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Seagate Backup Plus 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (Black)(STBU1000100)

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  • Keep copies of your precious digital files, in case disaster strikes
  • Impressive 1 TB storage capacity,Spindle Speed 5400 RPM
  • Save feature enables user-generated content to be backed up from your favorite social network
  • Share feature allows multiple files to be uploaded to social networks at once from your computer
  • Install the pre-loaded NTFS driver for Mac and use the drive interchangeably between PC and Mac computers without reformatting
  • Features USB 3.0 for quick data transfer rates; upgrade to Thunderbolt technology or FireWire 800 with the available additional adapter
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Technical Details

Color: Black | Capacity: 1 TB
  • Hard Drive: 1 TB
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Product Details

Color: Black | Capacity: 1 TB
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 3.2 x 0.6 inches ; 7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00829THO6
  • Item model number: STBU1000100
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,205 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 12, 2012

Product Description

Color: Black | Capacity: 1 TB

Product Description

The Seagate Backup Plus portable external hard drive simplifies backup for consumers who want to protect their entire digital life locally, in the cloud or from social networks. Via the Seagate Dashboard, use the Protect function to set up a one-click plan or customize your scheduled local backup. 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 pre-loaded NTFS driver for Mac, and use the drive interchangeably between PC and Mac computers without reformatting the drive. For even more flexibility, with the Seagate Backup Plus design, you can upgrade from the included USB 3.0 interface to Thunderbolt technology with the available additional adapter. Ships with: Seagate Backup Plus Drive, Seagate Dashboard pre-loaded on drive, USB 3.0 interface adapter, 18-inch USB 3.0 cable, Quickstart guide, 2-year limited warranty. System Requirements: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system or Mac OS X 10.6 or higher (reformatting for Mac may be required) and SuperSpeed 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; compatibility may depend on user's configuration and operating system). What’s in the box: Seagate Dashboard pre-loaded on drive, NTFS driver for Mac pre-loaded on drive, USB 3.0 interface adapter, 18-inch USB 3.0 cable, Quick start guide and 2-year limited warranty.

From the Manufacturer

Back Up Your Digital Life

The Seagate Backup Plus portable drive delivers easy-to-use, highly flexible protection for your files in a full range of capacities. This drive also works seamlessly with your social media accounts so it's simple to back up and share your online photos, movies and more.

Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive
Create a backup plan with a single click for a set-it-and-forget-it solution

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

Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive
Delivers easy-to-use, highly flexible protection for your files
One-Click Custom Backup Plans

The Backup Plus portable drive comes pre-loaded with premium backup software, included in the easy-to-use Seagate Dashboard. Create a backup plan with a single click using the 'Protect Now' feature for a set-it-and-forget-it solution. Quickly create custom backup plans to protect your files. Easy backup scheduling options include daily, weekly, monthly or specific times.

Save Your Social Life

The Seagate Dashboard 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 Backup Plus portable drive, and share files by simply clicking on your social network's icon within the Seagate Dashboard. Easily share multiple files with your social networks at the same time.

Powerfully Flexible

The Backup Plus portable drive 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 3.0 (included), USB 2.0, and Thunderbolt technology.

What's in the Box?

Backup Plus Portable Drive, preloaded Seagate Dashboard, quick start guide, USB 3.0 adapter with 18-inch cable, warranty.

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems are Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) and Mac OS X 10.6 or higher (reformatting for Mac may be required).

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

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

This external hard drive is great, small size with large storage and very portable also.
Brenda B.
I HIGHLY recommend backing up your precious computer files, and this is a great hard drive to the job.
Leichter
As far as I'm concerned, it was a waste of money and probably will never buy another Seagate product.
William C. Jackson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

344 of 363 people found the following review helpful By J. Tharayil on July 30, 2012
Color Name: RedSize Name: 1 TB Verified Purchase
I recently purchased a Seagate BackUp Plus 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive and have been impressed with this sleek, compact, quiet running drive that does its job admirably. Many thanks to the many user comments which helped in my decision making process. This review will focus on Styling, Setup / Ease of Use, Performance, Reliability and Value

