SeaGate Backup Plus Fast 4TB Review

SeaGate Backup Plus Fast 4TB Review

High space portable hard drive comes with their own handling benefits. You have less worry about choosing what to backup and what to leave. Backup Plus Fast is a large space portable storage solution by Seagate. 4TB space is more than enough for anyone to keep their videos, music, files, games, pictures, and many more stuff at one place. Most common problem with low size drive is instant space fill up after moving a few HD movies. And then comes sorting time. But in Backup Plus Fast, huge space, fast performance and portable design give more benefits. This also makes this drive a costly solution. Powered by USB 3.0 interface the internal drivers are capable of giving you a 220mb/s of transfer speed. There are two thin 2TB drives in it configured on raid0. The cost of this hard drive lies around Rs.23,564 (Snapdeal). I am not happy with the price here. I am having some budget alternative also. Like Seagate 4TB External drive that comes around Rs.11700 or Seagate Backup Plus that comes around Rs.13,000. The price would be best if it falls below Rs.15,000 as per the other competitive models in the market.


  • 2.5inch Portable Design
  • USB 3.0 Powered Hard Drive
  • Touch Metal Design
  • 2x Speed compare to other Portable Drives
  • Seagate Mobile Backup app support
  • 3 Year Warranty


  • Capacity – 4TB
  • Color – Black
  • Length – 116.90mm
  • Width – 82.50mm

SeaGate Backup Plus Fast 4TB is the single only product variation available in its series. It works on dual 2TB drive. that is the reason it makes a bit thick compare to other portable hard drive. The drive runs on YCable. That add more power and speed. USB 3.0 interface usually hold more data and the it is also usb 2.0 compatible. Seagate Dashboard is the common cross platform PC software that comes pre-loaded in it. Through it you can backup your data instantly. The method is really simple.  You can also protect your data from unauthorized access. It is recommended to install Dashboard tool while using this Backup Plus Fast 4TB. With simple instructions you can configure schedule backup to and fro in drive and pc. Backup Plus Fast 4TB comes in thick enclosure. It is bit durable. Most of the drive have plastic body that make them weak. The body has nothing much except a light on the top part. Durable does not means that it can tolerate liquid or rough weather. There are two cables in the package. One a regular usb 3.0 and other one is Ycable. If you think the drive is slow while transferring file on the regular one use  Ycable.

Speed Test:

The available space in Backup Plus Fast 4TB is 3.63TB and 476MB is occupied by the SeaGate Dashboard Software. You can cut paste that in your pc if you need to expand more.

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

SeaGate Backup Plus Fast 4TB is ideal for those who are looking for a good speed large space portable solution. As per our test we found it impressive on USB 3.0. On USB 3.0 we were constantly getting between 150 to 200Mb/s second. The speed remains more stable when you are using Ycable. Still on USB 2.0 you can expect around 30Mb/s of constant data transfer output. Seagate Dashboard provide you schedule backup option. After connecting it can automatically start copying data.


The Seagate Backup Plus Fast Portable 4TB drive offer you good alternative for internal hard drive. In 4TB space you cancarry your entire PC data in it. The drive is fast enough to transfer 50GB of data in 30minutes. The write and read activity is really fast. This drive as 2x2TB drive in it which are configured on Raid0. That makes it bit costly. High capacity does not means it will be slow. It is fast. Recommended to use on USB 3.0. There are few budget drive in the market which makes Backup Plus Fast two time costlier driver. The price is around Rs.23,500 approx.


  • Good Data Transfer Speed
  • High Storage Space
  • Low vibration.


  • Costly


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