2014 Electronics Holiday Gift Guide
$345.59 + $6.04 shipping
In stock. Usually ships within 4 to 5 days.
Sold by BinkieMelane
Include
FREE Shipping. Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Item will come in original packaging. Packaging will be damaged.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $60.70
Learn More
Trade in now

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for Mac (STCB3000900)
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for Mac (STCB3000900)

by Seagate
| 21 answered questions

Price: $345.59 + $6.04 shipping
In stock.
Usually ships within 4 to 5 days.
Ships from and sold by BinkieMelane.
3 TB
USB 3.0
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 transfer (backward compatible with USB 2.0 at USB 2.0 transfer speed)
  • Easy backup for your digital life on your computer and the cloud
  • Save feature, allows user-generated content to be backed up from your favorite social networks
  • Share feature allows multiple files to be uploaded to social networks at once from your computer
  • Install the downloadable HFS+ driver for PC and use the drive interchangeably between Mac computers and PC's without reformatting
  • Upgrade from the included USB 3.0 interface to Thunderbolt or FireWire 800 technologies with the additional adapter (purchased seperately)
2 used from $111.44

Frequently Bought Together

Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for Mac (STCB3000900) + Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Thunderbolt Adapter
Price for both: $475.58

These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together


Compare to Similar Items


This item: Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for Mac (STCB3000900)
Customer Rating (708) (218) (26) (1955)
Price $ 345.59 $ 119.00 $ 166.49 $ 134.95
Shipping $ 6.04 FREE Shipping FREE Shipping FREE Shipping
Sold By BinkieMelane Amazon.com BLINQ Beach Camera
Hard Disk Size 3 TB 3 TB 1 TB 3 TB
File System Unformatted Unformatted Unformatted Ntfs
Hard Disk Description Desktop External Portable Desktop
Add to Cart Add to Cart Add to Cart Add to Cart

Please help us to improve this feature. Tell us what you think of this feature.

Product Details

Size: 3 TB | Style: USB 3.0
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 4.9 x 1.7 inches ; 2.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B009HQHPC4
  • Item model number: STCB3000900
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (708 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 15, 2012

Product Description

Size: 3 TB | Style: USB 3.0

Product Description

The Seagate Backup Plus for Mac desktop drive simplifies backup for consumers who want to protect their entire digital life locally or on social networks. The drive is formatted for Mac out of the box, making it compatible with Time Machine software to provide the simplest and most efficient way to back up locally. Keep multiple copies of your files in case disaster strikes. With the Save feature, user-generated content can be backed up from your favorite social networks. Many people now use their smartphones to capture priceless moments. While these devices are handy and readily available, storage is not their strong suit. Capture a memory, post it on a social networking site and let the Seagate Dashboard automatically back up any content posted. Even if the file gets accidentally deleted from the device, another copy can be waiting. The Share feature allows multiple files to be uploaded to social networks at once from your computer. The days of uploading individual files without creating a new album are gone! Simply select files to upload, choose where to post them and even add comments. Managing your social profile has never been easier. Install the downloadable HFS+ driver for PC, and use the drive interchangeably between Mac computers and PCs without reformatting. Take advantage of the Seagate Backup Plus design and upgrade from the included USB 3.0 interface to Thunderbolt technology or FireWire 800 with the additional adapter. System requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher or Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system, Super Speed USB 3.0 port (required for USB 3.0 transfer speeds or backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports at USB 2.0 transfer speeds). Ships with: Seagate backup plus drive, Seagate Dashboard pre-loaded on drive, USB 3.0 interface adapter with capacity gauge, 4-Feet (1.2m) USB 3.0 cable, Power adapter, Quick Start Guide.

From the Manufacturer

Back Up Your Digital Life

The Backup Plus for Mac desktop drive delivers high-capacity, flexible protection for your files that's compatible with Time Machine backup software straight out of the box. This easy-to-use drive also works seamlessly with your social media accounts, making it simple to back up and share your online photos, movies and more.

Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive
Powered Performance

Transfer large files at the speed of life. With up to 30% faster transfer speeds and capacities up to 2x larger than portable drives, the Backup Plus for Mac desktop drive is everything you want.

Seagate Backup Plus for Mac Desktop Drive
Designed to integrate smoothly with OS X for Mac computers

Seagate Backup Plus for Mac Desktop Drive
Unique adapter lets you quickly upgrade or change the drive's interface
Seagate Backup Plus for Mac Desktop Drive
The Seagate Dashboard makes it simple to share your files with online social networks

Seagate Backup Plus for Mac Desktop Drive
Compatible with Time Machine backup software straight out of the box
Fuel for Your Time Machine

The Backup Plus for Mac desktop drive has been designed to integrate smoothly with OS X for Mac computers, so it's simple to back up and protect your files. It's compatible with Time Machine backup software out of the box, and works interchangeably with Mac computers and PC without the need to reformat.

Save Your Social Life

The Backup Plus for Mac desktop drive includes the Seagate Dashboard. This premium software makes it simple to share or save files associated with online social networks including Flickr, Facebook and YouTube. Automatically download copies of your photos, movies and more from social networking sites to your drive. Share files by simply clicking on your social icons within the Seagate Dashboard. Easily share multiple files with your social networks at the same time.

Powerfully Flexible

The Backup Plus desktop drive for Mac features a unique adapter system that lets you quickly and cost-effectively upgrade or change the drive's interface. Take advantage of the newest, fastest connections--now and in the future: Choose from USB 2.0 (included), USB 3.0, FireWire 800 and Thunderbolt technology (sold separately).

What's in the Box?

Backup Plus for Mac desktop drive, preloaded Seagate Dashboard, quick start guide, 5-foot (150 cm) USB 2.0 cable, warranty.

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems are Mac OS X 10.6 or higher and Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) (HFS+ driver for PC operability available by download).

There's a Seagate Backup Plus Drive that's Perfect for Every Backup Need

Backup Plus Portable Drive

Big Backup. Small Package.
With capacities up to 1.5TB, the Backup Plus portable drive makes it easy to take along plenty of extra storage.

Backup Plus Desktop Drive

Space to spare.
Capacities up to 4TB make the Backup Plus desktop drive the simple solution when your digital life goes big.

Backup Plus for Mac Portable Drive

Ready to roll with your Mac computer.
The Backup Plus for Mac portable drive is compatible with Time Machine backup software straight out of the box.

Backup Plus for Mac Desktop Drive

Massive Mac backup.
Straight-out-of-the-box Time Machine software compatibility meets massive capacities in the Backup Plus for Mac desktop drive.

Customer Reviews

Give me a choice and I will buy a Seagate Drive every time.
Steven
Now it won't even allow me to reformat the drive or even access the drive and continues to freeze everything up on any computer it's plugged in to.
Steffanie Christofore
It comes with a USB 2.0 and a Firewire cable which I thought the speed of both was fine and both cables were included with the drive.
Nikki W.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

116 of 118 people found the following review helpful By AxEffects on August 16, 2013
Style Name: USB 3.0Size Name: 4 TB
Hi there folks,

After reading many of the negative reviews regarding issues with this drive I must first state that I have had ZERO issues. This being said, I've had issues with other external drives/devices dismounting(self-ejecting) on my Mac. I will address this momentarily after I give a short review on this drive. I've had this drive for a couple of weeks now and it is flawless. I use this one on my Macbook Pro with Time Machine backup from Apple. It is connected via USB 3.0 presently plugged into a Targus USB 3.0 hub expansion. The computer identifies this drive as it should (USB 3.0). It is extremely fast and quiet. I plan to purchase a second one of these drives to run via one of my Thunderbolt ports with an Apple adapter. I've tested it out with one of these adapters (borrowed it from another device :-) it is LIGHTNING FAST!

