Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1.5TB 2.5" USB 3.0 External Portable Hard Drive (STDR1500101)

  • Model #: STDR1500101
  • Web Code: 10341179
  • Release Date: 11-14-2014
Sold and shipped by: Best Buy
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Keep your valuable data backed up and portable with the Seagate Backup Plus Slim portable hard drive. With 1.5TB of storage space, you'll be able to save all of your irreplaceable photos, videos, and documents. The slim, metal design makes it easy to slip the hard drive into your bag, and bring it along wherever you go.

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  • 2.5" external drive protects your digital life locally, in the cloud, on mobile devices, and on social networks
  • Store and back up valuable files with 1.5TB of capacity
  • Slim design and metal casing make it easy to bring this drive along with you wherever your day takes you
  • USB 3.0 provides superfast data transfer speeds that are faster than USB 2.0, while still remaining compatible with your USB 2.0 devices
  • Compatible with PC and Mac

What's in the Box?

  • Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1.5TB Portable External Hard Drive
  • 18 inch USB 3.0 Cable
  • Quick Start Guide

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 2 Year(s)

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  • Portable/ Desktop
  • Capacity
    1.5 TB
  • Drive Type
    External Portable Hard Drive
  • Diskless or Populated
  • Interface
    USB 3.0
  • Drive Size
    2.5 in
  • Internal or External
  • Wireless
  • PC/Mac Compatibility
  • Rotations Per Minute (RPM)
    5400 rpm
  • Software Included
    Seagate Dashboard
  • Maximum Data Transfer Rate
    5120 MB/s
  • System Requirements
    Windows 8; Windows 7; Windows Vista; Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system or Mac OS X 10.6 or higher; SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port (required for USB 3.0 transfer speeds)
  • Dimension
  • Dimensions (cm)
    7.6 (W) x 11.35 (H) x 1.21 (D) cm
  • Dimensions (in)
    2.99 (W) x 4.47 (H) x 0.48 (D) in
  • Product Weight
    0.16 kg
  • What's in the Box
  • Warranty Parts
    2 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

4.4 / 5
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Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 92%

82 Reviews

Critical 7%

7 Reviews

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  • from Scarborough, ON

Mechanical Issue After 2 Weeks of Light Use - Photos Unrecoverable

As a photographer, I am devastated that my Seagate Backup Plus Slim drive suffered from mechanical issues after only 2 weeks of use. I used my brand new drive to store thousands of dollars worth of work on a recent trip. If you want to use this drive for files that hold any sort of value, I would strongly advise NOT to buy this product. The drive was always ejected properly and stored in a cool, dry place. The mechanical issues were unavoidable and caused by a manufacturer's faulty product. *DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT IF YOUR DATA HOLDS ANY SORT OF VALUE TO YOU*

  • from Scarborough

Best hdd for Ps4

Easy to open and works perfect for ps4. Has Seagate mobile HDD 7mm inside 128mb cashe and 5400 rpm, way better and faster loading times then stock ps4 HDD. Placed my stock ps4 HDD 7mm back inside the enclosure. My Ps4 slim reads 1.32tb .

  • from Toronto

Faster then stock ps4 slim HDD

Excellent choice for upgrading ps4 HDD. I upgraded my ps4 slim 500gb to 1.5 TB. I thought that this portible HDD will have Samsung spinpoint M9T 9.5 size but when I opened this hdd enclosure was surprised to see it has Seagate mobile HDD 1.5TB 7mm 128mb cashe which is faster then the previous gen M9T 32mb cashe. Before installing in ps4 I checked in my PC for read and write speed around 145mb and 4k bench around 4mb. Blows away my hgst 500 GB which has read / write of 100mb. Faster loading times and lower temperature then my stock ps4 hgst 500gb which is also 7mm form. I easily placed my ps4 stock drive in this enclosure due to the metal sheet I removed carefully was designed for 7mm. Also picked it up in boxing day sale. Amazing price, I feel like I upgraded my ps4 slim HDD for no cost. As I am using this as portible HDD USB 3.0 with ps4 stock HDD for storing movies and Xbox one. 11/10.

  • from Brampton, ON


Works great!!!!!!!!!

  • from London, ON

Quality Harddrive

I love this hard drive and is perfect to store all my movies on it plus other docs on it. The price was right and shipped out very fast as well.

  • from Scarborough, ON

Great External Portable Hard Drive

Small, compact and portable. Works great.

  • from Montreal downtown

Good product and good deal


  • from Thornhill, ON

External Hard Drive

Excellent for backup device. No software required, plug & play. Love it!!!

  • from Ottawa, ON

Works Great -

Really worth what I paid for it.

