Product Comparison: Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB Slim vs Western Digital My Passport Ultra

General Specifications
Western Digital
Backup Plus (STDR5000100)
My Passport Ultra
About the Product
Seagate Backup Plus is an easy way to protect and share your digital life. Ready to go with up to 5TB of storage space for your most important files, the sleek and protective metal finish is available in classic black, silver, red or blue. Choose your flavor and join the millions of satisfied customers with one of Seagate’s most popular and trusted portable drive.
Equipped with USB-C™ technology, the My Passport™ Ultra portable drive offers an easy way to expand your storage with a modern metal design that complements your PC.
Key Specs
Storage Drive Type
5000 GB
1000 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB Slim External Hard Disk
  • I originally purchased this product for my Xbox One to increase my storage space, and it seems to work very well! The Xbox recognized the hard drive instantly and I had no issues setting it up. I simply plugged it in, and I was done.
  • A few years ago, the very idea of having 4 terabytes of storage on a single device seemed a ways off. But now having that much storage in a 2.5 inch diameter platter package is very satisfying. For a little over $100.00 that is very satisfying.
  • It is amazingly small and compact, not much bigger than my cell phone. It is an attractive blue color. It is good value for the money in terms of a full 4TB of storage. The packaging is very easy to open--no clamshell plastic.
  • I have 20 years of photos saved to this thing; it's about 1/4TB of space being used up.
  • I currently have two older EHD, and when I hooked this EHD to the same USB hub as them, my desktop PC would not allow me to eject this EHD. Worse, Windows would shut down, and I had to turn off the PC manually.
  • After 1 year, the device keeps telling me I need to reformat it. If I reformat the hard drive, I lose all my pictures. If I don't reformat the hard drive, I will eventually lose all my pictures due to a damaged drive. Lose-Lose situation.
Size & Weight
0.81 in.
0.5 in.
3.07 in.
4.33 in.
4.51 in.
3.21 in.
8.5 oz.
0.35 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB Slim External Hard Disk
  • Quite compact and the front USB sockets are useful. Feet are on the end but no feet if you want to lay it down, but easy enough to add them
  • Really compact and easy to use (with MacBook Pro mid 2011, OS Yosemite).
  • It's super small and compact yet packs a strong punch performance wise.
  • A great compact HDD with tonnes of space for the money.
  • Aesthetically, it is a little bit plastic to the touch, but it is also very compact, light and convenient, and, to be honest, you are not going to be caressing it much.
OS Compatibility
Windows, Mac OS
Windows 10/8/7/Vista
USB 3.0
USB 3.0
Backup Function
Data Protection
Customisable Backup
Password protection
Compatible with PlayStation 4 (Requires PS4 System Software Update 4.50 or higher), Sleek Portable Design., Auto Sync
Innovative style with refined metal cover, USB-C™ and USB 3.0 compatible, Social media and cloud storage import
What customers say about "Features"
Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB Slim External Hard Disk
  • Great disk, and what a value with 200GB of OneDrive. I was paying $4/month for 100GB OneDrive storage, so the 2 year free subscription is saving me $96 total, and I have twice the storage! Wow, I got the drive for free and got paid $40 to buy it.
  • That all being said, it's compact, it's a GREAT price for a TB of storage, the blue color is cute, and you get 200gb of free cloud storage for 2 years with purchase, so that's awesome.
  • It comes with a free copy of Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X (which only works on Seagate drives) which was a pleasant surprise. That software works so well that I've kept a large NTFS partition on the disk so I can also use it with my Windows PC and Synology NAS
  • Very small, much smaller than I thought, was thinking it was a larger form factor like the older archive drives I have. Nice.
  • Also be aware that if you, as I do, have an older computer with several outdated USB 2.0 ports, or a USB hub that is 2.0, this EHD won't work as well with them as with USB 3.0. If you need to use an extension data cable, be sure as well to buy 3.0.
  • After two months, the drive has started to beep when read attempts are made. No OS or computer can open it. We have lost several 100GB sized research projects. Linux, Windows, and OSX are unable to open it to reformat. Essentially, we have suffered exactly the kind of data loss we wanted to prevent
Additional Accessories
Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive, Seagate Dashboard backup software, 18-inch (45.72cm) USB 3.0 cable, plug-and-play, NTFS driver for Mac, Quick start guide
USB 3.0 cable, Quick start guide
Number Of Drives
Seagate Dashboard software
WD Discovery™ software, WD Backup, WD Drive Utilities
Power Supply
USB 5V/0.5A
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
3 year(s)
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