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Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB

Updated on: 21 October, 2021

The Seagate Backup Plus Hub is a basic no-frills backup drive similar to the Expansion Desktop with the addition of 2 USB 3.0 ports on the front. The slower 5400 RPM drive and USB 3.0 interface makes it ideal for data backup as transfer speeds are lower than drives that include faster 7200 RPM drives or faster Thunderbolt 3 interfaces. However, if you are not looking at intensive use cases such as editing 4K videos, then the performance should be perfectly acceptable. The design is pretty basic but the plastic case provides enough passive ventilation to keep it cool. The slightly cheaper Expansion Desktop drives removes the 2 USB 3.0 ports on the front if you are looking at saving some money. The 1 year warranty is poor compared to similar Western Digital drives. Interestingly Seagate offers a longer warranty outside of US/Canada.


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Summary

Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB

The Seagate Backup Plus Hub is a similar to the Expansion Desktop external drive with the addition of 2 USB 3.0 ports. Even though it only has a 5400 RPM drive, the USB 3.0 interface is fast enough for all but the most intensive tasks.

70.2%

Criteria

Price
95.5%
Drive Specifications
9.9%
Drive Performance
0.0%
Connectivity
12.0%

  • Great value desktop drive.
  • Passive ventilation works well.
  • Even though using only a 5400 RPM drive the USB 3 seemed fast enough for all but the most demanding tasks.
  • Dual USB 3.0 ports on the front are handy for connecting additonal USB devices.
  • Retail pricing is typically cheaper than RRP so shop around.
  • 5400 RPM drive not as fast as the 7200 RPM drives in other models.
  • Only includes a 2 year warranty where the WD My Book has 3.
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Specifications

Specifications
Drive Specifications
Drive Capacity ?
8 TB
min: 1
average: 15.72
max: 72
Drive Type ?
Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
Number of Drives ?
1 Drive
RAID Support ?
None
Drive Performance
Disk Speed ?
5400 RPM
Price
Recommended Retail Price ?
USD 219.99
min: 89.99
average: 732.63
max: 2999.99
Connectivity
USB 3.0 ?
3 x USB 3.0
min: 0
average: 1.27
max: 5
Thunderbolt 3 ?
0
min: 0
average: 0.51
max: 2
Ethernet ?
0
min: 0
average: 0.52
max: 2
DisplayPort ?
0
min: 0
average: 0.14
max: 1
HDMI ?
0
min: 0
average: 0.04
max: 1
Features
Hardware Encryption ?
No
Backup Software ?
Yes
SD Card Reader ?
No
Warranty ?
2 Years
min: 1
average: 3.2
max: 5
Physical Specifications
Length ?
7.799 Inches
min: 4.72
average: 7.65
max: 11.93
Width ?
1.614 Inches
min: 1.39
average: 3.36
max: 8.9
Height ?
4.646 Inches
min: 4.65
average: 5.79
max: 7.56
Enclosure Color ?
Black
Enclosure Material ?
Plastic
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