Seagate STX Backup Plus 5TB 2.5" USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive - Black

  • Model #: STDR5000100
  • Web Code: 10488341
  • Release Date: 10-21-2016
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Sale Ends: November 22, 2018
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Enjoy peace of mind knowing your digital life is securely backed up on this Seagate STX Backup Plus portable external hard drive. Sporting a spacious 5TB capacity, it backs up your data without worrying about electronic hacking or slow cloud storage upload speeds. It features lightning-quick USB 3.0 connectivity and easy-to-use backup software.

More Information

  • This portable external hard drive with auto backup software stores all your data without the fear of electronic hacking or inconvenience of slow upload speeds of cloud service providers
  • Massive 5TB capacity gives you a compact digital warehouse to store and back up all your important documents and favourite movies, music, photos, and other media files
  • USB 3.0 connectivity ensures blazing-fast file transfers so you can quickly back up large amounts of data
  • Easy-to-use Seagate Dashboard Backup software makes it a breeze to back up your data and integrates seamlessly with the Seagate Mobile Backup app for easy backup of your mobile devices
  • Portable design means this device is built to go everywhere with you
  • Compatible with both PC (Windows 7 or higher) and Mac (Mac OS X 10.9 or higher, just install NTFS drivers on your Mac and you’re good to go)
  • 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
  • Seagate Dashboard Backup Software


  • Parts - 2 Year(s)
  • Portable/ Desktop
  • Capacity
    5 TB
  • Drive Type
    External Portable Hard Drive
  • Diskless or Populated
  • Interface
    USB 3.0
  • Drive Size
    2.5 Inches
  • Internal or External
  • Wireless
  • PC/Mac Compatibility
    PC and Mac
  • 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 11.5 (H) x 2.5 (D) cm
  • Dimensions (in)
    3.07 (W) x 4.53 (H) x 0.98 (D) in
  • Product Weight
    0.25 kg
  • What's in the Box
  • Warranty Parts
    2 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

3.9 / 5
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  • from Magog, QC

Mine Failed After a Month

Can see it, much less mount it

  • from Delta, BC

Good - but Slower than expected

I purchased this drive a week or so ago. I needed some extra storage and this fit the bill. The drive has been reliable so far - and works well. However, it is a little slower than I was expecting from a USB 3 drive. But I don't need speed - I needed a few extra terabytes. I might pick up another one to add storage where I need it... I would recommend the drive - knowing that it is a little slower than what you might expect from a USB 3 drive.

  • from Cornwall, ON

good buy slightly misleading though

they call this drive a 5TB drive but in reality when you recieve and plug it in it has a hair over 4.5TB of free space to put stuff on. the drive was purchased today and Was very plug and play using it for backup storage of movies and series. very quick write times id say 10MB/second or more this limit is likely from my internal hard drive as its much older.

  • from Scarborough, ON

It works for PS4 pro

Im new to the concept of expandable memory for my playstation. After following the instructions on youtube for formatting your hard drive i was able to upload all the games i currently had on my system to the device. Since my ps4 pro has only 1 terabyte of memory I knew it would fill up quickly. I got this on a special promotion id buy another for my tv so I can upload all of my fav tv shows to it :p but thats something else entirely. 5 stars from me because it does what its suppose to.

  • from Gloucester

Seagate 5tb 2.5" usb 3,0 external hard drive

Received this small package - The drive is very compact - no power adapter as it is powered through the USB connection. - The drive is setup as a backup device. I am using Linux, so the software will not work. re-formatted the drive. Copied everything that I wanted onto the drive without any issues. Very quiet drive. It is very efficient and quick. I will definitely be buying more of these.

  • from Etobicoke, ON

Perfect size.....

beyond expectations! plug it in & your off - very compact size & NO power cord - what's not to like? Oh ya, downloads are quick & easy as well.....

  • from Montréal, QC

It's good.

It's good.

  • from Toronto, ON

Works well

The device works well. But my DVD cannot read MP4 or MKV Video files from it.

  • from Lake Country, BC

Works well on Xbox One

I bought this in preparation for the Xbox One X coming out this fall. The reason being I have an XBO-S with a 2TB drive currently and the XBO-X will have the smaller 1TB drive size (that's a whole other topic). Anyway I was looking at the Xbox branded 4TB version when I noticed I could get this one for less money on sale. That made it an easy decision, it performs well enough and I have a ton of free space so I won't miss the 2TB internal as much. As far as PS4 goes, I know that PS4's with a model number below CUH-1200 don't support drives larger than 4TB, connected to their internal SATA port. That said I'm not 100% that applies to externally connected ones. So make sure you research it before you buy! Newer models should have no problem, but again make sure you do your homework on it before you buy. Bottom line, great drive for XBO owners that are sick of having to uninstall games to add new ones.

  • from Scarborough, ON


I use this with a Mac book Pro. It performs extra ordinarily well given that i backup my entire laptop storage on it every week. It is a fast performer and totally worth its price point.

  • from Bradford, ON

Seagate STX Backup Plus 5TB 2.5" USB 3.0 Portable External hard drive

Froze my computer out of the box. I will be returning it

  • from Montreal, QC

Compact and works well.

Works well so far. I have backed up my laptop several ways: Windows 7/10 utility; Seagate downloaded Dashboard utility, and straight copy ( Ctl+C) and paste (Ctl+P) functions. No problem encountered. I have since made more back up versions using the Dashboard utility and all work flawlessly. I bought this portable HD for its compact size, power thru USB3 only, and 5TB at a reasonable price on sale. I will revise the review if the HD dies in less than 2 years but otherwise this is a great 5-stars product.

  • from Mississauga, ON


I never thought 5tb portable drive would come out! No external power source needed! This is my 4th one, amazing value (when on sale!) Highly recomended!

  • from Thornhill, ON

Pretty good

Small and slim, but huge storage size.

  • from Toronto, ON

Good product

For the given discounted price, this product is worth every dollar.

  • from Waterloo, ON

Beware, mine failed within two days

There was a reason why these were just on sale, mine failed within two days of getting it. Annoyingly enough it's a failure that stopped my computer from booting when plugged in. (No I'm not using it as a boot device) Will be warrantying or returning this one and likely returning the other unused one I bought.

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