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
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.
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.
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.