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Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB

May 28, 2018 Jon 36 Comments

Hope you guys enjoyed the content. Let me know what you guys think about the hard drive in the comments below. See the below links for where you can purchase this product.

Best Buy: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/seagate-backup-plus-2tb-external-usb-3-0-2-0-portable-hard-drive-black/2944503.p?id=1219083979672

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Portable-External-Storage-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4

Seagate: http://www.seagate.com/products/laptop-mobile-storage/laptop-external-drives/backup-plus/
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Just a PSA: Don’t buy “2TB” flash drives for . They’re scams. Honestly, the fact that this was even ~10-12GB was impressive.

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  1. ovi olivia
    May 28, 2018 - 9:13 am

    Hi Mex. which one is better, WD or Seagate? kinda confused because it's my first time to have HDD. thank you๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. MikeyLo 23
    May 28, 2018 - 9:49 am

    Can I use this to homebrew my wii ?

  3. Diren Capulcu
    May 28, 2018 - 10:28 am

    Hey, mate. Wassup?

    By today, i acquired the exact same product. Except, my product says that it was assembled in Thailand, rather than China.

    I really liked it. It's pretty small, the color is quite charming and very simple to use. Though, i experienced such an odd issue during the registration via Seagate website.

    Somehow, no matter what i did, my product was not registered. i tried everything to sort this out but i was always given the following message "failed to register hard drive". But, after a short time of struggling, i used another way and achieved to

    The way i used was performing the registration to the website (making an account). Then, i was asked to type the serial number and Seagate directed me to the product's specific page. After that, i downloaded the Seagate Dashboard software from there.

    Here is my unboxing link;


  4. Diren Capulcu
    May 28, 2018 - 10:51 am

    hi there.

    i have been seeking for the WD (Witch Doctor) My Passport Portable External Hard Drive offering 2 TB storage. I remained kinda split between that one and Seagate Backup Plus Slim. As far as i figured, almost none of the external drives come with password encryption. I only saw that feature on WD My Passport. Not sure if thats reliable though.

    What do you think?

  5. Random One
    May 28, 2018 - 11:21 am

    Hey how do I back up the date from the Seagate in case it ever stops working.I wasn't able to make an account for the free 200gb which I could've have but it expired two days before I bought it.

  6. Accurate Shots
    May 28, 2018 - 11:45 am

    So i just got this about 2 months ago for my XBOX One S and whenever I plug it in it starts making ticking noises… however it still works. I dont know if thats whats causing it but i left the drive in its original plastic wrap and cut a hole for the wire so that it stays clean.. does that make it overheat and make noises or is it just malfunctionning.. what should I do ??

  7. ApexProdigy TW
    May 28, 2018 - 12:10 pm

    Bought this for my ps4 i highly reccomend considering i was gonna get a new internal harddrive. When i seen this i thought wow this is much easier and its portable and cheaper

  8. Prudhvi Chikkam
    May 28, 2018 - 12:47 pm

    u told that it has normal usb option but dont have

  9. Sukhdev Taneja
    May 28, 2018 - 1:28 pm

    can you subscribe my channel. I will subscribe you back.

  10. andri sweet
    May 28, 2018 - 1:35 pm

    it says 70 gb used, but there is no files on it. how is that possible

  11. Jeanne F
    May 28, 2018 - 2:22 pm

    Can you backup multiple MACS to this drive using Time machine

  12. X*X Carp fishing
    May 28, 2018 - 2:29 pm

    I got one it's s**t it says it's stored your stuff but when you plug it to to another pc it empty?

  13. Unbiased Basketball Stan
    May 28, 2018 - 2:50 pm

    I keep putting it in my PS4 but it keeps saying the USB is not supported, even though I got a thumb drive and did all the steps necessary, update and all. If anyone can help I will greatly appreciate it. Maybe I'm missing a step? Spent fricking 90 bucks at GameStop. Don't want it to go to waste.

  14. Jesse Ramirez
    May 28, 2018 - 3:26 pm

    Do i have to buy another software in order to put in a password to lock it?

  15. ErenThorne
    May 28, 2018 - 4:05 pm

    what the fuck is wrong with your hand? Looks exactly like Sloth.

  16. Der Hรคssliche
    May 28, 2018 - 4:18 pm

    Can I crack the case open and use it as internal hard drive on ps4

  17. BrutalB**tSlaps
    May 28, 2018 - 5:08 pm

    After 4 months, the LED light does not come on and refuses to detect on mutliple devices regardless of using different ports or USB3 cords. Would not reccommend.

