85
Global
Score
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

As the successor to the FreeAgent Go Flex, the Seagate Backup Plus Portable keeps all of the key features of its predecessor, including USB 3.0, and optional adapters for other interfaces like Thunderbolt and Firewire 800. So what's new? The Backup Plus is faster than the GoFlex, and Seagate's backup software has been reworked, adding options to back up files to Facebook, YouTube and other social networking sites. Of course, you don't have to use the social features (or even Seagate's software) to get a lot of out of this drive, and if you're looking for a reliable, flexible, upgradeable portable drive, the Backup Plus Portable is the one to get.

from $89.99+

Scores

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Breakdown

Design and form factor
8.0
Portability
8.0
Noise
8.0
Speed
8.4
Durability
7.0
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Specs

Backup Plus

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
500 GB
Drive type
Platter
USB
yes
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Specs

Backup Plus

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
500 GB
Drive type
Platter
USB
yes
View Full Specs
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