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Categories > Desktop External Hard Drives > Seagate > Seagate Backup Plus 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STDT5000100

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 More than just a backup
Pros: Gives the ability to save and upload to and from Flickr, Facebook, and Youtube.
Give the ability to save from mobile devices.
5TB of space. Simple Backup plan(s)
Easy to use Dashboard to make it all work.
I love the way it lays flat instead of vertical, I love how the LED light is toward the back of the drive and not the front and I love how you can shut it off if you want to. I love how it seems to be a lot cooler than other drives I’ve tested. All in all, I am impressed with how well this works.
I normally don’t use these for backup drives because it’s a pain to manually move things to a drive and I never liked the software that came with other drives. This one however is simple enough that I’ve decided to leave it as a backup drive instead of my first thought of making it a DVR drive for my HTPC. I never went past half on my 3TB drive, so there really isn’t a need to go larger. If it wasn’t for the social media part of the software, I’d think this backup drive was no different than any other, but Seagate has made a very good impression with the dashboard software!
Cons: It takes a few minutes for the dashboard to recognize the 5TB drive. You’ll need to see Backup Plus Desktop 5TB and Cloud under storage devices before you can access a lot of the functions. Info, Manage, and Support will show up when you click the drive after it shows up. Manage is where you can turn off the LED light. Click the Home button to access the backup plans. It’s a good idea to select files so you can check or uncheck other drives and/or folders in your computer that you want or don’t want to backup! You have complete control once you learn where it is! At first I thought the software was buggy and flawed, but you just need to open it and give it a few minutes. Then it works like it’s supposed to. Keep in mind how many files a 5TB will hold and remember it’s not an SSD. It’s not going to be lightning fast, but it does just fine in comparison with other HDDs.

It may take a few minutes to backup your mobile device as well. It doesn’t work in the background, so you’ll want to stick with it till your initial backup is complete. Then it’s just a matter of syncing the few photos you take here and there.
Other Thoughts: This is a great way to sync photos with flickr but I already had another method and over 30GB of photos. I’ll continue to use that method, but this would be a great feature for someone who is just starting out or has no other means of syncing their photos with flickr.

I am glad to have it sync my facebook account though! You can disable whatever you don’t wish to use, one or two or all three. I’m not using YouTube now, but I think I’ll give it a go down the road!

Don’t be fooled by ANY drives (USB 3.0 up to 4.8Gbps speeds) advertising.
That is the possible bandwidth for USB 3.0. That does NOT mean the drive should transfer at near 600MBps. You will be sorely disappointed if you even think that for a second! You will need to read the rated speeds for ANY flash drive, SSD, or HDD and only aim to reach those speeds. A simple Update to your Chipset drivers may improve your speeds, but you can’t expect what the drive itself isn’t capable of doing. And some manufacturers don’t always share the max possible speeds of their drives. To me, this drive isn’t any faster than any other USB 3.0 HDD I’ve used. It’s on par with all the others.

Capacity: 5,000,972,681,216 bytes - 4.54TB
Please research how Hard Drives calculate their storage space before you think you were swindled out of almost half a TB of space! My first computer was custom built and had a 300MHz Celeron with an 8.4GB HDD and they’ve been calculating the HDD space the same since I started with computers way back then. You’ll notice your memory will show a little more, so let that make you feel better. You should really know this if you are going to put your knowledge down as 4 or 5 stars!
Reviewed By:www2000,7/27/2014 4:32:41 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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Categories > Desktop External Hard Drives > Seagate > Seagate Backup Plus 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STDT5000100

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 Well worth the money
Pros: Not sure why the other people are reporting errors that arent really errors at all. It plugs into the wall, therefore you unplug it FROM the wall to turn it off. What exactly is the problem there?

Its fast! Its very fast considering its plugged into a USB 3 port. I backed up a nearly full 2tb hard drive in under 2 hours. Considering that the hard drive was filled with video and high resolution pictures, as well as game backups tells me that the data transfer is massive. It transferred roughly 80megs/sec. I also backed up the other 4 hard drives on my computer to this hard drive, and it still has enough room for more stuff! 5Tb of disk space apparently goes a long way!

I like how the external drive is formed. Its a low profile, and looks pretty good sitting on my desktop. Its not loud, it doesnt have annoying lights to distract anyone, and I can pretty much set it anywhere.
Cons: My only gripes is the fact it doesnt have an on/off switch (knocked an egg off for that), and it gets a bit warm. The enclosure isnt very effective at dissipating thermal energy. This external hard drive isnt meant for 24 hour operation. You can stand it on end, but I wouldnt keep it that way for very long; you could tip it over.
Other Thoughts: How about a power switch? Also, it could use a stand to mount it vertical. The vent holes are located on the bottom of the device, why locate them there? Otherwise, it performs exactly as its supposed to do - back up the contents of your computer.
Reviewed By:Utley,7/26/2014 6:36:39 AM
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Categories > Desktop External Hard Drives > Seagate > Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 run fast over usb3
Pros: i was a little concerned by some reviews but the drive does seem to rsync (clanky internal sata 2 or 3 on ext4 to usb3 ext4) and i was getting 140-190MB/s on large files, a bit less on smaller files.

