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Seagate Backup Plus Portable 5TB, unboxing

June 12, 2018 Jon 26 Comments

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CNET editor Dong Ngo wants you to keep everything you have to fill up the speedy 5TB Seagate Backup Plus Desktop external hard drive for yourself, ’cause there are things he just doesn’t want to know. Or maybe the truth is he, like usual, already knows it!

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  1. Nirvana
    June 12, 2018 - 8:21 pm

    I never had an external harddrive. And i want to invest in this one. Will it last forever? I mean the memory.
    Also do i get the 5tb usable space entirely?

  2. KANUPRIYA JUNEJA
    June 12, 2018 - 8:53 pm

    Hey I'm gonna buy it how was its transfer speed.? Please let me know

  3. Pranay Ghosal
    June 12, 2018 - 9:03 pm

    Does it work on otg supports smart phone

  4. santosh saravana
    June 12, 2018 - 9:46 pm

    had same poor experience with WD and good experience with Seagate

  5. Gollumnova
    June 12, 2018 - 10:12 pm

    I'm a WD fan but this Sea 5tb is so thin and no external powersupply,

    I love it, i need a 5tb for my pS4 pro, thanx for your video is really helped me to make a decission …

  6. Perhaps
    June 12, 2018 - 10:52 pm

    The drive in this review has a light that indicates power. That's it.

    Seagate has chosen to save 5¢ on each unit, by excluding an activity light. So the drive shows no indication of whether or not it is in use (data being read from it or written to it).

    — So, for example, if you are backing up your laptop, and close the cover…
    — Or, if you are backing up your desktop PC, and your screen saver blanks your screen…
    You have no idea whether or not your backup (or restore) has completed. You have to "wake up" your monitor in order to check.

    And how about if some errant program is scurrying around, doing who knows what, on your external drive?
    How would you know?

    If your external drive had an activity light, and your computer was sitting idle (or so you thought), and the light was blinking, well then you would know to check on what was running.

    Although Seagate drives offer good performance, so do Western Digital drives… and Western Digital drives include an activity light. Both companies have comparable pricing.
    Other companies, too (LaCie, Buffalo, etc) also offer external drives that include an activity light.

    So I am done with Seagate.

  7. Akil hayabusa
    June 12, 2018 - 11:43 pm

    Does this works with the Xbox one x?

  8. At Close Range
    June 12, 2018 - 11:53 pm

    Eight minutes to open a box, You just entered in the guinness book of world records 2017, LOL. Thanks anyway.

  9. Maurice Phoenix
    June 13, 2018 - 12:48 am

    I also had bad experience for other Brand’s except Seagate. Sticking to it eversince

  10. Broxine
    June 13, 2018 - 12:58 am

    is it metal or plastic case ?

  11. wwwy2000
    June 13, 2018 - 1:52 am

    So thin for a 5TB!!

  12. Milo Luna
    June 13, 2018 - 2:50 am

    Does it work on my ps4 pro and I want external drive?

  13. Sandra
    June 13, 2018 - 2:54 am

    Can you use an extension cable if the one provided is too short?

  14. Alex Thapa
    June 13, 2018 - 3:25 am

    What is the warranty period for this 5tb drive

  15. cbm80amiga
    June 13, 2018 - 3:42 am

    Are there 2 HDDs in RAID-0 inside like in previous Seagate 4TB drives? What is R/W speed? It could be around 250MB/s if there are 2 HDDs inside.

  16. Stephen Cormier
    June 13, 2018 - 3:51 am

    Mine stopped working a few weeks ago

  17. Creative satti
    June 13, 2018 - 4:50 am

    Hi i lost the adaptor for this can u tell me the whts the volt of the adaptor and amp

  18. DonoDino
    June 13, 2018 - 5:00 am

    I was hearing for 10 seconds until I opened the Google Translate.

  19. Orions Angel
    June 13, 2018 - 5:03 am

    I'm using it for Steam Games on my PC. Works great!

  20. ieDekay
    June 13, 2018 - 5:16 am

    whenever i plug mine into the wall it doesnt turn on. any help?

  21. Scott S
    June 13, 2018 - 5:25 am

    Excuse me if this has been asked previously, but the drive comes with only 4.54 terabytes and 369 gigabytes used, but what uses the 369 gigabytes???  the software on it and hidden files do not even add up to a single gig

  22. Bessie Kaine
    June 13, 2018 - 5:33 am

    2:01 Unfortunately, there is a very noticeable vibration :-/

  23. Argent Stheno
    June 13, 2018 - 5:43 am

    Whats the voltage on the power cable for the 5tb?

  24. TimeSplitterChimp
    June 13, 2018 - 6:25 am

    I'm just looking for something I can plug into my laptop and transfer video files and family pictures and save them in storage can I do that with this

  25. jacky sew
    June 13, 2018 - 7:25 am

    Can I connect this to my desktop 24/7?

  26. Ige King
    June 13, 2018 - 7:30 am

    can i used it with the niko adapter for ps4?

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