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Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB Portable (USB 3.0) Hard Disk Drive

As the world's second-largest hard disk drive manufacturer, Seagate has a wide variety of external storage solutions, from network-attached storage (NAS) to the ubiquitous USB hard disk drives. Even when it comes to portable hard disk drives, Seagate have recently realigned their offerings into three main families :

  • Seagate Backup Plus - premium portable hard disk drive with cloud backup and option to upgrade to faster interfaces, replacing the FreeAgent GoFlex family of drives.
  • Seagate Wireless Plus - premium portable hard disk drive with built-in WiFi router and battery for wireless access on-the-go.
  • Seagate Expansion - low-cost portable hard disk drive.

Today, we will be looking at the Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB portable USB 3.0 hard disk drive. It boasts the following features :

  • Comes with a super-fast USB 3.0 interface!
  • Upgradable to FireWire 800 or Thunderbolt interfaces.
  • Share directly to Facebook, Flickr and YouTube.
  • Automatically back up photos you have shared online.
  • Two easy backup options included in the Seagate Dashboard software.

Now, let's take a look and see how this portable hard disk drive fares against the competition!

For more details, read our Comprehensive Review!

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Comprehensive Review


• STBU1000100 (Black)
• STBU1000101 (Silver)
• STBU1000102 (Blue)
• STBU1000103 (Red)

Formatted Capacity

• 1,000,000 MB

Guaranteed Sectors

• NA

Bytes Per Sector

• 512 bytes

Spindle Speed

• 5400 RPM

Cache Buffer

• 8 MB


• USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB 2.0)

Supported USB Transfer Modes

• 5.0 Gbits/s (USB 3.0)
• 480 Mbits/s (USB 2.0)
• 12 Mbits/s (USB 1.1)

Drive Ready Time

• NA

Maximum Height

• 14.5 mm (0.57 inches)

Maximum Width

• 81.1 mm (3.19 inches)

Maximum Length

• 123.4 mm (4.86 inches)

Maximum Weight

• 224 g (0.44 lbs)

Power Consumption

• NA

Operating Temperature

• NA

Non-Operating Temperature

• NA

Maximum Shock

• NA

Drive Acoustics

• NA

Non-Recoverable Read Errors

• NA


• None


• 2 Years Limited Warranty


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