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