Seagate 8TB Backup Plus Hub External Desktop Hard Drive

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About this product


  • 8TB capacity can store up to 2,560,000 digital photos
  • Twin integrated front facing USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) ports
  • One click automatic backup for local, cloud and social data

Product overview

• 8TB portable 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
• Twin front facing USB 3.0 ports provide extra functionality by allowing you to connect and charge external devices, such as smartphones
• Perfect for storing all your valuable documents and media
• Run a "one click" automatic backup of all your local, cloud and social media documents and files
• Functional on a windows based PC straight from the box, or install the provided NTFS driver for use with Mac OS
• Mains powered allows you to charge devices, even when your computer is switched off
• Small base footprint lets you store the hard drive vertically in numerous locations
• Manufacturer part number: STEL8000200
• Two-Year manufacturer warranty

How much can I store on this drive?
The Seagate Backup Plus Hub external desktop hard drive has a capacity of 8TB. This allows you to store up to 133,280 hours of digital music, 2,560,000 digital photos, 8,000 hours of digital video or 2000 2-hour DVD quality movies.*

*Estimated values based upon standard file types, the number of higher quality images (HD, 4K) and media may vary across file type.

What can I use the featured USB ports for?
The Seagate Backup plus features two front facing USB 3.0 ports. These ports provide plug and play accessibility for external devices such as USB printers, Scanners, DVD drives. The ports can be used to connect and access portable USB powered hard disks. Additionally the ports can be used for a variety of portable smart devices such as phones or tablets as a convenient point of connection to retrieve, and back up information using the Seagate mobile app for iOS and Android devices. You can also charge compatible devices from the USB ports, even if your computer is in standby mode or completely off.

How can I back up my files with this drive?
The Seagate Backup Plus Hub features an easy to use, downloadable Seagate Dashboard software. This program gives you the tools needed to for local, cloud, mobile and social media backup. Automatically back up your files by using the "one-click" feature or create a schedule of backup plans. This gives you the peace of mind that all your important files are safely backed up and up to date.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty fast enough for archiving, and the USB3 hub works as it should. Bought this a couple of weeks ago (£209 from Maplin) and at that price it is cheaper than the bare drive alone if bought elsewhere. Not the fastest drive ever but I just streamed 260GB of data to it @ 109MB/sec which over USB3 is good, and plenty fast enough for the purpose. The real issue of course is longevity and reliability of the drive inside the box, and there is no way of knowing when (not 'if') it will fail, but Seagate offer a 2yr warranty. The large 8TB capacity is the most attractive attribute and for a cheap mass storage solution tough to beat - but like any HD don't rely on it as the _only_ copy of any valuable files you may have. The USB3 hub also works fine and you can daisy-chain other drives through it if needed. Seems odd that the case has USB3 sockets which are Black and not the usual Blue colour - they're still definitely USB3 though!
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A work of art This Seagate 8Tb Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is a thing of beauty. It is a work of art. If Leonardo da Vinci was around today he would have designed it AND painted a portrait of it. My desk is running out of clear space; I have TEN Seagate HDD's, capacities 1Tb, 2Tb & 4Tb in several piles. Every time I buy a new HDD I foolishly think I will never need one with a greater capacity; wrong, my storage requirements seem to expand to fill the available drives. There are two USB ports on the front which is a great idea as, even with a 7-port USB hub, I never seem to have a spare port when I need to use a USB thumb drive or a card reader. I am a gentleman of "a certain age" and, many years ago, was instructed to make back-ups of important data. Not one back-up but TWO of everything. One only forgets to do this once; one's first HDD failure with NO back-up should be the last time it happens. To ensure peace of mind I have purchased TWO of these 8Tb HDD's which will hopefully meet my needs for a year or two! If you have a lot of photos, music files and films make a back-up now! You know it makes sense. Get a Seagate 8Tb HDD.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Massive amount of storage I bought this to replace a nearly 6 year old 3TB external drive which had been used daily for continuous backups. The Seagate comes with backup software which I am still experimenting with to get the best setup for me. It works well and transfers files at a high speed, typically approx. 100MB/sec for large files.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE this drive!! I don't understand all the negative comments about this drive. It's early yet as I've only had it for a few days, but one reviewer said it was really noisy, mine is close to silent. Another reviewer stated it had really slow transfer speed. To my amazement I get 200mbs a second! It's supposed to max out at 160mbs. As for Seagate's' drives being unreliable, I have 5 that range from 6 to 1 year old. Never had an issue with any of them. I loved the first one I got as a birthday gift, I came back for another!
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A lot of storage for your money You won't find an 8Tb drive at this price point. It does what it says on the tin, however, there are no bells or whistles. Desktop software is good, the mobile software, not so great.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Proving very useful. Enough disc space to use to use both as back-up for full hard drive and additional storage for photos.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best one so far... I've had problems with USB3 since buying my new i7 PC with losing connection to my external drives. Not only does this thing work flawlessly, it also maintains a constant connection to my dodgy drives if I plug them into the device's built in USB3 sockets. A win win situation. I went straight out and bought another one...
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great price and problem-free so far Seagate again as I've had sterling service from previous Seagate drives. Happy with the performance and the twin USB ports on the front are surprisingly useful and are charging my iPhone and iPad as I type. Very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2017-10-03
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Product Specifications

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Package Contents:

1 x Seagate backup plus hub desktop external hard drive
1 x 1.2 m (4 feet) USB cable
1 x Seagate Dashboard software (internet connection required) 1 x NTFS driver for Mac (internet connection required)
1 x NTFS driver for Mac (internet connection required)
1 x Power adapter
1 x Quick start guide

Power Specifications

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Drive Form Factor:

3.5 inch



Desktop External Hard Drive

Does this offer free cloud backup, or do you need to buy/have a separate cloud account?

Asked by: jhambie
You would require additional software.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-10-11

Does it have auto sleep mode - that it does it power down after a period of inactivity then auto wake when it is accessed

Asked by: jimjen
If you download Seagate Dashboard software this feature can be enabled.
Answered by: Mixc
Date published: 2017-08-09

would i be able to use this for gaming or would the performance be too weak

Asked by: SamM
You may experience slowdown while loading game files if using an external drive for game storage.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-07-24

Can you use the hard drive for the Xbox one.

Asked by: Oldman
You would need to check the size of drives supported on Xbox with Microsoft.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-10

I have received this unit, but why has it got a Euro power brick and 2-pin plug and not a UK one? To purchase a safe adapter will cost several pounds. Why easn't this mentioned in the advert?

Asked by: mikethemic
Please return this item as any adapters should be included.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-06

Is it ps4 compatible ?

Asked by: Mogs
You would need to check this direct with Sony.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-04

I need a drive that will store mobile photos and occasional videos which need to be accessible for printing at developers such as boots self serve stations, will this device store and allow quick and easy access of such media?

Asked by: BigDickBrowne
This would require an external power supply so would not be suitable for you. a large capacity USB stick would be better for this use.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-06-05

can you plug another mains powered Hard Drive into the front USB's and back them up directly?

Asked by: MattS
The USB ports at the front are for charging devices. there is no guarantee of another hard drive working.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-05-31
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