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


General Specifications
Brand
Seagate
Western Digital
Model
Backup Plus Ultra Slim
My Passport Ultra
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The Seagate® Backup Plus Ultra Slim Portable Drive is among the thinnest and most eye-catching portable hard drives. Available in stunning gold and platinum colors, style meets storage and easily slips into your backpack along with your other essentials.
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
Portable
Portable
Capacity
1000 GB
1000 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim 1 TB Portable 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive
  • For the capacity this drive is fantastic value; it's very quiet even under load, and speeds are good
  • Fast, virtually silent and has the capacity advertised.
  • As the other reviews have described, this HDD is about capacity and not useful for a standard NAS.
  • This drive is large in capacity, slim in size.
  • My only concern in advance is with such a large capacity drive there is a lot to lose when this goes faulty, consider this if the device is to be primary storage, if this is level 2/3 then happy days people !
Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive with Auto and Cloud Backup - Blue
  • It's got a decent capacity for a fair enough price point and you won't get cross copying files to it - and that's a massive advantage for a portable hard drive.
  • Great portable drive, small footprint but big capacity and an added bonus it is USB 3, a super buy, just plug in and away you go
  • Easy to use and install and for the price its a huge amount of storage.
  • Very high quality portable drive. Compact but sturdily built, and nicely styled.
  • WD My passport Ultra ITB USB 3.0 Portable Drive with Auto and Cloud up. So far works well.
Size & Weight
Color
Platinum
Blue
Height
0.4 in.
0.5 in.
Width
4.7 in.
4.33 in.
Depth
3 in.
3.21 in.
Weight
4.7 oz.
0.35 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim 1 TB Portable 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive
  • Slightly thicker than I would have like but considering 1TB 5 years ago was the size of a small house and needed a backup generator to get it going (ok, slight exaggeration), can't really complain.
  • Great performace with usb 3.0 connection, and the smaller physical size, less weight and one less connection to plug in than my previous drive made this a great upgrade for me.
  • Don’t be fooled to think that this is a 7.5mm drive, its not. Size is nearer to 20mm but for an external device this simply doesn’t matter.
  • It is appropriately sized and looks sleek.
  • The size is great no bigger than a paperback book, two front facing USB PORTS for easy access, works quietly when engaged on backing up my RAW files
Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive with Auto and Cloud Backup - Blue
  • It's quite nice looking as well, I purchased the blue one.
  • Great little portable drive.Easy to use.
  • I love the size and the look of this device. Very portable and of course 1TB is pretty massive!
  • Great portable drive, small footprint but big capacity and an added bonus it is USB 3, a super buy, just plug in and away you go
  • Excellent product, lightweight & very portable, nothing bad to say about this product, can be used with USB 2 or 3 - would recommend.
Features
OS Compatibility
Windows, Mac OS
Windows 10/8/7/Vista
Interfaces
USB 3.0
USB 3.0
Backup Function
Yes
Yes
Data Protection
WD Backup
Password protection
Extras
Auto Sync, USB powered - no power supply necessary, 2 Months Free Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan
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 Ultra Slim 1 TB Portable 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive
  • A nice feature is the front panel USB ports for quick connection of temporary items, my Ecig battery in particular.
  • It's a no thrills stealth look with with only minor features like an etched metallic seagate logo and a small LED slit on top that neither add much to the look or functionality of the product but also don't distract from the sleekness either.
  • Great product good backup features
  • Maybe the regular backups feature works but that’s not what I wanted it for, I wanted to collect files from multiple machines. Terrible experience.
  • Just a small warning for Mac users looking to use the Dashboard to set-up scheduled backup plans: that feature only works in Windows!
Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive with Auto and Cloud Backup - Blue
  • Does the job, Nice and compact. i didnt get it for the cloud features so cant comment on those
  • I have had many hard drives before and was glad to find that they have finally designed some good backup software that is much better than what you get with Windows 7.
  • Great piece of kit, I use it for back up but also for recovery software when I'm repairing other people'shardware
  • I wondered if the backup software was having a glitch, so I tried to reformat and use the drive under a different OS. It's not possible to reformat the drive either, under Linux or Windows.
  • Works as expected. But do we really need all the WD software (I've taken it off and use the software from the application) so no big deal in the long run.
Included
Additional Accessories
USB 3.0 cable, Quick start guide
USB 3.0 cable, Quick start guide
Software
WD Backup and WD Security software
WD Discovery™ software, WD Backup, WD Drive Utilities
Power
Power Supply
Via USB
Via USB
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
113.99


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