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Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STDT3000100

  • 200GB of cloud storage for your important files ($95 value)
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  • Joseph H.
  • 8/14/2015 8:09:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDrive failed

Pros: Purchased from Newegg at a good price, but didn't matter in the end, since the drive failed

Cons: After taking immaculate care of this drive, keeping it free from dust, it completely failed just past the 2-year anniversary of purchasing it. Lost some very important video files I was baking up to this drive.

Other Thoughts: This was the newest of my three external hard drives. The other two drives are WD and still working. I will not purchase another Seagate drive.

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  • James H.
  • 5/13/2015 12:39:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot impressed

Pros: Easy to get working. Just plug it in and you'll be pointlessly copying files to it no time!

Cons: I've had this drive for 7 months and it basically just died last week. When I try to access it from My Computer a dialog opens saying the drive is corrupted.

Other Thoughts: I'm sticking to Samsung (love my EVO SSD) and Western Digital from now.

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  • jeffrey s.
  • 4/17/2015 7:49:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDeal


Cons: One bad and I had to get it.

Other Thoughts: Seagate replaced the defective unit with another unit very quickly to their credit that makes it worthwhile. All they have to do is stand behind their product. Right? We just want stuff that works.

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  • Chris M.
  • 3/21/2015 1:53:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSecond Failed Backup Drive From Seagate

Pros: Straight forward backup software included. No Frills.

Cons: This is my second Seagate backup drive to fail. I chalked up the first to a fluke or something. Then after owning this one < 90 days it started to fail on backups. Investigating further identified the drive had bad sectors already and was non system repairable. A very big disappointment. If I relied solely on this drive and didn't compensate for issues like this I could have lost all my data. I recommend Seagate raise their prices or whatever they need to do to build something reliable. Seagate if your out to damage your brand I say success!

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  • Gregory W.
  • 3/5/2015 9:18:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsPoof goes the data..

Pros: Cost per TB, Convenience of usb, Sleek gloss black design

Cons: Unreliable, somewhat slow, completely dead without ANY warning.

Other Thoughts: I got this as a Christmas gift from wife 2 years ago, worked well, as a backup, and used it to store my movies and music for my media server.
It worked well for that purpose. Took 2 days to copy the contents over to another usb drive as a backup. Glad I took the time to do that as just last week this drive failed with zero warning.
I did not get corrupted files or read errors or random clicking sounds or anything, It went from working fine, to completely dead and the pc not seeing it at all. I pulled the drive from from enclosure case and installed it directly into pc hoping it was the usb interface,
Nope. it's dead.
Just instantly died with 3 tb of movies, music, software, kids images, etc on it. It may be my imagination, but it seems like the drive companies have not really mastered the science of making large drives that are reliable. I remember when drives used to last 10 years with rarely a problem, heck they used to have 5 year warranties on almost all of the major brands.

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  • jeffrey s.
  • 1/27/2015 6:51:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJust Quit

Pros: Pretty good space / price

Cons: NOT Ergonomic - Very sharp corners on housing - Why they use plastic instead of aluminum? Overheating?
Dies Unexpectedly - Just Did, er Died

Other Thoughts: Just got done loading all my media and it disappears. Haven't figured out how to send it back to Seagate but then I am still mourning. Newegg refused a return because I had it sitting in a drawer for a couple of months before I opened the package. Got two other Seagate drives with no problems so I wouldn't give up on them unless they don't handle this deal satisfactorily.

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  • Steven K.
  • 1/8/2015 4:25:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks for XBOX ONE

Pros: Bought for my Xbox One, works well so far.

Cons: None right now

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/30/2014 9:03:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDied suddenly, devastating loss of all files

Pros: Fast speed
Worked perfectly for 2 years
Great price

Cons: Died suddenly, without any slow in performance or warning
Unable to read drive from computer
Unable to recover files via putting into different enclosure
Out of warranty at time of death of drive

Other Thoughts: I'm not a very tech-savvy person and I'm not going to claim to be. However, I've been using Seagate products to store my files for 5+ years and I have NEVER had a SINGLE problem until now.

The drive died totally out of the blue. No warning, no slowing in speed or any issues whatsoever leading up to it... it just died. I've had several techs look at it and they've all told me the same thing: there's a physical defect on the actual platter and there's no way for the files to be recovered other than to pay close to $1,000 to have it rebuilt in a clean room.

I am COMPLETELY DEVASTATED. All of my pictures from the last decade, my ridiculous collection of music, my artwork, poetry, all of my research papers... everything is gone unless I can come up with a grand.

I am extremely disappointed that this happened after only two years, and after reading other reviews, I can see that I was actually one of the lucky ones.

I don't know what has happened to Seagate recently, if they're making their products cheaper or something, but I can't support this brand any longer if they can't make quality products.

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  • Michael K.
  • 9/11/2014 6:40:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsMassive dfata loss in less than 6 months.

Pros: It was on sale at the time I bought it.

Cons: I bought this drive less than 6 months ago. After buying the drive, I copied ~2.5TB of my data to it. I have not written to the drive since, and only read the data a few times a week. Yet still, this drive developed over 25% bad sectors in under a year with virtually no use. I will never buy another Seagate product again. Unless you intend to use a RAID configuration, I'd suggest you don't either.

Other Thoughts: There is no excuse for a drive with almost no usage failing in under a year. I have five Western Digital hard drives in this same computer that have no issues. Some of them are over 5 years old and have heavy daily use. My other 2TB Seagate drive makes disturbing clicking noises, so I'm expecting to lose it soon too.

Do yourself a favor and pay the extra few dollars for a different manufacturer. Your data is worth it.

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  • Robert H.
  • 8/7/2014 4:10:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBackup programs fail with 3TB drive

Pros: I have a professional bias toward using Seagate drives.

I have the 2TB version of this drive and will be ordering another 2TB version today. This Seagate drives ship with Seagate backup software that works with the 3TB drive.

Cons: This 3TB drive does not work for Windows 7 with:

1) Microsoft Backup (per my observation and web search)
2) Dell Backup and Recovery program (per Dell support)

Do not buy this drive for use with these backup programs. Dell support indicated that their program will be updated to work with the 3TB (and larger) drives.

Big ratings ding for failing to work with these programs, and for failing to make this limitation clear in the product description.

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