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
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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.
  • 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; just install NTFS drivers on your Mac and you're good to go.
  • Complimentary Membership: Easily edit, organize, store and share your full-resolution photos from anywhere with a 2-month complimentary membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan*.
  • *Redeemable during product registration. Internet connection and Adobe ID required. Available only to users 13 and older. Not available in all countries. See for applicable terms and privacy Policy. Must redeem by January 31, 2020.

What's in the Box?

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


  • Parts - 2 Year(s)
  • Portable/ Desktop
  • Capacity
    4 TB
  • Drive Type
    External Portable Hard Drive
  • Interface
    USB 3.0; USB 2.0
  • Drive Size
    2.5 Inches
  • Internal or External
  • Wireless
  • Number of Bays
  • PC/Mac Compatibility
    PC and Mac
  • Rotations Per Minute (RPM)
    5400 rpm
  • Software Included
    Seagate Dashboard
  • Maximum Data Transfer Rate
    120 MB/s
  • System Requirements
    Windows 7+, or Mac OS X 10.9 or higher operating system 1,2* 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) 1 Reformatting for Mac may be required. 2 Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration & OS
  • Dimension
  • Dimensions (cm)
    7.8 (W) x 11.4 (H) x 2.5 (D) cm
  • Dimensions (in)
    3.07 (W) x 4.49 (H) x 0.98 (D) in
  • Product Weight
    0.29 kg
  • What's in the Box
  • Warranty Parts
    2 Year(s)



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  • from Saint-sauveur, QC

Not reliable

Not evene 2 years since i bought it and the usb 3.0 as stop working... 1st hard drive i have problem with in my life... Do not buy

  • from Red Deer, AB

4TB becomes 2TB

before formatting this USB storage I checked the memory and it says 3.6 TB. though its not really 4TB, 3.6TB is still good for me. but after formatting it, guess what.. it became 1.6 TB... I guess my computer only reads it as 3.6TB but the real capacity is 1.6TB Kinda sad and disappointing.

  • from Castlegar, BC

Waste of Money

After a month of use (not abuse) it crashed and won't load on any computer. Not a secure way to save your data.

  • from Toronto, ON

Good for PS4 Storage

I wanted to expand the storage on my PS4. I read that this Hard drive was compatible with it. When I went to Best Buy they told me it was a final sale and that it was not compatible with PS4, though the cashier said they were not knowledgeable about it. It turns out that It was compatible. All I had to do was plug it in and format it for extended storage. I got it on sale and it offers plenty of storage for my games. It is small and quiet.

  • from calgary

Do not trust Bestbuy online purchasing!

This item was on sale days ago, after putting the order and going through, today I received an email saying "we weren't able to secure inventory for the product so we've been forced to cancel the order. ", but here they are keeping selling it with a much higher price.

  • from Laval, QC

Perfect for my XBOX ONE.

Perfect for my XBOX ONE. Plugged it, XBOX did a Quick format And works perfect

  • from Oakville, ON

Never worked

It is interesting seeing someone else reporting similar problems. My brand new drive was not recognized on any of the three computers I have at home (2 macs and 1 pc). The led light was on but the drive itself was not even spinning. There must be a very effective QA process at Seagate and guess what - they are using customers to perform it.

  • from Toronto, ON

Don't buy it if you have a Mac to back up

I bought one of these to back up my MacBook Pro. Even though it said it is for Macs I had to format it. It backed it up one day and the following day, although the light was on, the computer did not recognize it. It did not show up on finder. BestBuy took it back (Geek Squad said it was corrupted) and mailed me a new one. I tried to format this one but from the get-go it did not display on finder. I brought it back and got my money back. BestBuy customer service was great. Unfortunately BestBuy did not have anything else to offer me in 4T in store or online at the time. I have since bought a Seagate Barracuda which goes in a docking station (not from BestBuy) and the store formatted it for me and it is working fine. I would normally get a LaCie but the price point for a 4T is too high. Usually products for Mac work seamlessly it seemed odd that it had to formatted in the first place. When I searched online other people seemed to have this problem as well.

  • from Burlington, ON

Perfect for PS4 storage

Perfect addition for PS4 external storage, especially with USB 3.0 and no need for additional power cord

  • from Oshawa, ON

Perfect external hard drive for ps4

I bought this hard drive because I was sick of deleting games from my 500gb ps4. Now it has 4.5 tb. Great hard drive for my ps4, I highly recommend this product.

