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Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with 200GB of Cloud Storage by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with 200GB of Cloud Storage & Mobile Device Backup USB...
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 5044 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.4
Returned or considering to return: 2.3%

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Individual Feature Rating
Capacity4.9   average
Price4.9   average
Reliable4.8   average
Weight4.8   average
Color4.7   average
Packaging4.6   average
Quality4.5   average
Shipping4.5   average
Speed4.5   average
Transfer4.3   average
Case4.1   average
Installation3.6   below average
Windows3.6   average
Adapter3.5   below average
Copying3.5   average
Partition3.5   above average
Reliability3.2   below average
Connection3.0   average
Cable2.9   average
Raid2.9   average
Connector2.4   above average
Warranty2.2   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Adapter

Adapter:
"After removing the shielding and also removing the usb 3.0 (dead adapter) I was able to retrieve the data from the drive with a sata to usb adapter."
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"Results: this drive has a crappy USB 3.0 adapter the village idiots in china who built it created a faraday cage around the drive, but and not surprisingly built it WRONG!"
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"Thunderbolt drives are the fastest, but this drive isn't compatible with Seagate's Thunderbolt adapter."
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"Got this for the 2TB internal HDD... 7.5mm thick, so it worked perfectly with the HDD SSD Caddy Adapter for Lenovo W540, W541, T540, T440p (original Newmodeus caddy w carrying pouch) to give my Lenovo W540 2TB of additional storage."
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"As mentioned in the description no power adapter is needed for it - a huge advantage in my city where power outages are frequent and unpredictable."
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"The large storage capacity, USB 3.0 speed and being bus-powered (no powered adapter required) makes it perfect for travel!"
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"Fast and I love not having to plug in a power adapter to a wall."
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"After removing the shielding and also removing the usb 3.0 (dead adapter) I was able to retrieve the data from the drive with a sata to usb adapter."
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Cable

Cable:
"The only issue I have with this is the short USB cord isn't great for use on my desktop, but works fine for use with my laptop."
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"I also tested the replaced one with the malfunctioning one's USB 3.0 cable, it works well too."
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"but because the USB cable can be removed I have had A LOT of problems with the drive ejecting."
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"To anyone who has had issues with the hard drive - sometimes hard drives fail, that's common everywhere, however, sometimes it's also a user error (like people who yank the USB cable out without ejecting) and there's a lot of things people can do to ruin a perfectly good drive."
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"Only one of the ten has had a faulty cord - the rest have had no issues."
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"Only drawback is having to put up with the interesting higher-speed USB cable plug that attaches to this external hard drive."
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"One issue I have had on at least two is that the case around the USB port cracks easily; I don't put them in a bag with the cable attached either, so just from normal handling on the desktop etc."
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"Comes with a cable that works perfectly."
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"I also tested the replaced one with the malfunctioning one's USB 3.0 cable, it works well too."
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"I now use the drive for general purpose travel storage, so the minimal set up is nice, the drive and it's USB powered cord (which is about 6 long)."
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"I highly recommend it for the price and ease (no cables needed except the USB 3.0 to connect to PC)."
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Capacity

Capacity:
"It's a little bulkier than the 2tb, and can require quite a bit of power but hard to beat the overall capacity of this drive qith quite decent transfer rates! "
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"If you have the time, it is hard to find more capacity in a smaller lighter case than this one"
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"portable, love the design and its capacity."
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"Because of the failure of my last hard drive and subsequent data loss that ensued, the number one priority on my list of needs in a new hard drive was reliability, and according to other reviews and articles written about this specific hard drive (model, year, and capacity), it was as reliable as it could be."
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"I don't understand why Seagate didn't roll out this product, cute pocket size, extremely portable, light weight, great storage capacity."
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"Great Product, easy to install and enough capacity for a business purposes !"
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"small on the outside, huge capacity inside, GREAT product!"
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Case

