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Seagate Backup Plus 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STDT5000100

  • 200GB of cloud storage for your important files ($95 value)
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Kyle P.
  • 7/24/2015 9:24:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsNot bad

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STDT5000100

Pros: Very affordable, lots of storage. Very fast once dismantled and put on my USB 3.0 dock

Cons: Docked two eggs because the controller in the enclosure is garbage. Claims 3.0 speeds but what transferring a large 1TB plus folder of media, it would drop to near 4-5mbps and jump up to maybe 50. Sometimes it would go as high as 80mbps but only for a few seconds.

The device claimed 3.0 and internally it is a SATA 6GB/s drive, so I suspected the controller. Popped the drive out of the enclosure and resumed my file transfer on my USB 3.0 dock and now my file transfer speeds are consistent at 140mbps.

Not my first rodeo with issues like this. I don't usually buy external drives for this reason, but hey it was on sale for $120 at the time, which was $30 cheaper than its internal counterpart.

Other Thoughts: From the reviews I see mixed feelings on this drive. From what I can tell it seems to be primarily an issue with the cheap USB controller in the enclosure.

I usually have good luck with Seagate drives so I'm crossing my fingers and toes. Luckily the drive is mostly gonna sit on the shelf as a backup once my media is copied over so shouldn't be too much wear and tear on it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/25/2015 4:26:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STDT5000100

Pros: hasnt failed yet. I havnt had good luck with portable HD but this one is still running strong. I got it for 130$

Cons: none

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  • Matthew B.
  • 6/20/2015 9:58:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsFailed just after warranty period

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STDT5000100

Pros: USB 3.0

Cons: High failure rate
Unreliable

Other Thoughts: Bought in late 2013 and it recently failed.

Heads appear to be ruined as it still spins up and Windows sees the drive but it cannot read data. Cannot be formatted.

Will stick with another brand from now on. No more Seagates for me.

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  • Zach P.
  • 6/13/2015 8:30:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBuy At Your Own Risk!

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STDT5000100

Pros: has 5tb of space so can hold everything i want.

Cons: i have had this thing since December of 2014. surprisingly it has lasted longer than most but now i'm having the common problem. i have 3tb of files on this drive and now i have to fight with it constantly to get it to connect. unfortunately i have had it to long to return so i'm stuck with it hoping it doesn't go out.

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  • David R.
  • 5/24/2015 2:33:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPossibly on my 2nd failure...

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STDT5000100

Pros: Honestly, I can't think about a pro when it looks like we're about to have our 2nd lemon...

Cons: Hard drive failed within 3 months, got a replacement that is starting to show the same issues. Device I/O errors, just not showing up in Windows, or files being inaccessible.

Other Thoughts: Really wish I had never bought it. Even if we can get the issues under control, it's hard to trust my data on a drive that has failed twice now...

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  • Bryan S.
  • 4/9/2015 8:53:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGarbage

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STDT5000100

Pros: Neat looking case

Cons: I've been doing this for a long time. 25+ years. Seagate has been a long time leader in the industry. However, the past few years Seagate has really, really, gone downhill. Bought this drive in December. Failed in March. Went through Seagate's warranty process. Tested the drive as soon as it came in, failed. Good QA there Seagate. On my lab bench, I have a few more I'll be sending back to you since they have failed as well. Guess who won't be in our SANs/NASs/Servers anymore?

Other Thoughts: HGST or WD if you want your data to last more than 3 months.

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  • Bobby P.
  • 3/21/2015 3:28:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggscrashed after 4 months

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STDT5000100

Pros: It has a lot of capacity

Cons: drive was working great until about 3-4 months later it just stopped working and then wouldn't even connect to my computer anymore

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/1/2015 11:17:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggslove it for my Xboxone

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STDT5000100

Pros: works great for xboxone

Cons: power supply

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  • David P.
  • 2/25/2015 9:08:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGreat capacity for price. Faulty power supply

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STDT5000100

Pros: Nice capacity

Cons: Fully power supply will make the drive unrecognizable. Second drive I'm on turns out to be the power supply. I still had my old power supply and the new drive wasn't working. Plugged in the new power supply and it worked fine. Waiting to see how lung this power supply works till it fails again.

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  • Yuriy M.
  • 2/23/2015 7:48:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STDT5000100

Pros: Stylish minimalistic design, working fast... if working.
Work with Mac. Utility "NTFS for Mac OS X" is free for seagate usb hdd (from seagate site)

Cons: PC lost connection with drive during copy large files (movies, photos etc) every 5 minutes. After 1 day of use power supply start buzzing.

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