Seagate 3TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Desktop External Hard Drive

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About this product


Product overview

• 3TB desktop hard drive gives you a large storage capacity for all your documents, pictures and videos
• USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) connections can transfer up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0, while the drive spins at 7,200rpm
• Perfect for storing all your valuable documents and pictures as a backup
• Backup Plus allows you to set up automatic backups of all your information
• STDT3000200

What can I store on this hard drive?
This hard drive has 3TB (3,000GB) of storage, so you have plenty of space for your files. You can store up to 23.25 hours of 4K video at 30 fps, 99 hours of 1080p video at 30 fps, 750 two-hour DVD films, 960,000 digital photos or 49,800 hours of digital music.

What makes this hard drive different from the expansion drives?
This hard drive comes with Backup Plus, which gives you a simple, one click way to protect and share your entire digital life.

What is Backup Plus?
The Seagate Backup Plus family of external hard drives allow you to manage everything from a single dashboard on your computer. From this dashboard you are able to set up automatic backups of all your stuff, so you can be safe in the knowledge that it’s protected. Link the drive to your Facebook or Flickr account and all your photos can be downloaded right to your drive or even share your photos and videos to your social media straight from your device.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed using it to back up about 800 Gb of photos and videos I have a number of Seagate drives - this one seems slow, with my LAN running at about 60 Mbps the drive is 100% utilised. it appears the network has to pause periodically to allow the drive to catch up.
Date published: 2015-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works extremely well I bought this drive so that I can transfer 4K holiday videos from my PC onto it and then watch them on the TV. It plays via a connection on my Samsung 4K blu-ray player which makes control of the drive very simple and the video quality is excellent. I also bought the 8TB drive from Maplins and similarly that is very very good.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fast & sturdy, Back up seems a bit confusing I have 2 of these purely for backups on my Windows 10 machine (bel & braces !). Data transfer is extremely fast, one is used for the standard Windows backups the other for the Seagate own backups. The Seagate does not seem quite as intuitive to recover data files as the older systems.
Date published: 2016-07-31
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Connection Type:

USB 3.0




Product Specifications

One Touch Backup Button:


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Drive Form Factor:

3.5 inch

Can it be used as backup for xbox one games

Asked by: Panda
Yes this product will work fine for your intended use.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2016-11-21

Is this external hard drive ready to work with a Mac straight away or would I need to format it myself?

Asked by: wills_17
This may need formatting.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-11-11

Is this external hardrave compatable with Windows XP. If not do Seagate manufacture and 3TB or 2TB (3TB preferred) external hardrive that is compatable with Windows XP?

Asked by: nwalsh
Yes this will work fine in your intended application.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-10-31

Is this compatible with USB 2 (and even 1) interfaces? i have some pcs which only have usb1 or 2

Asked by: David
USB 3 only works backwards to USB1 it will not work with USB 1 ports.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-07-18

will this drive work on a Xbox One

Asked by: jumpermonkey
Yes this will work fine in your intended application.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-04-04

Is this drive and backup software compatible with Windows 10?

Asked by: Tony
Yes this drives backup software is compatible with Windows 10.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-12-23

Is the backup plus range compatible with windows xp

Asked by: aroundtuiteventually
I am pleased to advise the product you mentioned will do exactly what you require.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-10-15

What speed are the drives please?
Asked by: Nick
7200 RPM.
Answered by: NG
Date published: 2015-07-17
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