- STYLING / STURDINESS (5/5): The Seagate Backup Plus 1TB Drive arrives in a 8" x 10" cardboard box (not much bigger than the dimensions of the actual drive) and includes just the bare essential components - the Portable Drive itself, 1 USB 3.0 connector cable, 1 Warranty Booklet and 1 Setup Instruction Guide. The Portable Drive itself (reviewing a red 1 TB version) weighs no more than a current generation dataphone (iphone etc) and boasts a brushed metallic red finish on the top / cover plate which is aesthetically pleasing, as well as functional - in that it feels sturdy to the touch and does not seem to attract fingerprints. Given that this drive is not advertised (and not priced) as a 'Rugged' or 'Drop resistant' portable drive, I did not 'Stress test' the drive and plan to treat it much as I would any other portable electronic gadget - eg. a laptop. The included USB 3.0 cable is 12-15" long (definitely portable, but admittedly on the short side) and of good quality with thick protective coating along the entire cable. The cable ports are USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0) on one end and a proprietary Seagate port on the side which plugs into the drive - which might irritate some buyers.
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98 of 103 people found the following review helpful By Trip Affleck on August 6, 2012
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 1 TB Verified Purchase
Update February 25, 2014
Completely full and still running strong; haven't had one minute of problem with it. i bought a second one last year and it's still running great too. but again, i never installed and do not use the back-up software; i simply use it as external storage for movies, music, software programs, images, etc.

Update August 19, 2013
500 gig later and it still runs smooth and silent. 400 gig of space still free, but for $88, i'm buying another one.

Original review August 6, 2012
100% satisfied.
A lot of the negative reviews are from people who are trying to use the automated back-up software, which is completely reasonable if it doesn't work for them, but for $99, I'm just using this as external storage; just drag and drop pictures, movies, music, etc to the drive and it's great. I didn't install a thing; just plugged it in and started moving files over. And so far, 100 gig later, there hasn't been a single "click" or "beep" to worry about.
I'm not saying that it's acceptable that the software is wonky, I'm just saying that for the price, I'm happy to skip installing the software and just use it for storage rather than an automated back-up system.
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244 of 278 people found the following review helpful By Marshall Gittler on October 30, 2012
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 1 TB
I have the same problem others have experienced: the computer just doesn't recognize the drive any more. I backed up a lot of my stuff on it, had no problems, worked fine for the 10 hours or so I used it to make the backup. Then one day I plugged it in and found that every time I tried to access it with Windows Explorer, Explorer would crash. So I rebooted the computer and...it stopped showing up! The drive just sits there and blinks at me like crazy as if it's crying out for help, but it doesn't show up in Explorer, Disc Managers, SeaTools for Windows, etc. One person here suggested to Mary that it was simply a matter of finding a drive that didn't have a letter and assigning a letter to it, but that's not feasible. It isn't recognized anywhere. Looking at the Seagate help forum (and these ratings), it seems I am not the only person who has experienced this.

TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY, THEY MAKE YOU SHIP IT BACK IN THE ORIGINAL PACKAGING. If for some bizarre and perverse reason you haven't hung on to the original box and anti-static bag for the entire two year duration of the warranty, then YOU HAVE TO BUY SPECIAL SHIPPING MATERIALS, OTHERWISE THE WARRANTY IS VOID, This is such a hassle for an $80 piece of equipment that of course most people will just give up without returning it. Could this be their intention? You decide. (Note: after I contacted them by Chat they said there was an option to have them send me the replacement first, then I use their packaging material to send my drive back to them. That would work. But you can only find that out if you complain directly. It's nowhere mentioned in the 20 (twenty) page pamphlet they send you to tell you how to pack your drive up to resend it.
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November 2, 2012
Dear Marshall,

This reply is from Seagate Support. We noticed your review and wanted to apologize for the problems experienced with your Backup Plus Portable drive.

If the proper packaging is not available, we have a variety of return options (in the US and Canada) which will provide the proper packaging to allow you to return the nonfunctional drive. These options are available on our warranty website and by contacting our warranty department directly.

We would like to talk with you in greater detail to gather additional details on the problem with the drive itself. We have created a case based on your Amazon name that shows your review and our response.If from the US or Canada our contact number for technical support is 800-732-4283. If outside of the US or Canada please try us here under Technical Support (choose your region):
http://www.seagate.com/support/contact-support/

Best Regards,
Seagate Support
37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Benny P. Mah on August 13, 2012
Color Name: BlueSize Name: 1 TB Verified Purchase
Compared to the previous version, the Seagate GoFlex, the Backup Plus is a bit thinner, comes with a longer usb 3.0 cable, and is in a better looking case. Performance wise (transfer speed, heat, noise) is about the same, which means it's not a speed demon even when connected via USB 3.0. From what I can see, the backup software is the same. While I don't use the software Seagate Dashboard to backup (I use other software), I do find the software useful in setting the power management settings of the drive, or to wake up the drive from hibernation.

Compared to other 1TB USB 3.0 portable drives in the market from WD and Toshiba, I like the Toshiba Canvio Plus slightly better (slightly faster, slightly smaller). However, this seagate has the flexibility to connect via Firewire and Thunderbolt (adapters purchased separately) and comes in different colors.

Drive comes already formatted -- just plug and play. No need to install the software if you don't want to.
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