Case:
"It makes some sound when you use it and Harddisk is not perfectly fit inside its case."
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"Luckily this is not an emergency that I need it right now, otherwise this would have been a disaster... but since that is already the second Seagate that fails me after about 6 month and no recovery options in both cases I will stay FAR FAR AWAY from them now."
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"Works perfect.. bought it for my PS4.. broke it down and removed it from the case and put it in my ps4 with no problems."
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"Taking of the lid o this external drive is a little tricky as it is glued on and taking the top off will mostly likely cause some damage to the case."
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"I was a bit dissapointed that there is no case whatsoever bundled with this hard drive."
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"I got a 2nd one last year and use it to periodically image the internal drive, as a backup in case of failure."
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"One issue I have had on at least two is that the case around the USB port cracks easily; I don't put them in a bag with the cable attached either, so just from normal handling on the desktop etc."
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"Works perfect.. bought it for my PS4.. broke it down and removed it from the case and put it in my ps4 with no problems."
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"The HD itself is nicely wrapped within the case and has a USB 3 adaptor attached to the SATA connector."
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"I have been able to get matching color cases for them also."
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"At this size it can rest on top of my PC case without getting in the way and can easily be plugged in and moved whenever needed."
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Color

Color:
"I not only like their great performance, but their bright cheery colors too."
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"Looks like Seagate has failed the test with blazing colors."
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"So with color doesn't matter to you there is some good savings to be had."
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"Nice size; like the color; and 1TB is perfect for the intended use."
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"I have been able to get matching color cases for them also."
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")That all being said, it's compact, it's a GREAT price for a TB of storage, the blue color is cute, and you get 200gb of free cloud storage for 2 years with purchase, so that's awesome."
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"It's also smaller and thinner than any other 2TB drive I've used before, and the colors are quite nice (too bad they don't have white like they do in the video)."
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"Love the shape, the blue color sheen, and the weight of it is just...they've made a great product here to contest their competitors."
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Connection

Connection:
"However the connection port for the EHD is very flimsy and doesn't want to stay connected."
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"I really like that is lighter than I thought, the only problem I had with it was that I used it in Linux and suddenly I just couldn't use it there it stop working and it was showing an error anytime I connect it via USB in a Linux OS, I have to format it (in Windows) to make it work again in Linux, but apart from that is working as expected."
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"But in 2012 I purchased the 2tb and the usb connection broke I thought is was my mishandling so I swore not to buy another but they came out with this and I couldn't resist."
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"The 2 hard drive inside are in tact but to main computer board Chip with the RAID connection that makes 2 hard drives recognized as one the connection is broke off."
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"Drive started right up and connected to my computer no problem."
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"Although they are 5400 RPM they are structured as a raid and give a speed of about 130 - so I use two of these with my Macbook Pro (2012) each connected through the USB 3.0 ports and I am able to carry a 7TB show with me."
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"The drive connected easily on my MacBook."
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"to be a portable I think they should have made a much studier connection not the flimsy solder job with thin thin 5 teeth prongs."
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"I highly recommend it for the price and ease (no cables needed except the USB 3.0 to connect to PC)."
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"I had no problems connecting it to my old Windows 7 computer."
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Connector

Connector:
"Connector faulty."
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"I HATE HATE HATE manufacturers who use proprietary connectors on devices that can easily use standard connectors (usb drives, cameras, digital audio players, etc.)."
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"The product works great, but I only gave it 3 stars because the cable is too short and does not have a standard connector on the end that plugs into the drive, so I can't easily replace it with a longer cable."
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"Another thing I don't love about it is the connector between the drive and the computer is less commonly used than other types of wires."
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"also, the cable connector is exceedingly flimsy, disconnects at the slightest pretext!"
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"USB cable (hard drive end) connector was very flimsy."
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"The jack sets in a shallow hole on the drive and easily causes free-play between a plugged-in USB connector and the jack itself."
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"Comes with a two year warranty and a connector cable as well."
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"I HATE HATE HATE manufacturers who use proprietary connectors on devices that can easily use standard connectors (usb drives, cameras, digital audio players, etc.)."
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Copying

