Finally a Seagate Drive that properly works with M
6 February 2014
Summary: I don't know your experience with Seagate products and Macs, but unfortunately I have bought several drives that always claimed to work and they wouldn't. (And it was not because of the NTFS formatting system... all my external drives are formatted the same and other brands work fine) This external hard disk has new drivers installed directly in the drive so it works like a charm, like advertised, like Seagate disks should always have worked.
Summary: I couldn't believe I had almost filled a 2TB drive, so I decided to upgrade my external drive to 4TB. This Seagate drive is just what the doctor ordered! EASY set-up right out of the box, silent operation, small footprint - everything I wanted/needed. With USB3 as the "slowest" connection - this drive is a great external backup ... and 4TB should last quite a while! I am very happy to recommend this drive.
Summary: I am surprised at how well this drive performs for a one that is not a 7200rpm drive. The drive inside is reported to be a 5900rpm hard drive and with the USB3.0 it is an excellent drive to quickly backup and transfer large files. I had initially considered the faster Seagate Expansion 4TB but after reading reviews about a significantly higher failure rate with those drives than the Backup Plus, I opted for the slightly slower drive.
Summary: I bought this seagate because of their reputation and knowing I've enjoyed their drives without trouble in the past... Now they say the drive will not work with their dashboard unless it is directly connected to a computer! Go figure - if you want to get a drive to use as a cloud - I suggest a Western Digital...