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  1. Ed says:
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     4.0 out of 5 stars Fast and cost-effective solution for both Windows and Mac users alike , first July 2012
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    If you are looking for affordable USB 3.0 portable external hard drive that works well and has a good warranty, the Seagate Backup Plus is looking worth a look
    PROS:.
    – Runs quiet

    remains cool – Very Good USB 3.0 performance
    – Backwards compatible with USB 2.0
    – Compatible with Mac OS 10.6 and up
    – 2 year warranty
    – Cheap
    CONS:
    -. casing attracts dust
    Design & Build
    all plastic top drive has a brushed metal finish and the underside of the case has a matte finish while the case looks sharp, it attracts a lot of dust on the sides and on the top side. Even I can not think of a reason why Seagate decided not to put rubber feet on the bottom of the drive. It slides on smooth surfaces pretty easily. the 18 “Super Speed ​​USB 3.0 cable is the abbreviation for use on desktops, so it’s best suited for laptops.
    PERFORMANCE
    CrystalDiskInfo identified the internal hard drive as a Seagate Spinpoint M8 (ML500LM012). It is a SATA II (3Gb / s) drive with a 9.5mm height, spinning at 5400 RPM 8MB cache. 5400 RPM drives are ideal for portable external storage devices, because they tend to stay cooler than 7200 RPM drives. Tested
    I have the sequential transfer rate of the drive with Crystal Disk Mark and got 117 MB / s. read and 116 MB / s write, which is slightly better than the cheaper Seagate Expansion Drive It should be fast enough. For transfers of large multimedia files like photos, videos and music The formatted capacity of the drive is 465 GB, and comes pre-formatted in NTFS.
    SOFTWARE
    Seagate Backup Plus drive comes with Seagate Dashboard software for backups. It’s basically replication software so that the backups are exact copies of the files you choose to go back to. I prefer this method contrary to the archiving of files in a proprietary backup file. Seagate Dashboard comes with some interesting social networking functionality, but for the most part, I did not find anything conclusive.
    Seagate Dashboard, you can also back up your files on your Seagate Backup Cloud Storage Service, but I want to avoid so. If you back up your files to the cloud, use a known service such as Dropbox, SkyDrive, Box, or Google Drive. At least with these services, you can access your files using different devices, such as smartphones or tablet. Seagate is also the cloud service is not compatible with Macs.
    Some Drive utilities in Seagate Dashboard also included. I do not know why you would, but you can disable the drive LED light and set power saving options. You’d probably be better off letting your operating system handle energy saving, however. Finally, you can use a non-destructive drive test to check the health of the drive.

    MISCELLANEOUS
    Seagate Backup Plus drives have a one year warranty. Drives have a tendency to break down over time, the longer the warranty, the better.
    Seagate Backup Plus works with Mac OS X 10.6 and higher. If I promptly to the USB 3.0 port on a MacBook Air (June 2012), a Time Machine was asked if I wanted to use the new drive as a Time Machine backup drive. I was also able to browse the contents of the drive in the Finder, without reformatting the hard drive. Since I both Windows and using Mac OS X, it’s nice to not having to format the drive for use with one or the other (or even worse, FAT32), but I’m not quite sure how stable the NTFS Drivers for Mac is. I believe Seagate can with Paragon NTFS, although I can not say for sure.
    I also wanted to mention that the Seagate Backup Plus portable hard drive called a new port technology, Universal Storage Module (USM) used. Basically, the rear end of the drive where the USB 3.0 port, may be removed and a new “module” can be connected, so you can convert the drive interface for use with Thunderbolt or FireWire. Most people, myself included, will have no use for USM. I’m not even sure where you can buy the various modules of this point, but I thought it was worth mentioning. Out of curiosity, I removed the module and to a bare internal notebook drive. It booted up and worked fine on my Windows PC. So if you needed, you could remove the module and use it as a portable dock for SATA 2.5-inch hard drive. CONCLUSION

    Seagate Backup Plus 500GB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive is a great little drive. Its USB 3.0 performance is fantastic and the drive uses interchangeably with Windows and Mac OS X, because the NTFS driver. I’m not a big fan of the case, by how easy it attracts dust, and because Seagate forget to attach rubber feet to the bottom. However, I know how that the drive is a two year warranty and inexpensive. I recommend the drive, but suggest you spend a little more for the larger 1 … Read more

