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Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop Hard Drive STCA3000101 Black

  • Easy, flexible, built-in backup options
  • Automatically save photos from your social networks
  • Share photos and video to social networks with a click
  • USB 3.0 is also backward compatible with USB 2.0

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Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 Black Desktop Hard Drive


What is Backup Plus?

Backup Plus is the family of external drives from Seagate that lets you do more with photos and movies, protect everything in your digital life, and manage it all from a single, intuitive dashboard.

  • Choose from two easy backup options for what's important to you.
  • Share multiple media files on networks like Facebook and Flickr.
  • Save the photos you've shared online automatically.
  • Upgrade your connection in a snap with swappable upgrade adapters.




Photos, Videos, and More - Automatically

Life is full of amazing moments you want to remember forever. The Backup Plus desktop 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.


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 Backup Plus drive, so even more of your life is safe and sound.


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.


Your Connectivity in a Snap

Get a new computer with Thunderbolt™ technology or FireWire 800? Not a problem. Changing your data connectivity is as easy as plugging in a new adapter.* So when you upgrade, your Backup Plus can upgrade right along with you.
*Additional adapters sold separately.


Works with PCs and Macs

Use it interchangeably on your PC or your Mac computer without reformatting.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Robert L.
  • 8/28/2015 11:00:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWas a good drive...then turned to RAW drive!

Pros: I bought this drive because of the best cost per mb that was out there at the time. For the amount of storage you get for the cost you will spend, it is hard to find a lower value.

Cons: You get what you pay for. If you just want some quick storage and don't have much to spend this drive might work for you. My drive only lasted about two years before it turned into a RAW drive. Also this drive runs HOT (69 deg C) on average (according to S.M.A.R.T. data). The drive started to have problems mounting (Running Windows 7), and soon it asked to format the drive! Checked in the system disk management and the drive was now "seen" as a RAW drive (needing to be reformatted before it could be used). I knew that I had about 1TB of data on this drive that I needed to get back (and I did...see "Other thoughts").
After getting all the data back off the hard drive, the drive now sits on my desk as a reminder about Seagate drives...

Other Thoughts: A program called "Hard Disk Sentinel" was used to verify and track the temperature of the drive. Also used a program called "Zero Assumption Recovery", which was able to scan the drive, retrieve the data and then transfer the saved data to a different hard drive.
So if your drive mounts under Windows as a RAW drive, and you know that the drive contains data that you want to keep...don't format it yet!

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  • Shannon P.
  • 4/25/2015 2:01:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBought two: Both Failed

Pros: Was a good amount of space for the price at the time of purchase (Feb 2013).

Cons: Bought two: One failed after one year, Seagate replaced under warranty. The other failed after two years just after warranty expired. They weren't used heavily. One was used to store media for a media center. The other was the backup of the first one.

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  • Lance P.
  • 4/13/2015 10:58:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsseagate is the worse company

Pros: nothing, just an average drive

Cons: died in 1 year. called their customer service. they said they don't cover the drive in drive. seriously? it's YOUR product that crapped out my data. and now you don't even replace the defective product?

Other Thoughts: i have never had a hard time replacing any drive under 3 years old. seagate just set me straight that there are horrible warranty service and they're one good example.

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  • Kyle F.
  • 2/17/2015 1:38:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDrive Failure at 18 months

Pros: Easy to setup and quite

Cons: Luckily this drive failed gracefully and I was able to move my data before it completely died. Also it was still under warranty. Hopefully the replacement will live longer.

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  • Ryan G.
  • 2/6/2015 3:07:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBought 4 of these bad boys, Great Products!

Pros: Quiet.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Very Happy with my purchase. Thanks!

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  • Gerard R.
  • 1/24/2015 10:56:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSeagate Backup Plus 3TB Prone To Failure

Pros: When it was working, external hard drive was a bargain at $99.

Cons: I have had two Seagate 3TB external drives fail within two months. I bought both from Newegg in November 2012. The problems started when I changed computers, attaching them to a new Dell Windows 7 desktop some two months ago. Maybe the movement was too much but now both hard drives are busted. Using Active@File Recovery software, I managed to transfer most of the data to Seagate 2TB slim USB powered external hard drives. Hopefully these new drives don't conk out after just over two years. I will never buy a Seagate with an odd number of platters again. The new Seagate 2TB slim drives are apparently Samsungs.

Other Thoughts: Nothing lasts forever.

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  • Shunman T.
  • 12/31/2014 7:38:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFailed Right as Warranty Ended

Pros: Fast & Reliable (up until the day it failed)
Large storage capacity
Small container.

Cons: The drive failed as soon as the 2 year Seagate warranty was over.

Other Thoughts: Leading up to the drive failing, there were no warning signs. It was working great one morning and by the evening read / writes were no longer functioning.

All recovery attempts failed. The data simply could no longer be read and the drive was phasing in and out of being recognized by the OS.

The drive lasted a good 2 years which is about the lifetime I've come to expect from bargain price electronics. It's a shame that I was not able to recover any of the data, but in this day and age most important things are backed up online anyways.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/22/2014 9:15:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsWas great until last night

Pros: Had brought this drive a little over 2 years ago for $180. was transferring files overnight, woke up and it was off. It wouldn't turn back on again. Worked perfect for the time being, used it just to backup files. Surprise to see no dust has built up inside of it since i got it. Drive stayed on the table and never fell.

Cons: Failed

Other Thoughts: I took out the drive from the enclosed and have it to see if it was the disk drive itself or the power from the drive that died.

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  • Steve J.
  • 11/17/2014 6:57:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOne of the lucky ones

Pros: Cost: paid around $130 back in 2012 for 3TB
Still going strong after 2 years and 2 months.

Cons: 2-year warranty.
A shade warmish when just idling but definitely warm under sustained read/write.

Other Thoughts: Reading other reviews, I feel lucky that my external drive is still going strong after 2+ years. This drive has served as a secondary storage (powererd on for about 6 hours per day average) for my home pc and has accumulated about 1.5 TB.

Sporadically accessed with only short bouts of sustained read/write. I've occasionally moved 50 to 70 GB at a time without much issue but the top of drive gets definitely warm.

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  • Sumeet P.
  • 11/13/2014 11:45:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFinally Seagate Disappoited me

Pros: I have used this drive for 26 months and died now, out of Warranty period and now I have lost ALL DATA which was pretty discouraging. Wondering it suddenly failed without any prior problem showing. I cared it like a baby always, no scratch, no fall, no hit, no over run, never been full. The drive looks pretty new still, but failed from inside. I would try to retrieve my data some how connecting with Desktop on board with SATA cable.

Seagate SUCK! big time. My drive was never Full and it was 400+GB free all the time and at the time of death.

Seagate soldiers die at VERY YOUNG AGE, PLEASE DONT BUY SEAGATE. I would love to pay more than double the money for HDD but never expect a failure. GO WITH WD or HGST - no other Brand I trust. I wish Sandisk comes with portable drive, if I am missing

Cons: Very less life, check all 1* STAR reviews and you would see, how many people had it failed in short time.
I got one desktop drive 1TB failed as well within a year.

It is not the seagate I used to trust for many years. It has become pretty cheap and low grade brand.

Other Thoughts: I hope Seagate officials would listen my Scream!! and the other people's as well, who ended up like me

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