The Best Portable Hard Drive

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Seagate has released another update to lớn their Backup Plus Slyên ổn portable hard drives. We first reviewed the Slyên way baông xã in 2014 và found it lớn be an excellent portable solution with great management software và a very affordable price. Seagate unfortunately did not include any new capacity models this time around, which is a bit disappointing, as we haven't seen an increase since it was first released. Nonetheless, the new Backup Plus Slyên is built with a new modern kiến thiết, supports the both USB 3.0/2.0 connections and works right out of the box with Windows & Mac systems.

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Seagate has released another update to their Backup Plus Sllặng portable hard drives with new 1TB và 2TB versions. We first reviewed the Sllặng way back in năm trước & found it lớn be an excellent portable solution with great management software and a very affordable price. Seagate unfortunately did not include any new capacity models this time around, which is a bit disappointing, as we haven't seen an increase since it was first released. Nonetheless, the new Backup Plus Slyên is built with a new modern design, supports the both USB 3.0/2.0 connections and works right out of the box with Windows & Mac systems.

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As far as performance goes, Seagate does not mention any expected transfer rates, which seems to be the norm now with any non-SSD storage solution.

One of the new additions lớn the Backup Plus Slyên ổn is a bundled 1-year Mylio Create & 2-month Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plans. The former is a centralized app for Mac, Windows, iOS và Android that manages your files (including photos) from all your devices and online services (e.g., Facebook và Instagram). You can use this app at no cost, however, the premium version (which is included with the Slim) increases the amount of managed devices you can have sầu & supported images, và allows for RAW image editing. So if this is something you’ve sầu been looking for in an external drive sầu, this is a huge plus.

The Seagate Backup Plus Slyên comes with an 2-year warranty and goes for roughly 55& $70for the 1TB and 2TB models, respectively.

Seagate Backup Plus Slyên ổn Specifications

InterfaceUSB 3.0/2.0
Capacities1TB, 2TB
ColorsBlack, Silver, Light blue
Dimensions4.52in/114.8mm3.071in/78mm0.461in/11.7mm0.278lb/0.126kg
System Requirements:Windows 7 or higher, or Mac OS X 10.11 or higher operating system
Warranty2-years

Design & build

At just 4.5 inches long, just over 3 inches wide & half an inch thiông chồng, the Sllặng is a very portable device. And though these numbers indicate that it’s slightly bigger than the 2014 model (we’re talking no more than 1 or 2 millimeters for each dimension) it is a tad bit lighter.

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That said, it comes in three slick-looking colors (blaông chồng, silver and light blue) & features a textured metal finish that has a nice, solid feel when you carry it around in the palm of your h&. It also fits nicely in a normal sized pocket.

Seagate Backup Plus Slyên Speed

To test the tốc độ of the Seagate Backup Plus Slyên ổn, we used the BlackMagic disk speed thử nghiệm on a current generation MacBook Air as well as a Lenovo ThinkStation 9trăng tròn for Windows testing. We will be comparing the recently reviewed LaCie mobile Drive 2TB & the Seagate Backup Plus Ultra cảm biến.

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In BlackMagic, the Sllặng showed almost identical read & write performance with 119.5MB/s read và 119.5MB/s. For the comparables, the Ultra cảm ứng drive sầu gave us 123.3MB/s read and 122MB/s write compared khổng lồ the LaCie’s 135.7MB/s read và 118.5MB/s write.

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In our 2MB sequential chạy thử in Windows, we again saw virtually identical read và write speeds with 125.09MB/s read và 125.34MB/s write. The Ultra Touch had sequential reads of 41.9MB/s và write of 28.1MB/s compared to lớn the LaCie’s 134MB/s read & 41.9MB/s write.

With 2MB random transfers speeds, the Sllặng recorded 40.12 IOPS read and 50.047638 IOPS write. In comparison, the Ultra Touch recorded 41.6 IOPS read and 17.7 IOPS write for the LaCie & the Seagate had 17.4 IOPS read và 14 IOPS write.

For our 4K chạy thử, the Slyên ổn measured 308.99 IOPS write và 115.46 IOPS read. The Ultra cảm biến gave sầu us 114 IOPS read và 47.4 IOPS write, & the LaCie had 117.6 IOPS read & 49.1 IOPS write.

Conclusion

The Seagate Backup Plus Sllặng is the lakiểm tra mã sản phẩm in the company's portable drive line. Though we would have sầu liked to lớn see them double the maximum capathành phố khổng lồ a 4TB model, the new Slyên still has a lot to offer. It features a new woven fabric pattern thiết kế (making it one of the more slick-looking drives on the market), comes in three different colors in capacities of 1TB or 2TB và boasts better performance compared to previous generations. The drive sầu leverages USB 3.0 & is bundled with Mylio Create and Adobe Creative Cloud Photography premium memberships.

Looking at its performance, In BlackMagic, the Slim showed almost identical read & write performance with 119.5MB/s read & 119.5MB/s, while the 2MB sequential chạy thử saw virtually identical read & write speeds again with 125.09MB/s read & 125.34MB/s write, respectively. When looking at 2MB random transfers speeds, the Slyên ổn recorded 40.12 IOPS read and 50.047638 IOPS write, while 4K results measured 308.99 IOPS write và 115.46 IOPS read.

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Overall, the Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Sllặng is another solid addition to lớn Seagate Smartphone storage portfolio. It offers good transfer speeds for its class, which will satisfy general use cases for the average consumer or worker on the go, và sports a cool design that sets itself from the vast pool of other portable storage products on the market.