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Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive USM 500GB - 1TB (STBU - series)
8.4 out of 10

Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive USM 500GB - 1TB (STBU - series)

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive USM 500GB - 1TB (STBU - series)

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Overall 2
2.0

Corruption

Megan S, Apple Store
1 week ago
  • Summary: This drive is a complete waste of money and resources. Experienced data corruption (on a brand new item- only had for 7 months) which the manufacturer won't address "without cost to you.
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Overall 10
10

You wouldn't know it's even there.

TriedandTrue, Amazon
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: Perfect. Compact almost like a pack of cigarettes, running silently behind my computer. One word of caution. Do not run it though a dub, even 3.0. Connect it directly to a USB on computer.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad purchase

Robert N, Apple Store
6 June 2015
  • Summary: I bought my first seagate back up drive to use with time machine. It worked at first. After about 8 months, it stopped working and I lost all of the data I had stored on the drive. I got a second drive under the warranty; it lasted about 6 months.
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible

Erick P, Apple Store
2 June 2015
  • Summary: I bought this a few months ago and now my macbook doesn't recognize it. I tried EVERY troubleshooting solution provided on Seagate's support website and nothing has worked. Every time I plug in the drive it freezes my computer! Mac users, don't waste your time on this product.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very slow for a USB 3 drive

Peter S, Apple Store
12 April 2015
  • Summary: Bought at Apple store, but it has been a disappointment. So far it has been reliable. I use 2 as backups for my 2015 photo library. Copying from one to the other seems extremely slow. while its size is nice, its slowness makes it inconvenient from my viewpoint.
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Overall 10
10

Yes!

Matthew J, Apple Store
14 March 2015
  • Summary: Perfect storage! Works great! Must boy if changing computers!
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Overall 2
2.0

Avoid it

Bradley R, Apple Store
25 February 2015
  • Summary: I should have researched this before buying, but was in the store and made the assumption it would be what I needed. Once it was plugged in and the software was loaded it began to backup my stuff.
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Overall 2
2.0

Died on the second day. Don't buy.

Alexei O, Apple Store
21 February 2015
  • Summary: I bought this drive to store my entire music/movies library. It died on the second day - Disk Utility recognizes it, but is unable to repair it. A giant waste of money - I will be taking it back to Apple and spending twice the amount on a G-drive, which have a far better track record.
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Overall 2
2.0

Disrupts Internet Connection

Larry T, Apple Store
16 February 2015
  • Summary: On the first day that I bought the external hard drive, whenever I connected it to my Mac Mini, I lost my internet connection. The only way to restore the connection was to physically disconnect the USB cable to the hard drive, turn off the Mac Mini and then turn the Mac Mini back on.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Tara T. Salvatore, Amazon
28 January 2015
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