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Seagate Backup Plus 5TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review

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   Having 5TB worth of storage space with you at all times is something not many people expected to happen this soon and i say this because when Seagate send the backup plus 5TB model many friends I mentioned it to them were really surprised. Of course measuring 20.35mm in thickness means it's not the most portable hard drive in the market today so you may not be able to carry it in your back pocket (or the one on your shirt) but its excellent performance levels (fastest drive in our charts - seems Seagate was holding back with their reported speed of 120MB/s), 5TB capacity and 200GB subscription to OneDrive should be far more important to people. The only tiny problem I have with the backup plus 5TB portable hard drive by Seagate is its connectivity since the new USB 3.1 type-C plug would be preferred over the not so “steady” USB 3.0 host plug. I’m perfectly aware of course that this is not really a drawback but it would be nice to see it in a brand new drive (as would a carrying/storage case).

   With its current price tag set at USD159.99 inside the USA (Amazon.com) and 175Euros inside the EU (Amazon.co.uk) the Seagate Backup Plus 5TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive is actually slightly cheaper than what we had originally expected. That being said just like its predecessor the 4TB model we really can’t find anything bad to say about it and since it’s not only the fastest and highest capacity portable hard drive in our charts but also priced just right it clearly deserves our Platinum Award.



- Build Quality
- Compact Size
- 5TB Capacity
- Excellent Performance
- Free Two Year 200GB OneDrive Subscription
- Works with Lyve
- Low Temperatures
- Dashboard Software
- Price (For Some)



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