Seagate Backup Plus Slim

89
Global
Score
89

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

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Model
500GB

Key Specs

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
500 GB
Drive type
Platter
USB
yes
FireWire / 1394
no

General

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
500 GB
Drive type
Platter

Other features

Fingerprint reader
no
Ruggedized
no

Connections

USB
yes (3.0)
Thunderbolt
no
eSATA
no
FireWire / 1394
no
WiFi
no
Dockable
no

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
no

Power

Power source
Bus-powered
Model
1TB

Key Specs

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
1 TB
Drive type
Platter
USB
yes
FireWire / 1394
no

General

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
1 TB
Drive type
Platter

Other features

Fingerprint reader
no
Ruggedized
no

Connections

USB
yes (3.0)
Thunderbolt
no
eSATA
no
FireWire / 1394
no
WiFi
no
Dockable
no

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
no

Power

Power source
Bus-powered
Model
2TB

Key Specs

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
2 TB
Drive type
Platter
USB
yes
FireWire / 1394
no

General

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
2 TB
Drive type
Platter

Other features

Fingerprint reader
no
Ruggedized
no

Connections

USB
yes (3.0)
Thunderbolt
no
eSATA
no
FireWire / 1394
no
WiFi
no
Dockable
no

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
no

Power

Power source
Bus-powered