At the time of writing this review, the Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive is widely available and that at a very good price. You can for example find it at NewEgg for $89.99, Amazon for £74.99, or find a good deal through Geizhals where it starts at €95.99.
Seagate has created a great drive and calling it the Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive and next to the 2TB version that we’re testing today, it’s also available as 500GB and 1TB version.
The drive is well designed and looks gorgeous, and it is available in four different colours: Red, Blue, Silver, and Black. It isn’t just a beautiful drive, it is also a tough one thanks to the metal design. It still manages to keep both size and weight down and doesn’t take up much more space than a cell phone, maybe a little shorter and wider. The weight of about 160 grams is another bonus that makes sure that you don’t leave your storage at home because of its weight.
The performance was just as good as the looks, if not a little better. With transfer speeds up to and over 120MB/s at both reading and writing is a good result for both a 2.5-inch drive and an external drive, making it even better as this is both. When you could that with a price that isn’t much more than you’d pay for an internal drive and you know that you have a winner.
Seagate added some bonus to the drive that’s already backed by a 2-year warranty. Next to the Seagate Dashboard software they also added a 2-year, 200GB OneDrive coupon valued at $95 USD according to the specifications. That makes this an awesome deal if you planned to get that service anyway and it will essentially give you the drive for free.
- Good Performance
- Sleek and Durable metal enclosure
- Light, small, and portable
- Good package with 2-year OneDrive cloud service
- Prices similar to internal drives
- Four colours
- The drive gets a little slower as it fills with data
“The Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive is an affordable yet great performing and durable drive with a lot of included bonuses. If you need a drive for backup or portability, this is a great choice.”
Thank you Seagate for providing us with this sample.