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  • J. Tharayil says:
    style=”margin-bottom:0.5em;”> 73 of 77 people found the following review helpful:
     5.0 out of 5 stars Easy-to-Use, Compact, Sleek Small Drive w / Great Legs – Highly Recommended A + + , 30 July 2012
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    I recently purchased a Seagate BackUp Plus 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive and impressed admirably with this sleek, compact and silent motor running, does his work. Thank you to the many user comments, which helped in my decision. This review will focus on styling,
    Setup / Ease of Use,
    performance, reliability and price – STYLING / STRENGTH (5/5): The Seagate Backup Plus 1TB drive comes in an 8 “x 10” cardboard (not much larger than the dimensions of the actual drive) and contains only the bare essential components – the Portable Drive itself, a USB 3.0 cable, 1 Warranty Card and 1 Setup Instruction Guide. The Portable Drive itself (checking a red 1 TB version) weighs no more than a current-generation data phone (iphone etc) and has a brushed metallic red finish on the top / cover that is aesthetically pleasing and functional – that it feels feels solid and does not seem to obtain fingerprints. Since this drive is not advertised (and not price) as “rugged” or “drop-resistant” portable drive, I did not “stress test” the drive and plan to use it much as I treat any other portable electronic gadgets – eg. a laptop. The included USB 3.0 cable is 12-15 “long (definitely wearable, but admittedly on the short side) and of good quality with thick protective layer along the entire cable. The cable connectors are USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB 2.0 ) on one end and a proprietary connector on the Seagate page that plugs into the drive -. that might irritate some buyers The only drawback of this proprietary port that you are buying is a replacement / extra cable from Seagate and no electronics retailer, so you lose some of the convenience aspect for the exchange – but given Seagate reputation for reliability, this should not be a problem for most people be
    – SETUP / EASE OF USE / SOFTWARE (5/5):. The setup instructions comprises 2 stages -. Plug the supplied cable to the Seagate portable drive and the other end into the computer USB port, it really is that simple – “Therefore, my perfect score on ‘setup and ease of use – as it should be. Once you plug the drive into your computer (I have Win 7), Windows will automatically detect the drive and download the latest driver software for you to access it. This usually takes less than a minute, and when this process is completed (you will be notified via a pop-up window), you can remove the drive by going to “Start – My Computer.” Access, the new all available drives including your Seagate Portable Drive List The drive is now ready – Two Step Easy – Incredible Once you access the drive itself, you see the installed files to the Seagate Dashboard Backup Software – Double-click the Seagate Dashboard Installer icon to the to start installation of the backup software I have traditionally prefer not tied to any third party proprietary software and happy. manage my backups manually is not installed and therefore can not comment on that part of the product. If you do not want the software can not double-click on any icons, but either delete the software files or create a new folder and throw all pre-installed software files in that folder – The if you later change your mind about the use of software otherwise drive is ready to use and you can create folders / drag and drop your files on demand note A point – .. a 1TB drive comes with only 930 gigs usable space out of the box – the rest of the Seagate Dashboard software / formatting etc. lose 7% of capacity taken from the get-go is kind of annoying, but at similar pre-loads a new. PC
    – PERFORMANCE / SPEED TESTS: (4.5 / 5): My PC does not offer USB 3.0, please note that my speed tests were based on USB 2.0 and therefore not indicative of the true performance. this product yet, I was able to reach speeds – PC Portable Drive – 1.8 -. 2.0 gigs per minute during the transfer of ~ 150 gigs of content in addition is something more than an hour, the Seagate Portable Drive has a white LED light on one end, which lights up when the drive is plugged in and blinks slowly in use. The drive will run slightly warm after an hour or so of continuous use (for example, during my first), but this is something that is very common. for most external drives and other portable electronics
    – RELIABILITY (N / A): Will not be able to comment on the reliability of products, as long as I consistently tested / used the product for 6-18 months, but based excellent on the consistency of the previous user comments and Seagate reputation as bell weather in the industry, I expect that this drive well maintained over time. Of course, I’ll be sure to loudly express my displeasure when this is not the case 🙂

    – VALUE (4/5): This was one area where I felt could improve Seagate, but $ 100 – $ 110 for a 1 TB drive is in-line with the market / target = “_top”>

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  • Brad Willis says:
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     3.0 out of 5 stars The hard drive is fine, but the software slows my computer to a crawl , fifth July 2012
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    This review is a little shorter and to the point than usual, because the product itself is quite simple and I was not able to complete the revision of the software because it was obviously my computer virtually unusable. External hard drives are
    it for quite a while and have been, I am sure you know what they are there. The Seagate external hard drive is placed only one hard drive inside a case. In fact, you can buy these units for nearly nothing, minus the hard drive, of course.
    as an external hard drive, it’s just worked out great, but I suppose you would expect, dass The problem that I had was with the software that was included with this item.
    The software actually on the drive itself, which found pretty much plug and play. It allows you to backup or post directly to YouTube, Facebook, the cloud, and other options.
    I installed the software, which was a somewhat violent 170mb or so. Once I did that, my laptop slowed to an absolute crawl, which use multiple restarts to continue. But this would not help restart long as I would find the system slow down time and time again. And I’m not talking about minor inconvenience slow, I’m talking about you curse your computer kind of slowdown.
    I tried helped to empty the cache, remove all cookies and even virus scans and nothing has. Finally, I removed Seagate software and then the computer was running normally again.
    So the drive is just fine and the software is terrible, in my opinion. I did not test the functionality of the software, because I could not use my computer properly installed.
    Seagate makes a good product and my review is reflective of what I believe is their “not-quite-ready-for-prime-time” software. If you have Windows-management system, or something else to back-up data and storage of information are, I think this product is perfectly fine. But the software was a big problem in my experience, and I have the otherwise good credit rating reflects the frustration reduced.

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