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Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive USM 500GB - 1TB (STBU - series)
8.2 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

Some Good Some Bad

Robert N., Newegg
25 March 2014
  • Summary: Very good solution for someone who just wants to backup data on a single computer and has all system and application disks for a real disaster. Can't beat Newegg Pricing!!!
  • Pros: Seagate Brand, Fast Transfer Speeds, Continuous Backup, Great Newegg Price.
  • Cons: Dashboard loads only on single machine (despite being portable drive). Does not do full image backup (useful to migrate to SSD)
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Overall 6
6.0

Affordable Backup

Robert N., Newegg
21 February 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Logitech

LAM N., Newegg
26 December 2013
  • Summary: A little bit disappointed!
  • Pros: Comfortable, stylist...
  • Cons: Jumpy, even after being customized with SetPoint v6.6.1, short range(<2m), not recommended for desktop PC.
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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

Questionable build quality

Matthew E., Newegg
2 December 2013
  • 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
  • Cons: Build quality
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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

Beware

Roy N., Newegg
11 July 2013
  • 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,
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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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