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Seagate Backup Plus for Mac 3TB 3.5" USB 2.0 / Firewire800 Desktop Drive Model STCB3000100

  • Mac OS and Time Machine ready right out of the box
  • Automatically save photos from your social networks
  • Share photos and video to social networks with a click
  • 3 years limited warranty
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Learn more about the Seagate STCB3000100

Model

Brand
Seagate
Series
Backup Plus for Mac
Model
STCB3000100
Type
External

Performance

Capacity
3TB

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"

Configuration

Interface
USB 2.0 / Firewire800

Software

Operating Systems Supported
Mac OS X 10.6 or higher or Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system

Features

System Requirements
FireWire 800 or USB 2.0 port
Features
Mac OS and Time Machine ready right out of the box

Automatically save photos from your social networks

Share photos and video to social networks with a click

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

FireWire 800 plug-and-play. You can also easily upgrade to Thunderbolt technology with an add-on adapter (sold separately).

Packaging

Package Contents
Seagate Backup Plus drive
5-foot (1.5m) USB 2.0 cable
5-foot (1.5m) FireWire 800 cable
FireWire 800/USB 2.0 interface adapter with capacity gauge
Power adapter
Quick start guide
Seagate Dashboard pre-loaded on drive

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Brian T.
  • 8/30/2013 3:14:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsI/O failures a few months after purchase

Pros: Reasonably quiet and unobtrusive. Firewire 800. Large size.

Cons: Extension port on side causes drive to be tipable, and the drive is naturally tipable.

I/O errors after a few months.

The port could stand to be a bit tighter.

Other Thoughts: It was ignorable for a few months, then my backup software noticed a problem. It didn't get better and now I have an RMA.

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  • Alex R.
  • 3/19/2013 6:08:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: LOCAL TO ME ,GOOD SELECTION

Cons: NEED MORE DEALS LIKE THIS ONE

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  • Igor A.
  • 1/7/2013 7:39:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgreat drive, poor software

Pros: I have 2 of these drives connected to my MBP via firewire and they have been working flawlessly.
- connecting them in series via firewire lets you plug in only one cable
- firewire is faster than USB2. My laptop doesn't support USB3.
- they've been working perfectly running during the day. I plug/unplug them daily and has not caused any hard drive crashes/corruption.
- they're quiet. They stick on my desk and I hear that they are not, but cannot hear the reading/writing.
- lights on the front a nice and discreet, so they don't light up the room at night.
- case has a modern style, which suits me

Cons: - came with some very poor software that didn't even install on my OSX Lion 10.7.5. I double-clicked on the seagate dashboard app and it just hangs. Others have reported the same problem on forums.
- I use time machine, so didn't even bother with other software that they ship with the drive
- no matter how much data I have on the drives, only 1 light lights up on the front of the drives. Perhaps this is because it requires their seagate dashboard software, which I couldn't install.

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  • Brian M.
  • 8/7/2012 7:54:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: 3TB

Cons: Refused to connect after about 3 weeks of use. Using macdrive on WIN7 Ultimate, would crash windows explorer, and give blue screen of death when just trying to copy to or from the drive. The drive became entirely useless for anything but a paper weight. I have read many similar experiences and wish I'd heeded the warning. DO NOT BUY THIS DRIVE.

Other Thoughts: The construction is excellent, but that is hardly enough to overlook what amounts to a $180 paper weight. I will either be RMA'ing or returning mine, whichever is possible.

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  • Michael F.
  • 8/5/2012 9:44:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReplacement seems fine

Pros: Fast Firewire interface, quiet, attractive unit

Cons: None for this unit.

Other Thoughts: I am the one whose first drive failed a couple of weeks after purchase. The replacement drive from Newegg seems to be flawless, and works very well. Glad that my first experience was a dud.

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  • Michael F.
  • 7/18/2012 2:27:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed within a couple of weeks

Pros: Quiet, high capacity, Firewire 800 interface is fast, attractive case.

Cons: Intermittent i/o errors followed by total failure within 3 weeks of purchase. Returning for an exchange - we'll see if the next one is any better.

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  • Daniel B.
  • 7/3/2012 11:41:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSlick lil Drive

Pros: Unobtrusive Design. Almost completely noiseless. The docking station has 2 firewire 800 and 2 mini-usb ports (the version I have does anyhow). Plus with the bottom part removable, I now can just get standard internal drives for backups if I want. This is small, but I really dig the matte finish rather than the standard shiny look. First drive I've gotten that actually has as much space as it says. Most drives say 1 TB, but really only have like 996 gigs. This says 3 TB, and gives 3 TB, plus an extra 1.6 gigs if you delete the preloaded software and videos.

Cons: None so far. Wish it were bus powered, but I undersand it was so inexpensive that I didn't pay enough for that.

Other Thoughts: I tend to work off of portable Lacie Rugged drives as I often need to be mobile for my video work. As a backup drive this drive will save space in my home workstation and be much quieter.

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  • Giuliano G.
  • 6/19/2012 8:31:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsNot for Windows

Pros: Can't say for Mac but in Windows, Seagate 3TB drives are not compatible with Windows Backup.

Cons: Can't say for Mac but in Windows, Seagate 3TB drives are not compatible with Windows Backup.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Gnugs,

This reply is from Seagate Support. We noticed your review and wanted to comment on your experience with your Backup Plus for Mac 3TB drive. There is a limitation within the Microsoft operating system that prevents Windows Backup from working properly on drives larger then 2TB at this time. However,our Backup Plus software will work correctly to backup your data to the drive on supported Windows 7, Vista, and XP (SP3) systems.

If you have any remaining questions, we would be happy to help further. Please use the link below to speak with a support representative directly:

http://seagate.com/support/contact-support/

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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