Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB 2.5" USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive (STDR2000306) - White

  • Model #: STDR2000306
  • Web Code: 10425186
  • Release Date: 05-23-2016
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Sale Ends: March 28, 2019
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Small drive, large storage. The Seagate Backup Plus Slim external portable hard drive gives you 2TB 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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Some people worry about all the wrong things. Do I have enough storage space? Will this work with my Mac at the office? Does my hard drive make my butt look big? Not you. You're armed with a Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim portable hard drive, which puts a whopping 2TB of storage space in the back pocket of your skinny jeans. And because it's a razor-thin 1.2cm "thick" you'll forget it's even there. It doesn't even matter that you use a PC at home and a Mac at the office, since it offers easy plug-and-play functionality with both Windows and Mac OS, no reformatting required. Massive capacity, tiny design, ease of use. Nice.

Why you need this:

  • Back-pocket portability: Just over a centimetre "thick" and weighing just 0.16kg, this slim hard drive can be easily slipped into a pocket or purse for breezy transit from A to B and back again.
  • Massive storage capacity: With 2TB of storage, you can bring your entire digital life with you so that every important file is always at your fingertips, wherever you go.
  • PC-ready, Mac-friendly: Plug-and-play the hard drive with any PC. Install the NTFS driver for Mac, and you can use the drive interchangeably between Windows and Mac computers without reformatting
  • USB 3.0 interface: Experience lightning-fast transfer speeds when used in conjunction with a USB 3.0 port.
  • 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 Slim Portable Drive
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Quick Start Guide


  • Parts - 2 Year(s)

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  • Collection/Theme
    Backup Plus Slim
  • Portable/ Desktop
  • Capacity
    2 TB
  • Drive Type
    External Portable Hard Drive
  • Interface
    USB 3.0
  • Drive Size
    2.5 Inches
  • Internal or External
  • Wireless
  • PC/Mac Compatibility
    PC and Mac
  • Rotations Per Minute (RPM)
    5400 rpm
  • Software Included
    macOS driver available for download
  • 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)
    7.6 (W) x 11.4 (H) x 1.2 (D) cm
  • Dimensions (in)
    2.99 (W) x 4.49 (H) x 0.47 (D) in
  • Product Weight
    0.16 kg
  • What's in the Box
  • Warranty Parts
    2 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

4.6 / 5
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533 Reviews

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26 Reviews

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  • from Dawson Creek, BC

Awesome Drive

I've always used Seagate's external hard drives for my photography business. With a busy few years and extremely busy sports season, my current 1TB was nearing capacity. So I decided to not only get an additional drive, but to double the storage space. These drives have done wonders, and I love that they're portable so I can stick them into my laptop bag and simply go where I need to go and edit. It's really helpful as my laptop only has a certain amount of storage. The added benefit was the 2 month free subscription to Adobe's Photography Plan which I already have a subscription to, so thank you Best Buy for paying for my subscription for the next two months

  • from Hamilton, ON

Good size, weight, and high reliability

I use this with my mac for time machine backups and it works perfectly.

  • from Brandon, MB

Unfortunately some of the 1 star reviews were true

I'm giving this drive 1 star because both that i ordered were DOA. When I manage to take them in to BestBuy I'll try exchanging hopefully and if they give me troubles too I will just give up lol. Now, if they had worked. I love the form factor, nice and small, short cable but I that's what you want with a little drive like this not something that's going to get all tangled every time you put it in or out of your pocket, purse, backpack, etc. I hope that I eventually get one to work.

  • from Chilliwack, BC

Ignore The Other Reviews - Read This for MacBook

Okay, first of all ... I hate reviews that only give you half the story. Read this review if you want the scoop on this drive: Beware, you have to be a little bit computer savvy if you want to use this drive. It is not plug and play - if you expect to plug it into your MacBook and simply follow the bouncing ball, then you will be disappointed/frustrated. Also, it doesn't come with a set of detailed instructions telling you how to back up your apple computer files. It only comes formatted for anything other than apple. So, what you have to do is google the following: 1. How to format seagate harddrive to macbook; then, 2. How to backup macbook files to seagate drive. Then, follow the bouncing ball when you find answers to these searches. You will know if you are successfully backing up your files if it takes about 17 - 20 minutes. Lastly, when you are done backing up the files, you have to properly eject the seagate drive, otherwise you will get an error message (if you just pull the wire out of your macbook). The procedure is a little involved, but ... hey, you are getting a 2TB drive for 80 bucks.

  • from Woodbridge, ON

Works perfectly

Not sure about these negative reviews but this has worked perfectly for me for many months. I'm using it with a Windows 10 laptop and no issues whatsoever.

