Seagate Backup Plus Portable USB3 STBU

  • Seagate Backup Plus Portable USB3 STBU
83
Based on 27 scores, 42 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    10
  • Good:
    12
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Fast performance.
  • Flexible interface.
  • Thunderbolt option.

Cons:

  • Social-backup software has some crucial Facebook limitations.
  • Drive shell looks like metal, but is really plastic.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Hardware Secrets on

The Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB external disk drive is compact, very well-finished, and flexible.Most compact external hard drives are hard drives with a USB interface added to their printed circuit boards, i.e. they are not standard laptop hard drives....

By Tech ARP on

The Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB portable hard disk drive is one of the better-designed USB drives we have seen. It shows its GoFlex roots in its upgradability. Where else can you find a portable drive that you can upgrade from the standard USB 3.0...

By MyCE on

Let us summarise the most important positive and negative points below:Positive:Easy to connect. Reasonable turn of speed when backing up and restoring data. Runs quietly, with very little noise or vibration. Runs cool even after prolonged use. Good...

By APC Magazine on 90

As with its 500GB counterpart reviewed in the affordable portable section, there's a tremendous amount to like about the new line of Seagate Backup Plus drives. We're talking...

By APC Magazine on 90

Whatever Seagate is doing to make its drive go fast, it's working. Like its 1TB compatriot in the super-sized portables group, the Backup Plus 500GB left nearly every other drive...

By CNET Australia on 81

The Seagate Backup Plus is fast, flexible and good-looking. The drive's included backup software works well and is easy to...

By Legit Reviews on

The Seagate 1TB Back Up Plus portable HDD exceeded my expectations of what a portable HDD should be able to do....

By Good Gear Guide on 70

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive comes with software that can backup your Facebook and Flickr photos in addition to your computer's data. However, the implementation of that feature could be better and some other aspects of the software need to...

By hardwarebbq.com on

Seagate sent a Backup Plus 1TB Drive with a backup software which also enables you to backup your FB account ever since its enabled .I am not really into software or Operating systems, but as someone who sees software to the level that its user friendly,...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 80

Somehow, Seagate has managed to simplify the external hard drive while adding new features and functions. The Backup Plus Portable can be used with PC or Mac without reformatting and requires no extra fiddling to get it going – you just plug it into...

By firstpost.com on 70

Seagate has two capacities for the Indian market – 500GB priced at Rs 5,600 and 1TB priced at Rs 7,700. It's expensive by a few hundred rupees than portable USB 3.0 hard drive by other brands, but the premium is quite justified by the useful backup...

By Expert Reviews on 100

The Facebook integration's nice, but the fast performance and low cost are even...

By Macworld UK on 80

At first glance, Seagate’s new Backup Plus drive might seem to be primarily intended for PCs, rather than Macs. It’s equipped with a USB 3 interface, and is formatted in the Windows NTFS format. However, Seagate has done a good job of making sure that...

By Computer Shopper on 80

The Backup Plus Portable Drive is a fast, flexible drive you can upgrade to other, faster interfaces down the line. It's snap-simple to use for basic backup tasks, and the price is right....

By Wired on 70

A hard drive is a hard drive is a hard drive. Unless you’re a deep study, the differences between competing portable storage drives seem minute, and few things influence purchasing decisions more than capacity and price.Warranty and brand loyalty are...

By TechRadar on 60

There's a lot to like about Seagate's Backup Plus portable hard drive. It's light and shiny, and comes in four metallic colours. Seagate's USM (formerly GoFlex) system means you can remove the USB 3.0 connector and replace it with FireWire 800 or...

By Smarthouse on 90

Far too often, someone's notebook gets nicked and you hear the phrase "I don't care about the computer; it's the data I'll miss." But the laboured hours don't have to go to waste thanks to portable hard drives and cloud storage solutions. Entering this...

By Channel News Australia on 90

Seagate's new drive speaks social network fluently, but is this a worthy additive or another empty sales...

By GadgetSpeak on 76

The Seagate Backup Plus is a quick and easy back-up system. Available in 500GB, 750GB and 1TB versions it supplied with Dashboard software which is designed to be simple to use as well as supporting social networks. It supports USB3.0 for high speed...

By The Inquirer on 80

A lightweight and smart looking portable hard drive with an easy to use dashboard interface that synchronises data with social media web sites to ensure that users never lose their favourite images. µ The GoodSyncs Facebook and Flickr images...