Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Boxshot

Seagate Backup Plus Desktop 3TB USB 3.0 Storage Drive Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Packaging and Specifications
  3. Closer Look
  4. Test Bench and Testing Methodology
  5. AS SSD Benchmark
  6. ATTO Benchmark
  7. CrystalDisk Mark Benchmark
  8. HD Tune Pro Benchmark
  9. Transfer Tests
  10. Conclusion

On top, Seagate states 3 years warranty period in Asia Pacific and Japan, hence the actual model number for Asia-Pacific is STCA3000300. For EMEA its STCA3000200 with 2 years of a warranty period and for Americas its STCA3000101 with 2 years warranty period.

The drive that I have, is STCA3000300. Despite the model number, most likely the actual drive used inside should be the same.

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The illustration is no different from what was seen in previous Backup Plus version. To those who don’t know about Backup Plus’ utility that is bundled on the drive itself, you can check it out the Software Impressions.

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The drive is protected adequately, and Seagate provided an AC adapter with 4 switchable plug types and a USB 3.0 cable. If you’re curious, the voltage input of the socket is 100-240V at 50/60Hz. If you’re travelling around with this desktop drive and need a compatible plug, these plugs should cover most of the well known AC Plug types out there.

There isn’t much written about the specifications, but Seagate mentioned that they provided a 4 foot USB 3.0 cable and the product dimensions are 158mm in length, 124mm in width, 44mm in depth and weighs 1.08kgs. At the very least Seagate could have mentioned the operating temperatures.

But CrystalDisk revealed that this uses ST3000DM001 drive- The 3TB version of Barracuda drive I’ve reviewed well before I started Hardware BBQ.

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It’s a 4k Aligned drive (by default) SATA III 7200 RPM drive. This should be interesting. The minimum ambient for this drive’s temperature on load starts from 0 to up to 60 degrees Celsius max.

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