Copying:
"Also the App fails frequently, while copying..Cloud - haven't used the Cloud feature yet."
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"So just beware before you start copying everything into it."
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"Unfortunately, I was copying the rest of the Seagate photo files to the WD drive when the Seagate failed."
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"It comes with software to do backups, but I do not use it because then you have to make sure to attach the drive when your scheduled time to backup comes -- just easier for me to backup whenever I want by simply copying the files I need backed up from one drive to the other."
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"This one is nice and slim too, The USB 3.0 makes copying or backing up files a breeze."
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"This is a great drive to use in copying information to save."
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"Very good performance over USB3 copying files.4."
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"They're great for transporting, copying, transferring or just backing up large files or a lot of files between machines."
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Cost

Cost:
"This item cost to much ($105.00) for me not being able to return it."
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"I thought to myself that's what warranties are for, opened a case with Seagate and returned it for a replacement, Seagate then sent me the wrong replacement, which I had to return to them at my cost to get the correct warranty replacement drive."
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"If I do so, I will have spent more on packing and shipping dead drives back to Seagate than this product cost."
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"I had a 2 TB Western Digital desk drive fail without a Seagate Rescue policy, and it cost me $500 to restore the drive."
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"Each one had the same problems, and cost me hours of frustration."
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"I rate it poorly for the frustration and lost time it cost me troubleshooting what should have a been an effortless install."
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"Great cost for the size."
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"Nice product .. low cost compared to market price."
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"But it wasn't their fault, so I bought it again, it works amazing, if you want anything better go solid state, I think this is a best buy for the cost."
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"That, and the fact that it costs 6 cents per gigabyte, makes this a decent choice alongside this 2TB version here: http: amzn."
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"Pros:-Requires no configuration-Works with Mac as well as PC-Very thin design-Low cost compared to other external hard drives."
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Installation

Installation:
"My iMac is installed with OS X 10.6.8 and installation failed three times - I tried both the Mac Only and the Mac & PC versions."
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"Installation for Mac is terrible."
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"The installation instructions for use with a MAC are incorrect."
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"It wasn't clear from the beginning whether installing the software was necessary."
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"Anyway when I finally ran the installation an error pop-ed up saying driver could not be installed."
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"Besides the installation being a bad experience, the dashboard is kind of confusing, and the false advertisement being a total turn of, the harddrive is pretty dam silent so thats good, its also very small and light so easy to carry, and it is pretty much 2TB free space unlike some drives that take out 3gb of space."
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"Seagate products have been reliable to me for over 20 years in all my installations."
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"It too worked well out of the box, w o installing the Seagate software."
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"But I recommend against installing Seagate Dashboard."
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"its like a loop of installation with no clear direction."
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"Took a minute to figure out the installation, but once I got that down it hasn't failed me."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"While I like the packaging a lot mine has some minor faults on the front face plate, which came with fine scratches and three visible silver solder points."
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"Returning it to Seagate is such a hassle with packaging that I'm going to contact Amazon."
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"This seems like an OK hard drive, and it is amazing that you get 2 TB (more like 1.8 TB) of storage in such a small package these days."
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"Awful software comes with package that is easy to delete and install something that suits your needs."
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"Solid construction, excellent design, and decent software package."
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"Love the drive, the packaging."
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"My Seagate 2TB Slim Red, as I renamed it, came a day early well packaged & pretty in red."
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Partition

Partition:
"It came ready to go and for my use I sectioned off different partitions with no problem."
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"I have a boot partition if something should go wrong, and I use the other 1.8TB to backup all Macs in my house."
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"This problem does not occur if you never partition the drive."
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"I set it up with multiple partitions, for backups and games, and it works perfectly on all of my computers."
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"One trick I learned, if you are using this for TimeMachine and want to be able to share data with a PC be sure to partition the drive into ExFat (readable by Mac & PC) and Mac OS Journaled (required format for TimeMachine)."
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"I was able to partition the drive so half is used for Apple time machine and the other half is holding my files."
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"Sometimes it's good to make two partitions and one using MS-DOS fat or ExFat if you might be transferring files to and from a Windows machine."
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"Then click apply and your Mac will create all the partitions you wanted and you're good to go."
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Port

