Seagate Backup Plus 4TB Red

Version: 4 TB
Total storage capacity
113,99
Limited supply, order now
Protect your hard drive
113,99
Limited supply, order now

Product information

Key specs

Hard drive type
2.5-inch
Total storage capacity
4 TB
Formatted for operating system
Windows
Build quality
Mid-range
Shockproof
No

Pros and cons

According to our HDD external hard drive expert
  • Pros:
    With a thickness of 2cm, this drive is thinner than most 4TB external hard drives.
  • Pros:
    Thanks to the accompanying driver, this drive works with Windows as well as macOS.
  • Pros:
    You can use the Seagate software to transfer old data and make backups.
  • Con:
    The drive has no hardware encryption with password protection.
  • Con:
    This drive isn't water and shock proof.
Product Expert HDD external hard drives

With the Seagate Backup Plus Portable 4TB Red, you always have all your photos, movies, and music files at hand. With 4TB of storage space, you can store 400,000 photos or 112 Full HD movies. This 2.5-inch external hard drive has a modern design with a solid, aluminum housing. In addition, the Backup Plus Portable 4TB Red is completely dustproof. With the Seagate software, you can easily make backups or, for example, automatically download photos from Facebook. The drive is formatted for Windows, but is also compatible with Mac devices when you install the included NTFS driver. You also don't need a power outlet, only the USB 3.0 port of your laptop.


Included by default

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Key specs

Hard drive type
2.5-inch
Total storage capacity
4 TB
Formatted for operating system
Windows
Build quality
Mid-range
Shockproof
No

Rating

Rating per section

Reliability
Review score 5 out of 5 stars
10
Speed
Review score 5 out of 5 stars
10
Sound production
Review score 5 out of 5 stars
10
Price-quality ratio
Review score 5 out of 5 stars
10

Most helpful reviews

Most helpful reviews

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
10/10
"Good value for money, SSD doesn't yet rule because of price/"

Stefan Schwartz | 15 June 2019 | Total storage capacity: 2 TB

  • Pros:
    Good price / Tb
  • Pros:
    Lot of space for photos
  • Pros:
    Small, easy to transport
  • Pros:
    Not noisy
  • Pros:
    Looks good
  • Con:
    USB port is special. in case cable lost will have to look for a replacement, not in house.
  • Con:
    When I copied like 100Gb it got a bit warm, no fan.
  • Con:
    Cable is a bit short, has to stay very close to laptop

cannot say yet on reliability but I already transferred like 600Gb from a different HDD and it took some hours and all is good. Copying speed when you transfer from external HDD to another external HDD depends of course on both drives as well as USB ports of computer. That said I reached peaks of 120Mb/s with steady copying at 80Mb/s. It also went down to 20-30 Mb at times. After 1h of crunching it got bit warm which is not strange given there is no active heat evacuation, all is based on natural evacuation through holes.

Good value for money, SSD doesn't yet rule because of price/

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
10
  • Pros:
    Good price / Tb
  • Pros:
    Lot of space for photos
  • Pros:
    Small, easy to transport
  • Pros:
    Not noisy
  • Pros:
    Looks good
  • Con:
    USB port is special. in case cable lost will have to look for a replacement, not in house.
  • Con:
    When I copied like 100Gb it got a bit warm, no fan.
  • Con:
    Cable is a bit short, has to stay very close to laptop

cannot say yet on reliability but I already transferred like 600Gb from a different HDD and it took some hours and all is good. Copying speed when you transfer from external HDD to another external HDD depends of course on both drives as well as USB ports of computer. That said I reached peaks of 120Mb/s with steady copying at 80Mb/s. It also went down to 20-30 Mb at times. After 1h of crunching it got bit warm which is not strange given there is no active heat evacuation, all is based on natural evacuation through holes.

Stefan Schwartz | 15 June 2019 | Total storage capacity: 2 TB

Most helpful reviews

Most helpful reviews

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
10/10
"Good value for money, SSD doesn't yet rule because of price/"

Stefan Schwartz | 15 June 2019 | Total storage capacity: 2 TB

  • Pros:
    Good price / Tb
  • Pros:
    Lot of space for photos