9.5mm tall, 2.5-in 2T Samsung Spinpoint M9T drive(s). Note: the 2TB version has 1 drive, the 4TB has 2 drives. After installing them in my laptop (has 3 internal HDD bays with SATA connections, 1st bay has OS, apps, etc. on 500GB SSD), I tested data txfr speeds. I moved 1.5 TB of data from one drive to another with average speeds of 194 MB/Sec in Windows 8.1. Laptop now has 4.5 TB of hard drive capacity.
this product has only worked for the first week. I've been in touch with seagate and they've tried to help with emails, but they only answer me once every 24 hours. I've had to send over 12 long emails with many photos using snipping tool just to get them to realize that the product is defective. The worst part is, that now they've said I'm still under warranty and they'll replace the drive, but I must pay to send it to and from. So from the time I I bought the new drive to the actual time I recieve the new one, it will be over 3 months of constant hassell. I've written directly to seagate explaining my frustration with they're customer treatment but have not heard anything back! I definately would not buy another seagate drive! Especially one that costs 130.00 dollars. I liked the idea of 4tb in a small form factor and the metal look, but its been a nightmare and completely useless. One sincerely dissappointed customer!
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