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conclusion:We like it

89 May 18th 2015 6:44 pm

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim makes a lot of promises in its name, and manages to more than fulfill them by packing prime performance into a svelte exterior. It also does both at a great price, making this a prime solution for your portable storage needs.

The "Slim" part of its name is handily apparent, as Computer Shopper reports it's the "thinnest of any drive at the 2TB capacity," with its thickness not even topping a half inch. The Wirecutter says it's even "thinner than my smartphone in an Otterbox case." It's not quite as tough, as StorageReview notes "the covers flex inward until they touch the drive inside if you grip it with your fingers hard enough." However, Computer Shopper found it scratch-resistant, and The Wirecutter says it's still "very sturdy" and "should hold up to normal bag friction."

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9.0
The Wirecutter Apr 21, 2015

Compared to the competition, the Seagate Backup Plus Slim is more compact, lighter, and faster. It has a low failure rate and the casing is nice and sturdy.

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8.0
CNET Mar 21, 2014

Fast and affordable, the Seagate Backup Plus Slim is one of the best deals on the market for those who want lots of storage space on the go.

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Techgage Apr 4, 2014

The fact that 2TB can be had for about $100 in a form-factor with a mere half-inch thickness is, to me, incredible. With its feature-rich, easy-to-use software (which I still think needs Dropbox/Drive/etc support), the fantastic value of the product somehow manages to further increase.

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9.0
StorageReview Mar 21, 2014

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim has a lot to like, including its great performance, unbeatable price and one of the best bundled software suites for managing backups both locally and on the go.

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9.0
TweakTown Apr 4, 2014

If you are on the market for a small form factor storage solution, you certainly cannot go wrong with the Backup Plus Slim. With its excellent two-year warranty period, along with ample performance, this is a great all-around solution.

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8.0
Computer Shopper Apr 29, 2014

A handsomely designed drive with good software, the Slim is a fine performer at a mass-market price. It's a good choice for anyone shopping for a solid portable hard drive.

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NDTV Gadgets Apr 29, 2014

If you're looking for a quick, no-fuss external drive with a dash of style, the Seagate Backup Plus Slim is a sensible choice. Whether you use it for backups, general storage or transporting data, it will serve all your needs.

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