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
  • Automatically save photos from your social networks
  • Share photos and video 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 movies, protect everything in your digital life, and manage it all from a single, intuitive dashboard.

  • Protect your precious memories with flexible backup that’s fully compatible with Time Machine® software
  • Save the photos you've shared online—automatically
  • Share photos and videos on social networks like Facebook and Flickr
  • Upgrade your connection in a snap with swappable upgrade adapters


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Up to 4TB capacity.

Space for everything you've got. 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’s fully compatible with your Mac's Time Machine® software, so you just plug it in, set it up, and forget it.

FirewWire 800 or USB 3.0 plug-and-play.

FireWire 800 or USB 3.0 plug-and-play.

You can also easily upgrade to Thunderbolt™ technology with an add-on adapter (sold separately).

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

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Photos, videos and more. Automatically.

Life is full of amazing moments you want to remember forever. The Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac provides easy plug-and-play Time Machine™ backups of all your stuff, 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’ve shared on Facebook or Flickr. With Backup Plus, you can easily download them right to your Backup Plus drive, so even more of your life is safe and sound.

Your favorite moments instantly.

With Backup Plus, your memories aren’t “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 Desktop Drive USB 3.0 2TB
  • Data Sheet
  • Backup Plus for Mac Desktop Drive USB 3.0 3TB
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  • Backup Plus for Mac desktop 4TB Drive
  • Data Sheet
USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0
Drive Only Drive Only Drive Only
PC & Mac PC & Mac PC & Mac
2 years 2 years 2 years
44.0mm 44.0mm 44.0mm
124.0mm 124.0mm 124.0mm
158.0mm 158.0mm 158.0mm
1080g 1080g 1080g

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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® Desktop Thunderbolt™ Adapter

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

  • Dual ports enable daisy-chaining up to 6 devices
  • Compatible with Thunderbolt displays and other devices
  • Works with any Backup Plus or GoFlex desktop drive

* Thunderbolt cable not included.