  • from Brampton, ON

Wish I could give it 0 stars--Horrible waste of money

This is the worst drive I have ever used. I bought it 4 months ago and the drive has fully stop working. At first I heard some clicking noises when connecting it and it wouldn't recognize my files. Now I heard nothing the light is solid blue but I still don't see my files. I used this as a backup drive to create space on my main drive and know I have lost all my files...stop selling this piece of junk!!!!

  • from kelowna, BC

never buying this one again

i am on my second hard drive now in a year and it is making weird noises already! I already lost all my files with one and I am scared I will with this one again! Buying a different brand now would definitely not recommend seagate

  • from Toronto, ON

Edit to my earlier review

I wrote a very harsh and upset review about this hard drive yesterday as I was experiencing issues with it and dealing with a lot of frustration. However, once I realized that what I needed to do to get this hard drive to work for my MacBook wasn't actually clearly outlined in the instructions, it was seamless from there. For those who, like me, are not technologically inclined and want to use this hard drive for your Mac ONLY (not both Mac and PC), all you need to do is go to Disk Utility and reformat the drive for Mac (i.e. you hit "Erase"). It took mere seconds for mine to complete this process, and once complete, I was prompted by Time Machine to back up my Mac – which is the sole reason I'd purchased this drive. I woke up this morning to see that my computer has been fully backed up on the external hard drive via Time Machine, so my negative 5 review is now a full, +5 stars. The reason I've deducted one star is because I think the instructions should have included a small note for users who want to use this drive for Mac only. I understand that this is a PC/Mac hard drive that is supposed to be used seamlessly between the two (and there Seagate sells a separate "for Mac" drive), but when I followed the instructions to download Paragon NTFS for Mac – thinking I would need to do this for the drive to work on my Mac – it ended up being a nightmare for me and I wasted two hours trying to get my Mac to even read the hard drive. So, for those who do want to use this for both your PC and your Mac, good luck to you because I wasn't able to figure it out (and fortunately won't need to), and Best Buy will NOT let you return the hard drive if opened and you'll have to contact Seagate directly.

  • from Toronto, ON


I just wasted 2 hours of my life trying to get this garbage piece of technology to even be read by my MacBook—nothing. I wanted to use it for Time Machine, but I got an error message. Downloaded NTFS for Mac per the instructions, and I couldn't even install the application until I restarted my computer. But that didn't help either. If this was the place to use swear words, you bet I would. I wish I could give this hard drive NEGATIVE stars – in large part because Seagate, Partition AND Best Buy do not have helpful customer service available or any sort of troubleshooting tips. @Best Buy – considering I purchased this today and it has done the opposite of what it's supposed to do, I expect a full refund.

  • from Brampton, ON

Very disappointed

I am very, very disappointed with this external drive. I wait for 3 weeks to come in mail order it was arrive yesterday, as soon as I recived I try on my desktop didn't recognize it, I am taking to Best buy tomorrow. Let see what they say my all other brands external hard drives work perfectly with no need to even install any software, just connect the drive and work fine.price is good but service and product are not as I expected very disappointed.

  • from Brampton

piece of crap

First time buying online from best buy, got it on cyber monday. This thing was working fine, stored mp4 files on it to watch on my ps4. Until a week later, i was using it, the shows werent playing, so i reset my ps4, and then this crap starts making a beeping noise, is no longer a recognized device on my ps4, tried to plug it to my laptop and then the light on the harddrive stopped blinking, not recognized on my laptop, and then eventually stopped revving up whenever plugged in. waste of money, dont ever buy this crap or anything online from best buy.

  • from North York, ON

good purchase

The hard drive works as described no need to install anything if using windows 10 but you do have a option to install the dash board. used the external hard drive for 2 weeks and it is good. fast file transfer.

  • from Longueuil, QC


Some reviewers quote this drive at 1 on 5 because it's not compatible with Windows 10. The description clearly mention it is compatible with Windows UP to version 8. I'm I stupid or what?

  • from East York, ON

Don't buy it

I bought this external drive yesterday, my laptop didn't recognize it. I tried another cable and the laptop didn't see the drive. I wasted 2 hours of my time and went and replaced with new one" Best buy doesn't accept return for drives, only replacement", same issue, the laptop gave a message that can't recognize the device and it might be damaged. windows 8, and both USB 2 & 3 don't recognize it. i contacted the company and waiting for their answer. My other brand external hard drives work perfectly with no need to even install any software, just connect the drive. Very disappointed

  • from Toronto, ON

Disconnects and Reconnects non stop

Guess I got a lemon based on the reviews on this site, it will disconnect and reconnect non stop whenever I try to transfer multiples files > 1 gb

  • from London, ON

Didn't Work

received the hard drive and it didnt work. Beeped when I plugged it in an wasn't detected as a hard drive. Returning it and going with a Western Digital instead

  • from Victoria, BC



  • from Vancouver BC

Small in size but big in storage space

Easy to use, just plug and play for my pc. Works as expected. Good value for a good name brand.

