Reviews and Problems with Seagate Backup Plus Portable Mac USB 3.0 STBW-series
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Protect your Mac's data with a backup drive
31 March 2013
Excerpt: (5 items) Happy World Backup Day , an occasion dedicated to encouraging you to make sure that all of your digital data is safe and secure. If you’ve procrastinated in the past on implementing a backup strategy for your Mac, why not mark today by taking action? We’ll help you get started.
Pros: Social media backup, Supports Seagate Go-Flex adapters, Quiet, Portable, Great overall performance, Drives are easy to remove and replace, Fast performance, User serviceable, Flexible configurations, Pre-formatted for Mac, Includes Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 cables, Bus-powered
Cons: Requires users to purchase interface upgrades, Slower transfer speeds, Drive modules for hard drives and SSDs are not interchangeable, Enterprise drives boost the price tag, Rear USB ports are USB 2.0, Only one Thunderbolt and one USB port, Unimpressive data transfer speeds
Conclusion: The Seagate Backup Plus Portable for Mac is perfectly named. It doesn't purport itself to be the fastest drive, but it is a lot faster than the FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 drives made for Macs. If you need backup for your Mac, period, then take a look at this drive.
Pros: USM Connector for additional interfaces. Backup Plus automatically saves Social Media photos. Time Machine Compatible.
Backup Plus automates photo and video backups from Facebook, Flickr, YouTube
28 August 2012
Excerpt: (1 items) With the release of the Backup Plus Portable Drive for Mac , Seagate has reinvented its line of portable hard drives, incorporating a number of desirable features into its new design. Taking technology from its previous Go-Flex line, the Backup Plus uses Seagate’s Universal Storage Module, allowing the drive to easily swap out interface adapters.
Pros: Social media backup, Supports Seagate Go-Flex adapters, Quiet, Portable
Cons: Requires users to purchase interface upgrades, Slower transfer speeds