  • from Montréal, QC

Does what it was intended to do

I like it. Been using it for a while. Easy to transport, I just put it in my laptop bag. The little yellow is a nice feature, lets you know that it's connected. If connected and unused for a while, the drive will automatically go to sleep.

  • from Toronto, ON

Good and sleek product

Good price, sleek design and arrived on time

  • from Calgary, AB

Reliable Drive

My first Seagate drive was in a computer I bought in 2001. Ever since it is my favourite brand that never failed me. This one is smaller than previous version of backup plus I have. It is faster and work very well. It was on boxing day sale, I am looking forward to get another one when on sale.

  • from Vancouver bc

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1.5TB 2

Excellent product, size is great and boxing day price and free shipping. love it

  • from Vancouver, BC

Great Product

Easy to set up and backup right away. So far no problems. Got on Boxing day on sale so can't complain. This is my 2nd unit from Seagate and I like them a lot.

  • from Edmonton, AB

Not Right

Went to buy this product when it was on sale uring boxing day but sold out, couldnt even buy online.Now it says boxing day is extendced for another 14 hours but they want regular price Forty dollars more? LOL ...Of course they bring product back for higher price!!

  • from coquitlam, BC

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1.5TB 2.5" USB 3.0

i just dont understand the claim of 1.5 tb as after formatting it is 1.36 tb now i paid for 1.5 and i no its not always the max after formatting but to lose that much is bs , why not advertise it as a 1.36 hard drive as thats all your going to get

  • from Toronto, ON

Seagate Works Like Expected

The title really says it all. :-) I bought it for a reliable backup mechanism. It was from Seagate and I expected no problems. I plugged it into my computer and it worked exactly as expected. I copied a few hundred megabytes and it was fast! My only regret? I wish I had bought two of them while the sale was on. :-)

  • from Waterloo, ON


I took a gamble with this one on black Friday to see if it would work with my ps3 slim and it did with 1.2TB of space after OS install. If you have a PS4 go with the 2TB option. I don't know if it will work with the super slim.

  • from Toronto, ON

good quality and price

I bought it when it was on sale. good quality and shipped fast

  • from Toronto, ON

Waste of money

I purchased this hard drive to keep my Masters thesis safe. Within a month, it stopped working, and now it makes these sad little beep sounds. As I am living overseas, there is nothing they would do to help, so now I have a hard drive as a paper weight. Don't waste your money.

  • from Surrey be


Bought this external hard drive about a year ago. Works awesome. Much more space than the good old days. Can actually keep a bunch of vacation's worth of photos of this

  • from Orillia, ON

Satisfied So Far

I have only started using the Seagate for full image backups and so far, so good. It was easy to set up and easy to use. i bought the Seagate drive because I have had extreme good luck with the older LaCie Porsche external hard drive by Seagate, which continues to function perfectly after 10 years. Hoping the same for this Seagate product.

  • from Montreal, QC

Great drive, weak cable

I've had this external for about a year now. Overall I'm very happy with it. The only issue I've had is the cable is very easily disconnected from the device. Just a small nudge and it's disconnecting. Luckily I haven't lost any data so far, but I feel like it's only a matter of time.

  • from Toronto, ON


Works well, slim & sleek. Got what I paid for, not much else to say. Enjoy!

  • from Timmins, ON

Perfect for PS4

Five Star! Fast delivery, easy to open up, fits inside PS4. Kept hardware for old PS4 hard drive. Five Star!

  • from Georgetown, ON

Perfect for Xbox One

Small & sleek with no power source required. Plug and Play. Recognized instantly on my XB1 and took seconds to format. Gives me a total of 1.5 TB of usable storage if you count the 500GB in the XB. Now I have 50+ games ready to play. No more fiddling with what games to keep. Not sure why I waited this long to buy one...

  • from Ottawa, ON

Great up until it failed

I bought this drive to use as a continual backup drive for my PC. The installation was easy and it was doing the job fine until it abruptly died 3 months later. Complete drive failure with all data lost. I had to pay to ship it back to Seagate for warranty replacement. And they replace a basically new drive with a refurbished unit. Not impressed really, but what can you do. I suppose it happens sometimes but I would have hoped the drive lasted longer than 3 months.

  • from Edmonton

Happy customer

I ordered one online it came quickly and worked great with my xbox one

  • from Vancouver, BC

Some problems

Speed is good, weight, etc. BUT... second time I plugged it in I found out that it had already collapsed my Windows 8 USB drivers from the first use, I could not access any USB at all, not reading. Once fixed this, second problem: ejection; I had to install a mini-exe for that. Never had a problem with other brands. Sorry, but I don't buy it anymore.

  • from Burlington, ON

quiet and fast

good value

  • from Ottawa, ON

Seagate Backup Drive

Easy to work with, i.e. photo storage and cataloging. Was entirely satisfied.

