Seagate Backup Plus Desktop User Manual
Seagate Backup Plus Desktop 

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Welcome to the user manual for Seagate Backup Plus Desktop, a hard drive with ample capacity to store all your important files. Connect your Backup Plus Desktop to a computer that supports USB 3.0 for fast transfers of all your data.

Review this user manual for instructions on how to manage your Backup Plus Desktop. For common questions and answers about your drive, please see Frequently asked questions.

You can get the latest tips regarding your product and updated technical information at Seagate customer support.

Box content

  • Seagate Backup Plus Desktop
  • USB 3.0 cable (Micro-B to Type A)
  • Power cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Software: Seagate Dashboard (available for download)
  Important info: Save your packaging. If you experience problems with your hard drive and want to exchange it, the hard drive must be returned in its original packaging.

Minimum system requirements

You can connect your Backup Plus Desktop to a computer that meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Windows 7 or higher
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

Hardware requirements

Backup Plus Desktop can be connected to computers with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports. However, you can reach transfer rates up to 5Gb/s when connected to a USB 3.0 port. Connecting the Backup Plus Desktop to a computer with USB 2.0 limits performance to USB 2.0 speeds.