Reviews and Problems with Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive USM 500GB - 1TB (STBU - series)
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It doesn't work well with my Acer, Windows 8.
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.
Summary: Yes copyright protection favors data only backup... However, some of us geeks have lots of computers and like to upgrade them with Solid State Drives. We also like to know that we can replace a hard drive, push a button and the computer is back up and running.
Pros: GREAT Newegg PRICE!!! especially on sale. Fast USB 3.0 interface. Top quality brand. Nice build quality. Simple to use
Cons: Included backup software does not include image/clone capability - which is highly useful for reliable backups, upgrading to SSD and true data protection. This deducted 2-stars from an otherwise outstanding drive.
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.
Summary: I bought this drive from a box store a couple months ago because I'm a teacher and we have almost exclusively windows pcs at school but I do all my grading and stuff on a Mac. In that sense, it's nice to be able to have it work with both without reformatting the drive initially.
Pros: Light, portable, works pretty seamlessly between Mac and PC
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.
Summary: Even though it is a 250GB it still fills the requirements we had. Just wanted to alert others.
Pros: Really nice package and design. Works well.
Cons: We bought the 500GB. It is labeled as a 500GB, but it really is a 250GB. We did not notice it until it was too late to return it, and have since discovered others having the same problem. Be sure to check the free space as soon as you get it to make sure you got 500GB,