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Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive USM 500GB - 1TB (STBU - series)
8.7 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 6
6.0

It doesn't work well with my Acer, Windows 8.

Kyonna, Amazon
4 November 2014
  • Summary: Well, first off, this device only has 465GB on it, not 500GB. So I've been cheated out of 35GB. Also I have an Acer laptop with Windows 8, and even though it connects with no problem, I have trouble whenever I right click on it or in it for options. The window just stops responding then closes.
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Overall 6
6.0

It keeps ejecting itself…

John K., Amazon
17 April 2014
  • Summary: which, for a backup drive, is VERY annoying. You want to be able to plug a drive in and it not just drop the connection.
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Overall 6
6.0

Acceptable for basic usage

P, Amazon
12 December 2013
  • Summary: Somewhat overpriced. Also I'm having issues with the drive disconnecting without warning. I don't trust the drive, so I've decided not to use it for anything mission critical. For basic usage it should be ok. Speed seems good.
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Overall 6
6.0

Cheaper Options Available

Eric T "ejt", Amazon
19 November 2013
  • Summary: A little background on Thunderbolt, all it is basically PCIe run external, and is extremely fast interface. In theory it could be used for external video cards etc. The main issue with this device is that hard drives and solid state drives just aren't fast enough to warrant Thunderbolt.
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Overall 6
6.0

Cuts out on USB 3.0

Roger Shaler, Amazon
22 June 2013
  • Summary: Seems to work Ok on USB 2.0. Connects and disconnects on USB 3.0. Will be contacting Seagate about this issue.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good and Bad

Walter A. Ashley, Amazon
27 May 2013
  • Summary: I'm not going to cover the operation, or software of this drive. Others have done a good job of that. I will cover my experience with the USM docking capability. USM is supported by, Lenovo, Asus, Thermaltake, and Pogoplug according to Seagate's website..
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Overall 6
6.0

Seems a little slow (without USB 3.0)

JL, rakuten
30 January 2013
  • Summary: Would probably be faster if I had USB 3.0, but as is, it seems significantly slower than my LaCie external drive.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent Backup, Iffy Dashboard...

Angela Mitchell "Angela Mitchell", Amazon
19 October 2012
  • Summary: I had mixed reactions to this external hard drive. It does a decent job of backing up your data overall. I just think the price merits a bit more security, a bit more care (rubber feet for the drive), and better packaged software.
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Overall 6
6.0

eryo

mamamia, Amazon
18 October 2012
  • Summary: Its ok...but I only realized it didnt have the encryption software much to ma dissatisfaction, otherwise its fine.
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Overall 6
6.0

The hard drive is fine but the software slowed my computer to a crawl

B.Willis, Amazon
5 July 2012
  • Summary: This review will be a bit shorter and to the point than usual, because the product itself is quite basic and I wasn't able to fully review the software because it apparently made my computer virtually unusable.
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