Seagate Backup Plus 1TB Slim Portable Hard Drive

Seagate Backup Plus 1TB Slim Portable Hard Drive

Seagate Backup Plus 1TB Slim follows the slim line series. It offers simple slim design and powerful performance. With good looks, Backup Plus 1TB is a value for money product. 1TB storage space does not fell short for keeping different type of files. Above that USB 3.0 interface makes thing work faster. Seagate has worked on the design part more. Metal casing on the top looks like holding a 9.5mm portable drive inside. It gets a bit hot when you are using it constantly.  There are different size variation available in the form of 500GB, 1TB and 2GB. It comes in 4 different color which are Black, Silver, Blue and Red. The model that we are testing today is Red. Each of them holds a 2 year limited warranty. Price differ among different online seller.  Like on Snapdeal we found the drive for Rs.4899 and the same on eBay is sold for Rs.5575.  I found it bit costly compare to a few thick drives in the market. You can get one easily for Rs.3800, but only if you are not looking for a slim design. Otherwise, this drive is not bad at all. It looks classy. Small size gives you benefit of carrying it in your pocket. Compare to this a regular 2.5inch external hard drive is more disturbing.

Features:

  • Sleek Metal Case Enclosure.
  • Flexible Backup Solution.
  • One click Social Media Backup.
  • Share files between Mac and Windows platform.
  • USB 3.0 Plug and Play.
  • Seagate Mobile Backup App support

Models:

  • Slim Portable 500GB Black
  • Slim Portable 500GB Silver
  • Backup Plus Portable 1TB Red
  • Backup Plus Portable 1TB Silver
  • Backup Plus Portable 1TB Blue
  • Backup Plus Portable 2TB Black
  • Backup Plus Portable 2TB Red
  • Backup Plus Portable 2TB Silver

Seagate Backup Plus 1TB Slim has a sleek metal casing. Full red color looks classic. The drive has a single led light on the top left. Integrated with the design, turns on when you are using it. Combo USB 3.0 port which is also USB 2.0 compatible is on the top side. Seagate Backup Plus 1TB is attractive in look. there are now screws visible on the entire body. The enclosure looks like has plastic latch that holds up both the part firmly. it also vibrate less. The body is not durable. You must protect it from shock, and water. Overall it simplify backup needs. Seagate Dashboard comes pre-loaded. With one click, you can back all your essential files instantly in the drive. Social Media backup also helps you to get all your favorite photos in it easily. Seagate cloud support add more peace of mind to keep multiple copies of your important files on web and access them from any location. Inside the enclosure lies a 9.5mm 5400rpm hard drive. The drive is fast enough to give instant data backup solution if you are using USB 3.0 port.

Things that matter is durability. I was expecting a durable enclosure here. Not waterproof but enough strong to handle basic shock. 1TB space is huge. You can copy large amount of data. And you can loose if you accidentally drop the drive. For day to day backup you can go ahead with using Seagate Dashboard software and use the cloud also. You can create a backup task and whenever you connect the drive the process begins automatically.

Speed Test:

Seagate Backup Plus 1TB Slim is a reliable portable hard drive in terms of file transfer. It is ideal for all kind of data backup. Following is speed test results. I had moved a huge amount of data in the drive from local 7200RPM Seagate Barracuda 3TB. The speed is surprising. On USB 3.0 I am getting maximum 114Mb/s. And on USB 2.0 I am getting 39Mb/s of maximum transfer speed. Taking the average speed that remains constant, on USB 3.0 is 92Mb/s and 31Mb/s on USB 2.0.

CrystalDisk Mark Test on USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 Ports –

Regular Data Transfer Speed Test through Teracopy on USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 Ports –

Conclusion:

Seagate Backup Plus 1TB Slim Portable Hard Drive is good in terms of performance and look. The cost varies among different sellers. So watch carefully before buying. You might get cheaper in your local shop. The drive works well with all system. It is best to use on USB 3.0. Sleek Metal case gives a very attractive look. You can put in your pocket or on your back pack. It consume relatively less amount of space. 114MB/s of transfer speed is impressive. Around 50GB of data is moved within 7 minutes on USB 3.0 while the same around half hour on USB 2.0. It is an ideal companion to carry all your videos when you are travelling. It can be a good alternative to keep all your multimedia files.

Pros:

  • Great Data Transfer Speed
  • Sleek Design

Cons:

  • Pricy
  • Non durable design

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