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Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB 2.5" USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive (STDR2000306) - White

Model Number: STDR2000306
Web Code: 10425186


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Small drive, large storage. The Seagate Backup Plus Slim external portable hard drive gives you 2TB of space to back up your digital life - all those valuable files from your computer and content from your mobile devices. You can easily store your movie, music, and photo collections, and enjoy the portability to bring them with you wherever you go.

  • More Information
  • Some people worry about all the wrong things. Do I have enough storage space? Will this work with my Mac at the office? Does my hard drive make my butt look big? Not you. You're armed with a Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim portable hard drive, which puts a whopping 2TB of storage space in the back pocket of your skinny jeans. And because it's a razor-thin 1.2cm "thick" you'll forget it's even there. It doesn't even matter that you use a PC at home and a Mac at the office, since it offers easy plug-and-play functionality with both Windows and Mac OS, no reformatting required. Massive capacity, tiny design, ease of use. Nice.

    Why you need this:

    • Back-pocket portability: Just over a centimetre "thick" and weighing just 0.16kg, this slim hard drive can be easily slipped into a pocket or purse for breezy transit from A to B and back again.
    • Massive storage capacity: With 2TB of storage, you can bring your entire digital life with you so that every important file is always at your fingertips, wherever you go.
    • PC-ready, Mac-friendly: Plug-and-play the hard drive with any PC. Install the NTFS driver for Mac, and you can use the drive interchangeably between Windows and Mac computers without reformatting
    • USB 3.0 interface: Experience lightning-fast transfer speeds when used in conjunction with a USB 3.0 port.
    • Complimentary Membership: Easily edit, organize, store and share your full-resolution photos from anywhere with a 2-month complimentary membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan*.
    • *Redeemable during product registration. Internet connection and Adobe ID required. Available only to users 13 and older. Not available in all countries. See www.Adobe.com/legal.html for applicable terms and privacy Policy. Must redeem by January 31, 2020.

  • Details & Specs
  • Collection/Theme
    Backup Plus Slim
    Portable/ Desktop
    2 TB
    Drive Type
    External Portable Hard Drive
    USB 3.0
    Drive Size
    2.5 Inches
    Internal or External
    PC/Mac Compatibility
    PC and Mac
    Rotations Per Minute (RPM)
    5400 rpm
    Software Included
    macOS driver available for download
    Maximum Data Transfer Rate
    120 MB/s
    System Requirements
    Windows 7+, or Mac OS X 10.9 or higher operating system 1,2* SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port (required for USB 3.0 transfer speeds or backwards) compatible with USB 2.0 ports at USB 2.0 transfer speeds) 1 Reformatting for Mac may be required. 2 Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration & OS


    Dimensions (cm)
    7.6 (W) x 11.4 (H) x 1.2 (D) cm
    Dimensions (in)
    2.99 (W) x 4.49 (H) x 0.47 (D) in
    Product Weight
    0.16 kg

  • Reviews
  • 4.6
    Based on 551 ratings

    • Good size, weight, and high reliability

      from Hamilton, ON on January 11, 2019

      I use this with my mac for time machine backups and it works perfectly.

    • Unfortunately some of the 1 star reviews were true

      from Brandon, MB on December 31, 2018

      I'm giving this drive 1 star because both that i ordered were DOA. When I manage to take them in to BestBuy I'll try exchanging hopefully and if they give me troubles too I will just give up lol. Now, if they had worked. I love the form factor, nice and small, short cable but I that's what you want with a little drive like this not something that's going to get all tangled every time you put it in or out of your pocket, purse, backpack, etc. I hope that I eventually get one to work.

    • Ignore The Other Reviews - Read This for MacBook

      from Chilliwack, BC on November 11, 2018

      Okay, first of all ... I hate reviews that only give you half the story. Read this review if you want the scoop on this drive: Beware, you have to be a little bit computer savvy if you want to use this drive. It is not plug and play - if you expect to plug it into your MacBook and simply follow the bouncing ball, then you will be disappointed/frustrated. Also, it doesn't come with a set of detailed instructions telling you how to back up your apple computer files. It only comes formatted for anything other than apple. So, what you have to do is google the following: 1. How to format seagate harddrive to macbook; then, 2. How to backup macbook files to seagate drive. Then, follow the bouncing ball when you find answers to these searches. You will know if you are successfully backing up your files if it takes about 17 - 20 minutes. Lastly, when you are done backing up the files, you have to properly eject the seagate drive, otherwise you will get an error message (if you just pull the wire out of your macbook). The procedure is a little involved, but ... hey, you are getting a 2TB drive for 80 bucks.

