Spotlight: Seagate 4TB Backup Plus Fast External USB Hard Drive
This review is about the Seagate 4TB Backup Plus Fast External USB Hard Drive. I am sure that with the advent of hi-speed internet, you must be having a severe crunch of Hard disk space and you may have thought of buying an external Hard disk for this purpose – for storing valuable files that are huge and not needed on a regular basis (movies?).
And if you need an external drive that’s super-fast, get one that plugs into a standard USB 3.0 port.
Well here is good news friends, because Seagate has just the HDD (Hard Disk Drive)you need, meet the new Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB Portable External Hard Drive with 200GB of Cloud Storage & Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0
- In case you need a SSD drive for ultra-fast transfer speed read my review of SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB SSD
Most external HDDs and USB hard drives currently come in 1 and 2TB capacity, but the Backup Plus Fast comes with a whopping 4TB.
To justify all that storage space, the drive needs to transfer data at the fullest speed possible – which is where this HDD excels!
And if you own both a PC and a Mac, you can use this drive with both of them due to the included Mac NTFS driver.
Once you get your hands on it, do try the Seagate Dashboard backup software that comes with this drive – this program helps to back up your data, either automatically or on a scheduled date and time of your choice.
Remember to ‘unhide’ all folders and files as otherwise they will not be copied.
- In case you have a SSD drive for booting and OS then read this article on how to manage an additional drive for backup.
Today’s smartphones and tablets have a huge collection of media files from Whatsapp and Facebook, and backup is now very important for these mobile devices.
The “Mobile backup” section allows users to backup their mobile devices that have the app installed on their phone.
Just set up the backup plan and relax. Backing up your phone or tablet is automatic.
As far as the form factor is concerned it does come with a thick case which seems to be the only minus point if you may call it so.
However since it offers 4TB storage, I think that’s a very reasonable feature to protect this drive from external accidental damages.
Additionally it is USB powered – which means that no power supply adapter is necessary.
Bottom line: If you need an external USB hard drive that offers a huge storage space and comes with high-speed data transfer speeds (up to 220MB/s in test conditions), the Seagate Backup Plus Fast certainly lives up to its name.
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