Our review of Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim Two-TB

This item clearly presents you with plenty of storage space for personal pictures, videos, etc. It is slim (which is different from other high-capacity drives on the market), compact, portable and comes at a more or less affordable cost.

Cost at the time of our test

$110

At this price, 1GB is approximately worth 4p, making the hard drive inexpensive and economical. The most recent version of this model comes in both 1TB and 2TB.

Typically, mobile hard disks come with a lot of space for storage for cheap prices. However, they are usually chunky, making them difficult to take with you on-the-go or when travelling. This model has a thickness of 9.6mm, which is pretty much equivalent to the thickness of smartphones.

Efficiency and functionality

The hard drive has an average Spinning HDD, meanwhile other drives use a NAND flash SSD, making this product more traditional. However, you need to take precautions not to drop or damage the drive when it’s in use, as this can create read/ write mistakes.

The regular speed typically is 134.6 MB/s for reading, while the write performance is not of such a high standard with only 35.8 MB/s. This is one of the slowest drives throughout the history of our reviews in terms of its writing speed. This means that it is ridiculously sluggish and lethargic for duplicating large documents on the drive.

Software

Seagate Dashboard is the software which comes with the package of this mobile item in complementation. With the help of this software users can arrange a PC backup , directly backup their mobile devices and download documents on social network platforms, as well.  Users can add cloud storage. This provides 200GB of free space and 2-years of free storage with Microsoft’s OneDrive. Dropbox as well as Google Drive are handy for backups, too.

Physical layout and characteristics

The product is featherweight, has an all-plastic covering, but is constructed to withstand knocks and falling. The top part of the drive has a beautiful pattern, so it is highlighted among the other boring-looking competitors.

Conclusion

This model is certainly not the leading hard drive in the market, but its pros are the 2TB storage and an extraordinarily thin layout. The product is awesome for back-ups of your personal files.

2 Comments
  1. Reply F99 29.11.2016 at 15:09

    I have tons of memory cards of all sorts and most often it`s not easy to find what i need at once as i can`t remember what and where has been stored. I just realized that i need one hard drive for all my documents. That`ll be much better i guess.
    This model has been on my wish-list for quite a long time but i kept forgetting to order it as there`s always something more important to do first. I`m glad this article reminded me about it so i`m determined to buy this thing. It may be not the fastest but its price says it all. At least all my files will be sorted and stored at one place so i don`t have to spend hours on looking for the right folder.

  2. Reply stess 25.12.2016 at 03:41

    Thanks for the interesting review! Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim 2 TB, has perfect designed, high-capacity, it’s portable and reasonable – what else is needed?It has a thickness, as well as the smartphone, it can withstand drops and bumps (I hope that’s true, because I am very clumsy, my devices often fall to the floor)!
    It’s a pity that the results of speed test are unsatisfactory. This is a significant flaw for me! I planned to make backup of mobile phone memory and to store it on this device.
    This model has its pros and cons, but it’s definitely worth seeing! I shall to buy this model, due to its design, pattern, weight and thickness.

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