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Seagate Backup Plus Slim 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive STCD500102 Black

  • Features mobile backup using the Seagate Mobile Backup App
  • Protect your stuff with easy, flexible backups
  • Back up from Facebook and Flickr and share to YouTube
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
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  • David J.
  • 7/18/2014 10:03:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEverybody needs one

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive STCD500102 Black

Pros: Seagate makes an exceptional hard drive, making it portable increase its value to me. I have several Seagate Portables and only one has failed in 6 years. 500 Gb is adequate for most people, and the price through NewEgg is very good.

Cons: Have no issues

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  • Evan C.
  • 6/19/2014 1:19:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsvery nice, compact external drive

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive STCD500102 Black

Pros: 1\ quiet

2\ runs cool

3\ small size

I tested the transfer speeds, and the unit chugs along nicely at 25-35 mbs, when plugged into a USB 3 port. If you really need more than that, cough up the $$$ and get an external SSD.

Cons: None, really, despite the whining from some people about the supplied USB 3.0 cable (see below).

Other Thoughts: The unit comes with a 18-inch USB 3.0 cable (specifically, a USB 3.0 A Male to Micro B Male Cable M-M), Chances are pretty good you don't have a spare cable of this particular 'flavor' lying around, so you'd be advised to buy yourself a couple (from NewEgg, or course), just as backups, or because you find that 18-inches for the supplied cable doesn't suit/fit your setup.

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  • RICHARD H.
  • 4/1/2014 8:26:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDoes the job!

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive STCD500102 Black

Pros: Fast, easy to use, silent

Cons: Cable is a bit short (-1 egg)

Other Thoughts: Works exactly as you'd expect it to. Plug it in, Win7 recognizes it, and you're operational in seconds.

USB3 can be a bit picky... I have two USB 3.0 ports on my enclosure that connect to my Asus motherboard with dedicated cables and this drive works reliably with one but not the other. If you have trouble with USB 3.0 reliability, try a different port before you blame the device.

Subtracting one egg due to the shortness of the cable that is supplied with this drive. It's OK but makes it a bit awkward to use with a tower on the floor.

Also: To those complaining about the "non-standard USB connector" on the drive, this IS a standard connector. It's the standard **USB 3.0** micro connector. Look it up.

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  • Brian H.
  • 1/2/2014 4:29:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive STCD500102 Black

Pros: Good & slim. Never had any problems with it.

Cons: none

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  • Chad P.
  • 12/20/2013 5:00:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive STCD500102 Black

Pros: Works efficiently and as advertised. Plug and play.

Cons: The accompanying USB cord is probably 12 inches long.

Other Thoughts: In the recent weeks I've had to unplug it and plug it back in in order for windows to see the drive. This is after 6 or so months of ownership.

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  • Nicolas C.
  • 9/29/2013 12:54:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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4 out of 5 eggsEven smaller than I expected

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive STCD500102 Black

Pros: Quality materials and construction. Literally 'pocket sized'. Silent and didn't create any noticeable amount of heat. Backed up entire photo library and documents, plus clone of OS7. Good transfer rates >100MB/s via USB3. Powered via USB.

Cons: PROPRIETARY USB CABLE! I'm not sure how I missed this detail. Not a huge deal in the end, but the source of my rational for deducting one egg. I was under the impression that manufacturers had left this archaic practice behind in a cooperative effort to move toward ubiquitous data cabling (shnApple being the exception, of course). The connector itself isn't shoddy, just don't lose it because you won't be able reach for the nearest USB mini or micro to use the drive. Tisk, tisk...

Other Thoughts: I know I ripped on Seagate about the USB, but I can also understand their position potentially being to force consumers to use that cable because they want to ensure specified USB3 transfer rates and correct voltage supply in order to avoid the customer service nightmare that would ensue from thousands of people using whatever cheap cable they happen to have lying around. So, in that case I give Seagate a knowing shrug.

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  • Jeffrey H.
  • 9/18/2013 12:32:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive STCD500102 Black

Pros: Slim
Fast
Easy to use (plug and use)

Cons: Only 500GB

Other Thoughts: I was looking for a HD to store a lot of my videos, movies, and documents to easily take between work, my home, different PCs, and friend's homes. This fit the bill perfectly

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  • Jesus S.
  • 8/28/2013 1:55:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsWorks perfect!

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive STCD500102 Black

Pros: Works great. no issues on windows 8 or my mac laptop.

Was able to hold all my images/videos from a trip i did.

Cons: wasnt buy 1 get one free

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  • Ian P.
  • 8/22/2013 10:33:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive STCD500102 Black

Pros: Cheap, slim, reliable, reasonably fast, very sturdy.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I highly recommend this as a cheap means of extra storage space.

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  • Michael W.
  • 8/8/2013 1:28:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Go-with-you drive

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive STCD500102 Black

Pros: This drive was so incredibly small to bring with me wherever I brought my laptop, which was nice, as it had the majority of my Steam collection on it. I played games off it with no lag from the hard drive, and even put a bunch of movies on it. It lets me have a bigger hard drive without paying $300+

I'm going to be getting another one very soon to use as a Time Machine drive.

Cons: The cord that comes included is a bit inflexible, but most high bandwidth cords are, so that was expected.

Other Thoughts: You do NOT need to buy the mac drive for it to work on Mac. You would just need to format it yourself.

Also the drive gets a tiny bit warm in extended stressed use, so expect that.

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