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Tech troubles of @Seagate backup plus slim

About two years back, I bought a Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2 TB external 2.5 inch harddrive. I love it! So much so, that I tried buying a second one a couple of months ago. From the get go, that second copy behaved weirdly, The disk was slow and seemed to operate in intermittent sprints only. I finally got out a benchmarking tool and the the tests bore out that something was wrong, when compared with my original (older) copy. The original one is displayed to the left, the new one to the right.

So I returned the disk and ordered a new one, only to experience exactly the same effect. At the same time, I could see comments about experiences similar to mine show up in the customer feedback, so I dropped this disk alltogether. Today then, by chance, I ran in to this disk’s page on Amazon, and lo and behold it has been marked as generally deficient. Whoa, Seagate, long-time favorite of mine, get your act together!



  1. Chandana Vasanth (@candyvasanth13) Avatar

    I have the same HDD. I love it too! It’s really strange though.

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