The Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive looks to be the all in one external hard drive backup we’ve all been waiting for.


At 76 mm thick, the Backup Plus might be the slimmest external hard drive existing today.  Despite its slim form factor, the Seagate Backup Plus’ highest storage capacity is 2TB.  Add to that, Seagate is also including a 2 year free access to Microsoft’s cloud storage, OneDrive, this is an additional 200GB of cloud storage worth $95.  That’s a lot of storage for your personal use.

The Backup Plus Slim is compatible with both PC and Mac, for Mac, the package contains an NTFS driver so you can access files saved from a PC on a Mac and vice versa.


The portable drive is available in the following storage capacities and colors:


1. 500 GB – Black, Silver – $64.99

2. 1 TB – Black, Silver, Red, Blue – $59.99

3. 2 TB – Black, Blue, Silver, Red – $89.99


One thing I noticed is that the 1 TB model is cheaper than the 500GB model, note sure about the reason for this.


Backing up of data either on the PC or the Mac is made easy with Seagate’s Dashboard software, which according to Seagate, can backup Photos, Movies and Videos, even those you’ve shared on Facebook, Flickr and YouTube.


The Backup Plus Slim is already USB 3.0 compliant so transferring files to and from USB 3.0 devices should be quick.

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