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Seagate STBL500100 GoFlex Slim 500GB USB 2.0 Performance External Hard Drive for Mac

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  • USB 2.0 Plug and Play
  • High performance 5400 RPM drive
  • Sleek, ultra-thin anodized design
  • Compatible with Time Machine software
  • Use the same drive interchangeably on both Mac and PC computers
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Product Description

Size: 500 GB

Product Description

The GoFlex Slim for Mac performance drive is the optimal capacity addition for portable devices with limited storage. It offers USB 2.0 connectivity and is formatted for Mac computers out of the box, making it fully compatible with Time Machine software. The ultra-thin anodized case not only helps resist against damage while transporting, it also adds a unique and premium finish to the drive. It is about as thick as a pencil, allowing you to slide it in a computer case, backpack or pocket so you can take your content anywhere and everywhere. As part of the GoFlex family, the GoFlex Slim for Mac performance drive is compatible with GoFlex accessories giving you the option to upgrade to faster interfaces. Install the downloadable HFS+ driver on a PC and use the drive interchangeably between PC and Mac computers without formatting and performance loss. This is the perfect solution for Mac computer users who want the flexibility to use a PC without any program limitation or file size restrictions.

From the Manufacturer

Seagate GoFlex Slim for Mac
The Dashboard management tool offers easy management of your backups

Seagate GoFlex Slim
Includes backup software ensures that your files are safe and secure

As the world's slimmest portable external hard drive, GoFlex Slim is made for your portable lifestyle.

Seagate GoFlex Slim
The world's slimmest portable external hard drive, made for your portable lifestyle

Seagate GoFlex Slim for Mac
Features a fast 5400 RPM internal drive and SuperSpeed USB 3.0. View comparison
The World's Slimmest High-Performance Drive

The GoFlex Slim is so small--about the thickness of a #2 pencil--that it's perfect for pairing with your netbook, notebook, and other portable devices. Its ultra-slim anodized design is perfect for taking your data on-the-go. It not only helps resist against damage during transport, it also adds a unique and stylish finish to the drive.

GoFlex Slim features a fast 5400 RPM internal drive and USB 3.0 plug-and-play connectivity for up to 10x faster transfer speeds. It includes backup software with powerful encryption technology, ensuring that your files are always safe and secure, and lets you restore previous file versions from your backups with ease. The Slim makes it easy for you to sync files between your computer and your GoFlex Slim Performance drive, so that you have the latest files while on-the-go.

This Seagate drive also includes the Seagate Dashboard management tool for easy management of your backups and file encryption, and at-a-glance available drive capacity.

Flexibility Is Built In

Seagate has created the GoFlex Storage System--which includes the GoFlex Slim Performance drive--to make it easy for you to access your content on your network and everywhere you go. It extends your digital life so you can access and share your files from anywhere by pairing your drive with the GoFlex Net media sharing device, and lets you view your movies and photos on your TV by pairing your drive with the GoFlex TV HD media player. (Accessories sold separately).

What's in the Box

Seagate GoFlex Slim 5400 RPM drive, pre-loaded premium backup software with encryption and synchronization, NTFS driver for Mac pre-loaded on drive, GoFlex USB 3.0 interface adapter, 18-inch USB 3.0 cable, quick start guide, 3-year limited warranty.

Seagate GoFlec Slim
Perfect for pairing with your netbook, notebook, and other portable devices

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X operating system 10.5.8 or higher
  • Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port (required for USB 3.0 transfer speeds. Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports at USB 2.0 transfer speeds)

Product Information

Size:500 GB

Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Hard Drive External
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Brand Name Seagate
Item model number STBL500100
Hardware Platform PC, Mac
Item Weight 9.8 ounces
Product Dimensions 6.3 x 4.2 x 2.6 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 6.3 x 4.21 x 2.56 inches
Color Black
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 7200 RPM

Additional Information

ASIN B007QQ45NE
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,744 in Computers & Accessories > Data Storage > External Hard Drives
Shipping Weight 8.8 ounces
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available April 1, 2012

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Size: 320 GB Verified Purchase
Excellent product! I've never been somebody that backs up their data on their computers, but I really wanted to start, so that I wouldn't lose my important information from work. I wanted a product that wasn't too expensive, but was also good quality. Two computer-savvy people recommended this to me, so I decided to try it out. It works perfectly with my Mac and it seems to be very sturdy and trustworthy! So glad that I decided to shell out the cash for this one.
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Size: 320 GB Verified Purchase
I really like this drive! It is incredibly slim and the cord that comes with it is great for placing the drive on my desk. I use it to back up all of my files to my mac. It took a long amount of time to backup at first, but after its first backup it runs with great speed! It took about 1 minute to backup the next day! It is a fingerprint magnet, so beware of that.

I would recommend this to a friend.
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Size: 320 GB Verified Purchase
Bought this for my college daughter. She has a Mac Book Pro and is an art student and needed to backup her data to protect her schoolwork. Arrived very quickly and well packaged. Very easy to use and compact. Perfect for what she needed.
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Size: 320 GB Verified Purchase
This drive is so tiny that you wonder how it fits in such a small package!! I bought it as a backup drive for my MacBook Air and it works like a charm. Its small footprint makes it very easy to store when not in use. I have had mine a few months and so far it works flawlessly.
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Size: 320 GB Verified Purchase
I use these drives to get large video files to clients.
They are just the right size for small projects, and they can be tossed right In to a bag. I don't remember if this is the older version or not. The earlier version had a removable cap that allowed you to connect a Fireside 800 adapter. I think they are phasing out these drives which is a shame. It was nice to have the option of the connection you wanted.
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Size: 320 GB Verified Purchase
I plugged this USB into my Mac and immediately loaded it with movie files. I had bought this smaller 320 GB unit specifically because I had problems connecting my larger 500 GB Seagate to some of my media players. Well. My Western Digital streamer has no problem reading movie files (video_ts, avi and mkv files) from this external hard drive. But my USB-compatible Panasonic HDTV and my three other USB-equipped bluray/dvd players have big problems. The Panasonic and the Iview say there is no USB device connected when this USB IS plugged in. My Philips dvd players say "empty card" - meaning they recognize the USB, but they cannot read any of the movie files. I suppose more formatting using the Mac might solve this problem. But I did not have this problem with two older Seagate external hard drives I use for viewing movies. This works for the limited connection, but the older models worked for all connections. I don't consider this USB an improvement.
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Size: 320 GB Verified Purchase
My Mac has had timeline as part of the operating system for years and I only got this recently to back up the computer before installing a new operating system. Had been using 2 GB free backup sites here and there - and using a lot of my metered wi-fi doing that. This is so nice - plug and that is it - peace of mind at last! And it is light, small and easily portable.
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Size: 500 GB Verified Purchase
This Seagate and my MacBook Time Machine wereup and running without any help except for being attached to the computer and turning on the Time Machine. You will not be disappointed with this external hard drive and your Apple computer.
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