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Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STDR2000101 Silver

  • 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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  • Anonymous
  • 9/4/2014 11:30:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFast, nice flexible cable

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STDR2000101 Silver

Pros: 120MB/sec Read and Write speeds over USB 3.0
USB 3.0 cable is nice and flexible, might not be the best for durability and signal shielding, but it's great for portable enclosures like this.

(White) LED is nice and subtle, like the sleep/power indicator on unibody Macbook Pros.

Cons: If you remove the drive from the enclosure, you'll likely bend the enclosure to the point where you can't re-use with say an older drive

Other Thoughts: I wiped the drive of all its bundled software.
Haven't tested it for durability, but was able to image my OS drive once without any issues.
It doesn't get too hot, despite the 2TB capacity.

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  • Andrey P.
  • 9/3/2014 8:44:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsIt doesn't do the job

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STDR2000101 Silver

Pros: Looks nice, price is attractive

Cons: Often disconnects and reconnects (USB plug in/out sounds). Because of this the provided software fails backup tasks. Many times another backup program would fail the task saying there was a read/write error to the disk. Also provided software does not offer enough controls of the task, too high level. There are also two huge problems with included software on Mac: 1. There's already a stock software from Mack called Dashboard so you have to override the stock Dashboard with Seagate backup for no apparent reason. 2. It just wouldn't start on my Mack machine.
So it fails on both mac and windows.

Other Thoughts: This is one big failure... I'm not sure if two eggs is too high a mark

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/22/2014 10:01:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRead / Write Errors

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STDR2000101 Silver

Pros: None.

Cons: Stopped working after a few minutes. Read and Write errors.

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  • Vladimir S.
  • 7/30/2014 1:39:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt's even better as an internal laptop HDD

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STDR2000101 Silver

Pros: Overall - I'm very pleased with this drive!

I bought this to use as additional storage in my laptop (where I needed a 9mm drive). Seagate doesn't sell (cheaply) those but for some weird reason they'd sell the exact same drive much much cheaper in an enclosure ... go figure.
YES, That's a 9mm drive inside! :)
And YES - it does fit most laptops (except those that require the thinner 7mm ones).
Transferring large files back and forth easily did over 110-120MB/sec.

Cons: I wish it was 7200rpm, but even as 5400rpm it does the job - after all that's only for storage (OS runs from SSD)
Power usage is a bit more than the usual - 0.85A (which is fine for a USB3 - instead of the usual 0.4-0.5A which fits USB2)
But then if it's gonna use more power it may as well be a bit faster too... anyways - not worth an egg.
And also another irrelevant piece - pre-loaded software on that HDD can just be ignored (as Windows' built-in one can probably do more than that joke, and on top of that as soon as you start the installer it downloads the latest version from the web anyways)

Other Thoughts: The case is being held by clips and some sticky material around the top and corners. There are 3 clips on the longer and 2 on the shorter sides. Once you pop those up you can just remove the drive which is held to the USB3 adapter board with some aluminum (heat-conductive?) tape.
It was really easy to open the box - took me probably less than a minute.

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  • Shawn H.
  • 7/10/2014 11:25:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsWorks in HP D7-120DX Laptop

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STDR2000101 Silver

Pros: I was able to get this SLIM drive, image my 1TB laptop HD using Macrium, then replace my original drive with this one in an HP M7-120DX laptop, bought from NewEgg. The original 1TB drive can now be installed in bay 2 with an install kit easily available from multiple places.

Cons: I didn't want it for the USB feature. I noticed that while I had it connected, Windows would lose it a lot, many times over the course of the night. I could hear the USB disconnect sound. I didn't worry about it since I didn't intend to use the USB controller piece of the drive. It might be that the drive was going to sleep.

Other Thoughts: As far as I can tell, this is the only way right now to get a 9.5mm 2TB 2.5" drive. HP laptops may or may not support 2TB drives depending on the BIOS. Fortunately, mine does.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/19/2014 8:47:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs  A w e s o m e

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STDR2000101 Silver

Pros: Great speed, small, doesn't get hot, just warm. Very quiet. LED is perfect, not too bright. All in all an excellent drive

Cons: The one bad, USB cord is too short. Description says eighteen inches, but what you get is six inches. I won't take an egg off because of the manufacturer

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  • Christopher S.
  • 5/12/2014 4:04:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFor use in a PS3 or PS4

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STDR2000101 Silver

Pros: Is a cheap and reliable way to upgrade hard drive inside of a PS3 or PS4. I bought 1 originally and wish i bought 2 when i did, would have saved some money on the one i just ordered. Takes a little time to open up the case it comes in but should take about 2-5 minutes depending on how familiar you are. WARNING: (This will break the warranty on the device so make sure you test it first.) The overall speed of this was amazing was able to do the full install of Thief to my ps4 in under 2 minutes. For me that is about a 33% faster speed than the original HDD in my ps4.

Cons: That they don't make the drive inside available for sale as of writing this. Also that PS4 doesn't come with a larger HDD to start.

Other Thoughts: This can also be used as a internal laptop hard drive as well.

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  • Aimee K.
  • 4/28/2014 9:31:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STDR2000101 Silver

Pros: Works great, as expected so far. I've had it for a month. Slim and portable.

Cons: Would be great if it came with a case for travel. But I won't dock points for that.

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  • Ben M.
  • 4/20/2014 7:54:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STDR2000101 Silver

Pros: Software works very well, drive is fast using 3.0. Does exactly what I bought it for.

Cons: A little on the expensive side.

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