The Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Hard Drive makes backing up your digital life simple - from your Mac, mobile devices or from social networks. Formatted for Mac, the hard drive is compatible with Time Machine back-up software from the minute you take it out of the box.
Install the free Seagate Mobile Backup app on your iOS or Android device to back up all of the pictures and videos from the device to the drive or the cloud. Back up mobile devices via a Wi-Fi connection or using Dropbox or Google Drive. With the Save feature, user-generated content on social media can be backed up and saved to the hard drive.
Install the downloadable HFS+ driver for Windows and use the drive interchangeably between Mac and PC computers without reformatting the drive.
- Slim, metal design
- Compatible with Time Machine backup software
- Mobile Backup App to protect photos/videos stored on your iOS or Android device
- Save directly from and share to social networking sites
- Use interchangeably between Mac and PCs without reformatting
Did you notice?The hard drive is formatted to Mac and compatible with Time Machine backup software as soon as you take it out of the box.
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What's in the Box?
- Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Hard Drive
- 18-inch (46 cm) USB 3.0 cable
- Quick-start guide
- Other Features: Time Machine compatible
- Connections: USB 2.0, USB 3.0
- Power Source: USB
- Height: 0.96 cm/0.38 in.
- Width: 7.6 cm/3 in.
- Weight: 150 g
- Length: 11.35 cm/4.47 in.
- Mac - OS X 10.6 or higher
- PC - Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Mfr. Part Number: STDS500900
- UPC or EAN No.: 763649060230
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Answers from the community
Can I use my Macbook Version 10.5.8 with this Hard Drive?
- Asked by Elena G from Woodbridge
- Sep 10, 2014
No. System Requirements: Mac - OS X 10.6 or higher.
- Answered by Robyn T from League City
- Sep 16, 2014
When I plug in the seagate slim mac, do I need to do anything else or does it automatically backup everything?
- Asked by Carl K from Coeur D'alene
- Oct 10, 2014
You need to run a set up. But that is easy. All you need to do is use the disk utility and click o You need to run a set up. But that is easy. All you need to do is use the disk utility and click on the TB hard drive; then find partition (if you want storage out of it too); then label it what ever you want for storage and time machine. Then click Apply. There are many videos about it on youtube. It is easy. If you just want storage, then you really don't have to do much. Just copy your stuff over by dragging it and letting go.
Hope it helps. …
- Answered by Aaron C from Gleneden Beach
- Oct 18, 2014
So, this is, in fact a wireless external storage hardrive? I don't want to have to plug in my computer every time I need to store photos, etc.
- Asked by Michele S from Washington
- Sep 2, 2014
Very much no. It needs to be attached via USB.
If you want something wireless for TimeMachine, yo Very much no. It needs to be attached via USB.
If you want something wireless for TimeMachine, you'd need the TimeCapsule. If you're looking for just wireless storage, pretty much any NAS (network attached storage) will do. If you want a NAS that can do both "manual" storage and TimeMachine, that narrows your options down a lot to something like a Synolgoy DiskStation or RackStation.
So, if you're going for wireless, this is not the solution for you. Try the TimeCapsule or start researching NAS's. …
- Answered by Leonard K from Northbridge
- Sep 6, 2014
Power Source: USB??
- Asked by Zhijun Z from Flushing
- Aug 16, 2014
Yes, but not for the 4TB version shown here. That's actually the desktop version powered by AC plug. Yes, but not for the 4TB version shown here. That's actually the desktop version powered by AC plug. The description is incorrect and the 4TB version here is the desktop verion and should not be grouped with the portable versions. I ordered the 4TB drive, hopefull that it was portable, despite the picture showing the desktop version of the drive because the description said portable, but the 4TB desktop drive arrived instead. …
- Answered by Frank K from Vancouver
- Aug 21, 2014