Port:
"However the connection port for the EHD is very flimsy and doesn't want to stay connected."
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"7) Make sure you name the drive..- One thing I am worried about is the port that connects the drive to the computer."
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"I am now looking to purchase a drive with a full usb port as that will hopefully be more durable than the micro-port that I'm having problems with."
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"This means that if you don't have two free USB ports on your computer, you might be unable to use this drive."
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"It took me a while to figure it out, as I had to make sure it wasn't the drive itself, or the USB port, or the USB hub, or my computer that was at fault, since when it was connected, it showed the drive and contents, and everything was fine until I started transferring files, at which it would start off normally, then screech to a crawl of around 320 Kb s, and then end up with an I O(input output) error message."
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"When you're working with a laptop that only has two USB ports to begin with that can be a problem."
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"One issue I have had on at least two is that the case around the USB port cracks easily; I don't put them in a bag with the cable attached either, so just from normal handling on the desktop etc."
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"It works well with my laptop, Blu-Ray's usb port, and Roku 3 player."
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"Although they are 5400 RPM they are structured as a raid and give a speed of about 130 - so I use two of these with my Macbook Pro (2012) each connected through the USB 3.0 ports and I am able to carry a 7TB show with me."
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"It is about half the size of the previous ones and works great with USB3 ports."
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"The replaced one works very well in both USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports."
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Power

Power:
"The drive does not work after a few weeks, with the drive making a high pitched squealing sound that might indicate a problem with power."
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"As mentioned in the description no power adapter is needed for it - a huge advantage in my city where power outages are frequent and unpredictable."
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"The old drive was nearly five years old, is huge compared to this and needs a separate power supply, which is inconvenient because I generally use my external drive while laying in bed with my laptop."
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"It's a little bulkier than the 2tb, and can require quite a bit of power but hard to beat the overall capacity of this drive qith quite decent transfer rates! "
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"Much smaller and no power cable hassle!"
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"Having a 5 year old desktop I was a little worried about both USB 3.0 and power requirements but I plugged it into the USB port on the front of the desktop, one port only, and it was recognized immediately and I was able to install the provided software with no issue."
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"I love the fact that you don't need a separate power supply that most of the old external drives required."
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"My only complaint is sometimes it needs both usb cords plugged in for adequate power."
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"No external power is required and it works excellent on my Spectre X360 laptop."
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"good hard drive, no power plug (USB3 powered only)"
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"As mentioned in the description no power adapter is needed for it - a huge advantage in my city where power outages are frequent and unpredictable."
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Price

Price:
"great for the price, worried i might break it with a drop though.."
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"Lost all the data that was on it and Seagate wanted to charge a ridiculous amount of money to attempt to recover it."
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"The main drawback to this is the price."
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"I've owned about 3 WD external hard drives,being clumsy with portable things they all pretty much dropped from a 2-4 INCH distance none of them hard falls, all the files were corrupt forever, waste of money but worst is lost all of my precious documents..I bought one of these , I don't know how many times it has fallen on the floor from 4-5 FEET distance, literally flew across the room skidding on the floor, I always feared the worst, no matter what this drive has kept its integrity and the files were still intact corruption free."
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"This backup drive is hard to beat for the money."
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"No complaints here, Great price for the product as well."
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"I love this design and price."
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"Shipped quickly, as described, great price"
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"Fast read write and plenty of room for my needs at a great price! "
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"This one is fast, at a great price and looks good."
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"Fast, great looking, solid feeling and great price."
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Quality

Quality:
"I'm extremely disappointed with the quality of this product."
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"Thoroughly disappointed in Seagate's quality."
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"This hard drive sucks I am very disappointed with with the quality of it and the fact that after having it for two weeks it's already crashed and I had to format it"
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"I'm very disappointed by the quality of this product."
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"It's also very small and you cant go wrong with Seagate quality."
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"There is definitely something wrong with the quality of this product."
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"Slim, easy to transport and good quality."
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"This hard drive is amazing and the quality is outstanding!"
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"Good quality"
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"Worked great, and live the slim, sleek good quality of this product."
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"This is a well constructed, quality external hard drive."
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Raid

