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Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive 3TB 3.5in USB3.0 External Hard Drive - Black

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   Part #: STCA3000101
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Features    [ Edit | History ]

Seagate Backup Plus, easy backup
for your digital life on your computer and the cloud

The Seagate® Backup Plus desktop drive simplifies backup for consumers who want to protect their entire digital life locally, in the cloud or from social networks. Via the Seagate Dashboard, use the Protect function to set up a one-click plan or customize your scheduled local backup. Keep multiple copies of your files in case disaster strikes.

With the Save feature, user-generated content can be backed up from your favorite social networks. Many people now use their smartphones to capture priceless moments. While these devices are handy and readily available, storage is not their strong suit. Capture a memory, post it on a social networking site and let the Seagate Dashboard automatically back up any content posted. Even if the file gets accidentally deleted from the device, another copy can be waiting.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • Backup Plus Desktop Drive
  • USB 3.0 Interface Adapter with Capacity Gauge
  • 4-foot USB 3.0 Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
Host Interface USB 3.0
Storage Capacity 3 TB
Limited Warranty 2 Year
Weight (Approximate) 2.38 lb
Drive Type External
Height 1.7"
Width 4.9"
Depth 6.2"
Drive Width 3.5"

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Drive Performance  
     Maximum External Data Transfer Rate: 640 MBps (5 Gbps)
General Information  
     Brand Name: Seagate
     Manufacturer: Seagate Technology
     Manufacturer Part Number: STCA3000101
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Package Type: Retail
     Product Line: Backup Plus
     Product Model: STCA3000101
     Product Name: Backup Plus Desktop Drive
     Product Type: Hard Drive
     Host Interface: USB 3.0
     Package Contents:
  • Backup Plus Desktop Drive
  • USB 3.0 Interface Adapter with Capacity Gauge
  • 4-foot USB 3.0 Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide

     System Requirements:

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port (required for USB 3.0 transfer speeds or backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports at USB 2.0 transfer speeds)

Operating System(s):

  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 6.2" (158 mm)
     Drive Type: External
     Drive Width: 3.5"
     Height: 1.7" (43.9 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 1.08 kg
     Width: 4.9" (124 mm)
     Software Included:
  • Seagate Dashboard Pre-loaded on Drive
  • NTFS Driver for Mac Pre-loaded on Drive

Technical Information  
     Platform Supported: Mac
     Storage Capacity: 3 TB
     Limited Warranty: 2 Year

Seagate Retail STCA3000101 Customer Reviews

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Terence A_H
Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Vertical stance for small foot print, lots of ventalation
Rubber feet transmit vibration and noise to desktop unless it is on something soft
Cannot comment on USB 3 performance as have only used with USB 2 so far. It works fine with the USB 2 connection. I will add to review when USB 3 adapter is received.

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
-lots of space
-USB 3.0
-no power switch
lots of space for 115$, great deal! using it to backup all my family pictures and movies. I just wish it had a power switch.

Experience: 14 Months
Price when on sale
The base is hard to disconnect
I find the design of the swappable base unnecessary. It just adds an additional failure point. Only buy this if it's on sale.

Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
- Fast
- Quiet
- Cheap for a lot of storage space
Purchased this on sale for $115 - a great deal for when you think of the amount of space! I use it while video editing and I find it fast, quiet and the case is quite solid.

Experience: 1 Months
-quiet and pretty quick
-lots of storage for not that much
-small power brick and minimalistic shell
too bad 3.5 inch drives have to be powered by a wall adaptor and not usb. oh well
A great hard drive for backing up data. dont see anything wrong with it and windows will easily recognize the drive once plugged in

Experience: 30 Days
 Verified Owner
easy to set up, 3tb!!

very easy to set up, windows recognized it immediately and I am using it for backing up two other drives.

for the price its one of the best deals around.

Experience: 2 Days
 Verified Owner
Great speed, easy installation, whisper quiet, lots of storage
proprietary USB cable, no power switch
Have only had this drive a short time so I cannot say how reliable it is in the long run, but this seems like a great drive, especially considering that it is cheaper than the internal variants.

It is very fast and I can sustain 160MB+/sec transfer rates. If you have issues with the speed of this drive then it's your pc or you are using USB2.0

I would have rated the drive 5 stars, but there is no power switch (very minor issue), but it also uses a proprietary USB if you lose the included cable, good luck finding another. I really expect more from Seagate than that.
Also you do NOT need a different cable for USB 2.0 as reported above.

Otherwise I love the drive and highly recommend it.

Experience: 6 Months
USB 3.0
3 TB
Good software
Good Price
Very fast over USB 3.0. Quiet. No stability problems that I can detect.
Transfer speeds :
-20-90 MB/s with many random small files such as textures, images, and music
-130-150 MB/s with large files

Experience: 3 Weeks
Great external hard drive
Great external hard drive by Seagate

H. Leung
Experience: 95 Days
 Verified Owner
usb 3.0, quiet fan and easy to setup!
one of the best and affordable external hard drive available in the market!

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