I'm running a 2013 Macbook Pro Retina with OSX 10.8.4 Mountain Lion.

For those that just can't get their drives recognized or to show in 'Finder':

I'll start with proper formatting. Be sure your new drive has been formatted as 'Mac OS Extended (journaled)' and that the partition map scheme is 'GUID Partition Table.' Even though your drive should have come formatted for your Mac 'out of the box', sometimes they just don't.

An important factor worth mentioning is to be sure you're running your external storage device with the most recent firmware. Just because that shiny new drive came fresh out of the factory sealed box, doesn't mean you have the latest firmware. Keeping your firmware up to date is a most definite necessity as each and every day brings us new features and function in our operating systems.
Read more ›
6 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
233 of 253 people found the following review helpful By J. Warren on March 23, 2013
Style Name: USB 3.0Size Name: 3 TB Verified Purchase
I bought this last week believing it would solve a number of my storage problems on my 2011 Macbook Pro running Mountain Lion OSX 10.8.3.

Before purchasing this drive, please do yourself a favor and read all of the 1-2 stars on Amazon of people having problems with the "Disk Ejecting Prematurely". After that, Google "problems with Seagate drives Ejecting from Mac", and what you will find is a flood (thousands) of problems with the 2, 3, and 4 TB drives inadvertently ejecting from Mac's. In some cases, there has been a USB driver fix from Seagate for the 500 Gig and 1 TB models. However, because the 3 and 4 TB models are so new, people are pointing fingers at both Apple and Seagate waiting for a fix.

I am a technical person that works in the IT industry, and am very savvy with both Mac and PC. After nearly 12 hours of troubleshooting, I realized the problem was much deeper and complex, requiring work on behalf of Seagate and Apple. I scoured discussion forums on Seagate for hours, everyone having the same problem, but no one at Seagate seemed to have an answer, download, or a fix for the problem. I returned the drive to Amazon today, because I need something that works now, not something that will eventually work later.

Historically, Seagate has made really reliable drives. However, the density of the disks are becoming so great and the communications connections so advanced (thunderbolt), that we are bound to see things like this cropping up. I suggest you wait at least 3-6 months before buying this drive until they work out the USB/Thunderbolt issues. Certainly, if you have made it work fine, I would be thrilled to hear what your fix was.

Thanks,
Jason
21 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
96 of 111 people found the following review helpful By TT on July 7, 2012
Style Name: USB 2.0Size Name: 2 TB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
This Seagate drive is now my new backup device. I have a 1GB Time Capsule, which works great, but it has problems. Backups take a long time, even for small amounts, and my Mac Mini slows down during the backup. Yes, I know it's not supposed to, but it does.

This drive, however, has none of those problems. I had no idea that a USB- or Fireware-attached drive was so much faster than a network-attached drive. Incremental backups take less than a minute, and larger (e.g. 2GB) backups take less than 5. With my Time Capsule, some backups would take as much as 20 minutes -- a huge difference!

Since this drive supports both USB and FireWire 800, I also wanted to test the relative performance. I didn't notice any difference in Time Machine backups, so I ran a simple file-copy test. Using FireWire 800, a 3.5GB file took one minute and forty seconds to copy. Using USB, that same file took two minutes and twelve seconds. So the FireWire 800 interface is about 25% faster than the USB 2.0 interface.

The software that comes with the drive, however, is not so wonderful. For starters, it is not required to install the software to use the drive. In fact, the first thing I did was copy the software off the drive and reformatted the drive. I did this because I wanted to have two partitions (one for backups, and the other for general storage), and I also wanted to use a non-journalled HFS file system.

Before you can install the software, you have to register the drive. I supplied a fake name and email address, but I'm disappointed that it's required. The only reason I went through the process is for this review, normally I would have just deleted the software outright. The software license has nothing objectionable in it.
Read more ›
6 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Want to discover more products? You may find many from external hard disc shopping list.