  • from Keswick Ridge, New Brunswick, Canada

Not Such a Good Purchase After All

Well, I would like to give a better review, but the truth is that I haven't been able to get it to run on my Windows 10 PC as of yet. I plug it into the PC's USB port, and it starts beeping; it doesn't stop beeping until I disconnect. Although I can find the drive listed under Printers and Devices, it doesn't show up as a drive with a letter on the hard drive.... I have been forced to seek help from the IT guy at my place of employment (he's looking into it) because I can't find any support options at all for installing this unit from Seagate.... That lack of support is critical in times like this, and it just isn't there. Too bad, as it looked like an awesome little unit... :-(

  • from Toronto, ON

Best purchase

Bought it as an internal drive upgrade for my PS4. Inside the casing is a Seagate 7mm 128MB cache Mobile Drive, instead of the Samsung M9T I thought it would have. This is a way better drive with more cache, faster read/write and also void of any beeping problems.

  • from Montréal, QC


Slim and works well , lIke it very much!

  • from Vancouver, BC

Automatic eject

This hard drive constantly "ejects" itself (error message constantly that it has been ejected improperly when it hasn't). There is apparently a software update but I have downloaded that and it can't "see" the hard drive (despite its being visible in my menu). I have a Macbook Pro. I am very, very disappointed with this external drive.

  • from Toronto, ON

The portable external hard drive is good

I like the product, it is fast and silm, nice colors. The price is reasonable as well. I have used it for my files, movies, picyures backup.

  • from Edmonton, AB

Simply Amazing!

Its my first purchase of Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB 2.5" USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive and I like it.

  • from Toronto, ON

Just What I Wanted

It works very well. I have a MacBook Pro which had no trouble recognizing the drive .... easy installation and good price

  • from Ottawa, ON

Nice backup hard drive

just plug it in and you can start use it. Also came with 200G online One Drive.

  • from London, ON


This drive is NOT Mac ready as you are led to believe by the write up. It takes a lot of messing around to make it work on a Mac. Very disappointed by the write up on Bestbuy's site. NOT plug and play for a Mac

  • from Ottawa, ON

Not MAC compatible

looks good but didn't work. i checked and double checked before purchasing. it should have worked. but It needs to be reformated for use with Mac....But you can't reformat it if your Mac can't recognise it. My iMac plus two macbook Pro's were unable to recognise the drive. I tried for about 6 hours utilising apple support, seagate support and good old google. No problem though. Bestbuy did a quick refund.

  • from Surrey, BC

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB

Using as main daily backup. So far no issues.

  • from Oshawa, ON

Perfect for my son's Xbox - 5 stars

Got this on sale, and for the price it was worth a shot. I am sure that this will work as advertised, but it also works perfectly with my son's Xbox One. Seamless integration so there are no "locations" to search in order to find the game he wants. As an added bonus, he can bring it to his friends house, login to their Xbox and be able to play his games on that Xbox as well! This is a super HDD that is even more versatile than advertised!

  • from Laval, QC

Love it!

Very small and fits everywhere. Perfect for my vacation pictures.

  • from Pickering, ON

Prety good

slim,fast,and nice appear looking.

  • from Toronto, ON

Great Value

Great Little Unit. The added Cloud based storage from onedrive makes this an even sweeter deal.

  • from Toronto, ON

one of the best external hard drive

small and handy. very good looking hard drive. got on sale and visa check out discount. casing feel expensive and too small. so easy to bring any where. I did purchase 2 of this. I did put one in my ps4 to expand my memory. so far is good thanks best buy digong duterte

  • from Brampton, ON

great price/performance sleek USB 3.0 drive

It is the best performance external backup conventional hard drive I have used so far. I have tested the R/W performance of this drive using CrystalDiskMark and it comes very close to the 130MB/sec both R/W, which is quite impressive. It is also very quiet drive and hardly noticeable when it is connected. I also like the design of the case (aluminum top cover and separate USB adapter). I didn't open the drive to check the content though just to keep the warranty in tact. All-in-all I think it is a great value so I bought a second one within a couple of days while the sale was still going on.

  • from Edmonton, AB

Not user-friendly

If you always busy i do not recommend this product. Very complicated have to download software every Computer.

  • from Pictou NS


I was interested in the 4TB but it was a one day sale not everyone checks their email every day. I would like to see the 4TB sale again

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