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Seagate Backup Plus Portable Mac USB 3.0 STBW-series

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Overall 8
8.0

Works as expected. The thunderbolt adaptor is huge and ...

Kenneth L., Amazon
9 January 2015
  • Summary: Works as expected. The thunderbolt adaptor is huge and you can't see it on the photo.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great device.

Eric Gjerde "paper artist", Amazon
2 January 2015
  • Summary: We used these with a large number of Macs for support - working in IT, these things are a godsend. Not only does it work very fast as a thunderbolt target device, but the connector for the disk is just a SATA connector - so you can use the thunderbolt drive sled as an impromptu Thunderbolt disk imaging/cloning/whatever device. We found that to be super useful and that's probably what we did with it 50% of the time! The hardware itself worked very solidly, no complaints.
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Overall 8
8.0

It became annoying and my wife stopped using it

Rob, Amazon
7 September 2014
  • Summary: We noticed a tendency for the unit to send the disconnect error message (we use Mac) after the computer wakes. Most USB storage (i.e., thumb drives) don't do that. It became annoying and my wife stopped using it. On the plus side, it packs a lot of storage in a small space!
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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

Reliable

Brian Z, Amazon
3 April 2014
  • Summary: The Seagate Backup Plus 1TB Portable External Hard Drive has been one of the most reliable external hard drives I've ever used. I've had a lot of luck with Seagate external hard drives, and so far this one has been holding up well. This is a USB 2 device, so it's actually quite a bit slower than the 2 TB model I have which is a USB 3. Otherwise, this is pretty reliable and looks really gorgeous.
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Overall 8
8.0

So far, so good

Gramma, Staples
23 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Salesman told me there would be no setup necessary. Not so. Did accomplish it after a few tries.
  • Pros: Attractive Design, Compact, Portable, Quiet
  • Cons: Not As Easy To Set Up As, Problem With Setup
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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

Useful

Paul Murray, Amazon
29 October 2013
  • Summary: I had to buy a new back-up drive which failed after two years. I really hope this one lasts longer. So far, so good!
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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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