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Seagate Backup Plus 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop Hard Drive STCA4000100 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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Learn more about the Seagate STCA4000100

Model

Brand
Seagate
Series
Backup Plus
Model
STCA4000100

Performance

Color
Black
Interface
USB 3.0
Capacity
4TB
RPM
5900 RPM

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"
Dimensions
6.22" x 4.88" x 1.73"
Weight
2.38 lbs.

Features

Features
Easy, flexible, built-in backup options

Automatically save photos from your social networks

Share photos and video to social networks with a click

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

USB 3.0 plug-and-play. 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.

Packaging

Package Contents
Seagate Backup Plus drive
4-foot USB 3.0 cable
USB 3.0 interface adapter with capacity gauge
Power adapter
Quick start guide
Seagate Dashboard pre-loaded on drive
NTFS driver for Mac pre-loaded on drive

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Anthony S.
  • 4/12/2014 3:39:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Storage Drive

Pros: I have owned this drive since the first of the year and it has performed excellent. Write speeds are fast at 80-110mb/s on usb 3. The included dashboard software is great for managing the drives power state so they aren't spinning constantly. I hope this prolongs their useful life.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Michael W.
  • 3/29/2014 3:59:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI love these things.

Pros: Dependable, fast and lot of disk space. The Seagate dashboard is the easiest backup program I've ever used. Set it and forget it. I used it for my work laptop and was able to recover all my data when the brand new work laptop have drive crapped out on me.

Cons: Not free. Would love to see a 10 TB for this price.

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  • Matthew H.
  • 3/19/2014 2:40:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs5 Bought 5 Worked

Pros: Alright Folks, Here is the deal. I ordered 5 of these puppies and have not had a problem. I loaded them into a Rosewill RSV-S5 5-Bay RAID unit. I have to say, I bought the Rosewill RAID unit back in 2010. I know, I could not believe that the drives recognized! I mean 4TB drives...WOW. I created a spanned partition to 20TB (18.1 for all you techies). Over three days, I moved 16TB of data with no issues. The transfer speed started off around 105MB per second and dropped to around 95MB... 16 hours later. Yep, 16 hours later (for each 6TB transfer). These drives just kept on receiving my data from old 6TB partitions. I have more faith in Seagate. I was a little concerned because I bought 10 3TB Seagate drives back in late 2012 and early 2013; two of them were DOA. However, I have used Seagate drives since the 1.5TB's came out, and have not have had a problem with any of them (except the DOA's). They are very robust.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I think buying any hard drive in an external case helps with lowering DOA's. Please be cautioned that once you open the external case, you might void a warranty.

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  • Allen S.
  • 3/18/2014 5:05:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking as stated

Pros: I am using this HDD as a storage device, it basically works as stated. I didn't run any transfer speed tests on it or anything of that nature. Basically if you want a device that has a lot of storage space this will get the job done.

Cons: No real downside so far, it did take a while to transfer all the data but that was like 3 TB of info which is why I still gave the review 5 eggs.

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  • DAVID H.
  • 3/15/2014 10:44:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNICE EXTERNAL

Pros: I have a Seagate USB 3.0 1TB, 3TB, 4TB & a 2nd 4TB external drive due to arrive shortly. I have been impressed by their transfer speeds in both directions. Using TeraCopy to copy & move files to & from these drives using USB 3.0 ports, I have found that the transfer speeds are very close to the speed of my newer internal drives, and at least 10% faster than the oldest of my internal drives.
They are much faster & easier to use than another brand external USB 3.0 drive I have.
They are all easy plug & play. My oldest drive is almost a year old. None have given me any problems so far.
My computer is a multi-boot setup; XP, Win7 & Win8. These drives work great with all 3 operating systems.

Cons: Possibly the backup software

Other Thoughts: The backup software that came with my 1TB drive was very basic & limited; although Seagate says there is a better version for download free from their site. I have not tried the “better” version or the versions on the later drives because I do not want multiple backup formats. All of my compressed backups use a 3rd party paid backup product.

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  • MARCODANIEL L.
  • 3/12/2014 9:28:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSeagate Backup Plus 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop Hard Drive STCA4000100 Black

Pros: Moving data goes really FAST!!!!... USB 3.0 goes up to 140MBs on my computer... I have 3 4TBs now and moving data from one drive to another just goes really fast compared to USB 2.0... very reliable... I'm a happy customer...

Cons: None

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  • tyrone s.
  • 2/23/2014 1:23:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth every cent

Pros: Reliable, cheap price and fast.

Cons: None at the moment.

Other Thoughts: Bought this baby( I call here Mora, because she means Mora to me than my friends, whoop whoop) about in January on sale for 139. I took the outside case apart and now use it as a internal hard drive. Best investment Ive made since my Bo Jackson shoes.

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  • Vaughn B.
  • 2/21/2014 4:28:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot Advanced Format - 4KB native

Pros: Affordable. Seems fast enough

Cons: 4KB native drive with no option that I know of to use Advanced Format (i.e., 512b logical sectors)

Other Thoughts: If you want to do drive cloning between an external 4TB drive and a standard internal 4TB Advanced Format SATA drive, DON'T BUY THIS DRIVE. You will not be able clone to or from this drive to an Advanced Format drive. It's extremely disappointing to find that Western Digital has the option to format their 4TB drives with 512b logical sectors but Seagate does not. I spent $160 or so on this drive only to find out the hard way that it's essentially useless for my purposes.

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  • Craig E.
  • 2/6/2014 7:33:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsOuch - Purchased 2 and they won't for what I'm doing

Pros: Lots of space

Cons: Bought 2 of these for 2 servers simple Storagecraft backups. Backup gets part of the way through and drive stops responding. Try to access via explorer? Nah, it will hang that too. Something with the interface makes it stop responding when doing large transfers.

Other Thoughts: I have 10 other sites doing the same thing with Western digital drives. Should have stuck with WD. Guess I'm out over 300 bucks.

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  • Raymond C.
  • 2/5/2014 10:23:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDrive failed after minimal use

Pros: plugged and played just fine - long enough for me to get dependent upon it and then die rendering my purchase valueless

Cons: it died today near the end of a system image backup process on my laptop. all my backups are on this drive which is now useless.

Other Thoughts: brick power supply is a 12vdc 1.5 amp switching supply - it tested live - unable to load test it. But the drive LED is not illuminating when I know the brick has power. Inside the black box where I do not wish to travel.
Recommend against purchasing this unit

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