Seagate 6TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive

Model #STDT6000100

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Specifications

Performance

Capacity 6 TB
Interface 1 x USB 3.0
System Requirements Windows 8, Windows 7 operating system or Mac OS X 10.7 or higher 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) Seagate Mobile Backup app system requirements: iOS 6 or higher, Android 2.3 or higher

Packaging Info

Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 8.4 x 2.5"
Package Weight 3.2 lb

General

Dimensions (LxWxD) 7.063 x 4.650 x 1.634" / 179.4 x 118.1 x 41.5 mm
Weight 1.892 lb / 0.860 kg
Mounting External
Power Requirements Not specified by manufacturer
Expert Reviews
Cnet.33586669
13 March 2014
8.8/10

The Backup Plus Fast is an excellent choice for anyone, especially those for those needing lots of storage space or the ability to edit videos on the go.

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    The Seagate Backup Plus Fast is indeed extremely fast, and includes helpful backup software. The drive also provides top capacity, and is bus-powered.

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    Users can't change the internal drives; the RAID 0 setup might result in a higher risk of data loss.

Testfreaks.34750526
8 July 2009

Considering you’ve got to carry the power supply around with you, I wouldn’t consider it very portable, but then again I don’t think it’s supposed to be, if you want portable then you should look at the BlackArmor PS 110.

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    Nicely made, Good software included, Dual interface, eSATA is fast, Easy to use

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    No eSATA cable included, Expensive

Big bruin.32833845
12 June 2012

has put out a large number of external hard drives over the last few years, and I'll admit that it can be hard to distinguish one from the other given all of the names, configurations, and so on.

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    » Convenient, useful, and innovative backup solution provided with the drive, » Social media backup is a great idea, » Drive offers fast transfers rates, » Available in a variety of sizes and colors, » Competitive pricing

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    » Would like to see a GoFlex Slim style version - even smaller and even faster

Mymac.32823135
19 July 2012
6.0/10

MyMac.com Review Rating: 6 out of 10 Score would be much higher without the Dashboard.

Club overclocker.32834059
22 September 2006
8.0/10

Although the speed of external USB hard drives are a bit slow due to the limitations of USB, having 750 gigs of backup space is simply awesome. Transporting an external device such as this one that requires a power supply and cables can be a bit clumsy, but it's nice to know that any Windows 2000/XP...

Tech2.33706130
2 December 2011
8.0/10

Thanks to the RAID 0 configuration, the Seagate Fast drive blazes past the other external drives we have tested in the past. As seen in the charts above, it manages to cross the 200MB/s barrier for sequential transfers with ease.

Tech2.33706130
8 August 2011
7.5/10

As you have seen above, the Seagate Backup Plus drive performs better than other competing drives which we have tested in the past. At an MRP of Rs 6,000, the Seagate Backup Plus drives comes at a cost per GB of Rs 6.44.

User Reviews
Newegg.34207442
4 September 2016
10/10

I got it very reasonable , being a refurb. but I rarely have trouble with refurbs I get, trick is to get one early, those seem to be the best. I have a desk top with a one quarter indent on the top that seems to be made exactly for these ext hdds. It fits like a glove.

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    This one looks like it will not get hot, there are many tiny holes all around the sides. It is Quiet too. It is light, It has a 3 foot cord.

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    It is a refurb, so it will have to stand the test of time. It has a thin red activity light on the top large area. and I cannot see it blinking , even at night, unless I stand up and look right at it.

Ncix com.34769895
14 February 2016
8.0/10

I did lots of research on this, and this was the drive to get! It's one of the fastest external drives around, near SSD speeds, portable, 1 cable, and a good 3 yr warranty! It's also silent!

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    Fast, large, cheap, 3 yr warranty, portable!

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    Some issues with Lightroom Catalog files

Amazon.32817384
4 April 2016
10/10

I wasted many hours trying to format another external hard drive for my MAC - and in the end never did succeed! This one worked right out of the box! I plugged it in, clicked on Apple's Time Machine, and off it went to the races.

Play asia.33853876
7 April 2013

Excellente product.

Staples.34451495
20 February 2017
8.0/10

Easy to set up, can even back up cell phone data.

Staples.34451495
22 January 2017
2.0/10

This was sold as an external back-up hard drive. Instead, the default setting try to back up data to the cloud, even when using the external hard drive. Even our IT department could not get it to work properly after visiting the website. Poor programing.

Newegg.34207442
2 October 2016
8.0/10

Just plug it in and use it, never give it another thought.

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    Tons of room and very fast in comparison with USB 2.0.

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    Very short USB connecting cable.

Flipkart.33575668
24 July 2016
10/10

Hi I gave order on 20 July 2016 and received on 22 July 16, About Product it awesome, excellent I recommend all to buy it as good speed, and the packing is also very good from FK. Nice

Flipkart.33575668
23 July 2016
8.0/10

1. Good, good & good. 2. Very confused if hard disk is white then why data cable is black. Mismatch ? 3. Use it for 3 hrs non-stop & started heating. All new hard disks are getting heated so that is ok i guess. 4. Price is ok, cloud storage is worthless, it is for 2 years only. Why ?

Flipkart.33575668
22 July 2016
10/10

I have purchased and using last 2 months. Nice product and will suggest who need ext HD. 200 GB cloud storage is there.

Product Highlights
  • 6TB Storage Capacity
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Port
  • iOS / Android Compatible Seagate App
  • Simplified Backup Options
  • NTFS Driver Required for use with Mac OS
8.0/10
Average Expert Score
8.1/10
Average User Score
In The Box
  • Seagate 6TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive
  • 4 ft / 1.2 m USB 3.0 Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Limited 2-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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