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Seagate 500GB Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive USB 3.0 Model STBU500101 Silver

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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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Founded in 1979, Seagate is the leading provider of hard drives and storage solutions.

From the videos, music and documents that we share with friends and family on social networks, to servers that form the backbone of enterprise data centres and cloud-based computing, to desktop and notebook computers that fuel our personal productivity, Seagate products help more people to store, share and protect their valuable digital content.

Seagate offers the industry's broadest portfolio of hard disc drives, solid state drives and solid state hybrid drives. In addition, the Company offers an extensive line of retail storage products for consumers and small businesses, along with data recovery services for any brand of hard drive and digital media type.

Learn more about the Seagate STBU500101

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Jacob F.
  • 7/3/2013 1:43:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGot What I Expected

Pros: * Lightweight
* Looks nice aesthetically
* Works as advertised

Cons: * None really, aside from the fact that it requires a Y cable to work with a Wii U.

Other Thoughts: I mostly bought this to use as an external for my Wii U. It seems fine, but you will need a USB Y cable to use it with one, just a heads up to anyone looking at this product.

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  • John K.
  • 7/1/2013 7:40:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDecent drive

Pros: I love that I can switch the interface on this drive. I got a esata drive that works well on my home pc's but I use the USB 3.0 cable for every pc that doesn't have an esata port. I also detach the interface and use it on other drives when I need to.... This drive is extremely versatile and helpful for more then just a typical portable hard drive..

Cons: Vendor discontinued last time I checked...

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  • Azhar S.
  • 2/23/2013 4:51:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

Pros: silent
no mad blinking light like most other brands. not sure if its a pro or con
I got it for much cheaper with mail in and new customer discount coupons :)

Cons: Not getting super speeds every time, but I suspect that's due to my laptop's internal HD being slow.

Light just stays on and doesn't blink like i said cant say if its a pro or con, no big deal maybe. and I noticed after a while that it actually keeps slowly going dim n bright if you are looking from connector side... so the point is, you cant just look at HD and say its busy or not. nothing much.

Other Thoughts: Going good so far. hope it lasts...
comes with sync/backup software but I didn't install them yet.

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  • Jacob C.
  • 2/4/2013 12:03:21 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot so good

Pros: Felt mostly sturdy and well built. Looked good.

Cons: Pretty much DOA. Took around 2 hours to transfer around 40GB of data with USB 3.0 port. Benchmarks were all over the place in terms of speed. During file transfer it started at around 120mb/s but by the end was under 10mb/s. Downloaded Seagate diagnostic tools from their website. The drive almost immediately failed the long and short generic tests. Its already been RMA'ed.

Other Thoughts: After having my 1TB internal Seagate drive fail on me a while back I was giving seagate another chance when I bought this. Won't be doing that again anytime soon.

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  • 11/29/2012 12:51:11 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsThis hard drive saved my friend's laptop!

Pros: Standard SATA hard drive can be disassembled.
Removable USB 3.0 adapter and it can be used with other SATA hard drive.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: My friend's laptop hard drive got problem after fell on the ground. She asked me to repair but I only had couple of days of trip. Ordering an internal hard drive took few days (and I couldn't find one at local store), so I did research and bought this external hard drive.
The hard drive is easy to disassemble and the detachable adapter works with other SATA laptop hard drive.
The hard drive worked perfectly after factory restoration, and I used the detached adapter to transfer data from original hard drive.
This external hard drive indeed saved her laptop.

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