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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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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Christian M., Amazon
11 August 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Seagate Backup Plus 500GB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0

Venugopal Chowdary, Amazon
18 June 2014
  • Summary: Purchased this product for my parents , to copy videos and photos. Easy to carry , copies very fast. Good durable quality . I suggest this product
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Overall 8
8.0

Fit for purpose

Paul Johnson "Rock", Amazon
23 February 2014
  • Summary: I bought this external hard drive to back up my Dell PC internal 500gb hard drive. I found that the larger size works well due to the normal loss of disk space from the nameplate capacity due to pre-loaded file structure, software, etc. It is working fine.
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Overall 8
8.0

Does as expected

James Bobetsky, Amazon
12 January 2014
  • Summary: Little pricey, but that's the price of thunderbolt. Works like a champ. The hot to the touch port gives me some concern, but works like a champ
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Overall 8
8.0

Initial impressions

shademaster, Amazon
30 December 2013
  • Summary: Have an iMac with USB2 only, so fast external drives are limited. Got a deal on this one for $149. (1TB drive plus thunderbolt adapter). Backing up a 600GB drive right now. Sustained write speeds of 85MB/sec. The other drive is also on TB, but I doubt it matters since the bus has plenty of capacity.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for my iMac and Macbook

Tami, Amazon
22 December 2013
  • Summary: Works great with my Apple iMac and Macbook. What is nice is that I can find any portable that uses this dock and turn it into a thunderbolt portable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fast drive, Thunderbolt adaptor portion works only with laptop drives.

Kendall H. Gelner, Amazon
10 December 2013
  • Summary: First of all, note that this is really a Seagate Thunderbolt adaptor with a drive included. You can easily remove the included drive, and attach any other SATA 2.5" (laptop) drive - you just can't use the included case for any other drive as far as I can tell.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good option for the MacBook time machine.

rakuten
1 December 2013
  • Summary: Bought this to use with my MacBook. I was surprised at how small it is especially for the capacity. It is compatable with USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 which is what I planned to use it for. Unfortunately I didn't realize it doesn't come with the FireWire docking cradle which you will need.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good product

rakuten
16 November 2013
  • Summary: Works well, easy to set up. I don't leave it connected all the time, but when I reconnect it backup automatically again. The Seagate Wireless Portable external drive would be a good choice, but a bit much at the moment. make sure you have a blue 3.0 USB port in your computer to get the full speed.
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Overall 8
8.0

So far OK

Razzputinn "Razzputinn", Amazon
15 November 2013
  • Summary: This is my second Seagate backup. The first Seagate is still going OK after a year but lacks the capacity of this unit. Only time will tell how good any backup drive is. This unit replaced a Verbatim backup drive (western digital drive inside) that never should have failed after 3 years.
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