Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STCA3000101)

by Seagate
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

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Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Desktop External Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0(STDT3000100) Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Desktop External Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0(STDT3000100) 4.2 out of 5 stars (8)
CDN$ 112.89
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Product Features

  • Keep copies of your precious digital files, in case disaster strikes
  • Impressive 3 TB storage capacity
  • Save feature enables user-generated content to be backed up from your favorite social network
  • Share feature allows multiple files to be uploaded to social networks at once from your computer
  • Install the pre-loaded NTFS driver for Mac and use the drive interchangeably between PC and Mac computers without reformatting


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Product Description

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The Seagate Backup Plus desktop external hard drive simplifies backup for consumers who want to protect their entire digital life locally, in the cloud or from social networks. Via the Seagate Dashboard, use the Protect function to set up a one-click plan or customize your scheduled local backup. Keep multiple copies of your files in case disaster strikes. With the Save feature, user-generated content can be backed up from your favorite social networks. Many people now use their smartphones to capture priceless moments. While these devices are handy and readily available, storage is not their strong suit. Capture a memory, post it on a social networking site and let the Seagate Dashboard automatically back up any content posted. Even if the file gets accidentally deleted from the device, another copy can be waiting. The Share feature allows multiple files to be uploaded to social networks at once from your computer. The days of uploading individual files without creating a new album are gone! Simply select files to upload, choose where to post them and even add comments. Managing your social profile has never been easier. Install the pre-loaded NTFS driver for Mac, and use the drive interchangeably between PC and Mac computers without reformatting the drive. For even more flexibility, with the Seagate Backup Plus design, you can upgrade from the included USB 3.0 interface to Thunderbolt technology or FireWire 800 with the available additional adapter. Ships with: Seagate Backup Plus Drive, Seagate Dashboard pre-loaded on drive, NTFS driver for Mac pre-loaded on drive, USB 3.0 interface adapter with capacity gauge, 4-foot USB 3.0 cable, Power adapter, Quick start guide, 2-year limited warranty. System Requirements: System Requirements: Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system or Mac OS X 10.6 or higher (reformatting for Mac may be required), SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port (required for USB 3.0 transfer speeds or backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports at USB 2.0 transfer speeds; compatibility may vary depending upon user's configuration and operating system).

Product Description

Seagate Backup Plus, easy backup
for your digital life on your computer and the cloud

The Seagate® Backup Plus desktop drive simplifies backup for consumers who want to protect their entire digital life locally, in the cloud or from social networks. Via the Seagate Dashboard, use the Protect function to set up a one-click plan or customize your scheduled local backup. Keep multiple copies of your files in case disaster strikes.

With the Save feature, user-generated content can be backed up from your favorite social networks. Many people now use their smartphones to capture priceless moments. While these devices are handy and readily available, storage is not their strong suit. Capture a memory, post it on a social networking site and let the Seagate Dashboard automatically back up any content posted. Even if the file gets accidentally deleted from the device, another copy can be waiting.



Customer Reviews

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 TB's! I am spoiled with space! Dec 29 2012
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For a person who strictly wants something for added storage of movies, television shows, photos and projects, this is perfect. It's great having something that's easy to access and you can take it anywhere. It's not very large, and I've had no problems using it on multiple computers (from my laptop to the computers at my school, friend's, etc.)

If you're like me, just wanting a lot of storage at a good price then it's a good buy you will not regret.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't work with my MacBook Pro (10.8.3) March 21 2013
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There was a constant problem with the hard drive maintaining its partition formatting so that it could no longer be read, and no longer function as the backup drive I needed it for. I reformatted the drive following the advice of Seagate chat support, but no matter what I tried, the drive would work for a short period (one to seven days) then would become unreadable, necessitating an erase, a reformat, and over 10 hours of backup time. Over and over.

Finally Seagate replaced the unit with a refurbished unit, and this transaction cost me ten bucks for shipping back the old unit. But, in the end, the new unit acted exactly the same way, with one difference: it became unreadable almost immediately after reformatting.

Despite the problem seeming to be on Seagate's end, they would not refund my shipping costs.

Luckily, Amazon's great customer service came through and allowed me to return the unit for a refund, and Amazon paid the return shipping! I'm buying a replacement drive (this time a Lacie) from Amazon.

