Backup Plus Portable Drives for Mac

Meet the Backup Plus for Mac Family

It's never been so easy to choose the perfect storage companion for your Mac® computer. From the popular Slim drives to the ridiculous capacity and mobility of the Portable drives, you can always rely on the Backup Plus family. All Backup Plus drives are compatible with Time Machine® and come with cool features, including Seagate Dashboard and Windows/Mac compatibility. So stay on the move and safely take along your documents, photos and videos.

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4TB |


A spacious 4TB of capacity in a single, compact portable drive for your growing digital library—Mac-ready, on-the-go storage enhanced by a durable design and exceptional reliability. It’s your life. Keep it all together.

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500GB, 1TB, 2TB |


Slim is an easy way to protect and share your digital life. Ready to go with up to 2TB of storage space for your most important files, the sleek and protective metal finish complements your Mac laptop’s finish. Join the millions of satisfied customers with one of Seagate’s most popular and trusted portable drives.

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Cool features included with all Backup Plus for Mac portable drives

Seagate Dashboard
Your favorite files, photos and videos can be backed up using the Seagate Dashboard, including the ones you've shared on Facebook, Flickr and YouTube.

Mac® and Windows Ready
It’s easy to use your Backup Plus Portable Drives interchangeably on PC and Mac computers—without needing to reformat. Just install HFS drivers on your PC and you’re good to go.

Backup Plus mac adobe photography

Create Amazing Photos. Amazingly Simple.

Easily edit, organize, store, and share your full-resolution photos from anywhere with a 2-month complimentary membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan1.

Edit photos with a powerful and easy-to-use interface on Lightroom CC. Combine images into rich, multilayered artwork with Photoshop CC.

Product Comparison

Max Data Transfer
Seagate Dashboard
Time Machine ready
(L x W x H mm)
  • Slim for Mac
  • Portable for Mac
  • Fast
500 GB - 2 TB 4 TB 4 TB
USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0,
USB 2.0:Requires Y-cable (included)
120MB/s 120MB/s 220MB/s
Mac or PC Mac or PC PC or Mac
113.5 x 76 x 12.1 mm 114.5 x 76 x 20.35 mm 116.9 x 78 x 22.35 mm

1 Two-month membership to Adobe Creative Photography Plan is redeemable during product registration. Internet connection and Adobe ID required. Available only to users 13 and older. Not available in all countries. See for applicable terms and privacy Policy. Must redeem by January 31, 2020.

2 Windows PC and Mac OS driver available for download

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Model Data Sheet User Manual Capacity Interface Depth Length Width
Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive for Mac USB 3.0 1TB
1TB USB 3.0 12.1mm 113.50mm 76.00mm
Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive for Mac USB 3.0 2TB
2TB USB 3.0 12.1mm 113.50mm 76.00mm
Backup Plus portable drive for Mac 4TB
4TB USB 3.0 20.5mm 114.50mm 78.00mm

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