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Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)

Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)

Item: 758290    Model: STCA3000101

Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)
4.5stars
( 95 reviews)
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  • 3TB
  • USB 3.0
  • Desktop / PC & MAC compatible
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)
 
4.3

(based on 96 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (58)
  • Large capacity / good size (57)
  • Easy to use (55)
  • Compact (47)
  • Quiet (45)

Cons

  • No power switch (8)
  • Unreliable (5)
  • Difficult to use (4)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (52)
  • Additional storage (47)
  • Photo storage (37)
  • Video (31)
  • File transfer (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (43), Casual user (22), Budget shopper (10), Midrange shopper (9), High-end shopper (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (66), Business (24)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (49), Mac (14), Other (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Holds a lot

I love how easy this unit is to use and it doesn't crash as easy as the portable ones do. I have owned many hard drives, and this one is awesome. It is...Read complete review

I love how easy this unit is to use and it doesn't crash as easy as the portable ones do. I have owned many hard drives, and this one is awesome. It is easy to use, easy to store, and holds everything I need. The price is great, I was hoping for a cloud storage, but the cost is just too high still, so I stuck with this type of unit and am very pleased.

VS

Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Beware if you have Windows 7

It looks nice, but it's a big disappointment. It doesn't work right with Windows 7.

There's no way to set it to automatically back up your computer. You have to do...Read complete review

It looks nice, but it's a big disappointment. It doesn't work right with Windows 7.

There's no way to set it to automatically back up your computer. You have to do so manually each time. It isn't as simple as plugging it in either. Granted I'm not a computer wiz, but I needed to contact my IT professional to set it up for me.

Only after much research did we discover from other online tech chats that the problem is that it simply does not work right with Windows 7.

Seagate knows this is a problem, but has not taken care of it. According to the techies, they should have made a simple downloadable patch for it. For $135, I expected better.

Apparently, the Staples salespeople didn't know about this problem when they sold it to me. No wonder it was discounted and discontinued. I never would have purchased it if I had known all this at the time.

Reviewed by 96 customers

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4.0

It does what I need.

By BAC

from Newark, OH

Verified Buyer

Comments about Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

I have used this external hard drive to store multiple video recordings that I use to edit and create final production video. It has worked well for this purpose. The time for transfer of data from my computer to the external hard drive has been adequate for my needs. I would recommend this external hard drive for those who need a quality device for mid-level work.

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5.0

Great backup at a GREAT price.

By Fred

from Nashua, NH

Verified Buyer
This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

This seagate 3 geg. External Hard Drive is a great backup at a GREAT price. It has software the automatically keeps your system backed up and it is easily customized for your own personal needs. I had a 1 get. and I expanded to a 3 Geg, for increased backup space. It has a very good record for longevity. Get it soon because they are going fast.

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5.0

I'm going to buy another one.

By Crindini

from Setauket ny

Verified Buyer

Comments about Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

It's fast and works fine.

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5.0

Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Desktop USB 3.0

By Jeff

from Clark Mills, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

My wife bought this an likes it.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Beware if you have Windows 7

By Disappointed

from Long Island

Verified Buyer

Comments about Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

It looks nice, but it's a big disappointment. It doesn't work right with Windows 7.

There's no way to set it to automatically back up your computer. You have to do so manually each time. It isn't as simple as plugging it in either. Granted I'm not a computer wiz, but I needed to contact my IT professional to set it up for me.

Only after much research did we discover from other online tech chats that the problem is that it simply does not work right with Windows 7.

Seagate knows this is a problem, but has not taken care of it. According to the techies, they should have made a simple downloadable patch for it. For $135, I expected better.

Apparently, the Staples salespeople didn't know about this problem when they sold it to me. No wonder it was discounted and discontinued. I never would have purchased it if I had known all this at the time.

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