dealsseagate backup plus 3tb usb 3.0 hard drive for…

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warning for users who swap between windows and mac.

It will say that its already set up for you to use both. This was not my experience, and formatting the harddrive failed many times. There is a tricky process to it, just google it and you will see others had the same problem as me. I bought mine on black friday for $65! Its a great harddrive once you get it formatted correctly (I ended up formatting it to exFAT).

The only negative thing I would say is the proprietary usb cord... those are always no fun.

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I knocked one of these off my desk and it hit the concrete floor. It was powered on at the time.

I thought that would kill it. The base came off the top.

I snapped it back together and ran a scandisk on it. Everything checked out okay. Then I compared the backup data on Seagate with the original data on my desktop PC. That checked out too.

I certainly don't recommend abusing this drive but I was pleasantly surprised that it survived.

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LULZ. The USB2.0 version of this was on here the other day for the same price. Bet those people feel a little down today ;). I have the 4TB version and its pretty spiffy. wish it had been designed to lay flat though, no room on my current temporary desk for it to stand up

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I have this exact same model and it died on me after 9 months. I RMA'd it back to Seagate and they sent me a refurbished one. A bit of a buyer beware but I'm sure this could have happened with any manufacturer. RMA process was quick and painless and they even sent me a replacement drive before I sent them back the old one. Very pleased with the drive's performance.

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@queesy: I don't understand proprietary USB cord as aren't USB connections standardized?

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i just picked one up, we will see how it goes

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@first2summit: The end that goes into the PC is standard. The end that goes into the drive is not. Normally USB cords have the old square end, or the modern "mini" or "micro" connectors (the sort that goes into a phone or video game controller).

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@queesy: It is not a proprietary cord. This is the new usb 3.0 cord standard. I have a few drives with it.

These drives are great. I also had no issues using it on mac and windows. I think there's a driver I may have had to install, but really it wasn't a drawn out process.

With USB 3.0 I want to say read speeds were around 190MB/s. Pretty darn fast for an external hdd.

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@youtookmyactualname and @sureshgn:
My apologies the way I always understood the use of that term was that if its anything other than your standard widely accepted connections it would use that term.

So basically any cord that is not micro/mini/usb is proprietary

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@queesy: proprietary implies that one company/group/user has sole right of use, and that's simply not the case. It's a new standard used by many.