- 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: 172 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #58,605 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
- Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
Seagate Backup Plus 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (Black)(STBU1000100) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- 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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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.
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.
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.
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).
There's a Seagate Backup Plus Drive that's Perfect for Every Backup Need
|Backup Plus Portable Drive||Backup Plus Desktop Drive||Backup Plus for Mac Portable Drive||Backup Plus for Mac Desktop Drive|
|Big Backup. Small Package. |
With capacities up to 1.5TB, the Backup Plus portable drive makes it easy to take along plenty of extra storage.
|Space to spare. |
Capacities up to 4TB make the Backup Plus desktop drive the simple solution when your digital life goes big.
|Ready to roll with your Mac computer. |
The Backup Plus for Mac portable drive is compatible with Time Machine backup software straight out of the box.
|Massive Mac backup. |
Straight-out-of-the-box Time Machine software compatibility meets massive capacities in the Backup Plus for Mac desktop drive.
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What I didn't realize when I got it is that the actual hard drive can disconnect from the cord/attachment and then you can connect any other SATA hard drive with the open connector. This was great because a friends laptop failed and I was able to pull their drive out and just plug it into a different computer to recover all their data.
Never had any issues with this drive and if I can my next drive will likely be the same kind but with more storage.
When it was working it was a fad little harddrive, and it’s great that it works off just usb.
Naturally when it came time to get another I chose the 500 GB model but in the 1 year since I had bought the first there was a noticeable degradation in the quality of the case. The plastic felt flimsier and it lacked that nice rubberised bottom. But still, it was a good performing drive in a sleek little case.
Time has come again for another upgrade and the downward trend in the case has continued. While it might look like a brushed metal case it is plastic, and a very thin piece of it at that. They've even done away with the little bit of metal in their logo and just painted it on. This might seem like nitpicking but a portable drive should stand up to the rigours of being carried around. Thankfully though it fits the sleeve for the FreeAgentGo so it's durability is less of an issue for me.
Good size for the dollar and the vastly quicker USB 3.0 make it a great value. All the drives have been quite and keep relatively cool, just be carefully with it when lugging it around.
Finally, don't be afraid to get rid of the dashboard software and video's they've included, they're a waste of space and unnecessary(also available on their website if you really want it). Dragging and dropping is dead simple enough
Got this on sale for $69.95 - what a deal! Works great. Actual size is 12cm x 8 cm x 1cm. Only a single cable - doesn't need an extra power cable. Made of plastic, not metal. Ran a standard benchmark to test its data transfer rate. Got 130 Megabytes Read and 130 megabytes Write per second. (Transfer rates depend on the benchmark program used and how it's set up, and your computer hardware, so this is just for comparison - a USB 2.0 external drive transfers at 30 and 33 Megabytes per second with the same test).
Be aware that if you transfer a pile of smaller files such as photos and music files, your transfer rate will be markedly slower, but this drive has good speed - 4 times faster than USB 2.0.
If you're a speed freak, and you have a desktop computer without a board that supports USB 3.0, it's worth installing a USB 3.0 rig like this:
PCI Express PCI-E Card 2 Port Hub Adapter + USB 3.0 Front Panel 5Gbps Hi-Speed
This device is only compatible with USB3 which is not compatible with older computer.
I read Thunderbolt and Firewire compatible, it also said (In the box: USB cable...) I assumed the the box was compatible if you purchase separate Thunderbolt and / or FireWire cables, Wrong!!
If you want that thing to be compatible with Thunderbolt, you need to purchase a "Seagate Backup Plus Portable Thunderbolt Adapter" for the price of 115.15$ Canadian. Does that make any sense to anybody?
I guess it's MY fault, I shall never assume!
Returned and rapidly refunded, thanks
There is a LED that glows white when the HD is connected which is a nice addition. I can't comment on the sturdiness, but I would say that if you drop this from two-feet it will probably break.
My biggest complaint is that the whole exterior is plastic. There's no rubber grip to hold it in place so it is subject to sliding off the table if you aren't careful(considering the USB cable to be quite short).
Drive is easy to set up and use. Since it's so tiny, it's easy to carry around and store as well.
The only thing I did not like, was that the snap on piece on the end for the connector tends to pull out when I pull out the USB cord (this piece is meant to disconnect as it is just another connector beneath). They should invent a clip/hinge so that piece stays.
Overall, I'm satisfied with the drive.
Plug n play is a plus. No fuss confirguration, etc. Easy for everyone to use.
Lost of room to store more than needed.
No noise also, got to put it to your ear to hear a faint sound.
Compact, fits in my shirt Pocket. Nice when I need to bring it along.
Works also with USB 2 which is what I got.
Got it in a record time, 2 days before x-mas, thanks Amazon :)