  • from Sudbury, ON

Great product

It's very portable, slim and not very bulky. Lots of room for backups of your documents and pictures. Can't go wrong with a Seagate, I've used their products over the past 10 years with no hardware failure. Very reliable!

  • from London

For ps4

Just bought this 4tb for ps4 works great using it right now loading my games on the hard drive i recommend this for your ps4 or for whatever

  • from Brandon

If you're looking for ps4 external storage

Looking for 4TB nd also additional storage on ps4? This one is the answer plus it have 3.0 usb and also cheap

  • from Victoria, BC

This will not work for PS4 Pro

The description says 2.5" however it's too big for the PS4 caddy so beware.

  • from Kitchener, ON

Perfect if you enjoy crashing your computer

I plugged it into my iMac and the show began: multiple crashes of both the hard drive and the computer not responding, drive visible or not on the desktop... I had to check my system over and over. Finally, after a couple of days, I decided to give up. SeaGate was very rapid in responding after my complain, but they don't offer to reimburse you, and you must pay for the shipping, even if I show them with their own management app, that the disk had failed their test... Maybe I got a bad product, but I won't trust any other SeaGate product for storing and saving my datas.

  • from Markham, ON

Horrible transfer rat

Taking me forever to transfer 1G of data from another hard drive to this one. I am talking about days.

  • from Calgary, AB

no complaints so far

|I am quite impressed at the size and portability of this drive. The transfer speed is impressive even when connected to a usb 2 port.

  • from Scarborough, ON

Xbox One S

Very happy with this purchase! I use this with an Xbox One S. Turn on the xbox, plug the hard drive into the usb slot on the xbox and let the console format the drive. If your console doesn't read the drive on the first try just unplug it and plug it back in while the console is on.

  • from Richmond Hill

It works fast and silent.

I bought Seagate Backup Plus 4TB for my second hard-drive (2TB) was almost full. The first thing I did when I got the drive was move my photos from the 2TB drive to this 4TB portable drive. It was finished over night. Then I followed instructions to download a driver to make the 4TB writable on Mac. After I got the the driver on 4TB, it works on Mac both read/write-able. The next, I try to edit and save photos directly on 4TB portable. Surprisingly, I can not tell the speed difference between my internal 2TB and external 4TB. Now, I have a solution to work and sync on my photos on both desktop PC and Mac Pro. Just plug the 4TB drive in to what ever machine I want work with. I know the drive is working hard to bring up the speed. But it is also really quiet, can not hear any sound and minimal vibration if you touch and feel it. Great product that serves me very well.

  • from Sarnia, ON


My laptop recognized this drive right away. No set up, just plugged it in and started transferring files.

  • from Brossard, QC

large drive cheap price

i bought this as a back up drive. The fact that i only have one cable to plug in into a usb3 connection makes it perfect for me.

  • from Sudbury, ON

Thumbs up to Seagate products!

Seagate came good and replaced my Barracuda drive under warranty! After I contacted them with my dissatisfaction, Seagate contacted me and went out of their way to make sure I was satisfied! From all of my experiences to date now, Seagate stands behind their product with great customer warranty and support! Thank you Danielle from Seagate!

  • from Toronto, ON

Terrible product do not buy user unfriendly

Had an old easy-to-use hard drive that would not work with Windows 10, so bought this one. File name saved is gobble de gook. After endless clicks you find your files, at least the ones it saved. Would not save my documents and pictures, only my music, no matter how many times I selected those files. Would not recommend

  • from Simcoe, ON

Great item and price

This works so well and is so compact. I freed up some of the files I had on the computer. Thank you for the quick delivery.

  • from Thunder Bay, ON

It is working!

Needed help in setting it up and received excellent help. I would have given 5 stars if I had not needed the help.

  • from Pickering, ON

Seagate Backup Plus 4TB 2.5"

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".

  • from Surrey, BC

Drive is good but...

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

  • from Sudbury, ON

I only bought it because it was on sale

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.

  • from Vancouver, BC

excellent buy !

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.

  • from Mill Bay, BC

Super Slow

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.

  • from Ottawa, ON

Great product

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.

  • from Mississauga, ON

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

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

Pretty awesome

I am really happy with this hard drive

  • from Toronto, ON

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

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

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

Great Value

Works fine. Great amount of storage for the price.

  • from Courtice, ON


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

Fast & Easy to install

Just plug & play

  • from Coquitlam, BC


Great Product

  • from Sarnia, ON

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

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.

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

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


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

  • from Edmonton, AB

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

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

Nice drive!

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

  • from Montréal, QC

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.

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