What is Seagate Backup Plus Hub? How to use it? This post from MiniTool will show you the detailed information of the Seagate Backup Plus Hub and show you how to how to use it to back up files on your computer. In addition, Windows backup software – MiniTool ShadowMaker will be shown to you.
Overview of Seagate Backup Plus Hub
With our storage requirements growing so quickly, more and more storage products are launched to satisfy users’ demands. Since Seagate is a leader of the storage market, it also tends to add and expand its product line. So, they launched the Seagate Backup Plus Hub.
Seagate Backup Plus Hub is one of the Seagate’s desktop hard drives, and comes with a large hard drive capacity to store all of your important data and files. The Seagate Backup Plus Hub is larger than a typical portable hard drive in dimension, but it is not huge by any means. It measures at 198.1 x 41 x 118mm and its all-black color makes it fit well with other office equipment. The Seagate Backup Plus Hub is not as large as the older external storage devices with 3.5-inch drives, but it is not as portable as external 2.5-inch drives.
What are the differences between 2.5 HDD and 3.5 HDD? This post shows some differences between these two hard drive form factors.
In order to know the Seagate Backup Plus Hub well, you need to know its specifications, performance as well as price. Therefore, in the following part, we will elaborate on specifications of the Seagate Backup Plus Hub.
The Specifications of Seagate Backup Plus Hub
Now, we will introduce Seagate Backup Plus Hub on the capacity, performance, interface, endurance and price.
Seagate Backup Plus Hub: Capacity
Seagate Backup Plus Hub comes with a large hard drive capacity, providing plenty of room to save a lot of files, images, movies, videos, system images, etc. It is available in 6 different capacities which are 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB and 14TB. Therefore, the drive will be sufficient enough for most users.
Seagate Backup Plus Hub: Interface
Unlike most traditional hard drives, the Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB desktop hard drive is a little special. Seagate Backup Plus Hub comes with two USB 3.0 ports. So, it would be an all-in-one data hub and recharging station built into a desktop drive with phenomenal capacities. With these two USB 3.0 ports, users are able to back up your files, precious photos, and video while connecting to and recharging your tablet, smartphones, or cameras, even if your system is off or in standby mode.
Seagate Backup Plus Hub can be connected to computer with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 port. The transfer rates can reach up to 5Gb/s when connected to a USB 3.0 port, but connecting Seagate Backup Place Hub to a computer with USB 2.0 limits performance to USB 2.0 speed.
Seagate Backup Plus Hub: Performance
When selecting a hard drive, the performance would be one of the most key factors. So, you also learn the performance of the Seagate Backup Plus Hub.
Seagate Backup Plus Hub’s inside hard drive is Seagate’s very own Archive HDD v2 SATA III model which features a total of 6 platters (1.33TB in capacity each) that rotate at 5900RPM, 128 Cache, on-drive cache and several technologies including AcuTrac (sustained performance) and PowerChoice used to reduce power consumption.
Although Seagate Backup Plus Hub is not a 7200 RPM hard drive, it still comes with fast read and write speed. According to Seagate’s official site, its data transfer speed is up to 160MB/s.
To test the read and write speed, you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard whose Disk Benchmark allows you to do that.
Related article: 5400 RPM vs 7200 RPM: Is RPM Still Important?
Seagate Backup Plus Hub: Endurance and Warranty
In terms of endurance and durability of Seagate Backup Plus Hub, it is up to 800.000 hours and a workload rate limit of up to 128TB per year. In addition, it provides a limited 2-year warranty. Seagate says that it takes about 5,000,000 hours to test 20,000 hard drives during product development before ideas move to production. So, the quality of Seagate Backup Plus Hub is assured.
Seagate Backup Plus Hub: Price
The budget is also the key factor when choosing the hard drive. According to the Seagate’s official site, the Seagate Backup Plus Hub 4TB is about $129.99, and the Seagate Backup Plus Hub 14TB is about $329.99. The price may vary due to the different hard drive capacity. So, you can choose any one based on your own needs.
Seagate Backup Plus Hub: Compatibility
The last factor we want to mention is the compatibility of Seagate Backup Plus Hub. It can be used on Windows and Mac. Windows 7 or higher system versions are acceptable. Mac OS X 10.7 or higher versions are compatible.
