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Seagate Backup Plus 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (Black)(STBU1000100) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Seagate
4.5 out of 5 stars 153 customer reviews

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  • Keep copies of your precious digital files, in case disaster strikes
  • Impressive 1 TB storage capacity,Spindle Speed 5400 RPM
  • 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 Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.3 x 8.1 x 1.4 cm ; 200 g
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Item model number: STBU1000100
  • ASIN: B00829THO6
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: May 17 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 153 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #23,298 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Product Description

Amazon.ca Product Description

The Seagate Backup Plus portable 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 with the available additional adapter. Ships with: Seagate Backup Plus Drive, Seagate Dashboard pre-loaded on drive, USB 3.0 interface adapter, 18-inch USB 3.0 cable, Quickstart guide, 2-year limited warranty. 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) and 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 depend on user's configuration and operating system). What’s in the box: Seagate Dashboard pre-loaded on drive, NTFS driver for Mac pre-loaded on drive, USB 3.0 interface adapter, 18-inch USB 3.0 cable, Quick start guide and 2-year limited warranty.

From the Manufacturer

Back Up Your Digital Life

The Seagate Backup Plus portable drive delivers easy-to-use, highly flexible protection for your files in a full range of capacities. This drive also works seamlessly with your social media accounts so it's simple to back up and share your online photos, movies and more.

Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive
Create a backup plan with a single click for a set-it-and-forget-it solution

Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive
Unique adapter lets you quickly upgrade or change the drive's interface
Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive
The Seagate Dashboard makes it simple to share your files with online social networks

Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive
Delivers easy-to-use, highly flexible protection for your files
One-Click Custom Backup Plans

The Backup Plus portable drive comes pre-loaded with premium backup software, included in the easy-to-use Seagate Dashboard. Create a backup plan with a single click using the 'Protect Now' feature for a set-it-and-forget-it solution. Quickly create custom backup plans to protect your files. Easy backup scheduling options include daily, weekly, monthly or specific times.

Save Your Social Life

The Seagate Dashboard makes it simple to share or save files associated with online social networks including Flickr, Facebook and YouTube. Automatically download copies of your photos, movies and more from social networking sites to your Backup Plus portable drive, and share files by simply clicking on your social network's icon within the Seagate Dashboard. Easily share multiple files with your social networks at the same time.

Powerfully Flexible

The Backup Plus portable drive features a unique adapter system that lets you quickly and cost-effectively upgrade or change the drive's interface. Take advantage of the newest, fastest connections--now and in the future: Choose from USB 3.0 (included), USB 2.0, and Thunderbolt technology.

What's in the Box?

Backup Plus Portable Drive, preloaded Seagate Dashboard, quick start guide, USB 3.0 adapter with 18-inch cable, warranty.

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems are Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) and Mac OS X 10.6 or higher (reformatting for Mac may be required).

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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The drive is slick, attaches seamlessly to my Mac and my PC without having to format the drive or losing any previously backed up data. Thin and decently portable as well. Very happy with my purchase.
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I currently own a 250gb portable/external drive and the need to keep archived files on the drive forced me to upgrade for more space... I'M GLAD I DID!

As all 2.5” (laptop drives) the form factor is what you expect small and portable. The design is sleek and has a soft white light when power is connected… the light is in no way annoying or obtrusive. I mostly use this on a usb2 connection, which is fine for my casual needs (archiving and accessing recent files when away from home… sometimes the cloud solution doesn’t always work for large files).

I like the included software but mainly manage my own archiving/file-swapping manually. The application also comes with a nifty feature to download all of your facebook & Flikr pictures and videos with literally a few clicks of a button (fyi – you can download all of your facebook details directly from fb). I tested out the schedule backup and it works but can’t speak to how it works out over time as my personal preference is to manually move/copy/delete the transferred files.

all in all great product at a great price $69 (boxing week sale)

Just one note I’d like to leave behind… this specifically stumped me for over 30min. When I installed the software for the very first time the Seagate Dashboard program displayed the following message "Connect a Seagate Dashboard-enhanced drive to activate features". The drive was plugged in and I can access via my windows explorer, however the Seagate Dashboard application would not recognize that I had a valid drive plugged in. After troubleshooting and a few reboots I finally figured out that my memory card reader with 2 memory cards in it (4gb CF and 16gb micro sdhc) caused the hiccup. As soon as I removed my memory card reader from the usb the Seagate Dashboard recognized the 1tb portable drive. Unsure what the root cause was but just pointing out my experience in the event this helps out anyone.
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Great product: simple, fast, slick and not expensive at all...
For 69$ it really worth the price!
It has been working for 3 months.
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To start off I love the product. It is a great size, not too loud, has a sleek professional finish and the cable stays in nice and tightly.

Laptop Specs:
I5-3210m processor
Windows 8
8gb ram

** PROS **

* transfer speed *
Large files I average about 75-85 mb/s , and with many small files it averages 30-50mb/s (which is still faster than I would get with a USB 2.0 drive)

* Software*
The backup software can let you set up automatic backups and you can backup files or photos from your social networks to save you time

* Ease of use *
Literally all that has to be done is plug in the cable to the hard drive and then to your laptop. I didn't have to install any drivers and None of the software is mandatory which is why i didn't bother with it.

** CONS **

nothing to do with this hard drive but i was really disappointed that the drive was delivered and left in my mailbox at -28 degrees outside. it was there for 2 days before i was able to get it.
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Unfortunately, I did not purchase this item at my local B&M store or I would have been able to return it and get a new same or similar item in exchange. I don't fault Amazon but I don't know that I will purchase this sort of thing online in the future.

The drive failed completely within a few weeks of first use and because it was outside of the return window for Amazon, I had to deal with Seagate's warranty. Be forewarned, Seagate replaced my defective drive with a RECONDITIONED drive and further, I had to pay for the return shipping. They also don't provide for data recovery, except for a coupon worth a small percentage of the total cost for data recovery services.

I hope the replacement drive lasts longer than the brand new one I had a few weeks ago, but I won't count on it. I already have multiple backup systems, but now I feel like this one was a total waste of money, time and effort. I won't buy Seagate next time.
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A little late in writing the review. it work great. the user interface is easy. havent experienced any issues with it so far and i have had it for a few months now. only sad thing is the price has gone down since i bought it :(. but a good product for the price.
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works like a charm, love the fact that is is compatible with both Mac and pc formats with having to reformat drive each time. Amazon delivery was quick and efficient as usual
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I purchased this product mainly to extract the internal hard drive (note this WILL void your warranty) and put it into my secondary harddrive bay. Confirm that it is indeed at 9.5mm in height so it fits perfectly. The case isn't all that hard to remove either, just need a bit of patience. Afterwards, I can still put a spare 2.5" hard drive into the case to use it as a dock.

Highly recommended!
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