Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive 2TB USB 3.0 Review


The Seagate Dashboard is simple to download and install, it only takes the agreement to the terms and the optional change of the installation path. Once installed you can launch it and you’ll be presented with the application homescreen as seen below. You can see the connected compatible drives to the left and your options to the right.

Drive Information

Selecting a drive will provide you with more information such as serial number, capacity, firmware, and how much data is on the drive.

You can also open a file view directly from here, manage video thumbnails, LED, Power state and run a self-test if the drive shouldn’t be functioning normally.

Lastly, there’s also a page to get direct contact with the local customer service if you should run into trouble.


You can run synchronization and define your own backup plans depending on your need. The app is very forthcoming and straight forward to use.

Creating a backup is one thing, but you’ll also need the ability to restore them when needed.

Cloud Connection

Cloud storage has become an integral part of many users everyday storage, may it be free, private, or public. Seagate Dashboard supports Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and Nero Cloud natively.

Mobile Backup

Creating a backup from your mobile devices is just as important as your home PC, if not more. Seagate has apps for both Android and iOS for just this purpose.

Social Media Sharing and Backup

The Dashboard app also allows you to share and save files directly to social media platforms such as Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube.