Summary: Seagate has two capacities for the Indian market – 500GB priced at Rs 5,600 and 1TB priced at Rs 7,700. It’s expensive by a few hundred rupees than portable USB 3.0 hard drive by other brands, but the premium is quite justified by the useful backup software and the option to swap to FireWire 800 and Thunderbolt interfaces.
Excerpt: As with its 500GB counterpart reviewed in the affordable portable section there’s a tremendous amount to like about the new line of Seagate Backup Plus drives. We’re talking great software fast speeds and an elegant design. What more could you ask for? When it comes to performance the 1TB Backup Plus was part of a small elite group of drives that handily surpassed the 100MB/s mark when it came to both read and write speeds.
Excerpt: Whatever Seagate is doing to make its drive go fast it’s working. Like its 1TB compatriot in the super-sized portables group the Backup Plus 500GB left nearly every other drive in its wake when it came to our performance tests. In fact this was the fastest portable drive we’ve tested. The good doesn’t stop there however.
Seagate Backup Plus 1TB (STBU1000300) USB 3.0 Portable Storage Drive Review
17 September 2012
Conclusion: Well, as I’ve said in the transfer tests, for a drive that’s meant to be a media backup, it should be quickest of them all when it comes to uncompressed data copy. But the difference between this and another drive- keeping 98.39 GB Assorted movie folder test in mind- it takes 2 minutes more. Sequential read and write are more or less equal and it is quickest compared to the USB 3.0 drives I’ve evaluated in the past, including WD My Passport 2TB which is priced for Rs.
Conclusion: Just keep in mind that whichever drive you’re using to back up your files, there’s always a chance that your backup drive itself will fail, as well. Those who really need to make sure their data is protected should take advantage of one of the many free cloud-based storage solutions to back up their most important files, and keep a local copy of everything on a dual-drive redundant RAID solution that backs up everything twice onto two separate drives.
Pros: Fast performance, Flexible interface, including Thunderbolt option, Easy-to-use backup software, Interoperable between Macs and PCs, Available in four colors
Cons: Social-backup software has some crucial Facebook limitations, Drive shell looks like metal, but is really plastic
A speedy little portable hard drive with backup software that can save Facebook and Flickr photos
Good Gear Guide.au
31 March 2013
Summary: The Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive comes with software that can backup your Facebook and Flickr photos in addition to your computer's data. However, the implementation of that feature could be better and some other aspects of the software need to be worked on, too. It's a quick and quiet drive though, and also very light.
Pros: Quick performance, Easy to use, Changeable interface
Cons: The Dashboard software interface needs some work, Facebook and Flickr uploads failed, Flickr backups restricted to the 'large' photo size
Conclusion: This Seagate offers both the backwards compatibility of Firewire 800 and the future-proofing of Thunderbolt, without the need to spend the extra cash until such time as you need the extra functionality. This kind of flexibility makes it the pick of the bunch unless you’ve deep pockets and crave the Elgato’s raw speed.