Seagate USB 3.0 500GB Slim Portable Hard Drive Black

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Product overview

• 500GB portable hard drive gives you enough storage capacity for 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 5,400rpm
• Perfect for storing all your valuable documents and pictures as a backup
• USB powered and small enough to fit in your hand makes this a great portable drive
• Manufacturer part number: STCD500202

What can I store on this hard drive?
This hard drive has 500GB of storage, giving you plenty of space for your files. You can store up to 500 hours of standard digital video, 125 two-hour DVD films, 160,000 digital photos or 8,330 hours of digital music.

What makes this hard drive different?
This particular model of portable drive is slightly thicker than an iPhone 4 making it perfect for slipping into your pocket to carry around without being noticeable.

Install the pre-loaded NTFS driver for Mac, and use the drive interchangeably between PC and Mac computers without reformatting the drive.

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Installation problems I bought this on Jan 27, 2014 but have not yet been able to install the associated Dashboard software. An error message keeps appearing. A search of the Seagate users forum shows that this problem has been experienced by many others over the last few years. After having tried various proposed solutions I am now going to call the UK help number on Monday. So far I am deeply unimpressed. Problems can arise in any hardware, but they should not be allowed to persist for years!
Date published: 2014-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, easy to use and valur for money Definately recommend this for those looking for a stylish and easy to carry drive that has great storage
Date published: 2013-08-13
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can usb3 be used on usb2

Asked by: tony10
Yes, USB 3 is backwards compatible.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2016-12-31

Is this drive compatible with a Macbook running 0sx 10.7.5?

Asked by: SimonT
Yes, I am pleased to advise the item will support this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-09-10

can i please buy just a cable? i have lost mine mt

Asked by: Harriet
The item in the link below should work fine
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-04-06

Does this come with a USB3 cable?

Asked by: brian
Yes a USB 3 cable will be included.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-02-09

What is the maximum current consumption of this drive? I want to use it as a recording device on a TV that has a max current capability of 500mA on the USB port.

Asked by: Peter
These are typically 5 volts @ 0.9 watts ... which equates to approx 180 mA
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-01-20

on my mini Mac OS will this back up automatically via time machine or do I need to drag and drop ?

Asked by: nick
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-11-28

Other HDD say they use USB and therefore does not need external power. This doesn't say that, therefore does it need a separate power cable?
Asked by: Theresa
this is USB powered.
Answered by: PC
Date published: 2015-07-17
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