|Hard Drive||4 TB Desktop|
Seagate Backup Plus 4TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STDT4000100)
|Digital Storage Capacity||4 TB|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||7.06 x 4.65 x 1.63 inches|
|Form Factor||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||Laptop, Desktop||Laptop, Desktop||Compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0||Formatted NTFS for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Window 7. Requires reformatting for Mac OS X||Xbox, Playstation 4, PC, Mac, Windows|
|Digital Storage Capacity||4 TB||8 TB||4 TB||4 TB||4 TB||5 TB|
|Hard Disk Description||Desktop||Desktop||Desktop||Desktop||Portable||Portable|
|Hard Disk Size||4 TB||8 TB||4 TB||4 TB||4 TB||5.0 TB|
|Hardware Interface||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 2.0, USB 3.0||USB 3.0|
|Item Dimensions||7.06 x 4.65 x 1.63 inches||7.06 x 4.65 x 1.63 inches||4.65 x 1.61 x 7.8 inches||7.07 x 4.65 x 1.48 inches||4.4 x 3.2 x 0.83 inches||4.65 x 3.46 x 0.82 inches|
|Item Weight||1.89 lbs||2.43 lbs||2.34 lbs||2.06 lbs||0.52 lbs||0.51 lbs|
|Memory Storage Capacity||4||8 TB||4 TB||16 GB||4 TB||5000 GB|
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 lost more than 10 years of pictures and videos of my children since they were kids.
THANK YOU SEAGATE, YOU ARE CRAP!!!!
Overall, I will continue to buy and use Seagate external drives for my data.
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.
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I've had trouble with Seagates in the past, so I prefer WD. But the sale price on this ($269) for 8TB made it a great deal. Since everything on it is a copy, I'm not too worried about losing data. Generally, any Seagate drive that's failed on me has done so within six months. I've had this running since December, and there's been no problem.
When I copied all my media to it, I was using USB 3, and it certainly wasn't the fastest USB 3 drive I've used, but for a video server, it's fine. It doesn't seem to run very hot, which is good. One thing that was a little unnerving is the sounds it makes. On spinup, as the heads align, there's a "click" that sounds like a metal marble landing on a frying pan. It's normal, but disconcerting. When running, the drive is almost *too* quiet; I've sometimes wondered if the thing was actually running.
One thing I did notice is that the case is plastic, and the top is not flat. That's probably to prevent people from stacking things on top of it. The colour of the case makes it look kind of cheap, but I bought it to use, not look at.
I admit I'd be nervous to use this as a primary backup, given my history with failed Seagate drives over the years, but this one has been reliable, quiet, and trouble-free since I bought it. No complaints at all.
Lo utilizo con 1 Mac mini y un MacBook Pro , le hice 4 particiones para time machine y el funcionamiento es perfecto,
La velocidad de escritura es muy buena.
PROS: excellent USB3 speeds, small size, simple and clean design, nice tiny rubber feet under the case to make it hold in place
CONS: none so far I can think of.