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: Seagate’s new Backup Plus is a new portable external hard drive that is designed to make the process of backing up your data simple. With...
Pros: Super simple backup process with one-click local backup, truly both Mac and PC friendly, can backup your Facebook and Flickr accounts, fast read and right speeds over USB 3.0, and compact form-factor.
Cons: Thunderbolt support is only available via an adapter – but this does help keep the size of the drive down.
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: Overall, to back-up all your valuable and important files, this Seagate STBU1000300 backup plus portable drive is a handy, convenient and reasonable option to go for. It offers you various built-in and flexible backup alternatives and comes with huge storage capacity.
A speedy little portable hard drive with backup software that can save Facebook and Flickr photos
Good Gear Guide.au
6 January 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.