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Seagate Slim for Mac 500GB 2.5" USB 3.0 Mac Storage Model STCF500400

  • Mac OS and Time Machine ready out of the box
  • Automatically save photos from your social networks
  • Share photos and videos to social networks with a click
  • 3 years limited warranty
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Learn more about the Seagate STCF500400

Model

Brand
Seagate
Series
Slim for Mac
Model
STCF500400
Type
External

Compatibility

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

Performance

Capacity
500GB

Physical Spec

Form Factor
2.5"

Configuration

Interface
USB 3.0

Features

Features
Seagate Slim for Mac, ultra-thin metal design, portable backup for Mac computers and PCs

System Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.6 or higher or Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port (required for USB 3.0 transfer speeds or backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports at USB 2.0 transfer speeds).

Packaging

Package Contents
Seagate Slim drive
18-inch USB 3.0 cable
Seagate Dashboard pre-loaded on drive
Quick start guide
USB 3.0 interface adapter

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
2 years limited
Labor
2 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • SK J.
  • 2/23/2013 3:02:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsJust the ticket

Pros: Works great right out the box for Time Machine on my Mac Mini. I plugged it in and it immediately asked me if I wanted to use it for Time Machine.

Cons: no cons presently but I just got it

Other Thoughts: Fabulous product. I tried several other brands other than Apple and they did not work or were not Mac compatible. Great product at a good price.

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4 out of 5 eggsAmazingly thin, functional external drive

Pros: This drive is very thin and has a sleek profile. I really love the aesthetics overall. Seagate did a wonderful job as far as that goes.

Transfer speeds are respectable. USB 2.0 transfer speeds top out at 25-30 MB/s, so utilize USB 3.0 if your system supports it (you can reach 100 MB/s or more under USB 3.0).

Haven't had any reliability issues at all. The drive comes formatted for Mac, but after formatting it for my PC the drive was immediately recognized and it has worked great ever since.

There is a driver you can install that will allow you to access this drive from both Mac's and PC's without reformatting. This is really cool feature that I wish more external drives supported.

Since it's fully USB 2.0/3.0 compatible, it doesn't require an external power source. That scores some points with me...

The USB 2.0/3.0 adapter can be removed so you can connect the drive via standard SATA cables. This is useful if you decide to buy an eSATA adapter or something similar. You could even mount this drive inside your PC and connect it like any other internal drive, which would net you some blazing fast transfer rates.

Seagate's latest dashboard software works great under Windows 7. It's a bit simplistic, but it makes backing up files easy (even for novice end-users). I can't imagine anyone having problems with it.

Cons: As I mentioned earlier, Seagate's backup software is very simplistic. Power users will want a more robust backup solution.

Seagate's cloud storage is not free, so be prepared to shell out some $ if you want to store your user data in the cloud.

A little pricey for 500GB of storage. 750GB would be more reasonable at this price.

Other Thoughts: I really don't have much to complain about when it comes to this drive. I wholeheartedly recommend it if you need a large capacity drive on the go. Both Mac and PC users will be pleased with it's sleek profile and respectable performance.

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