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Seagate® Backup Plus Desktop External USB 3.0 Hard Drive, 3TB, Black Item # 104173

Seagate® Backup Plus Desktop External USB 3.0 Hard Drive, 3TB, Black

    Back up your computer and social networking sites with ease

    • Protect function offers flexible backup options.  Helps ensure you can retrieve your valuable files in the event of disaster. You can set up a 1-click backup plan or create a customized, scheduled backup.
    • Save feature lets you back up content from your favorite social networking sites.  Automatically back up any content you post. You will still have backed up copies even if photos or other files are accidentally deleted.
    • Includes share feature for easy file transfers to social networking sites.  Upload multiple files at once — no need to upload files individually or create new albums! Simply select files to upload, choose where to post them and add comments if you wish.
    • USB 3.0 connectivity for ultrafast data transfers.  Backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices, at slower speeds.
    • For Windows® PCs and Macs.  The NTFS driver for Mac (included) lets you use the drive interchangeably between PC and Mac computers — without reformatting the drive.
    • Designed for desktops. 

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    Item # 104173 
    Manufacturer # STCA3000101  
    software included yes
    device connector type USB 3.0
    storage capacity 3 TB
    brand name Seagate
    height 6.2 in
    dimensions 6.22" x 4.88" x 1.73"
    hard drive type Hard Drive
    platform PC; Mac
    width 4.9 in
    operating system compatibility Windows XP Service Pack 3; Windows Vista; Windows 7; Mac OS X 10.6+
    depth 1.7 in
    Product Type external hard drive
    form factor Desktop
    color black
    manufacturer Seagate Technology
    warranty length 2-year limited
    model name Backup Plus desktop

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    • Your digital life safe and sound.

      Backup Plus from Seagate is the simple, one-click way to protect and share your entire digital life—without getting in the way of the rest of your life.

      • Easy, flexible, built-in backup options
      • Automatically save photos from your social networks
      • Share photos and video to social networks with a click
      • Up to 4TB capacity for a lifetime of memories
      • Increase transfer speeds by upgrading to Thunderbolt™ technology or FireWire 800
    • What is Backup Plus?

      Backup Plus is the family of external drives from Seagate that lets you do more with photos and movies, protect everything in your digital life, and manage it all from a single, intuitive dashboard.

      • Choose from two easy backup options for what’s important to you
      • Share multiple media files on networks like Facebook and Flickr
      • Save the photos you’ve shared online automatically
      • Upgrade your connection in a snap with swappable upgrade adapters
    • Up to 4TB capacity.

      Space for everything you've got. No more having to pick and choose what you protect.

    • Easy backup options.

      Choose scheduled or continuous backups right in the dashboard—and then forget it.

    • Works with PCs and Macs.

      Use it interchangeably on your PC or your Mac computer without reformatting.

    • USB 3.0 plug-and-play.

      You can also easily upgrade to Thunderbolt™ technology or FireWire® 800 with add-on adapters (sold separately). USB 3.0 is also backward compatible with USB 2.0.



    • Protect… Photos, videos, and more. Automatically.

      Life is full of amazing moments you want to remember forever. The Backup Plus desktop drive lets you set up easy automatic backups of all your stuff, so you know that even if “life happens” to your computer, your memories are always protected.

    • Save… Your social life with a click.

      Think of how many photos you’ve shared on Facebook or Flickr. With Backup Plus, you can easily download them right to your Backup Plus drive, so even more of your life is safe and sound.

    • Share… Your favorite moments instantly.

      With Backup Plus, your memories aren’t “trapped” in your drive. Just a click lets you share photos and videos to Facebook, Flickr, or YouTube right from your Backup Plus drive.

    • Upgrade… Your connectivity in a snap.

      Get a new computer with Thunderbolt™ technology or FireWire 800? Not a problem. Changing your data connectivity is as easy as plugging in a new adapter.1 So when you upgrade, your Backup Plus can upgrade right along with you.


    In the Box

      • Seagate Backup Plus drive
      • Seagate Dashboard pre-loaded on drive
      • NTFS driver for Mac pre-loaded on drive; USB 3.0 interface adapter with capacity gauge
      • 4-foot USB 3.0 cable, Power adapter
      • Quick start guide
      • 2-year limited warranty


    Formatted Capacity3 TB
    Height (in/mm)1.73/44.0
    Width (in/mm)4.38/124.0
    Length (in/mm)6.22/158.0
    Weight (lb/g)1.73/1080
    InterfaceUSB 3.0
    PackageDrive Only
    Automatic Backup SoftwarePC & Mac
    Warranty2 years

    System Requirements

      • Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system or Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
      • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port (required for USB 3.0 transfer speeds or backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports at USB 2.0 transfer speeds)
    1. 1 Additional adapters sold separately.
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