the case is a little larger than a standard 3.5 usb drive sleeve but it looks much nicer than those western digital enclosures.
Cons: none yet
Other Thoughts: had an extra $10 off coupon and i wish i had bought 2.
Reviewed By:mdeanda,7/25/2014 12:48:48 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product less than 1 day.
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Categories > Desktop External Hard Drives > Western Digital > WD My Book 2TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDBFJK0020HBK-NESN

Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2 Good Drive/Bad Timing on Purchase
Pros: Easy Install
Fast Transfer Speeds
Cons: Went on sale 2 weeks after I bought 5 of them.
Other Thoughts: Only beef I have with them is they go on Shell Shocker 2 weeks after I buy them, could have saved $100.00, otherwise they are a good backup option.
Reviewed By:N/A,7/25/2014 12:06:34 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Desktop External Hard Drives > Seagate > Seagate Backup Plus 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop Hard Drive STCA4000100 Black

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Great Drive
Pros: Plugged it in a year ago and have had no issues. I do not use the Seagate software but perform backups with ViceVersa. It works well and is also extremely fast.
Cons: None
Other Thoughts: I will need a 6 TB one soon....
Reviewed By:Joe,7/25/2014 10:48:42 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product more than 1 year.
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Categories > Desktop External Hard Drives > Seagate > Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3 Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0
Pros: Easy to set up and use. Very fast transfer speed.
Cons: I purchased 2 one worked exactly like it was suppose to, not problems. The other hard drive had issues first time I plugged it in. It did not want to spin up, then when it finally did, it would work for a while and quit. I do not think a doa or almost doa the consumer should have to pay a shipping fee back when RMA issued. I do not think it is too much for customer to expect item to work out of the box, and if it does not I think they should not have to pay return shipping, even though that is policy.
Reviewed By:Tex,7/25/2014 4:07:43 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Desktop External Hard Drives > Buffalo Technology > BUFFALO DriveStation 4TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive HD-LC4.0U3

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5
Pros: Quiet and no bright flashy lights.
Cons: Nada
Reviewed By:Jay,7/24/2014 5:12:40 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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Categories > Desktop External Hard Drives > Seagate > Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Works great, still works.
Pros: Works great, fast, well priced. I've had it for almost 3 years, still works like new.
Cons: NONE! D-:<
Reviewed By:Nate,7/24/2014 2:25:22 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product more than 1 year.
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Categories > Desktop External Hard Drives > Seagate > Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3 Exrataordinary Capacity Good Price but Terrible Warranty
Pros: reduces backup time significantly compared to USB 2.

For novices: Your computer must have USB 3 technology for higher speeds but you can still use the drive in USB 2 ports without problems
Cons: Warranty only 1 year!

Short USB Cable. Physical case edges / corners are so sharp you could cut yourself

Seagate had reduced case composition quality from previous models - it is really cheap plastic. RPM drive specs are not listed on the specs, package, etc.
Other Thoughts: Drive is 5900 RPM, but it is only a con if you are editing / saving stuff directly on the drive

The drive is inexpensive but there are other brand / labels that have a 3 year warranty at competitive prices. I bought the competition.

Disk technology / capacity has increased dramatically over the years. Manufacturers have merged, competition has diminished. Warranties no longer are long enough to think that manufavturers are confident in their product quality. Drives are priced at junk prices (buy cheap, buy more if you have a problem).

It is the philosophy of the big chain superstores - sell junk stuff cheaply so the consumer has to buy more junk stuff when it breaks. The company wins, the consumer loses; the company profits, when it breaks the company profits again.

A 'good' hard drive should last at least 5 years. All hard drives will fail eventually - you need to have BU. The only reason to buy THIS drive is if your data needing backup is huge and your budget is very tight

Seagate is saying 'we are not confident' that our drives are good products because they only have a one year warranty
Reviewed By:N/A,7/24/2014 7:49:02 AM
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Categories > Desktop External Hard Drives > Seagate > Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 Drive Works Great, But....
Pros: Cost, Storage Capacity
Cons: Included USB cable does not meet 3.0 spec despite having 3.0 connectors, see other thoughts for more details.
Other Thoughts: Purchased as add-on storage for Xbox One. At first attempt drive was detected as USB 2.0 and therefore not compatible with an Xbox One, after various troubleshooting steps, the included USB 3.0 cable was proven to be the issue, testing with another USB 3.0 cable resulted in immediate detection and formatting of drive for use with Xbox One. If you buy this drive for use with an Xbox One do yourself a favor and purchase a high quality USB 3.0 cable at the same time.
Reviewed By:Tony,7/23/2014 8:21:00 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product less than 1 day.
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