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Review on External HDD 2.5″ Seagate Backup Plus Portable 5.0TB USB3 STHP5000402

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Probably, many noticed that in the new models of smartphones, there is more and more memory. The cameras in them are able to shoot ultra-clear video in 4K format. It is also known that modern films are released in UHD resolution. The mentioned formats lead to a huge file size, which then will have to be stored somewhere. And you also need to place archives of information accumulated over the years of your digital life.

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All this leads to the fact that the data takes up a lot of space on the hard drive of your main data warehouse, whether it is a desktop computer or laptop. At one point in time, the volume is so insufficient that the question arises of buying additional “free space”. It can be solved in two ways. For example, buying a new hard drive to be placed inside the system unit. Or choose a portable option that you can take with you anywhere and directly connect to a TV or media player.

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The Seagate BackupPlus Portable 5.0 TB external HDD is just one of those electronics items that solve this problem. It belongs to compact and portable solutions. Having bought it, I was able to solve the problem of data storage for myself.

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Currently, there are similar devices from various manufacturers on the market. However, Seagate stands out among them, first of all, for being one of the industry leaders. This is their main (if not the only) line of business. They have been manufacturing hard drives for decades. Also, their products are distinguished by their reliability. That is why I opted for the Seagate BackupPlus Portable 5.0Tb.

The hard drive came in standard packaging for such products. A sturdy cardboard box inside which is a protective transparent plastic case with the device itself, packed in a film. In a separate niche is a cable for connecting to a computer or playback device. The cable is connected to one single connector present on the housing.

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The quality of the materials leaves a good impression – the device is pleasant to hold in your hands. It seems to even attract attention. It turned out to be almost perfect performance, both in terms of design and its practical functions. On top, a beautiful stylization was made under a metal coating with a patina, on the bottom and side – white matte plastic.

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The dimensions of the device are quite compact, although the disk capacity is simply prohibitive – 5 TB! Smartphones to such an indicator will have to evolve for at least another ten years. But in Seagate BackupPlus Portable 5.0 TB will fit everything that you have accumulated and there will be a good reserve for the future. It is with such a volume that it makes sense to buy disks to store their main archives. There is never much space! Already, one season of the series can occupy more than 100 GB. One film in super high quality and with many audio tracks can “weigh” as much.

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Our disk supports USB 3.0 connection. So far, this is the fastest way to transfer data from mass technologies. And for Seagate BackupPlus Portable 5.0 TB this interface is more than sufficient, since the limiter here is the disk itself, which is made using classical technology (there are rotating parts inside). The speed of writing and reading more than satisfied me. They correspond to standard values ​​for such devices. In this model, volume comes first, not speed. The main thing to remember is that for maximum speed this drive must be connected to the blue USB connectors (USB 3.0).
When copying information to this hard drive, the speed is from 40 to 80 Mb/s, depending on the size of the transferred files. Sometimes the values ​​can be more or less. I liked that a movie of about 20 GB can be rewritten in just a few minutes.

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Separately, I want to say about the style of use. As already mentioned, the disc turned out to be compact in its overall dimensions. Therefore, it is convenient to take with you in any bag and even in your pocket. Unlike a flash drive, this drive cannot be subjected to mechanical stress. Therefore, it must be overcome from falls and bumps.

Summing up, I want to note that Seagate BackupPlus Portable 5.0 TB is an excellent portable hard drive for its money. It has a stylish design, large memory capacity and is released by a reliable manufacturer. I wish you all a happy shopping!

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