Backup Plus Portable Drive USM


Take-along backup

Always there to save, protect, and then share your digital life.

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Life moves fast. Don’t miss a thing. 

The Backup Plus portable drive from Seagate is the simple, one-click way to protect and share your entire digital life—without getting in the way of the rest of your life.

  • Protect your stuff with easy, flexible backups
  • Share directly to Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube
  • Automatically back up photos you’ve shared online
  • Easily increase transfer speeds with Thunderbolt™ technology or FireWire® 800
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Do more with social networks.

Backup Plus finally bridges the gap between your online life and the rest of your life, letting you share and backup memories on Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube–all right from your external drive.

  • Syncs with your personal social media accounts
  • Easily upload photos and videos, or download photos to back them up
  • Set automatic backups of what you share online
  • Manage it all from the intuitive Seagate Dashboard

Works with PC or Mac

Works with PC or Mac.

Use it interchangeably on your PC or your Mac computer without reformatting.

USB 3.0 plug-and-play

USB 3.0 plug-and-play.

You can also easily upgrade to Thunderbolt™ technology or FireWire® 800 with add-on adapters (sold separately). USB 3.0 is also backward compatible with USB 2.0.

Your favorite moments instantly.

You can also easily share photos and videos to Facebook, Flickr, or YouTube—simultaneously—right from your Backup Plus drive. Smart integration with popular social media means your memories aren’t “trapped” in your drive, letting you publish them to the network of your choice.

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The experts love it

With flexible design, fast performance, and helpful software, the new Seagate Backup Plus makes an excellent portable external hard drive for both business and home users alike.


The included file management software will not only schedule backups for you, but it will automatically upload and download photos from Facebook and Flickr.


What's in the box

  • Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive
  • Seagate Dashboard Software (pre-loaded on drive)
  • NTFS Driver for Mac (pre-loaded on drive)
  • USB 3.0 Interface Adapter
  • 18-Inch USB 3.0 Cable
  • Quick Start Guide

System Requirement

  • Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system or Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
  • 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)

Product Colors
Automatic Backup Software
Typical Weight
  • Backup Plus Portable Black 1TB Drive
  • Backup Plus Portable Red 1TB Drive
  • Backup Plus Portable Silver 1TB Drive
  • Backup Plus Portable Blue 1TB Drive
USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0
Drive Only Drive Only Drive Only Drive Only
Black Red Silver Blue
PC & Mac PC & Mac PC & Mac PC & Mac
2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years
81.1mm 81.1mm 81.1mm 81.1mm
123.4mm 123.4mm 123.4mm 123.4mm
14.5mm 14.5mm 14.5mm 14.5mm
.224kg .224kg .224kg .224kg
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Upgrade Cable — USB 3.0/2.0

This USB 3.0 upgrade cable delivers performance that is up to 10x faster than USB 2.0, making it perfect for transferring and accessing movies and other large files with your Backup Plus portable drive.

  • Works with any USB 3.0 port
  • Backward compatible with USB 2.0
  • Compatible with any portable Backup Plus or GoFlex drive

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Seagate File Recovery Software for Mac Operating Systems

Seagate File Recovery Software for Mac Operating Systems

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Seagate File Recovery Software for Windows Operating Systems

Seagate File Recovery Software for Windows Operating Systems

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Upgrade Cable — FireWire® 800

Boost the transfer speed between your drive and your Mac® computer, and access data up to 2x faster than USB 2.0 when you upgrade to this FireWire® 800 cable.

  • Compatible with any portable Backup Plus or GoFlex drive

Works with a FireWire 800 or IEEE1394b port

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