  18. B-B Wars
    May 28, 2018 - 5:33 pm

    First off, I will openly admit I do not get along with computers and they don't like me either, so I am not extremely knowledgeable when it comes to stuff like this. That said, wish I had seen this video a month or so ago because I too got scammed. I purchased a 2TB flash drive from a Chinese dealer that had good marks (ratings, whatever they're called) and yes, I spent about $9 or so for the drive. I waited about a month for it to arrive, and when it did, I immediately tried to transfer a rather large amount of data to it, just over 500GB. First try failed, received error messages that data files were corrupted, but they worked fine on the computer I was transferring them from, tried again, same results. Did some online research and found it could be the file system, which was exFAT. Reformatted the drive to NTFS as suggested by the articles I read, several of them. Same issues after several more attempts to transfer the same files, each time different files were "corrupted." Finally I gave up and filed a complaint with eBay and requested a refund. That's when I found out the seller was no longer on eBay, apparently the seller was removed by eBay. Guess the seller got caught scamming, so now I'm wondering if I'll even get a refund. You learn something new everyday, to day I learned I got snookered. And people wonder why I don't trust ordering from eBay.

  19. Viva
    May 28, 2018 - 5:38 pm


  20. InvaderScuzz
    May 28, 2018 - 5:51 pm

    Jesus fucking christ I spent like 50 bucks on 2 of these! They broke down and actually started erasing my files, what a fucking joke! I've never felt so cheated in my life, I wasn't even aware this was a scam! I'm emptying both of them and sending it back through amazon for a refund. Is there a chance someone will be able to access any of my personal information through these things? I'm not an expert all I wanted was a good place to store my movies. I don't want any of my things ending up in the hands of the wrong people.

  21. Uhn Lucky
    May 28, 2018 - 6:49 pm

    I see your point but there's no guarantee that buying an expensive one you'll get a genuine one either. They could just mark up the price.

  22. CLKnight 200
    May 28, 2018 - 6:56 pm

    May be good for a gag gift though.

  23. Juliana Lim
    May 28, 2018 - 7:23 pm

    I have made a typo error, the usable space for 2TB is 1.9TB.

  24. Juliana Lim
    May 28, 2018 - 7:26 pm

    You have to buy from reliable source, 2TB OTG pen drives are now out in selective market, in Singapore it is still not available but anyway, I have gotten it from a reliable online market place. China manufacturer, no warranty but that is not an important issue. Be prudent in usage, I use it as a temporary device.

  25. Juliana Lim
    May 28, 2018 - 8:07 pm

    I have bought OTG(On-The-Go) 3.0USB pen drive of 2TB(usable 1.9GB), usable(android and computer). I will use this as a temporary storage. Testings done are successful, 1.26GB takes 5minutes(lesser than that) to copy as an estimate at 3.49MB/second in the USB 3.0 port. This proves USB 3.0 OTG 2TB pen drive is not fake, it is real and proven working. The price is SGD$12.08

  26. Cewyah
    May 28, 2018 - 9:02 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜‰ have a 256GB thumb drive that cost 100$… SO WORTH IT! ๐Ÿ˜€

    It's legit too! ๐Ÿ˜€ No files got corrupted.

    Good luck on staying informed!

  27. J Clift
    May 28, 2018 - 9:47 pm

    You can use a program called "h2testw" to re-configure the USB to its actual size.

  28. stat1cghost
    May 28, 2018 - 10:22 pm

    I just bought a fake 2tb Seagate Backup Portable HDD.

  29. Jerry Jones
    May 28, 2018 - 10:36 pm

    The crazy thing is that ebay knows they are fake but allow them to be sold. Just like most of the perfume and other things on ebay are fake.

  30. Joshua Pierre
    May 28, 2018 - 11:34 pm

    They are doing this with graphics cards too, i'm gonna buy one so I can get a free card when I request a refund.

  31. Peter Gogola
    May 29, 2018 - 12:32 am

    From time to time, I like to fool the system by buying such a drive which is obviously scam.
    I ask for a refund.
    I find out the real capacity.
    Reformat the drive to limit to its real useable space and have a free flash drive.
    This isn't a way to save money, just to have some LOLs. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  32. Peter Gogola
    May 29, 2018 - 12:33 am

    A LOT of flash drives on ebay are scam. They often take flash chips that don't pass QC and make them whatever size. I had a 16GB drive that was only 2GB in reality. I had a 4GB drive with the last 200MB being corrupted, so it probably didn't pass QC. TEST BEFORE USE, ASK FOR REFUND!!!

  33. lyingpancake95
    May 29, 2018 - 12:46 am

    I got a "sponsored" bar under the video advertising "2tb Flash drives".

    mixed signals

  34. Stan Lee
    May 29, 2018 - 1:38 am

    Anyone else's anxiety spike watching the monitor wobble?

  35. invghost
    May 29, 2018 - 2:13 am

    Are there any ways to make it say the correct amount?

  36. Kabuki Jo
    May 29, 2018 - 2:26 am

    159 E-Bay sellers who sell this fake drive did not like this video

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