Raid:
"If it did fail because of RAID 0 it's only game installs lost which could easily be re installed and it comes with a 3 year warranty."
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"Not everyone uses large drives for long-term storage, many professions like computer forensics and digital video editing require large capacity, portability, and very fast speeds, while the risk of Raid failure is not a concern as archive copies will be made."
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"During my surface test of the drive, it quickly reached over 60C (~140F) temperatures (this also stresses the drive more, shortening its lifespan)- In case of a failure, data recovery from RAID arrays is much more difficult than regular drives."
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"However having RAID-0 comes with both advantages, and disadvantages, and you should know them before investing."
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"Unfortunately, Seagate has limited the drive to RAID 0."
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"(This drive is not a single 4 TB drive, it is really two 'slim' 2 TB drives placed in a RAID 0 array)Benefits:- No need for a bulky power cord- 22mm thick, not the thinnest external drive but it looks nice- Fast, i mean very fast, the RAID 0 array works wonders for it- Enough space for the average enthusiast (I just bought 3)Negatives:- RAID 0 means the data is striped, for the layman that means that the data is split between two drives so the drive spends half the time needed to write or read compared to a single drive."
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"Works perfect for ZFS JBOD RAIDs."
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"First day of use- have not done any testing to see if they are fast and haven't had them long enough to know if they are reliable (Raid 0 gives me pause but I need 4TB of portable storage so here we are."
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"For me the RAID 0 configuration isn't a problem when using this for Xbox One."
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"If it did fail because of RAID 0 it's only game installs lost which could easily be re installed and it comes with a 3 year warranty."
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"So far so good, we put three of these in a icydock running raid5 on centos7."
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Read

Read:
"Over the years Ive posted tons of pictures on Facebook, and even though I have all of them locally saved, they are not easily accessible, esp... Read more"
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"Read many complaints re setup, just fiddle with it its no huge problem and you will be successful before you break it."
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"I have been unable to restore and or read the backed up items on my Seagate."
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"Only problem is that right out of the box it was Read Only on my Macbook Pro, even though I selected the option to set it up as Mac only use."
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"Somehow it fails to read files and give me transfer speeds in the range of 200-500Kbps."
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"With Carbon Copy Cloner, I tried to copy a folder of files, and almost immediately it halted saying there were a lot of read write errors on the HD."
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"Fast read write and plenty of room for my needs at a great price! "
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"Seagate offers software that will allow a PC to read a Mac volume and a MAC OS X computer to read an NTFS formatted disk, that's a nice touch but I passed on both of those pieces of software."
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"Even though it is a standard hard drive it is able to sustain read and write speeds upward of 117 mb s under real world use."
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"I decided to get this as opposed to the nearest competition due to an article I read touting the performance, and I am not disappointed."
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"Pretty good read and write speeds and much faster compared to some of my older external drives."
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Reliability

Reliability:
"I have been a bit worried about the reliability of Seagate hard drives due to their history."
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"To hear that after only two months with extremely light use, is a completely unacceptable level of reliability."
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"I've only just received it this afternoon so I'm not able to comment on its reliability over time."
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"Avoiding repetitive overheating is a good idea for any external hard drive that lacks a cooling fan or ventilation holes in the hard drive's enclosure since heat can degrade a hard drive's performance and reliability over time."
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"On one occasion, however, I was copying many very large HD video files onto this drive, and after twenty minutes of transferring HD videos back and forth where this hard drive was reading and writing non-stop, the drive's enclosure felt very hot when I touched it, so I undocked and unplugged the drive to let it cool down because I was worried about adversely affecting the drive's long-term reliability by continuing to operate it with the temperature inside its enclosure being so hot."
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"No problems with reliability and it has space for extra files not generated by Seagate Dashboard."
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"By the way, my much older 250GB Seagate Free Agent Go drive is still working perfectly after nearly 6 years so I have great expectations for quality and reliability."
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"I use this on my MacBook pro and have been very pleased by it's speed and reliability."
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"Everything one would expect is here: solid transfer speeds, quality build, svelte looks, and reliability (some will disagree with this last but, in my experience, Seagate is just as good as the rest)."
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"Only had it a few months so I can't speak to reliability but so far so good."
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Reliable

