Seagate 5TB USB 3.0 Backup Plus Desktop External Hard Drive

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Product overview

• 5TB desktop hard drive gives you a huge 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
• STDT5000200

What can I store on this hard drive?
This hard drive has 5TB (5,000GB) of storage, so you have plenty of space for your files. You can store up to 38.75 hours of 4K video at 30 fps, 165 hours of 1080p video at 30 fps, 1,250 two-hour DVD films, 1.6 million digital photos or 83,300 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 5 out of 5 by from great storage couldn't be happier getting this :) it ends up paying for itself
Date published: 2016-09-08
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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

Is this drive compatible with both windows vista and mac OS please?

Asked by: Robbie
Yes if formatted to the correct operating system.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-10-06

Is this the 2016 model? And are you sure the drive speed is 7200rpm?

Asked by: Marco
Unfortunately we no longer stock this item as it has been discontinued from our range.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-05-18

What is actual usable capacity from 5TB? You often loose many GB when you come to use it.

Asked by: Peter
You will get approximately 4.65TB of usable storage
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-02-08

Does this product allow incremetal back up, so you have a set of folders saved and then it updates these, rather than just re-saving new folders just with teh updated files? I just want a back up that reflects the files on my PC.

Asked by: LSP30
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below : 0333 400 9500 or email
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-02-04

Hi, What's the dimension? And is it compatible with Mac books? Thanks

Asked by: LEZFST
Works with PCs and Macs - Length (in/mm) 7.063/179.4 Width (in/mm) 4.650/118.10 Depth (in/mm) 1.634/41.50 Weight (lb/kg) 1.892/.860
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-10-22

Is it compatible with OSX TimeMachine?

Asked by: Graham81
Yes this should work fine with OSX TimeMachine.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-07-17

Maximum capacity

Asked by: VON RYAN
This is a 5TB drive and is not designed to be upgraded.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2016-05-16
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