Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim 1TB USB 3.0 HDD Review

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Seagate created a nifty little piece of software for their Backup Plus series called the Seagate Dashboard. This tiny app has a lot of useful features built-in that can make the usage of your drive a lot more effective and easy. You can view the connected drive’s details and setup up backup jobs as well as share media directly to social media.

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First, let’s take a look at the drive information as such. They aren’t extensive, but we get the basics. The View Files link will open a file explorer with the selected drive.

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The manage tab gets a little more interesting. Here we find a function to automatically generate thumbnails for videos without thumbnails, turn the drive’s LED on and off, test the drive’s health, and set the power saving settings.

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The support page will provide you with links to product information and troubleshooting guides, and it also contains a list of support contact phone numbers.

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As the name suggest, one of the drive’s main usage scenarios is for backups and the Seagate Dashboard has several features for this built-in. You can set up your own rules and settings all the way through.

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Mobile devices are also supported and you can find both Android and iOS apps to work with the backup system and remotely backup your files.

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You can also upload files directly to your connected social media accounts and you can even create backups from there and onto your Seagate Backup Plus drive.

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The cloud is naturally also supported and you can connect it with Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and Nero Cloud.

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There aren’t many app settings. You can select the language, watch the log files and check for updates to the Seagate Dashboard app.

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A help file is also built-in that will explain each of the different features and get you going with your backup jobs.

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