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Seagate 500GB Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive USB 3.0 Model STBU500100 Black

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  • Use it interchangeably on your PC or your Mac computer without reformatting.
  • Easily upload photos and videos, or download photos to back them up
  • Set automatic backups of what you share online

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Seagate Backup Plus, easy backup for your digital life on your computer and the cloud

The Seagate Backup Plus portable 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 or FireWire 800 with the available additional adapter.

  • newegg Protect photos, videos, and more automatically Life is full of amazing moments you want to remember forever. The Backup Plus portable drive lets you set up easy automatic backups of all your stuff, so you know that even if “life happens” to your computer, your memories are always protected.
  • newegg Save your social life with a click Think of how many photos you’ve shared on Facebook or Flickr. With Backup Plus, you can easily download them right to your drive, so even more of your life is safe and sound.
  • newegg Share your favorite moments instantly With Backup Plus, your memories aren’t “trapped” in your drive. Just a click lets you share photos and videos to Facebook, Flickr, or YouTube right from your Backup Plus drive.
  • newegg Sleek, portable design Sleek, portable design makes Backup Plus drive keep your stuff safe anywhere. And USB power means it requires no external power source.
  • newegg Works with PCs and Macs Use it interchangeably on your PC or your Mac computer without reformatting.
  • newegg USB 3.0 plug-and-play The Seagate Backup Plus portable drive comes with USB 3.0 interface. You can also easily upgrade to Thunderbolt technology or FireWire 800 with add-on adapters (sold separately). USB 3.0 is also backward compatible with USB 2.0.

Learn more about the Seagate STBU500100

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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Customer Reviews of the Seagate STBU500100

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/13/2013 7:43:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs:D

Pros: Fast transfer speeds, looks good, solid quality..

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Works great for backing up my Mac(s)!

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4 out of 5 eggsUpdate of 8/7/2012 review

Pros: As previous

Cons: As previous

Other Thoughts: I purchased a USB 3.0 extension cable. The cable was a tight fit into the unit. Today I removed the cable from the back of the Seagate and the Seagate's back plate came off. Fortunately the unit is OK. The backplate attaches to the drive with no more that the power and interface as on any hard drive and it went right back together. I must change my technique. BE ADVISED. When removing cable from unit back sure you hold onto the back of it.

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  • Roy N.
  • 7/11/2013 11:17:02 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBeware

Pros: Really nice package and design. Works well.

Cons: We bought the 500GB. It is labeled as a 500GB, but it really is a 250GB. We did not notice it until it was too late to return it, and have since discovered others having the same problem.

Be sure to check the free space as soon as you get it to make sure you got 500GB,

Other Thoughts: Even though it is a 250GB it still fills the requirements we had. Just wanted to alert others.

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  • Joseph C.
  • 5/17/2013 9:08:15 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Small, Smaller than I expected
Fast, Firewire to USB 3.0
Pretty looking

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I personally believe the software is useless for it, but I might use it one day, but other wise, it'll just sit on the portable hard drive.
And this thing is small! Not big an clunky, fit in the palm on my hand, actually, it was about the size of my hand.

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  • David D.
  • 4/27/2013 4:53:17 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: Small, compact, easy to use

Cons: Short cable, not worth any egg loss

Other Thoughts: I have not used the software that came with the unit, my primary use was transfer of larger files and storage of some. This unit is rather fast and works extremely well.

I have had issues with seagate on their 1tb & 2tb int drives and them NOT honoring warranty, but i got this thru another retailer for a GREAT deal and took a chance.

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  • David R.
  • 3/21/2013 2:05:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsEven at $50 it was a bad choice

Pros: none

Cons: 1) Slow, and this is using a USB 3 port that I've used with other drives, and copying large files.

2) The cord is not only proprietary at the drive end, but very short. Of course, you can always buy a USB 3 extension cord, but it's ridiculous that you have to.

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5 out of 5 eggsNOT a system backup option

Pros: Mine has worked quite well.

Cons: It would be good to have external power source for those people using USB 2.0.

See other thoughts.

Other Thoughts: Do not be confused - - the software with this drive will NOT backup a computer. It only backs up user data. If the hard drive or SSD fails, you must reinstall Windows or OSX and all of your programs from another source - - if you have one. All of your settings and preferences will be lost too. In addition to this product, you need to make an image of your system.

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  • Piotr L.
  • 3/13/2013 12:51:51 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood portable backup drive with USB 3.0

Pros: - 500 GB external storage, accessible via USB 3.0 interface (internally 5400rpm 8MB cache SATA 3.0 Gbps drive)
- quiet, reliable, relatively fast (over 80 MB/sec sequential read over USB 3.0, over 109 MB/sec sequential read over SATA 3.0 Gbps)
- very solid construction of external enclosure and shock protection
- a hard drive that was constantly moved between home and office and survived all the trips without losing data or worsening mechanical contact between cable and enclosure
- includes free software for Windows and Mac to make backups to a public storage cloud

Cons: - requires careful disassembly of enclosure to allow connecting over SATA 3.0 Gbps interface; this was only needed when connecting the drive to any machine that did not have USB 3.0 interface
- warranty could be longer - the drive still works though, no bad sectors or other media or mechanical defects

Other Thoughts: It could use an external eSATA connector for a few dollars more.

I tested this drive extensively for many months as a Newegg EggXpert and must say that quality of Seagate hard drives exceeded my past experiences.

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  • K D.
  • 2/26/2013 12:23:35 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed drive

Pros: None.

Cons: Drive failed to mount.

Other Thoughts: My PC would not recognize this drive except for one time when I was chatting with Seagate customer service. It worked long enough to install the software, but never worked again after that. Now Seagate is making me pay shipping to send it back to them to replace a drive I was never able to use, because Newegg's 30-day return period had expired. Not impressed. Hopefully the next one will work.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/10/2013 1:52:22 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product!

Pros: - Comes with tutorials.

Cons: N/A

Other Thoughts: This was a great gift for my father who could easily fit all of his songs (a LOT of songs) on this, so he could easily transfer them and store them... this was a real space saver when it came to storing CDs and such.

Overall, great external HDD!

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