    • Works perfectly

      from Woodbridge, ON on August 11, 2018

      Not sure about these negative reviews but this has worked perfectly for me for many months. I'm using it with a Windows 10 laptop and no issues whatsoever.

    • Wish I could give it 0 stars--Horrible waste of money

      from Brampton, ON on February 22, 2018

      This is the worst drive I have ever used. I bought it 4 months ago and the drive has fully stop working. At first I heard some clicking noises when connecting it and it wouldn't recognize my files. Now I heard nothing the light is solid blue but I still don't see my files. I used this as a backup drive to create space on my main drive and know I have lost all my files...stop selling this piece of junk!!!!

    • never buying this one again

      from kelowna, BC on December 26, 2017

      i am on my second hard drive now in a year and it is making weird noises already! I already lost all my files with one and I am scared I will with this one again! Buying a different brand now would definitely not recommend seagate

    • Edit to my earlier review

      from Toronto, ON on December 20, 2017

      I wrote a very harsh and upset review about this hard drive yesterday as I was experiencing issues with it and dealing with a lot of frustration. However, once I realized that what I needed to do to get this hard drive to work for my MacBook wasn't actually clearly outlined in the instructions, it was seamless from there. For those who, like me, are not technologically inclined and want to use this hard drive for your Mac ONLY (not both Mac and PC), all you need to do is go to Disk Utility and reformat the drive for Mac (i.e. you hit "Erase"). It took mere seconds for mine to complete this process, and once complete, I was prompted by Time Machine to back up my Mac – which is the sole reason I'd purchased this drive. I woke up this morning to see that my computer has been fully backed up on the external hard drive via Time Machine, so my negative 5 review is now a full, +5 stars. The reason I've deducted one star is because I think the instructions should have included a small note for users who want to use this drive for Mac only. I understand that this is a PC/Mac hard drive that is supposed to be used seamlessly between the two (and there Seagate sells a separate "for Mac" drive), but when I followed the instructions to download Paragon NTFS for Mac – thinking I would need to do this for the drive to work on my Mac – it ended up being a nightmare for me and I wasted two hours trying to get my Mac to even read the hard drive. So, for those who do want to use this for both your PC and your Mac, good luck to you because I wasn't able to figure it out (and fortunately won't need to), and Best Buy will NOT let you return the hard drive if opened and you'll have to contact Seagate directly.


      from Toronto, ON on December 19, 2017

      I just wasted 2 hours of my life trying to get this garbage piece of technology to even be read by my MacBook—nothing. I wanted to use it for Time Machine, but I got an error message. Downloaded NTFS for Mac per the instructions, and I couldn't even install the application until I restarted my computer. But that didn't help either. If this was the place to use swear words, you bet I would. I wish I could give this hard drive NEGATIVE stars – in large part because Seagate, Partition AND Best Buy do not have helpful customer service available or any sort of troubleshooting tips. @Best Buy – considering I purchased this today and it has done the opposite of what it's supposed to do, I expect a full refund.

    • Very disappointed

      from Brampton, ON on December 17, 2017

      I am very, very disappointed with this external drive. I wait for 3 weeks to come in mail order it was arrive yesterday, as soon as I recived I try on my desktop didn't recognize it, I am taking to Best buy tomorrow. Let see what they say my all other brands external hard drives work perfectly with no need to even install any software, just connect the drive and work fine.price is good but service and product are not as I expected very disappointed.

    • piece of crap

      from Brampton on December 13, 2017

      First time buying online from best buy, got it on cyber monday. This thing was working fine, stored mp4 files on it to watch on my ps4. Until a week later, i was using it, the shows werent playing, so i reset my ps4, and then this crap starts making a beeping noise, is no longer a recognized device on my ps4, tried to plug it to my laptop and then the light on the harddrive stopped blinking, not recognized on my laptop, and then eventually stopped revving up whenever plugged in. waste of money, dont ever buy this crap or anything online from best buy.

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