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Seagate Backup Plus Portable Mac USB 3.0 STBW-series
8.3 out of 10

Seagate Backup Plus Portable Mac USB 3.0 STBW-series

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate Backup Plus Portable Mac USB 3.0 STBW-series

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Overall 4
4.0

Works but not pretty

Meghan M. Hooper, Amazon
11 June 2015
  • Summary: The product works just fine however shortly after I used it the mental case popped off and now I have to hold it together with rubber bands.
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Overall 4
4.0

It's fussy and ornery

Rebecca L. Fisk "BookWorm", Amazon
23 February 2015
  • Summary: I still can't figure out how this thing actually works, and I frequently get a notification it's not been ejected properly even though it's still plugged in....sometimes it automatically runs a system backup, sometimes it gives me a notification a backup hasn't been done in some time.
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Overall 4
4.0

Seems flaky, may have blown out Thunderbolt port, doesn't work smoothly with my system

K8, Amazon
2 December 2014
  • Summary: Bought this for a MBP but it wouldn't mount when I plugged it in. Turned out the Thunderbolt port was bad, but I had never used the port before so I'm not sure if it was working prior to plugging in the drive.
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Overall 4
4.0

It seemed unnecessarily bulky in it's design

Collen Young, Amazon
18 July 2014
  • Summary: The unit I received was defective. 1. It constantly disconnected itself from the computer for no reason. 2. It ran very hot. Additionally, It seemed unnecessarily bulky in it's design.
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Overall 4
4.0

Worked for about a year

Scott, Amazon
12 March 2014
  • Summary: I really want to give this product more stars, because when it worked, it worked great... After about a year of use, the connection is constantly lost. I always properly eject the drive and it's always been stored safely in my bag with the cord removed and neatly wound, but regardless of my attempt...
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Overall 4
4.0

Doesn't work with older desk tops.

Goldylox2U, Amazon
19 June 2013
  • Summary: It doesn't back up the hard drive on my apple desk top (2005). My son did more research and realized this is a common problem with this particular computer/backup interface. It WILL back up my husband's newer apple lap top, so no need to send it back, since we will use it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Update the software before selling as "for Mac"

fred boltz, Amazon
18 April 2013
  • Summary: Took me two days and 6 hours of phone support to figure out this device needed a firmware update to work with my iMac? Come on Seagate and Amazon.. Your better than this. Shame
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Overall 4
4.0

Failed after a few months

cjmagee, Amazon
25 February 2013
  • Summary: The drive worked great for Time Machine, hooked up and backed up almost instantly once I chose it as my backup location on Time Machine. Bad thing is, I had a couple large virtual machine backups on this hdd and it failed yesterday after only being a few months old.
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Overall 4
4.0

FireWire 800 fail

blumarbl "blumarbl", Amazon
7 December 2012
  • Summary: I have just received this awesome Backup Plus Seagate hard drive, and immediately connected it to my MacBook with Firewire800 cable. I had to connect the AC adapter, because the Firewire 800 connection was not providing enough power for the device to power on, as I have experienced with previous...
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Overall 4
4.0

URL for Windows Download in Quick Start guide doesn't work

Rod Maciver "Nature Artist", Amazon
16 July 2012
  • Summary: I bought this drive a few days ago and then spent a couple of frustrating hours following the Quick Start guide instructions for customers who purchase the drive to move files back and forth between a MAC and a PC. They don't work because Seagate changed their website.
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