Seagate Backup Plus Hub is available in two models: Windows and Mac. The Windows model is previously formatted as NTFS and you can change the partition format later. While the Mac model is formatted as HFS+. The Mac OS X can read hard drives formatted as NTFS but access is not available.
How to Back up File with Seagate Backup Plus Hub?
Back up Files with Seagate Dashboard
As we have mentioned in the above, the Seagate Backup Plus Hub optimizes external storage with simple file backup for your computers. But you need the help of Seagate Dashboard, which is preloaded on the Seagate Backup Plus Hub hard drive.
With the Seagate Dashboard, it is easy for you to back up PC data and restore your data. Seagate Dashboard also enables you to perform cloud backup, media backup, mobile backup, etc.
Now, we will show you how to use the Seagate Dashboard to back up files to the Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB hard drive.
1. Connect the Seagate Backup Plus Hub on your computer.
2. Then, you need to register the hard drive and install the Seagate software.
3. Open the Seagate Backup Plus Hub in Windows Explorer.
4. The double-click Start_Here_Win to follow the on-screen instructions to register your Backup Plus and install Seagate software.
5. Then launch Seagate Dashboard.
6. Next, click PC backup.
7. If no backup plan has been created before, you will see the options Protect Now and New Backup Plan. If you click Protect Now, Seagate Dashboard will find your Seagate Backup Plus Hub drive and start to back up your non-system files. The New Backup Plan allows you to set a customizable backup plan, such as an automatic file backup.
8. Then it will begin to back up all your data to the Seagate Backup Plus Hub hard drive. The costing time depends on the number of files that are required to back up.
When all steps are finished, you have successfully backed up your files to the Seagate 8TB Backup Plus Hub hard drive. If there are lost or deleted by accident, you can restore them with the file backups.
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Back up Files with MiniTool ShadowMaker
Besides the Seagate Dashboard, you can also use the professional backup software – MiniTool ShadowMaker to back up files to the Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB desktop hard drive.
It enables you to back up files through creating a file backup image or syncing files to the Seagate Backup Plus Hub hard drive. Besides these features, it also enables you to back up the entire operating system.
Now, we will show you how to back up files to the Seagate Backup Plus Hub hard drive.
1. Connect Seagate Backup Plus Hub to your computer.
2. Download MiniTool ShadowMaker, and install it on your computer.
3. Launch it to enter its main interface.
4. Go to the Backup page, click Source module, and click Folders and Files to continue.
5. Then choose the files you want to back up, and click OK.
6. Click Destination module to choose a target disk to save the backups. Here, you need to choose the Seagate Backup Plus Hub hard drive.
7. After that, click Back up Now to start backing up files to the Seagate Backup Plus Hub hard drive to keep your files safe.
After all steps are finished, you have successfully backed up files to the Seagate Backup Plus Hub hard drive. And if some accidents happen and data lost, you can use the file images to restore the required files.
From the above contents, we believe that you have already known how to back up files to the Seagate Backup Plus Hub. Since the Seagate Backup Plus Hub provides plenty of room for you, you can use it to store files, videos, pictures, system image, etc.
And the Seagate Dashboard and MiniTool ShadowMaker program enable you to back up the all data on your computer to the Seagate Backup Plus Hub hard drive. However, Seagate Dashboard does not allow you to back up the operating system to safeguard your PC, while MiniTool ShadowMaker can do that.
In addition, it is very easy to back up the operating system. With the system image, you can also restore your computer to an earlier date if there are some accidents happen. MiniTool ShadowMaker is designed to back up the operating system. It chooses the operating system as the backup source by default. Hence you do not need to change it again. Then click Destination to select the Seagate Backup Plus Hub as the target disk. After that, click Back up Now to perform the task immediately.
To sum up, this post from MiniTool has shown you a Seagate Backup Plus Hub review. We have elaborated it on design, capacity, performance, endurance, compatibility and price. What’s more, the Seagate Backup Plus Hub hard drive is used to back up files on your computer with Seagate Dashboard. You can also choose MiniTool ShadowMaker to back up files and the operating system.
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Seagate Backup Plus Hub FAQ
- Connect to a power outlet.
- Connect Seagate Backup Plus Hub to your computer.
- Open Windows Explorer and open Seagate Backup Plus Hub.
- Launch Windows_Here_Win.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to register your Seagate Backup Plus Hub and Seagate software.