The Good The Seagate Backup Plus Desktop is capacious, fast, flexible, and affordable. The drive includes valuable backup software.
The Bad The Seagate Dashboard backup software doesn't allow for keeping multiple versions of data, nor does it work with non-Seagate drives. The two-year warranty is short for a drive of such capacity.
The Bottom Line Fast and massive, the Seagate Backup Plus Desktop is an excellent backup drive for any USB 3.0-enabled computer or server.
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Top capacity, fast speed, friendly pricing
The Seagate Backup Plus Desktop is an excellent alternative to its little brother, the. The new storage device boasts a massive amount of storage space -- up to 5TB -- and speedy performance.
Other than that, it shares the same Seagate Dashboard backup application as other recent external hard drives from Seagate, as well as a piece of driver software that makes it work with both Mac and Windows right out of the box, without reformatting.
Available in four capacities of 2TB, 3TB, 4TB and 5TB that currently cost just $90 (£54.99), $130 (£77.99), $160 (£112.40), and $220 (£177), respectively, the Seagate Backup Plus Desktop is a great deal for anyone with a USB 3.0-enabled computer. It's an easy recommendation. (This model is not currently available in Australia, but the prices directly convert to AU$95, AU$140, AU$170, and AU$235.)
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