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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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  • Mylan C.
  • 12/8/2014 4:33:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFrequent disconnects

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

Pros: Very high capacity for as thin as it is. Sleek. Quiet.

Cons: The drive disconnects very frequently. When I get back to my computer, I see an insane amount of notifications complaining about how I failed to unmount the drive properly. This makes me very wary of using it as a backup drive because it might be difficult to get large files off if I am afraid of it disconnecting itself all the time.

Other Thoughts: I wanted to like this drive, but it appears it has some issues. I will likely try to get a warranty replacement. Be wary of this drive if you are going to use it for something semi-critical.

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  • Mandi G.
  • 11/30/2014 4:58:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drives, Great price

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

Pros: Easy to use drive, plug in and set up. with its usb 3 capabilities transfering large amounts of data takes minutes.

Cons: Can't leave it plugged in constantly, so unmount it and strore in a safe, cool location.

Other Thoughts: Just in case u didn't know these drives aren't meant to be pluged in all the time. U risk damaging the components within the drive by overheating them.

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  • Roberto Z.
  • 11/1/2014 3:17:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFast write

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

Pros: I bought two of these and so far so good. No problems on windows 7 pro. I'm using the USB 3.0 connections

Cons: Most the case is made of plastic, and only the top is made of what i feel is aluminum, the whole unit feels kind of fragile as you hold it with one hand. It does have an indicator white light Which is hard to spot on the case when is off . The Light itself fades back and forth very slowly on drive activity. I which instead it would blink fast as an indication of drive activity. The included cable is very short, just about 18'' long. Very difficult to use if you only have USB 3.0 on the back of your computer. The stiffness of the cable tends to move the whole unit so one must be careful to place the drive in a secure area/spot. It gets warm slowly as time goes by. But no issues in that area because I don't plan to keep them connected permanently, just to backup for a few minutes and that's it.

Other Thoughts: Had I known the con issues I probably would have looked somewhere else. But for now they are ok. At the price I got them, I'll overlook the con issues.

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  • Sean H.
  • 10/16/2014 3:51:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisconnects

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

Pros: None

Cons: Disconnects and reconnects itself constantly every few minutes. Fail.

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  • NELU B.
  • 10/13/2014 1:04:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSeagate STDR2000101 - failed

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

Pros: Nice looking, but does this help at all if your concern is the reliability and safety of your back-ups?

Cons: 3 separate read / write full tests failed (every single one) with errors right out the box, in the first 24 hours.
2 older 2.5" USB 3.0 external WD (500 Gb and 1 Tb) are passing without any problem the very same test every time (every 6 mo, usually)

Other Thoughts: Tried to give a chance to Seagate was just a waste of time.
RMA was easy and fast, but the wasted time is eventually compensated only by the peace in mind that I didn't take a chance that can turn much more costly in the future than it appears now.

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  • Kayleigh P.
  • 10/1/2014 12:48:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove this little guy!

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

Pros: I bought this little guy just in case, and i love it already. It's fast working, tons of memory, the backup doesn't even take long at all, and i've never been so excited to store things on an external hard drive until now being that it's so easy with the Seagate.

Cons: None so far!

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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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