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Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive USM 500GB - 1TB (STBU - series)
8.6 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

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 2
2.0

Unreliable

Richard H, Apple Store
24 January 2015
  • Summary: Purchased for Time Machine back up on iMac. From the start drive would mount, run for a time, then unmount by itself. Would not pass the Seagate Dashboard provided diagnostic test. Covered under warranty and replaced but after reading other reviews, don't expect any long-term reliability.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor quality hard drive

James H, Apple Store
23 November 2014
  • Summary: I used this as a backup for my photography, after 5 months it started freezing my computer and eventually failed completely. It crashed my Macbook Pro twice and actually crashed the tech company's computer, too. Lost everything on it. Don't invest in this hard drive.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't bother

Anthony P, Apple Store
6 October 2014
  • Summary: I bought one of these about 8 months ago used it for my Time machine backup, it died already, so much for a backup ;(
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy this

Patricia C, Apple Store
1 October 2014
  • Summary: I bought mine this past June. It worked fine until a few days ago. I had all my movies, entire life's photo collection, my entire iTunes collection and all of my important documents on it, including the sound files for the music software program Sibelius.
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Overall 2
2.0

Garbage Drive

Jon Wiggins, Amazon
15 February 2014
  • Summary: Terrible HDD. I would recommend a Western Digital in it's place, it might cost more, but it is literally 20 times the build quility of this.
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Overall 2
2.0

Necessary to Return

TX Fulsaas "Polly#13", Amazon
11 November 2013
  • Summary: We use external drives quite a bit and several different brands. We simply could not get this one to work. It didn't seem like it was plug and play so we returned it. Thanks Amazon for your excellent return policy.
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Overall 2
2.0

Hate it

Dave, Amazon
21 April 2013
  • Summary: Non-existant support. Not user friendly.instruction vague and not helpful,lCouldn't get it to do what I needed. I threw it away!
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