Seagate Backup Plus Slim Stories March 31, 2015

Today, March 31st, is World Backup Day, which grew from a grassroots Reddit movement to help bring awareness to importance of backing up your digital life. Take some time today to revamp your backup strategy, double check existing backups, or start backing up if you aren’t already. Here are two deals that should help you with that: expand full story

Seagate Backup Plus Slim Stories February 23, 2015

expiredHDDs: Seagate 5TB desktop $130 (Reg. $150+), Seagate Slim portable 2TB (multiple colors) $85 (Reg. $100)

Newegg via eBay Daily Deals has the Seagate Expansion 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive (STBV5000100) for $129.99 shipped. That’s $20 below Amazon and matching the best price we have seen. This model is rated 4.1/5 stars from over 4,200 Amazon customers.

Next, Amazon has the Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive (STDR2000101) in blue, red or silver for $84.99 shipped (matched on Newegg’s eBay page). That’s the best price we can find and within $5 of the all-time low. It is rated 4.5/5 stars from over 2,900 Amazon customers.

Head below for more details on both Seagate models:

Seagate Expansion 5TB:

  • Easy and simple to use – simply plug in the power adapter and USB cable
  • Fast file transfers with USB 3.0
  • Compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0

Ready to Use The Expansion Desktop is ready to use, no need to install software. Simply attach the USB cable to your computer and plug in the power supply. Your computer automatically recognizes the new drive, and you can begin sending files.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB:

  • Sleek metal design – up to 42% thinner
  • 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

Back Up from Your Mobile Devices Use the Seagate Mobile Backup app to backup photos or videos from your iOS and Android devices.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim Stories July 12, 2014

expiredTwo-pack of Seagate Expansion 4TB external desktop drives: $240 shipped (orig. $440), more

Newegg is offering two 4TB Seagate Expansion 3.5″ USB 3.0 external desktop drives (STBV4000100) for $239.99 shipped. Adding both drives together, that’s about $110 off the original price, better than most pre-owned prices and at $120 each, $10 under the lowest individual price we’ve seen on this drive (which was $130).


  • Instantly add 4 TB of storage space to your computer
  • Simple plug-and-play connectivity via USB cable
  • Power supply and USB 3.0 cable included
  • USB 3.0 interface for extremely fast data transfer speeds (USB 2.0 compatible)
  • Holds up to 750 2-hour DVD movies, 960,000 digital photos, 49,980 hours of digital music

The Seagate Expansion has received a 4/5 star rating from over 2,500 Amazon customers.

We also have the 1TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim USB 3.0 portable hard drive (STDR1000103) in red for $59.99 shipped using code EMCYTZG663. That’s the best current price available and within $5 of the lowest we’ve seen. It is Wirecutter’s choice as the best portable HD available and has received a 4.4/5 star review from 780 Amazon customers.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim Stories March 26, 2014

expiredSeagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive: $85 shipped (Reg. $150)

Update (3/27 10:00am): The 2TB Seagate HDD is now sold out, but you can pick up a 1.5TB Toshiba Canvio for $65 shipped.

Ebay via Newegg is offering the Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive for $85 shipped. That’s $95 under the regular price, $23 better than Amazon’s current listing, and the lowest we’ve seen this drive go for. It features a metal design, backwards compatibility and works with both Mac and PC right out of the box.

It also happens to be Wirecutter’s favorite portable hard drive:

The 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim is the best portable hard drive for most people because it’s reliable and sturdily built. It’s also more compact, lighter, and faster than our previous recommendation, the WD My Passport Ultra.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 Portable drive (STDR2000100) has received a 4.4/5 star rating among nearly 300 Amazon customers. Be sure to check out the rest of today’s hard drive deals.

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