Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac V1


Life Happens Back it up.

Your Digital Life. Safe and Sound.

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Your digital life safe and sound

Backup Plus 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.

  • Mac OS and Time Machine® ready right out of the box
  • Save photos automatically from your social networks
  • Share photos and videos to social networks with a click
  • Up to 4TB capacity for a lifetime of memories
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What is Backup Plus?

Backup Plus is the amazing line of external drives from Seagate that lets you do more with photos and films, protect everything in your digital life, and manage it all from a single, intuitive dashboard.

  • Protect your precious memories with a flexible backup that is fully compatible with Time Machine® software
  • Save the photos that you have shared online — automatically
  • Share photos and videos on social networks such as Facebook and Flickr
  • Upgrade your connection instantly with swappable upgrade adapters


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Up to 4TB capacity

Space for everything you have. No more having to pick and choose what you protect.

1Photos based on a 10 megapixel camera producing images 5MB in size
2Songs based on average length of 4 minutes, 4MB size
3HD video based on 720p or 1080i video
4Blu-ray HD Movie was calculated at 16.2GB per hour recording rate


Time Machine ready

It is fully compatible with your Mac's Time Machine® software, so you just plug it in, set it up and forget it.

FireWire 800 and USB 3.0 plug-and-play

FireWire 800 and USB 3.0 plug and play

It is easy to upgrade to Thunderbolt™ technology with add-on adapters (sold separately).

Thunderbolt and the Thunderbolt logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the USA and/or other countries.

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Photos, videos and more. Automatically.

Life is full of amazing moments that you want to remember for ever. The Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac provides easy plug-and-play Time Machine™ backups of all your data, so you know that even if "life happens" to your computer, your memories are always protected.


Your social life with a click.

Think of how many photos you have shared on Facebook or Flickr. With Backup Plus, it is easy to download them right to your Backup Plus drive, so even more of your life is safe and sound.

Your favourite moments instantly.

With Backup Plus, your memories are not “trapped” in your drive. Just a click lets you share photos and videos to Facebook, Flickr or YouTube right from your Backup Plus drive.

System Requirement

  • Mac OS X 10.6 or higher or Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system
  • FireWire® 800 or USB 2.0 port

Automatic Backup Software
Typical Weight
  • Backup Plus for Mac Portable Drive Details
  • Data Sheet
  • Backup Plus for Mac desktop 3TB hard drive
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  • Backup Plus for Mac Portable Drive Details
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  • Backup Plus for Mac desktop 4TB drive
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USB 3.0 FireWire 800 & USB 2.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0
Drive Only Drive Only Drive Only Drive Only
PC & Mac PC & Mac PC & Mac PC & Mac
2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years
44.0mm 44.0mm 44.0mm 44.0mm
124.0mm 124.0mm 124.0mm 124.0mm
158.0mm 158.0mm 158.0mm 158.0mm
1080g 1080g 1080g 1080g
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Seagate® Desktop Thunderbolt™ Adaptor

Lightning quick transfers of large files. Connect to your Backup Plus desktop drive and Thunderbolt cable for interface speeds of up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0

  • Dual ports enable daisy-chaining of up to six devices
  • Compatible with Thunderbolt displays and other devices
  • Works with any Backup Plus or GoFlex Desktop drive

* Thunderbolt cable not included.

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