Seagate BackUp Plus Portable 2TB STDR2000100

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Seagate Backup Plus Portable STDR2000100 2 TB Portable Hard Drive - External - Black - USB 3.0 - 2 Year Warranty
Seagate Backup Plus Portable STDR2000100 2 TB Portable Hard Drive - External - Black - USB 3.0 - 2 Year Warranty
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Seagate BackUp Plus Portable 2TB STDR2000100 Review

The 2 TB model of Seagate Backup Plus lineup of portable drives was launched sometime in 2014, with the latest 4 TB model being launched sometime in 2015. While this 2 TB does not pack as much memory space as the latest model, it is still a remarkable drive, with a beautiful design and great Spindle speed which translates to better transfer speeds in terms of performance. It provides for a convenient way of backing up your data for use at home, in the office or on a trip, thanks to its portability.

 

In terms of design and features, it is similar to the 1 terra byte model with the only difference being the storage capacity. The thickness of the drive is also different depending on the model. You can have a 2 TB Plus Slim model which is 0.5 inches thick or a 0.8 inches thick Plus Portable model. All of these are available in the four color codes common to Seagate drives i.e. red, black, silver, and blue.

 

In terms of performance, this Seagate Plus portable drive is quite impressive though it comes second to the Seagate Backup Plus Fast models. It has copy speeds that go as high as 121 MB per second which is remarkable for a single volume drive. These speeds were achieved with the use of USB 3.0 technology. USB 2.0 is still an options, but it gives significantly lesser speeds, which is not surprising.

 

It comes with a Mobile Backup feature through which one is able to back up data stored in their mobile devices or tablets with great ease. This Mobile Back up feature comes as a free application that is compatible with both Android and Apple Operating Systems.

Another incredible feature is the Social Feature. This provides a means of sharing media on social sites such as Flickr, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter and even on blogs. Data can be transferred from the drive to the site for uploading and can also be transferred from the sites to the drive for back up. This is possible through the Share function and the Save functions respectively.

 

Besides backing up of software, this drive comes with a whooping 200GB of free online storage space at Microsoft’s One Drive. This free storage is valid for a period of two years after which you will be required to pay the normal subscription fee of around 100 dollars. To take advantage of this offer, you will have to register an account with One Drive, and then activate it, after which you will have access to the 200GB of space on the Cloud.

 

With all these amazing features to offer, the only notable failure in this Seagate drive is the lack of a security measure. Unlike WD’s drive, the Seagate Backup Plus does not have a way to secure your data by restricting access. As a result, should you lose or misplace your drive, anyone who comes by it has full unrestricted access to all the contents in it.

  • The Good :
    Sufficient storage space, free One Drive subscription
  • The Bad :
    No password or security setting
Our score:
4 / 5

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  • The Seagate BackUp Plus Portable 2TB STDR2000100 is manufactured by Seagate and was added in December 2014 in the External Hard Disk Drives section
  • This product has a rating of 4.0 out of 5
  • The best price of the Seagate BackUp Plus Portable 2TB STDR2000100 in Canada is $104.69 at SoftwareCity
  • In Canada this product is available in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa-Gatineau
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