With a Seagate Backup Plus Slim, you can achieve easy and automatic backup without any trouble. You can use the Seagate backup plus portable drive to back content from computer, mobile devices, and the cloud. There’s a Protect function in the Seagate Backup Plus Slim, and it allows you to complete local backup within one click.

The Seagate Slim hard drive made its debut in 2014 and it becomes a wonderful portable solution. This year, the new model Seagate Backup Plus Slim (STHN1000402) is out and it provides two choices for you in terms of capacity: 1TB and 2TB (I’ll focus on the latter). In addition to be used for data backup, this Seagate 2TB external hard drive can also be used on Xbox one.

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Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Review

As the new Seagate backup plus portable drive, the Backup Plus Slim offers three colors for you to choose from: black, silver, Light blue. The maximum sustained read/write speed is about 100MB/s and the spindle speed is about 5400rpm.

The Backup Plus Slim can be used on both Windows systems (Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10) and Mac systems (Mac OS X 10.11 and above). What’s more, it comes with a 2-year limited warranty which enables you to use it trustingly.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim

Size & Design

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim (STHN1000402) has a very tiny size: 115 x 78 x 12mm, just like the word slim describes. Besides, its weight is very light: only about 126g. These factors make it a wonderful choice for portable drive.

The design of new Seagate Backup Plus Slim is not special. It’s very practical, not planning to win any awards. This Seagate external hard drive adopts plastic chassis and a textured metal finish. There is a thin brushed metal located on top of the drive; there is a logo and a white status light on the body of Seagate Backup Plus Slim. All in all, there is nothing unique and fascinating in the design.

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim is equipped with a 46cm long USB 3.0 cable. And there’s an addition cap which can be used to convert one end of the cable to a USB Type-C connector.

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The Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB model consists of two 1TB platters spinning at 5,400 rpm. The cache of it is only 128MB. Yet, what makes us surprise is the expensive price.

According to the CrystalDiskMark and Atto benchmarks, the performance of this new Seagate external hard drive is only a little better than the average performance. The read speed is somewhere between 141 and 144MB/s; the write speed is about 137MB/s. It is very stable during using; you can barely hear any noise and feel any vibration.

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim portable drive is equipped with some useful software to ease and enrich your data storage (for instance, Mylio photo management software and Adobe Creative Cloud with two months of subscription). It focus more on the creative side of computing than just the cheap price.

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Seagate Backup Plus Slim is a good choice for you when you need to back up data in computer or other devices. Besides, Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB is good for PS4, Xbox, and other game consoles as an external hard drive.

In fact, Seagate should replace LM0007 with LMZ15 since it is a newer hard drive with a faster speed. Till now, no one seems to be interested in investing R&D in smaller platters so as to get the drives provide with the Backup Plus Slim.

This is a reasonable explanation of why there is no improvement in the platter capacity since it reached 1TB in September 2015.

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