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85
Global
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
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.

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User Reviews

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sankara
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
80
WiseMax
I'm using 4 of these. 2 of them are internal drives, I put the original, lesser...read more
100
raynorshiene
Its all good!! great speed on USB 3.0. Backup software good.
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77
Average Critic Score

Noise

80
 

Speed

84
 

Durability

70
 

Design and form factor

80
 

Portability

80
 

How It Stacks Up

82

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78
 

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60
 

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82
 

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90
 

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78
 

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87
 
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