Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Review

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Price: ₹ 7999

Key Specs

    USB 3.0, USB 2.0-compatible
    Capacity 2TB
    Warranty 2 years
    OSes supported Microsoft Windows and Mac OS
    Seagate Dashboard (Mac and Windows)

Pros: Slim, transfer speed, software and tools, capacity

Cons: A bit expensive

Bottomline: Overall this is a perfect device with great transfer speed but comes at a higher price point.

Seagate announced a sleek backup drive with a huge capacity of 2 TB – Seagate Backup Plus Slim. The portable drive gives you massive capacity, fast transfer speed, password protection and hardware encryption.


The drive has quite sleek formation which is currently common with most of the drives. The outer aluminium shell gets a textured metallic finish that looks stylish. The drive has only one Micro-USB 3.0 port and comes with a standard USB cable included. The cable connects the drive to PC and works for both data transfer and power connection.

The drive is compatible with both Windows and Mac PCs without any reformatting. It comes with software, added in the drive, for both Mac and Windows, that help you to register the product for warrantee and other claims as well as use the drive on both operating systems.

Backup Plus Slim is preformatted in NTFS file system enabling to use the drive with windows PCs right away. To use it in Mac, you can use the included NTFS driver that turns the drive native to work with Macs. If again you want to use it with Windows, then use HFS+ driver to make it compatible with Windows computers.

The bundled software allows you to register your product with Seagate as well as get additional benefits. You can download a tool kit to protect your data. Once you download the tool on your PC, sync your data in a few steps.

It also has Mylio app that enables users to access their photos from anywhere, a cloud storage option. And most important benefit – you get data recovery. In case of any damage or virus attack, you can recover your data.

Additional benefits – Seagate comes with two months free membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan worth Rs. 1399. Also bundles with Kaspersky AntiVirus 1 Year 1 PC subscription worth Rs. 599.


We tested the drive on our test bench bed (Intel Core i7 CPU, 4 GB Kingston DDR3 RAM, Windows 10 OS and Cooler Master 350 Plus). In our random test in which we transferred the assorted 5GB data (Video, PDF, Word and other files) from our HDD drive to the backup plus drive, it took only 2 min 14 sec. While transferring the same data from Seagate drive to PC drive it took about 2 min 44 sec. On the other hand, when I transferred 1GB movie to the drive, it took only 22 sec which is similar to the last drive.

Running the synthetic benchmarks, to identifying the key strengths and weaknesses of a drive. It performed really well on Crystal Disk Mark (sequential) and resulted in 131.6 MB/s read and 131.6 MB/s write speed.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Review - Crystaldiskmark

Using the ATTO Disk Benchmark, it delivered –

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Review - ATTO

Using the copy benchmark, it delivered –

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Review - Copy As

ISO 71.37 MB/s speed
Program 19.77 MB/s speed
Game 42.88 MB/s speed

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