|Series||Backup Plus Desktop|
|Item model number||STDT3000100|
|Operating System||Windows and Mac (required reformatting / NTFS driver for Mac)|
|Item Weight||1.89 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||7.06 x 4.65 x 1.63 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||7.06 x 4.65 x 1.63 inches|
|Flash Memory Size||3|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||January 6, 2014|
Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STDT3000100)
|Digital Storage Capacity||3 TB|
|Hardware Interface||USB 3.0|
|Type of product||3.5 inch|
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- High-speed USB 3.0 and 2.0 connectivity offers plug-and-play functionality on your PC.
- Install the NTFS driver for Mac, and you can use the drive interchangeably between Windows and Mac computers without reformatting.
- Run a one-click backup or schedule an automatic backup plan to protect your files in your Backup Plus desktop drive at your convenience with Seagate Dashboard software
- Works interchangeably on PC and Mac computers—without needing to reformat
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Make More Room for Your Life
With up to 8TB of capacity, the Backup Plus Desktop Drive from Seagate is the simple, one-click way to protect and share your entire digital life—without getting in the way.
You’re in Control with the Seagate Dashboard
All your photos, movies, and videos can be backed up using the downloadable Seagate Dashboard software, including the ones you’ve shared on Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube. Use the one-click back up or schedule an automatic backup plan to protect your files on your Backup Plus Desktop Drive at your convenience.
Windows and Mac Compatible
The Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive is compatible with both PCs and Macs, so you can transfer files between computers without the hassle of reformatting.
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|Compatible Devices||Desktop||PC, mac, PS4, Xbox||Windows||Laptop, Desktop||Compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0||PC, Mac|
|Digital Storage Capacity||3 TB||2 TB||2 TB||4 TB||4 TB||3 TB|
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|Hard Disk Size||3 TB||2 TB||2000 GB||4 TB||4 TB||3.0 TB|
|Hardware Interface||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0|
|Item Dimensions||7.06 x 4.65 x 1.63 inches||4.60 x 3.15 x 0.58 inches||4.35 x 3.23 x 0.59 inches||4.65 x 1.61 x 7.80 inches||7.07 x 4.65 x 1.48 inches||8.00 x 7.00 x 5.50 inches|
|Item Weight||1.89 lbs||6.72 ounces||4.66 ounces||2.34 lbs||2.06 lbs||2.01 lbs|
|Memory Storage Capacity||3000||—||2000 GB||4 TB||16 GB||3 TB|
SeagateBackup Plus Desktop drives are available in capacities up to 8TB and come with a USB 3.0 hub option. With cross-platform compatibility, exceptional reliability and speed, you can back up just about everything. Plus you can conveniently back up and share your digital favorites with the included cloud storage service.
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Pushed the USB cable in to the drive and the connector inside the case disappears inside and rattles around.
Disk now unreadable. You can see where the connector "wasn't" soldered to the circuit board.
Sound like a manufacturing defect ? Not so - according to Seagate.
You call for warranty support - which is way to short - and they tell you
that "disks fail --- anything else we can help you with?"
Very disappointed with what used to be excellent products and support.
I bought the drive to have an offline backup for a RAID5 NAS, and I thought 5 TB is decent enough to fit the bill. Received this drive well packaged (no damage to the box, no signs of violence), let it sit for two days to reach thermal equilibrium, then took it out and tested it on three computers (two OS X, one Windows 7). Upon plugging the unit into an USB port, the drive spins up, beeps, then spins down after 5 seconds. Not recognized by any OS (Win Disk Mgmt reports Bad CRC data, unable to initialize, and the Paragon NTFS driver for OS X doesn't see it. OSX Disk Utility does not see it either).
I am happy it was DOA and did not go belly up right after I would have finished copied my data onto it. I am requesting a refund, not a replacement. This was the straw that broke the camel's back ... I lost any confidence in non-redundant, single drive storage solutions available today. Where is the quality control of the old days? This is a portable drive, so being in transit for a day or two should not have damaged it ... I'm pretty sure Seagate charged me $120 for a corpse ...