Reliable:
"Could not love it more... amazing HDD, fast, stable, reliable..."
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"Unfortunately the functionality is not 100% reliable."
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"This drive is fast, reliable, and easy to use."
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"Easy set up, very reliable."
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"Reliable and will not disappoint."
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"Good, reliable and fast."
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"Great space, easy to use, highly reliable."
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Service

Service:
"I couldn't be more satisfied with their efficient service and the fact that they backup their product."
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"Not good customer service, not good product."
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"I can only conclude that Seagate has purposely designed unreliable componentry (high failure rate) into their hard drives - to fuel the services revenue of its more lucrative Data Recovery Services business."
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"I even called customer service three separate times and they were not able to make it work with my Mac."
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"I'm very displeased with the customer service and more importantly, losing all my precious data and memories!"
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"While I appreciate all the Amazon community that continues to do Amazon's rightful service work - it's wrong for Amazon to abuse this goodwill, by not doing at least a minimum of their fair share of product review and ad descriptions."
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"We are very happy with this product and the service."
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"Amazon service is the best"
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"Very satisfied with the product and the service."
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"works properly...Fast and excellent service for myself being a prime member,thanks! "
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"Best product and good service"
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Shipping

Shipping:
"If I do so, I will have spent more on packing and shipping dead drives back to Seagate than this product cost."
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"It works but shipping box was damaged and it had no handle with care stickers."
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"Perfect size, perfect product, shipping was timely and no complaints."
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"Highly recommended , Fast shipping as mentioned"
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"Good price, quick shipping, well made."
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"slim and small..capacity 1.8TB..backwards compatible with usb 3.0. got it for $110 including shipping and customs..definitely worth it.."
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"Item as described fast shipping worked great in my ps4 ty"
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"Excellent purchase, convenient shipping"
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Speed

Speed:
"Will update if I have any issues with it failing or not performing."
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"I not only like their great performance, but their bright cheery colors too."
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"I can't recommend it enough for size and speed... Be forewarned however that the way the two hard drives inside this enclosure are linked if one fails, it all fails, which increases your chance for data loss."
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"I am not that greatest with choosing things to improve my computer and thought this would make it speed up, which it didn't, but it is saving on storage that my computer might run out of, so still having problems with speed."
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"Product seems to be genuine, but cover for the hard disk is missing and transfer speed is not as promising as advertised."
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"Initially I had some very disappointing performance where it is very slow connected to the native DL380 USB 2.0 ports, but with addition of the USB 3.0 port, it is faster than the 7200 rpm WD Blue on a desktop system."
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"Works seamlessly with my windows laptops, and USB 3 speeds make copying large amounts of data quite fast."
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"Love it portable and fast"
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"This drive is fast, reliable, and easy to use."
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"This drive and its high performance is definitely one of the best out there! "
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"This one is fast, at a great price and looks good."
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Transfer

Transfer:
"Is this considered a normal USB 3.0 transfer rate, or does it sound as if something is wrong with my drive?"
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"Since day one it has not been working as it is supposed to; random disconnects whilst r w, causing transfers to fail."
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"Product seems to be genuine, but cover for the hard disk is missing and transfer speed is not as promising as advertised."
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"I EXPECTED MORE... IDK if my expectations arr wrong... Other buyers can let me know about their transfer rate."
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"I figured why not take advantage of USB 3.0 transfer speeds and upgrade to a USB 3.0 external drive."
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"It's blazingly fast, remarkable considering it's a USB powered slower RPM pocket drive, with flawless transfer rates and error free performance."
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"Also you can easily transfer files for both Mac and PC without any problems and backing up data is super quick with the USB 3.0.All this portable drive needs is a connection to you computer and you're ready to upload or download your content at lightning speed with its USB 3.0."
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"I believe you are able to transfer with the USB 2.0 but with slower transfer rate."
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"I can also drag and drop files for easy transfers."
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"All I wanted was a large memory external drive that would behave like a thumbdrive which allow me to easily add, remove, and transfer files between different computers."
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Warranty

