Seagate Backup Plus 4TB 2.5" 5400RPM USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive (STDR4000100)

  • Model #: STDR4000100
  • Web Code: 10381115
  • Release Date: 06/22/2015
(26 ratings)
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Small drive, large storage. The Seagate Backup Plus portable storage drive gives you 4TB of space to back up your digital life -- all those valuable files from your computer and content from your mobile devices. You can easily store your movie, music, and photo collections, and enjoy the portability to bring them with you wherever you go.

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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.

Why you need this:

  • Convenient storage: With the Seagate Backup Plus portable external hard drive, you'll enjoy peace of mind knowing your digital world is backed up in case disaster strikes.
  • 4TB capacity: The Seagate Backup Plus provides a digital warehouse to store all your music, photos, videos, documents, and other important files.
  • USB 3.0 connectivity: You'll enjoy blazing-fast data transfer speeds between the external hard drive and all your devices thanks to USB 3.0 speeds, 10 times faster than USB 2.0.
  • Added protection: The Backup Plus comes with free Lyve backup software, which allows you to protect photos and videos on your mobile devices.
  • Cloud storage: Included with your Backup Plus are 200GB of cloud storage with OneDrive so you can easily share and protect your files.
  • Durable design: This device sports a sleek and robust metal design so you can fearlessly take it with you wherever you go. It's also USB-powered, so you don't need a power supply.
  • PC/Mac compatibility: The Seagate Backup Plus can conveniently be used between PC and Mac computers without the need for reformatting.

What's in the Box?

  • Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Quick Start Guide

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 2 Year(s)

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  • Capacity
    4 TB
  • Drive Type
    External Portable Hard Drive
  • Number Of Bays
  • Interface
    USB 3.0; USB 2.0
  • Drive Size
    2.5 Inches
  • Internal or External
  • Wireless
  • PC/Mac Compatibility
    PC & Mac
  • Rotations Per Minute (RPM)
    5400 rpm
  • Software Included
    Seagate Dashboard
  • Maximum Data Transfer Rate
    600 MB/s
  • System Requirements
    Windows 8; Windows 7; Windows Vista; Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit); Mac OS X 10.6 or higher; SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port (required for USB 3.0 transfer speeds or backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports at USB 2.0 transfer speeds)
  • Dimension
  • Width
    7.8 cm
  • Height
    11.40 cm
  • Depth
    2.5 cm
  • Width (Inches)
    3.04 in
  • Height (Inches)
    4.45 in
  • Depth (Inches)
    0.98 in
  • Product Weight
    0.29 kg
  • Warranty Parts
    2 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

3.8 / 5
Based on 26 ratings,19 Reviews
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  • from Mississauga, ON
  • Apr 19, 2016

Not so good

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.

  • from Orillia, ON
  • Apr 17, 2016

Satisfied Consumer

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.

  • from London, ON
  • Apr 16, 2016

Pretty awesome

I am really happy with this hard drive

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Apr 09, 2016

Stopped working within 3 months

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.

  • from Oshawa, ON
  • Apr 08, 2016

Excellent Drive for network backup

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.

  • from Toronto
  • Mar 29, 2016

batting .500

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.

  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Mar 27, 2016

Great Value

Works fine. Great amount of storage for the price.

  • from Courtice, ON
  • Mar 22, 2016


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.

  • from Richmond, BC
  • Jan 26, 2016

Fast & Easy to install

Just plug & play

  • from Coquitlam, BC
  • Jan 14, 2016


Great Product

  • from Sarnia, ON
  • Dec 31, 2015

Great Drive

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.

  • from Vancouver, BC
  • Dec 29, 2015

Good Product

Downloaded all data from my PC and Laptop with no problems at all. Everything is backed-up now and all went good.

  • from Vancouver Island, B.C.
  • Dec 28, 2015

Great "little" drive.

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.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Dec 17, 2015

Works as Intended

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.

  • from Kitchener, ON
  • Dec 16, 2015


Works well, arrived quickly. Meets all my storage needs and more

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Dec 16, 2015

Lots of storage

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.

  • from Hamilton, ON
  • Dec 09, 2015

Disappointment - does not work with my XP Desktop

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

  • from Vancouver, BC
  • Dec 05, 2015

Nice drive!

It's quiet and easy to use with a very high capacity of 4tb. Totally recommended (^^)d

  • from Montréal, QC
  • Dec 05, 2015

very slow

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.