Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB 3.5" USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive (STEL8000100)

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Model Number: STEL8000100
Web Code: 10453010

Overview

The Seagate Backup Plus Hub desktop drive makes more room for your digital life. Sporting an 8TB capacity, it keeps your music, photos, videos, and documents backed up for your peace of mind. It features a built-in USB hub for managing and charging USB devices, and free apps and software to make backing up, protecting, and sharing your content a breeze.

$239.99

Sold and shipped by Best Buy

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 Hub desktop drive. It lets you quickly back up all your personal files so your digital life will never be in jeopardy again.

What you need to know:

  • Convenient storage: With the Seagate Backup Plus Hub desktop drive, you'll enjoy peace of mind knowing your entire digital world is backed up in case disaster strikes.
  • 8TB capacity: The Seagate Backup Plus Hub provides a digital warehouse to store all your music, photos, videos, documents, and other important files.
  • Built-in USB 3.0 hub: Two high-speed USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports allow you to connect, manage, and recharge 2 external USB devices -- like a phone or tablet -- even if your computer is in standby mode.
  • PC/Mac compatibility: The Seagate Backup Plus Hub is formatted for Windows computers, but can also be used on your Mac computer by installing the provided NTFS driver for Mac.
  • 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 www.Adobe.com/legal.html for applicable terms and privacy Policy. Must redeem by January 31, 2020.
Collection/Theme
Backup Plus Hub
Portable/ Desktop
Desktop
Capacity
8 TB
Drive Type
External Desktop Hard Drive
Interface
USB 3.0
Drive Size
3.5 Inches
Internal or External
External
PC/Mac Compatibility
PC and Mac
Software Included
macOS driver available for download; Seagate Dashboard backup software (available for download)
Maximum Data Transfer Rate
160 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)
4.1 (W) x 11.8 (H) x 19.8 (D) cm
Dimensions (in)
1.61 (W) x 4.65 (H) x 7.8 (D) in
Product Weight
1.06 kg
  • Seagate Backup Plus Hub drive
  • 4 ft. (1.2m) USB 3.0 cable
  • Seagate Dashboard backup software (available for download)
  • Power adapter
  • Quick start guide
  • NTFS driver for Mac (available for download)

  • Seagate 8tb backup hub
    by

    from BC on June 5, 2019

    Absolutely love this. Extremely easy to use and helped me organize everything. For anyone tired of USB sticks and smaller drives laying are this is worth the purchase


  • Excellent Drive for value but very slow.
    by

    from Medicine Hat Alberta on May 28, 2019

    So far I've bought 1 8 TB drive with Hub and 1 4 TB drive with Hub. Both have been very reliable the 8 TB is about 1 tear old and the 4 TB is about 2 years old. Although I've read a earlier review about not being able to use the Hubs for other ext.HD's I currently have all 4 available usb slots filled with external 3TB hard drives and have had Zero problems . The only thing I have noticed is that they do run about 10 degrees C higher temp than any of my other drives (I have no reason why but it hasn't been a problem , I'll soon be adding another 8TB . PS. Idid change the cables to speed it up and it seemed to help. They were cheap but well worth it from E-bay I think some other users may have had problems because they downloaded huge files all at once. I usually only download 100 -200 GB at one time. I like to give the drive time to cool down to avoid any issues


  • Purchased 2 and happy!
    by

    from GTA region on May 12, 2019

    We purchased 2 of these units (Plus Hub 8TB). So far so good. We were worried as cooling is passive but so far have not had to take any special measures - we use the drives for storing server backups (we use AWS, and have our own backup servers but wanted a local 3rd level of redundancy). If necessary they could be put on a laptop cooler to help airflow but they have air venting on 2 sides and it seems to be fine. The USB ports are great. As these are powered backup drives the ports are powered and so we have other portable backup drives attached using the Seagate USB ports. You can even hook a headset up to the USB ports and it works fine with skype, tox, etc. We bought the 3 yr extended plan as generally drive failures are a notorious issue. We recently had 2 WD Golds (the top of the line enterprise drive) both fail within 6 months and the RMA got us only used remanufactured drives as replacements. So for static backup storage it will be these Seagates instead. Cheaper even with the warranty. BTW the Best Buy delivery was impressive. Got each next day after order by Canada Post.


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