Store, access, and edit up to 8TB of data, whether at home or on-the-go, including documents, music, movies, photos, and more with the 8TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Hard Drive with USB Hub from Seagate. This drive connects to your system using its integrated micro-USB 3.0 (micro-B 10-pin) port and provides data transfer speeds of up to 160 MB/s, while also being backwards compatible with USB 2.0.
Free up space on your computer with help from this 8TB Western Digital My Book external hard drive. Quick transfer rates move information three times faster than traditional hard drives, and the local and cloud backup prevents data loss.
In addition to its storage capabilities, this drive has also been equipped with dual front-mounted USB 3.0 Type-A ports, which can be used to recharge your tablet, smartphone, or camera, as well as back up files, even if your system is turned off or in standby mode.Seagate's Backup Plus Hub is compatible with both Windows and Mac systems. It is pre-formatted for Windows and Mac compatibility requires the included NTFS driver for Mac. Once installed, this drive can be used interchangeably between Windows and Mac without needing to be reformatted. Also included is the Seagate Dashboard software, a USB 3.0 cable, and a power adapter.
General Features Back Up. Recharge.Equipped with two integrated USB ports on the front, you can back up your files, photos, and videos while connecting to and recharging your tablet, smartphone, or camera - even if your system is off or in standby mode.Windows & Mac CompatibleThe Backup Plus Hub is compatible with Windows and Mac. Install the NTFS driver for Mac, and you can use the drive interchangeably between Windows and Mac computers without reformatting.Manage Your Backups With Seagate DashboardWith Seagate Dashboard software, you are provided tools for local, mobile, cloud, and social media backup. You'll be able to back up and manage all your documents, photos, and videos - including the ones you've uploaded to Facebook and Flickr. Or, run a one-click backup or schedule an automatic backup plan to protect your files using your Backup Plus Hub drive.Seagate Mobile Backup AppInstall the free Seagate Mobile Backup app on an iOS or Android mobile device, and you'll be able to back up all of the pictures and videos from your device to your Seagate drive or to the cloud.
Rated 5 out of5 byKing of Holetown fromGood solid backup option Seems like a good solid drive. Starts on boot-up so no on/off switch which is really redundant anyway. Comes formatted for Windows and Boot Camp and you can configure it to do Time Machine backup on installation or of course you can reformat it for Mac, but that removes the Boot Camp ability so you will not be able to start up in windows from the drive. Since I'm Mac only I reformatted it into two equal 4 gig partitions and use one for Time Machine and the other for data storage. The drive works seamlessly and quietly and so far I have had no trouble with it. Seagate is usually a reliable manufacturer so I do not expect anything to go wrong but 8 gigs is a lot of info to lose, so fingers crossed meantime. The USB hub up front is a nice addition but not sure if you get USB3 speeds out of it, but it's very convenient to have an extra input now that the drive is using one of the ports on my Mac.
Rated 3 out of5 byJohnny fromIt's okay. I don't like its speed. Though it says USB 3.0, but when I transfer video files from another external hard drive (WD 8 TB).
Speed first shows 130 MB/s then down to 100 MB/s finally after about 2 minutes it stays stable at 76 MB/s, which is only half of what they claim: 160 MB/s. Another minus, I don't know why they can not do it? The LED light when files are transferred. They should add that LED light.
8tb External Hard Drive 7200rpm
It does not cost anymore than few pennies, why can't they do it? From my old WD 8 TB there is nothing to show that it is running to this new Seagate 8 TB. The logo does light up but merely shows that it is running.
Hey Seagate, add a LED that will light up when data is running, OK? Rated 1 out of5 byJames fromAbsolute Junk Bought this to backup a NAS that has 6TB of data on it. Transfers (rsync) started out at 30MB/sec (not great) over USB, but by the time I got a couple of TB on this drive, transfer speeds had dropped to less than 1MB/sec. I seriously doubt it will even be possible to copy all 6TB from the server to this drive.
Additionally, when totally idle, this drive continuously thrashes the head around for no apparent reason. Serves me right for buying Seagate. If you buy this drive, you have only yourself to blame. Rated 2 out of5 byGlenn from5400 RPM drives. Slower than the 6TB of the same line I have the 6TB version of this and it was the fastest of my 4 external drives, so I bought 2 of the 8TB drive in the same line.
Nowhere on B&H, or Seagates websites is there any mention or RPMs. Well, for some reason the make it up as they go along. The Backup plus hub 8TB drives are 5400 RPM.
To slow for my video work:-( Why would the 6TB of the same drive be 7200RPM? Who knows, but I took these out of the external case to use as a RAID internally, so I guess I just got suckered out of $300+:-(. Rated 2 out of5 byCurtis fromDon't even try re-formatting this thing This is my second shot at this device. I returned the first one after the drive became totally un-mountable after attempting to re-format the drive from its native NTFS to the more efficient AFS for my Mac. Using Disk Utility has never failed me in this task ever on any other drive. This one however, no success.
Multiple attempts, two different units. Just to make sure I didn't do something wrong, I verified the steps I took with Seagate's instructions on re-formatting, and I had done exactly what the manual suggested.
Save your money and frustration, unless NTFS suits your needs. I do enjoy the hub feature, but since the drive itself is useless there's no 2-port USB hub worth that kind of money. Rated 4 out of5 byAnonymous fromServes a Dual Purpose - Will buy More I have a WD My Cloud Server (12TB) that has two USB expansion Ports on the back, I has used up both and was wondering how to easily increase the capacity and be able to continue doing so without having to configure more cloud servers. The 2 USB ports on the front of the Seagate drive mean that I can Daisy Chain Disks. So I can expand my storage cloud easily. I can buy a cheaper non Hub Drive for one of the Ports and another Seagate/Hub Drive for the other for practically limitless expansion.