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You've heard the story before: somebody's computer crashed and they lost all their files for good. But you never thought something like that would ever happen to you. Well, today it happened.
From the music playlists you spent endless hours compiling, to those amazing photos from your once-in-lifetime trip to Antarctica, your entire digital world has suddenly vanished, leaving you in a state of utter frustration and disbelief. Anger then turns to panic as you realize you've also lost important documents you're supposed to deliver to a client later this week.
And that's when you wake up. Thankfully, it was all just a dream; well, more of a nightmare, really. Treating it as a bad omen, you decide to take action right away. Your solution? The Seagate Backup Plus 4TB portable external hard drive. It lets you quickly back up all your personal files so your digital life will never be in jeopardy again.
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Seagate makes good products, like my new 4TB external hard drive, and Best Buy is a great place to find all sorts of good products at good prices often reduced by sales. I'm happy with my Seagate external hard drive (I have another one, also purchased at Best Buy). Just one thing, aside from the customer satisfaction I've experienced, I wish the manufacturers of external hard drives would stop rounding up their capacity to the next whole number when that number includes a half-gigabyte or slightly more. If it's a 3.63 gigabyte drive, then say so on the packaging. It's a serious let-down when you plug it in and then discover you don't have 4 gigs. That reduces from my rating from a perfect 5 out of 5 to the current average of 4.7 "very happy".
1. Delivery package came in the envelop, if package does not drop on the way. it should be OK, but who knows?
2. I tried to backup from my phone by seagate software, it quite difficult to use. When back up failed with no reason, I have to restart again and again.
3. if you have many devices to back up. I have to create each user? How 2 users want to backup at the same time?
if you are looking for drive, it should be OK. not for the s/w
This is a large capacity drive and the sale price I paid made it inexpensive. It's is small and runs off the USB power, it's not fast but I only use it to keep multiple copies of my files. I only hope that Seagate did not incorporate the defects of the Barracuda drives into this devise as these drives most likely were to fail. I had six Seagate drives all purchased very close to the same time and three of the six failed. They refuse to warranty the third drive as it failed 9 days past the extended warranty. Seagate no longer accepts general emails about their products but they sent me a survey and I let them know I wasn't satisfied. (Im still waiting to see if they respond.) I only bought this drive because it was on sale, not because they deserve my business. Make sure you backup your files.
Im very happy with this so far - its nice 7 compact - more so than my older 1TB external drive. It also seems fast to me when copying files. I bought it full price but got a price guarantee refund when it went on sale - either way i find it great value.
When copying from another external HD was only getting 31MB transfer speed.
Driver under Windows 10 shows a very old probably generic driver being used.
Device Manager does not show it as USB connected but thinks it is a SCSI drive.
I could not find an updated driver. Great amount of space but TERRIBLE transfer rate.
Poor PR for Seagate. Makes me think I should have stuck with WD.
As a filmmaker I needed the most capacity in the smallest size. This hard drive is fantastic. For Mac users, you have to download a driver and you're good to go. I've had this hard drive for about 2 months and I have nothing but good things to say about it. That being said, be very careful when transporting it as it is rather fragile.
It takes minutes for Windows 7 to recognize this drive and sometime I need to reboot. I have had it for almost a month and not pleased with this unit. My other USB drives detected immediately as soon as I plug it in to my USB port.
I am a DJ, and recently i purchased a competitors product with simular spects, but unfortunately the performance of that product failed to meet my work demands.
Proudly i purchased the Seagate backup plus 4TB 2.5" 5400rpm portable drive and i am very satisfied with the performance for the value. Also, I ended up purchasing two because of the value during a sale of this product.
The only reason i did not give this a 5 star rating is because if it were a 7200rpm or higher speed drive, then i would feel 100% pleased.
My advice is to buy this hard drive during a sale, and enjoy the great performance it produces.
I am really happy with this hard drive
From the beginning, this drive made clicking noises on and off, it disconnected itself from my computer more times than not when I tried to transfer files (unlike my two WD drives), and it is basically unusable now as it always shuts down when I try to transfer files. This suggests poor quality control. This is the second seagate drive I have purchased, and the second drive that has failed within a year. I will be sticking with WD drives in the future.
Excellent Drive for network back up. Installed it with my Airport Express as network attached storage and use time machine to back up my mac's.
Bought 2 units. 1 is working GREAT.
2nd was defective out of the box. the 4TB was only reading as a 1.5 TB.
Seagate support was great and is replacing the unit.
Works fine. Great amount of storage for the price.
I've been very pleased with the ease of use. I did need to use my DiskUtility to wipe the drive for use with my Mac as out of the box it requires the installation of software to partner with an Apple computer, but this isn't a hassle and is completed in a matter of moments.
Very pleased with the size of the unit itself as it's non intrusive and compact.
Just plug & play
I have many external and portable drives, and yes this is a 5400 drive so it is a bit slower than an external. BUT it's made to be smaller and portable, and for that it's perfect. Love it.
Downloaded all data from my PC and Laptop with no problems at all. Everything is backed-up now and all went good.
Probably the best feature of this drive is that no external power source is required. I have 6 Seagate portable drives now and all of them have performed flawlessly. The only one that is a bit of a pain is the 3 TB with a power supply. That one of course has been designated for storage only as it is not very portable for that reason. Criticizing it for not working with Windows XP is a bit puzzling to me. I would have asked about that before purchase if I were to try and use it with an outdated OS.
Works perfectly fine, exactly as described. Don't give it a low rating because you're dumb and tried to use this with Windows XP and find out it doesn't work immediately. Also, the drive is plenty fast. To test I copied a 4gb file at an average of 120mb/s, which is not slow by any means.
Works well, arrived quickly. Meets all my storage needs and more
The hard drive has tons of storage, however due to its size i can only use it on my laptop then Bluetooth it to my tv. i would recommend checking to see if it is compatible with your tv first, as many tv's will not recognize a hard drive of this size without its own power source.
I purchased 2 of these units, and finally had a chance after a couple weeks to start using them, mainly hooked up through my desktop P'C. I was amazed and very disappointed that neither of the units would even be recognized on the desktop. What is unusual with this is that I thought the size (4-TB) was a limiting factor; but I do have 3 external (not portable) 4-TB drives hooked up and working perfectly with this same PC. My main purpose in purchasing these portables was to start moving away from the external units that require a bulky transformer plugged into a power bar; also the flexibility of taking these much smaller and lighter units with me on my travels, and with some trips to Europe, there would also be no need for power converters between 110 and 220 volts; it would make removing photos and handycam movies a breeze and keep my cameras / handicam clear to continue taking more pictures / movies. So now I am limited to ensuring that the laptop I take has at least Win7 installed; and due to my preference to using my DOS / XP programs for multiple other things, it means taking 2 laptops with me on trips. It makes me so happy to see computer technology advancing to a better state !!! In closing, I have not defined a new purpose for these 2 portable drives; they sit out of their boxes and idle. So I cannot review their characteristics or other features
It's quiet and easy to use with a very high capacity of 4tb.
Totally recommended (^^)d
Should've thought, comparing to other Seagate backup plus, the maximum date transfer rate speed is 600 mb/s. I have other two Seagate backup plus portable hard drives, they are super fast. So I thought it would have been a good buy during the black friday blow sale, but now i know why it was cheaper than others.
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