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Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB High-Performance Portable External Drive USB 3.0 - STDA4000100

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  • The highest capacity, 2.5-inch portable hard drive on the market
  • USB 3.0-powered, Sleek, tough, metal design
  • Share files between Windows and Mac computers, no reformatting necessary

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
No Good and it have two hard drive inside box also have two years before not working STAY AWAY!!!

Pros: lot storage of video, picture, audio, etc

Cons: after not work anymore I decide to open box and I find two Hard drive inside and it not from Seagate hard drive It is Samsung hard drive. It seen broad (where between connect usb to Hard Drive) may not working anymore.
I was reformat on those Hard Drive it work fine but problem are loss all data need broad in order to work
also it can cause computer problem when plugin the 4TB fast HDD Portable Drive when it not working it will blackout or freezer some app that just Windows 10 more problem than Mac

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
best backups ever.

Pros: 3X speed of regular USB 3.0 drive on reads & writes. 3.6 TB (after formatting) is wonderful amount of storage!

Cons: none (unless you count the cost, but it is not pricey for the features & benefits that it provides)

Other Thoughts: You won't be disappointed with this drive. I now have 2, they are so good!
Note that this is actually 2 x 2 TB drives configured as RAID 0, which is how it gets to be so fast.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Excellent Product

Pros: Largest Capacity single HD mobile drive that I can find.

Cons: None

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Fast but unreliable

Pros: If you can get it to work, transfer speeds are quick.

Cons: Will not work without an external AC power supply.
Overheats quickly.

Other Thoughts: I've tried the drive on 2 different desktops and 1 laptop with USB 3.0 ports and none had enough power to get the drive to work. Light would come on, but you could hear the drive spinning at variable speeds and popping in and back out of the computer's drive list.

Adding an external AC supply to the mix got it to power up reliably, but after about an hour of solid data writes (my intended use is a backup 3TB of data), it crapped out and was no longer recognized by the computer.

A few days later, I tried again and the drive was back to working which made me suspicious of temperature issues. This time I loaded some SMART drive monitoring software before trying again. Sure enough, after about 20 minutes, the drive temperature was being reported as 128 Fahrenheit and was still climbing. It's a plastic case (ie a thermal insulator) that just can't get the heat out when under high load.

I had transfer speeds up to ~150MBps, so the drive is fast if you can get it to work, but it can't sustain that rate for more than a few hundred GB of data. If the point is to be able to reliably back up 4TB of data, it fails miserably. Very disappointed in this drive.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Excellent Product

Pros: Works great as a portable hard drive as expected.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: None

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Xbox One External Drive

Pros: Fast external drive with no need for an external power adapter.

Cons: Seems to overheat after an hour or so of use and causes my games to stop loading and freeze on my Xbox One. Also, it comes with a USB cable that is only about a foot long.

Other Thoughts: I have tried several basic things to keep the drive cool. I bought a 6 foot long USB 3.0 SS cable for it and moved it away from my Xbox and other sources of heat. Tried elevating the drive about an inch off the surface with just something holding it up at the sides.

If I put and keep a cold ice pack on top of it, I can game and download for hours with no problems, such a hassle though.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Interesting issues

Pros: 4 TB, decent price, smallish usb drive for 4 TB.

Cons: I have had several issues getting computers to recognize this drive at times. It feels like the drives controller or something gets hung up at times. Occasionally explorer.exe will hang when I plug it in, and then I move it to a usb 3.0 port and it's fine. I was finally able to figure that out and work around it. Although it's not 100%, and I copied ~2 TB of personal data on it and there is a lot of corrupt files? Seems like a similar issue to Christopher c. The files copy over to the drive perfectly fine, and they even have the correct file sizes, I can pull them up in winhex and there is data there, but no metadata for movies for example. So it won't play, VLC basically throws the file up. Without looking too much more, it's like the headers are messed, or something similar.

I've formatted the drive a couple times, and started copying over 2TB a couple times... that takes a while, even over gig ethernet from a NAS box. And it doesn't seem to matter where I copy from, or which computer. The worst part is that HDD scan and seatools for windows both show S.M.A.R.T. as good, and passes short self tests and short generic tests. I started read and verify tests from hdd scan, which were good until I cancelled them (~5%). I'm running a long generic test from seatools now overnight, but it looks like it will pass... Very frustrated with this. Would like to RMA, but can't without a valid failure. No firmware updates either for it.

If you use this drive, please verify the files. As always, test your backups.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5/ 5
Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB

Pros: The Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB is an absolutely terrific external portable Hard Drive. Having 2 2TB Hard Drives in Raid-0 has to be the best idea ever for an external portable Hard drive, I was so excited upon receiving The Seagate Backup Plus Fast, this is a truly innovative product. I am going to keep this review somewhat short, The Seagate Backup Plus Fast is very solid and is well constructed and feels of great quality. It contains 2, SAMSUNG Spinpoint M9T ST2000LM003 2TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" with an "Average Seek Time of 12ms" and an "Average Latency of 5.6ms", and all the Reviews I have read regarding these Drives have been terrific, I do not think I seen one bad review.

Cons: I can honestly not think of one bad thing to say about The Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB, I think it is a terrific , innovative design and I truly love this product.

Other Thoughts: I did a few tests with The Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB, 1st with ATTO Disk Benchmark I received a steady 200 MB/s both Read and Write, and with AIDA64 Disk Benchmark Read Test Suite I received a max transfer speed of 210.9 MB/s and an Average Read Access of 0.00ms! and I was completely enthralled with these results. The price point of The Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB is awesome, it is actually cheaper to buy the Backup Plus Fast than to buy the Drives themselves and I think you would have trouble finding a Raid-0 to USB3 adapter, and if so, how much would that cost you. Like I mentioned before this is a terrific and innovative product at a great price point, and you will be very satisfied with The Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB.

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