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

by Seagate

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  • 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

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 15.8 x 12.4 x 4.4 cm ; 1.1 Kg
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Item model number: STCA3000101
  • ASIN: B00829THQE
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: May 17 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,002 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By prettyenpunk on 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 By Mark A Craft on 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 By Learningful on 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 By RONALD SYME on 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 By ti1468 on Aug. 28 2013
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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 By Nathan P Voth on 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 By Merlandre on 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 By Hugo F. on Jan. 28 2013
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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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