  • from Kingston, ON

Much improved over earlier models

This storage drive was simple to install and use. I had an earlier Seagate model which crashed but this seems to be much more robust. Its pricey but I got is on sale with free delivery which made it more desireable.

  • from Victoria, BC

works good

I am not a techy but found it easy to setup and use. It does what I bought it for just to back up my PC. Also I bought it on sale which made it even better. Thanks

  • from Wasaga Beach, ON

Excellent in many ways

Great product, great price, very quickly delivered to my home. I'm very happy with this purchase.

  • from Kentville, NS

Excellent Product!

I bought my Seagate Portable Hard Drive about 10 days ago and I love it! It took me a bit to find out how to get the 200 GB free OneDrive that came with it, but a simple registration of the product took care of that. It's handy in size, nice metal casing and a very good value for your money, I can truly recommend it!

  • from Toronto, ON

Works amazingly well. Super speed.

The drive has a easy installation software for your backups. ANd the speed of data transfer is so rapid. It also has a small form factor so fits almost anywhere when you are travelling. Best buy shipping and buying experience was also very simple and fast. Happy with my purchase.

  • from Courtice, Ontario


A few problems with the set up that came with the device, it just.... didn't work. So I had to manually erase and prep the drive myself, but the value of the storage is fantastic and I would def pick up another if I need one.

  • from Trenton, ON

Works as Advertised

I bought this as a replacement for a Seagate "GoFlex" 500 G drive (USB 2) that was getting full; we keep our graphics files on it; Mac OS X 10.10.3, to move back and forth from the iMac to the MacBook Pro. I first wiped the drive and reformatted it HFS+ Journaled, and rsynced the files from the 500G over to it. It's sitting ticking away doing its thing. Runs a bit hotter than the older one. USB 3 in the iMac seems a bit faster.

  • from Toronto, ON

Great value but far from the best

I bought this product at [price] on sale. I feel the amount of space is sufficient for my use. It actually comes with 1.4 tb as there is software installed. The transfer speed between my PC and hardrive is extremely slow at 355kb-700kb per second. Tried downloading directly from the PC and from the internet makes no difference. Thus if you need the space and not the speed 5stars.

  • from Richmond, BC

Check your Windows os before you use this item.

This device is only compatible with Windows 8 or lower version and Mac OS. I used it on my Windows 8.1 and it corrupted some of my files. i could not use this device to back up my computer at all. Just a reminder please check for compatibility for your computers. If anyone can use this device with the software and with Windows 8.1 please leave a comment. Thanks.

  • from Cornwall, ON

Seagate Backup Plus 1.5

Works perfect..Just don't let it fall while it's plugged in. I ruined my 1.0GB one by this mishap. I assume writing head got scratched on fall.

  • from Halifax, NS

Seagate 1.5TB Portable External Hard Drive

Works perfectly. Installed seamlessly. We're able to play videos and music from it directly without any delays or slow performance.

  • from Oakville, ON

Seagate instead of WD

I have 3 WD HD failures within 12 months. WD backupbook crashed with noise inside! Lost so many files I don't even know how many. And it was a backup drive!? It is like throwing life presever into the water and it sinks. Anyway, I have high hopes in Seagate. It is small, fast and inexpensive.

  • from Sturgeon Falls, ON


So far it's been great!

  • from Toronto, ON

Just what i had in mind.

the speed is amazing! i got like 125Mbit/s read which is great for a non SSD drive, the price at the time of purchase was low, im very happy with the purchase.

  • from Sault Sainte Marie, ON

Works like a dream

This is a great back up device. I check with a friend who is an IT Lead, and he said they have had best luck with Seagate over others like W.D. drives. Also this device can do a complete system back up for you in case your computer goes zonk! You just need to go to the company site and download a program into the drive and it takes a snapshot of the COMPLETE system. This is over and above the Dashboard program. Also help online is A1, fast and polite. I may buy a second one in the near future

  • from Victoria, BC

Awesome Product

Amazing finishing and hardware. Petite in size but magnanimous in storage, given the price of the product.

  • from North Bay, ON

Easy setup

The Seagate Backup Plus is a very convenient way to back up all your devices - laptop and mobile one. The app is easy to install and makes the secure storage of your movies and photos from your tablet or phone a breeze. So far I am most pleased with its performance, especially the 'continuous' backup feature for my laptop.

  • from Calgary, AB

Simple Solid Drive

Light, compact, quiet. Very happy with my purchase.

  • from Kitchener, ON

Best Price

Seagate Backup Plus series has the best value on the market of portable 2.5 HDDs. I bought 1.5 TB version because both of my PCs have low-capacity SSDs.

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