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8.6 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 8
8.0

Only one thing that keeps it from getting five stars

PatriotEd "Ed Coet", Amazon
17 April 2014
  • Summary: I love everything about this product. It does everything it is advertised to do perfectly. I couldn't be more pleased with the product itself. However, the only reason it gets four stars from me instead of five stars is because of lack of instructions. Nothing came with it to show you how to access the contents of information once you have it stored on this external hard drive. I couldn't believe that that was missing.
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Overall 8
8.0

Thunderbolt cable too expensive

Dylan, Amazon
9 December 2013
  • Summary: I thought I could buy a Thunderbolt cable and use it to connect to my Mac. Turns out the cable costs about $200. I'm upset about the transfer speed now.
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Overall 8
8.0

You can use any external hard drive with your Mac....

Chuck Bittner "Disabled comedian & gamer!", Amazon
9 October 2013
  • Summary: TIP: YOU CAN USE ANY EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE WITH A MAC AND DON'T NEED A "MAC COMPATIBLE" DRIVE. Amazon has a few cheaper drives if you look around. Be sure to buy the biggest drive you can afford as at some point you will need/want it. Be sure to check your price of the different sizes some are so close as to justify the up charge in price. If you're a Mac user setting up or erasing this hard drive up with your computer is super easy follow these steps.
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Overall 8
8.0

Do what it says!

Victor Montes Pesantes, Amazon
15 September 2013
  • Summary: Just connect the cable to you mac and that's it. Configure Time Machine with this drive is so easy.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent choice

S. Gluck "Mac user", Amazon
15 September 2013
  • Summary: Small --compact -quiet-easy to install- -runs cool - No external power supply needed.
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Overall 8
8.0

Does what it should. Compact.

Buffalo Chris, B&H Photo
19 August 2013
  • Excerpt: I've only had this drive a short time, using it for Time Machine on my MacBook Pro. It's nice and compact which is perfect for me as I travel all the time for business.
  • Pros: Attractive Design, Compact, Easy To Set Up, Easy to use, High Capacity, Portable, Quiet
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Overall 8
8.0

So Far so Good

Lance M. Foster "Solvitur ambulando", Amazon
28 March 2013
  • Summary: It's been a good solid backup drive, with no glitches so far over the past several months of use. Most of these drives either go bad quickly, or they last a year or so. I'll let you know how it fares after a year of use as a weekly backup. I don't use the automatic backup feature, just drag and drop files.
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Overall 8
8.0

I'm an idiot.

Don Walton Jr., Amazon
22 March 2013
  • Summary: Picked up this harddrive for my 6 year old iMac thinking 'Hey, it says its for Mac right in the description'. Well, it turns out that Thunderbolt is the name of the connector used to link the harddrive to your Mac. Only recent Macs have a 'thunderbolt' port. My ignorance is obvious, but buyer beware. Don't make the same mistake I did, make sure your Mac has a Thunderbolt port!
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Overall 8
8.0

Review of Thunderbolt version

Tangible, Amazon
21 March 2013
  • Summary: I just received my "Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB Thunderbolt Portable External Hard Drive for Mac". Note that the reviews displayed for this item are a mixture of the Thunderbolt version (rare) and the USB version (plentiful). It's the same drive, shipped with a slide-on adaptor for the interface you choose. I plugged it in to the Thunderbolt port of my Macbook Air, and it started working. End of story.
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Overall 8
8.0

Super fast drive, but watch out it gets HOT! UPDATE- IT MELTED!!! and was replaced...

Jaime B. Cadegan "Avid Shopper!", Amazon
18 March 2013
  • Summary: I needed an external drive for my MacBook Pro Retina display as the 256 gig SSD was just not large enough for my photo libraries. Apple told me thunderbolt would be my best bet for seamless integration of an external drive, and in my opinion, they are correct. I see no lagging when I'm using the library on the hard drive that is any longer than using my internal drive. Another pro for this model is it is a two-piece unit.
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