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8.9 out of 10

Seagate Backup Plus Portable Mac USB 3.0 STBW-series

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Overall 8

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

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

Works Very Well

Jeff F., Newegg
5 December 2012
  • Summary: I'm very pleased with this drive. Being compatible with both Mac and Windows extremely useful. Before this I had to use a FAT32 formatted drive, which limited file sized to 4GB or less. This drive eliminates that and that is wonderful. This drive is compatible with every computer possible, and that is wonderful.
  • Pros: When I first opened the package I was very pleased with the the look of the drive. It almost perfectly matched the color scheme of my Mac. And even my older all white iMac matches thanks to the white accents on the drive. The drive performs very well. On both my Mac and PC this drive sustained 110MB/s transfer speeds. Backwards compatibility is very nice, since my older Mac only has USB2.0 ports. I like the fact that this drive works with Windows as well. You have to ...
  • Cons: The biggest problem with this drive is the cable, it is way to short. I'd expect at least a 3 foot cable, but this one is barely over a foot. The other problem I have with this drive is that when you remove the USB 3.0 adapter you can see that SATA data and power connectors. However you can't connect to this drive using those connectors because they are recessed. It would be nice to be able to access those connectors.
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Overall 7


guos89, Prisjakt
16 January 2014
  • Summary: Stor och rymlig disk som på pappret är ett bra val. Även priset 299:- inklusive frakt från cdon var ju riktigt billigt så allt väl så långt. Dock får jag ut runt 30-35MB läs och skrivhastighet från min disk vilket är i klass med usb 2.0. Nu tänker ni säkert handhavarfel men självklart är det med disken kopplad via usb 3.0 uttag till datorn. Testat på en stationär såväl som på dubbla laptops.
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