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Seagate Backup Plus 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive STBU500101 Silver

  • 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 Portable Drive
Seagate® Backup Plus Portable Drive

Take-Along Backup
Always there to save, protect, and then share your digital life.

Life Moves Fast. Don't Miss a Thing.

Seagate's Backup Plus portable drive is the simple way to protect everything on your computer and everything you share online.

  • Protect all your stuff with fast, flexible backups
  • Share photos and videos easily to Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube
  • Automatically back up all the stuff you've shared online
  • Back up with your choice of a Thunderbolt™ or FireWire® adapter
 
 
Seagate® Backup Plus Portable Drive Do More with Social Networks

You share tons of photos and videos with people on Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube — but do you have your own copies? Backup Plus is the place to preserve what you send out. You can even sync with your personal social media accounts and manage it all from the intuitive Seagate Dashboard.

 
 
Seagate® Backup Plus Portable Drive Works with PC or Mac

Whether you own a PC or a Mac computer, Backup Plus can be used interchangeably without reformatting.

 
 
Seagate® Backup Plus Portable Drive USB 3.0 Plug-and-Play

You can also easily upgrade to Thunderbolt™ technology or FireWire® 800 with add-on adapters (sold separately). And USB 3.0 is backward compatible with USB 2.0.

 
 
Share Your Favorite Moments Instantly

Share photos and videos to Facebook, Flickr, or YouTube — simultaneously — right from your Backup Plus drive. Smart integration with popular social media means your memories aren’t "trapped" in your drive, letting you publish them to the network of your choice.

 
Seagate® Backup Plus Portable Drive The Experts Love It

With flexible design, fast performance, and helpful software, the new Seagate Backup Plus makes an excellent portable external hard drive for both business and home users alike.

 
 
Seagate® Backup Plus Portable Drive

The included file management software will not only schedule backups for you, but it will automatically upload and download photos from Facebook and Flickr.

 
 
Seagate® Backup Plus Portable Drive What's in the Box

  • Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive
  • Seagate Dashboard Software (pre-loaded on drive)
  • NTFS Driver for Mac (pre-loaded on drive)
  • USB 3.0 Interface Adapter
  • 18in. USB 3.0 Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Two-Year Limited Warranty
 

 


Learn more about the Seagate STBU500101

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Warranty

  • 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
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

Pros: silent
good-looking
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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  • Jake C.
  • 2/4/2013 12:03:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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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  • MATTHEW T.
  • 11/29/2012 12:51:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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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