Back up your digital content anytime, anywhere with the Seagate Backup Plus Slim portable drive for Mac. Designed for ultimate portability, the sleek metal design allows for the thinnest portable hard drive available with up to 2TB of capacity. Since the drive is powered solely by the USB cable,...
- Hard Drive: 2 TB Portable
- Number of USB 3.0 Ports: 1
I bought this Seagate backup because I have a Macbook Pro and once I downloaded El Capitan my old hard drive backup - a Lacie - no longer worked. I'm not sure why. I tried to get it to backup, but couldn't. So, I bit the bullet and bought this Seagate.My macbook pro is about 4-5 years old, and since downloading el capitan its also slower. the other day it was acting up, so I shut it off and it had a tough time rebooting. so that put the fear of god into me, and I bought the Seagate. there are no good instructions that come with the drive to help you in the process, which is why I took a star off.it took a while for me to figure out how to get this to backup, so for those who are as tech-unsavvy as I am, here's what I did after I watched a youtube video or three.1. connect the drive to the computer at the usb port.2. once you see the seagate icon, click the apple icon on the top left and click 'system preferences'.3. when system preferences opens, click on time machine, which on my computer is to the right in the fourth row down.4. click on time machine. when time machine opens up, slide the bar from the off to the 'on' position.5. you should see the seagate icon to the right. follow the prompts. I've completed my backup so I can't tell you exactly what they are but if I can do it, you can. trust me on that.6. the mac people say you should get a backup drive thats about double your hard drive, so that's what I did. I got the 1TB.I started my backup at about 8pm and left it overnight. it was done by 6:30 the next morning and possibly earlier. I also have a cloud backup, but, I wanted a hard drive one as well. I back it up again after I'm finished working for the day. I find it too constricting to keep it connected during the day.I've been the person in the 'genius' bar who came in after their computer crashed and had no backup and was told it would cost about $4000 to extract the info from the crashed drive. so I learned my lesson. all computers eventually crash, so learn from my mistake and get your computer backed up. and no, I'm not getting money from the company. just tryin' to help. $60 beats $4000 and a nervous breakdown. at least in my book!
Bought this for storage of important files (photos and design projects). While it's a huge storage and a great price, I had a "HARDWARE FAILURE" within the first month and a half. Just long enough to do a ton of important work. Now I'm paying hundreds of dollars to try and recover the data.PURCHASE THE DATA PROTECTION COVERAGE!!!The tech said they get a lot of business trying to recover seagate drives. Maybe just because they are popular, but also sounded like the 4TB model was more common to have issues. Reality is that all portable hard drives are at risk of failure or data loss. Consider getting two 2TB versions and using one to back up the other because one of them will certainly fail.
Sorry to disagree with many, this was not easy to use at first. I spent over an hour on line and on the phone with Amazon Tech Support. It was so bad they told me I must have received an item that was previously sold and returned for repair. I finally figured it out after several hours. I would not recommend.