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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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  • 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 95 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (59)
  • Large capacity / good size (58)
  • Easy to use (56)
  • Compact (48)
  • Quiet (46)

Cons

  • No power switch (9)
  • Unreliable (5)
  • Difficult to use (4)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (53)
  • Additional storage (48)
  • Photo storage (38)
  • Video (32)
  • File transfer (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (44), Casual user (22), Budget shopper (10), Midrange shopper (9), High-end shopper (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (67), Business (24)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (50), 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.

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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.

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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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4.0

High Speed - Works Well

By Dopey Dave

from Roseburg, OR

About Me Power user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fast Data Transfer
  • High Capacity

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Additional Storage
    • Video

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

    I purchased two when they were on sale, and have to say they work well moving digital video files on and off our Media Computer through the USB 3 ports.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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    5.0

    Keeps all your documents

    By Mindy

    from Santa Clarita

    About Me Power user

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

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • Backup

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

      My detailer at work has a lot of important designs and drawings on his computer and we needed a back up that had enough space to hold everything and would be easy to use. This was a plug and play type hard drive so very easy and was suffient in storage space.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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