I jumped at the opportunity and purchased two of these because I needed to move my files to newer media. This HDD is fast!! Of course, I DO have USB 3.0... As of now, I am very satisfied with my purchase.
The Dashboard control panel is very easy to use and allows either continuous or periodic back up. Just started using and looks really nice. If performance crashes I'll give a follow up review.
The Dashboard control panel allows automatic back ups of social media but this feature can be disabled if not desired.
Set up was quick and easy; although initial data transfer to the drive appeared slow, even with a USB 3.0 connection. However, drive is working great and it's very quiet. Works as advertised and for the price, I can't complain.
Seagate Backup Plus, easy backup for your digital life on your computer and the cloud
The Seagate® Backup Plus desktop drive simplifies backup for consumers who want to protect their entire digital life locally, in the cloud or from social networks. Via the Seagate Dashboard, use the Protect function to set up a one-click plan or customize your scheduled local backup. Keep multiple copies of your files in case disaster strikes.
With the Save feature, user-generated content can be backed up from your favorite social networks. Many people now use their smartphones to capture priceless moments. While these devices are handy and readily available, storage is not their strong suit. Capture a memory, post it on a social networking site and let the Seagate Dashboard automatically back up any content posted. Even if the file gets accidentally deleted from the device, another copy can be waiting.