I have many Seagate drives and will continue to buy them. But my particular experience with this 8TB drive bears reporting and is why I give it only 1 star.
I bought 2 of these 8TB drives, here, in late March of 2015, brand new. One was for backup of the other. The drives were on a table top and never moved. The primary drive was used heavily most days, with many concurrent reads and writes, and synced up to the secondary drive at night. Both drives were safely detached and powered down each night, until used again.
One morning last August 2015, when I connected the primary drive to my computer, Windows suddenly now says it is seeing a "ASMT 2115" USB Device. In Disk Manager, this drive shows 3 partitions, 1 raw and 2 unallocated -- instead of the single NTFS partition I had in place. I've never ever seen this kind of thing before, but a google search did report that others have had a similar situation before with other Seagate drives, but the contexts were different from mine and in the end, I could find no definitive explanation or remedy. Neither could Seagate. A senior Seagate tech person came on to my machine remotely and we tried a number of things but the result was the same: No explanation, no solution, the drive data is lost. I returned the drive and they sent me a NEW replacement.
THAT WAS THE FIRST DRIVE. Now, 4 months later the 2nd drive from this same order, which I had since made the primary heavily accessed drive, fails to connect to my computer. Different problem from the first drive: This one shows up in Devices & Printers and Device Manager as Backup+ Desk, but does NOT show up at all in Disk Manager - so it's not an issue of it being offline. Again, Seagate sent me a NEW replacement.
So those are the facts of my experience with this drive. It's probably and hopefully a very rare isolated problem. The serial number of this drive shared the first 7 of 8 chars with the first drive, ending in "R" while the first one ended in "Q" so I assume they were manufactured at the same time. Seagate would not confirm, but I suspect there were problems with the earlier production runs of this 8TB drive and I got stuck with lemons. For one thing --- Seagate does NOT normally ship NEW drives as replacements even in warranty.
One other problem that costs a star in my rating is that this drive cannot be used to with Windows 7 system image creation. You get a I/O error early on in the process. The same with the Seagate 5TB drives.
I lost more than 10 years of pictures and videos of my children since they were kids.
THANK YOU SEAGATE, YOU ARE CRAP!!!!
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Del disco hasta el momento no tengo queja. Mi uso es principalmente respaldo de medios, Audio, video e imágenes. y sin problema ya llené 1 TB de los 5 TB de capacidad. Recomiendo lo registren pues con el registro pueden obtener un espacio de 200 GB en OneDrive de Microsoft, por dos años.
Quizá el único comentario es que el que recibí no es exactamente igual al que muestran en la foto, pero la capacidad y funcionalidades las cubre.
The hard drive seemed to have some troubles on my laptop on USB 3.0 - the connection would terminate when there was a pause in usage. Plugging it into a USB 2.0 port solved the issue, and is still adequate to stream 1080p video so it's not too big a problem.
The laptop's USB 3.0 port works fine with other drives, and I didn't run into issues transferring data too the drive with my desktop, so it could just be a fluke.
Je troque mon ordinateur pour un nouveau aux quatre ans. Je préfère maintenant tout mettre sur des disques durs externes. Cela m’évite beaucoup de maux de tête et de blasphèmes.
Le Seagate est fabuleux! Je travaille directement sur des documents qui y sont sauvegardés et je n’attends jamais plus d’une seconde.
Je l’ai depuis près de deux ans maintenant et je suis entièrement satisfait.
Instead, open Disk Utilities in the Applications/Utilities directory and find the new disk. Select the First Aid tab and it will change the disk setup so it can be addressed by your Mac. Then go ahead erase it and set it up as a Journaled, Mac OS Disk. After that you can use it as one disk or partition it as you like. After that it works perfectly.