Seagate Portable 1TB External Hard Drive HDD Review

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Today we're bringing to you our detailed review of the Seagate Portable 1TB External Hard Drive HDD.

It’s been popular on the market ever since it was launched and so we decided to take a closer look at it for you. Here we go:

Our rating: 9 / 10

Cost: $

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Pros:

  • Available in black, red, and silver, this Seagate external hard drive is a budget-friendly option that caters to those who need to back up several devices at the same time
  • Since the portable hard drive comes with ample space, you don’t have to worry about having not much room for your important documents
  • The hard drive is compatible with both PC and Mac computers so you can share your files with anyone with a simple connect
  • It’s easy to use with plug-and-play capability. You don’t have to worry about any installation issues or even power issues since the PC is powered by a USB cord while the drive is fed by a wall unit
  • The cable is long enough to allow you to connect it to various devices with ease, but it’s not so long that it becomes tangled and a bothersome item
  • The Seagate portable hard drive is very sturdy, allowing you to place it in a rugged bag and take it wherever your travels take you
  • The hard drive has quite a bit of storage capacity, so you can store hundreds of photos, hours of video, or countless numbers of important files

Seagate has come up with an incredible USB 3.0 portable hard drive where the end user would have to reformat to get the full benefit of this unit. It is a 1-year limited warranty product.

The design of the Seagate Portable hard drive is pretty basic. It is pretty flat with a small flip cap. The rubber seal around the larger of the two USB ends provides superior moisture resistance as well as protection from scratches and bumps.

There are a few buttons on the unit that include the power button and an eject button that has a lock (top) and unlock (bottom) function. The shape of the lock and unlock button placement can take some getting used to.

The format button is a little strange for a portable hard disk where the user would not know which drive is in what position. The only difference is with the Seagate portable hard drive the little eject button is in the back of the chassis and in the Seagate portable hard drive the format button is in the back of the chassis.

The power light on the front of the chassis (top of the unit) blinks when a USB device of any kind is being read/wrote to the drive. Otherwise, the light is completely off.

USB 3.0 can provide throughput of up to 5Gbps which is 5,000x faster than USB 2.0. So with this maximum transfer speed, it should not be a problem connecting it to almost any system.

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