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Quick, easy to use, and highly portable

  • Aug 13, 2012
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At the risk of plagiarizing someone much better known than me, this drive "just works." My lovely bride has been using it as a backup drive for her business Mac laptop, and while we haven't asked anything particularly complicated of it, it has performed flawlessly for the month or two it's been performing that function. Using the Air's built-in Time Machine software, the laptop recognized the drive immediately, and the backup and encryption worked smoothly and relatively quickly. The drive is quiet, very portable, and also -- interestingly, perhaps -- small and elegant enough to actually be a little eye-catching while sitting out on a desk. At only $10 or $15 more, I might have preferred to grab the Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STBU1000100 (Black) to use as an external backup for our iMac (maybe while installing Mountain Lion), but I certainly have no objections to this smaller drive, which has been a great addition to both our security and our portability arrangements.

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Seagate Slim Portable
The Seagate Slim portable delivers easy-to-use, highly flexible protection for your files

Seagate Slim Portable
Works seamlessly with your social media accounts
Back Up Your Digital Life

The Seagate Slim portable drive delivers easy-to-use, highly flexible protection for your files. This pencil-thin drive also works seamlessly with your social media accounts so it's simple to back up and share your online photos, movies, and more.

Sleek and Stylish

The Seagate Slim portable drive is about as thick as a pencil, and the metal design slides easily into your pocket or backpack, making it a convenient addition to your on-the-go lifestyle.

Seagate Slim Portable
Slim portable drive is pencil-thin and ready-to-use right out of the box
One-Click and Custom Backup Plans

The Seagate Slim portable drive comes pre-loaded with premium backup software that includes the easy-to-use Seagate Dashboard.

  • Create a backup plan with a single click using the "Protect Now" feature for a set-it-and-forget-it solution
  • Quickly create custom backup plans to protect your entire system or individual files
  • Easy backup scheduling options include daily, weekly, monthly, or specific times for backups
  • Save Your Social Life

    The Seagate Dashboard makes it simple to share of save files associated with online social networks including Flickr, Facebook, and YouTube.

  • Automatically download copies of your photos, movies, and more from social networking sites to your Seagate Slim portable drive
  • Share files by simply clicking on your social network's ...
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