Warranty:
"This product literally failed just past the 90-day warranty period."
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"So I called Seagate and talked with a very helpful gentleman in Tech Support who help me troubleshoot the drive problem and then took my information to return the drive under warranty."
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"Every company deals with the occasional dud, but it the onus in on them to correct their mistake, however warranty return procedure requires me to pay return shipping out of pocket, come up with anti-static packing materials, and recommends you use a data recovery company out of pocket if you care about the data."
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"This portable drive have the heat issue and I am very worry that it might goes wrong before the warranty expire and need not to mention if I using this drive for backup my files."
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"My previous experience had been that Seagate drives failed outside the one year warranty period."
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"When my Seagate blue slim 2TB external drive went four days ago, it was maybe 6 months old, so it failed within the warranty period."
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"If it did fail because of RAID 0 it's only game installs lost which could easily be re installed and it comes with a 3 year warranty."
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"Comes with a two year warranty and a connector cable as well."
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"Under warranty so I was able to get another one luckily."
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"Even if I get a warranty replacement from Seagate, I expect it will work the same and I am well outside any return windows, so I'm stuck with this paperweight."
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"Comes with a 2-year warranty so that is also good."
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Weight

Weight:
"With no moving parts, I am stuck with an ineffective paper weight"
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"The weight allow might cause some serious damage to the unit in a fall."
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"Excellent light weight, slim line 2TB portable external hardrive"
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"They are light weight, easy to carry around (smaller than my phone essentially and I have the note 3)."
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"Love the shape, the blue color sheen, and the weight of it is just...they've made a great product here to contest their competitors."
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"Small and lightweight, easy to bring with you, or to hide away on the desk."
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"I wa so surprised and happy with its weigh and size particularly since I'd travel around the world with an old very heavy sea gate, which I had to leave in China."
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Windows

Windows:
"SeaTools for Windows diagnostic software says there were problem sectors that the tool couldn't fix and recommended I use the DOS version, which clearly states that it does NOT work on external drives."
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"Despite being listed as compatible with Windows 10, the drive isnt recognized by the operating system on some computers, namely desktops that originally shipped with Windows 7, and error messages abound due to driver errors."
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"I got Windows error even ID 11 and 51."
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"The tech support suggested windows back-up... still failed to operate as hoped."
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"This terrible piece of software has destroyed my Windows Installer to where I could not uninstall."
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"System drive failure or Windows reinstalling doesn't cause anxiety like the olden days"
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"Works seamlessly with my windows laptops, and USB 3 speeds make copying large amounts of data quite fast."
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"Awosome product, small, elegant and 100% windows 10 compatible."
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"Easy set-up, fast ... not for Windows 10 users"
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"perfect for mac and windows operations."
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"Despite being listed as compatible with Windows 10, the drive isnt recognized by the operating system on some computers, namely desktops that originally shipped with Windows 7, and error messages abound due to driver errors."
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Write

Write:
"When you attempt to do a sustained write to the drives (for example, consolidating multiple backup drives), the drive will disconnect briefly & reconnect - which causes the write process to fail."
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"Pros:Slim designNice lookingCons:Horrible write speeds!"
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"Boom, connected immediately with no I O failures and the data write speeds quoted above."
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"With Carbon Copy Cloner, I tried to copy a folder of files, and almost immediately it halted saying there were a lot of read write errors on the HD."
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"very good speed and read write .. only i have issue with Samsung tv but with new pc with out any problem it is working"
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"Fast read write and plenty of room for my needs at a great price! "
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"Writes 5GB in well under a minute."
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"Even though it is a standard hard drive it is able to sustain read and write speeds upward of 117 mb s under real world use."
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"This drive works well for that purpose and the write speed is significantly faster than USB 2."
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"Pretty good read and write speeds and much faster compared to some of my older external drives."
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