Another shortcoming of Seagate Backup Plus is that it comes only with USB 3.0 connection. Other connection units are available, but at a ridiculous price. It cost me $80 for the Seagate adaptor that allowed me to connect with Firewire 800, for a part that is worth maybe $8. And, in the end, I was not able to get a refund for the adaptor from the Amazon seller SHOP ZONE, so I also don't recommend them.

Amazon: wonderful service. SHOP ZONE: not so much. Seagate: bad experience.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Speed & Capacity -- But Not Flawless on Mac Aug. 16 2013
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I bought this drive after quite a bit of research. Of particular interest to me was the Thunderbolt docking station, which not only increased transfer speed on my Mac, it also saved me purchasing a USB hub since I had used up all available USB ports. It also works nicely with Time Machine.

My complaint with this device is that it doesn't work properly with the Mac's "Sleep" function. If I put the Mac to Sleep (or it puts itself to Sleep) when it wakes up there's an error message saying the device wasn't ejected properly, and the device may be damaged, or data corrupted. The only way I've found to prevent this message is to eject the drive via Finder before the device goes to Sleep, and to disconnect the power cord. Then when the system "wakes" I reconnect the power cord and the device connects and operates properly.

This is the second Seagate drive I've connected to my Mac, and they both display the same problem.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Drive Dec 28 2012
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A great drive that performs to expectations. Some nice utilities included on the drive. The drive shows internally and externally how much drive capacity has been used. Good job Seagate!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Arrived DOA Aug. 28 2013
By ti1468
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When connected, the drive simply makes a constant beeping noise.
It does not run or get recognized by the computer.
Tried all methods to troubleshoot it without opening it and voiding the warranty, but to no avail.
Can't believe this level of quality gets passed in product QA.

Disappointing.

EDIT: The replacement unit arrived shortly after I submitted my claims to exchange the product.
The expedient service and speedy delivery makes up for the less than ideal first impression.
The new unit is working as expected and seems to have no noticeable defects (added one star).
Will continue to make observations in the future.
Very satisfied with Amazon's customer service in resolving this issue.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent backup drive Jan. 3 2014
I would recommend this large, portable backup drive to others who have a lot of photos or videos to backup.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great drive, Great price Dec 28 2012
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I'm very happy with this drive and with the speedy delivery. I wasn't in a rush for it and it was out of stock but I still had it within a few days.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars bon produit Jan. 28 2013
By Hugo F.
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Très bon produit, seul le logiciel fourni est difficile à installer. pour le reste tout répond à mes attentes. oui
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Most recent customer reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps data, did it for more than a year and still going strong!
Had it for more than a year, never had a single problem.
I just hope it will last many more years!
Published 2 days ago by Jonathan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
I've had this hard drive for a few months now, and so far it's been great. I've read about high failure rates with Seagates, particularly these models, but, as a firm believer in... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Alex Popell
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good quality as expect
Published 12 days ago by Wei Hou
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good item, purchased it 6 months ago. Very reliable.
Very good item, purchased it 6 months ago. Very reliable.
Published 16 days ago by Carl Bisaillon
5.0 out of 5 stars It work
This minimum word count that Amazon requires for these reviews really pisses me off!!!!!!!! However, what can I say about this product? It does what it's suppose to do. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Slawomir Rozycki
3.0 out of 5 stars Satisfactory
Using it since few months now. Not great speed as expected especially if used with USB. 2 but it is OK.
Never tried it on USB 3. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dr. Tahir Hashmi
5.0 out of 5 stars Snug fit, maintains look
Fits very snugly. looks good and feels sturdy.

dropped my phone many times and it was able to save it from any damage. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dicken McHardwoody
1.0 out of 5 stars TWO failed drives
Bought two of those roughly a year and a half ago. One failed miserably after 14 months, the other after 17 months, of course, right after the warranty had expired. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Roger Bontemps
4.0 out of 5 stars Harddrive
great hard drive for the price, USB 3.0 connector is a bit weak but since it's a stationery product, doesn't bother too much.
Published 2 months ago by Aram Ryu
5.0 out of 5 stars great hard drive
I really like this hard drive its fast. It is silent. It has a nice design. Cables are durable. Overall it is a great device.
Published 3 months ago by Anie Moneye
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