Mac computers Stories November 4, 2014

expiredSeagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive $90 shipped (orig. $160)

Amazon has the Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive (STDT3000100) for $89.99 shipped (matched at Newegg using coupon code on listing page). That’s $70 under the original listing, $28+ under the average selling price, matching the best we’ve seen, and the lowest we can find.


  • Massive capacity to help protect your files
  • Easily back up your computer and content from mobile devices with free Mobile Backup App
  • Apple Time Machine compatible.
  • Transfers files quickly with USB 3.0 connectivity
  • Use between PC and Mac computers without reformatting

This drive has received a 4.2/5 star rating from 400 Amazon customers.

More from Seagate:

More Room for Your Whole Life

A big digital life needs big backup. Seagate Backup Plus desktop drive has the massive capacity you need—and more. Protect a lifetime of memories with easy, flexible, built-in backup options, even for your iOS and Android devices. Automatically save photos from your social networks. Share files easily between Windows and Mac computers. It’s the simple, one-click way to protect and share your entire digital life on your computers and mobile devices—without getting in the way of the rest of your life.

Back Up from Your Mobile Devices

Use the Seagate Mobile Backup App to back up photos or videos directly from your iOS and Android devices via your home’s Wi-Fi, or through cloud services such as Dropbox or Google Drive on the road.

Do More with Social Networks

Don’t risk losing those great photos you’ve posted online. Backup Plus desktop finally bridges the gap between your online life and the rest of your life, letting you automatically back up your favorite memories from Facebook and Flickr. You can also share new videos directly to your YouTube account.

Back Up and Protect Photos, Videos, and More Automatically

Life is full of amazing moments you want to remember forever. Backup Plus desktop lets you back up your content your way. On a Windows computer, choose from two easy, automatic backup options in the Seagate Dashboard—scheduled or continuous backups.

Easily Share Files Between Windows and Mac Computers

Backup Plus desktop lets you seamlessly transfer files between Windows and Mac computers—no reformatting required.

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems are Windows 8, 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3, (32-bit and 64-bit) and Mac OS X 10.6 or higher (reformatting for Mac may be required).

Mac computers Stories October 24, 2014

Transcend just introduced a new line of portable external drives exclusively for the Mac. The StoreJet series for Mac includes the SJM100 Portable Hard Drive, the SJM300 Portable Hard Drive, and finally the SJM500 Portable Solid State Drive.

They all offer an big storage space and fastdata transfer speeds. Also, all three models are natively formatted in HFS+ and fully support Time Machine, allowing users to simply plug and play.

With advanced Thunderbolt technology, both the SJM300 portable hard drive and SJM500 portable SSD deliver unparalleled interface transfer rates of up to 10 Gb/s. For universal connectivity, both models are also equipped with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port (SJM500 with UASP support for even higher transfer rates), providing 10 times the bandwidth of USB 2.0.

All models carry Transcend’s three-year limited warranty and are available now from Amazon. Full press release follows: expand full story

Mac computers Stories October 15, 2014

expiredSeagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive $90 shipped (orig. $140)

Newegg has the 3TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive (STDT3000100) for $129.99. But using code 1014MDWK28 drops your total down to $89.99 shipped. That’s more than $50 under the original listing, $30 under Amazon and the best price we can find.

It features a free mobile back up app, Time Machine compatibility, USB 3.0 connectivity and works with Mac and PC without reformatting. This drive has received a 4.2/5 star rating from over 370 Amazon customers. 

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