REVIEW: COSTCO Seagate 5 TB Portable Backup Plus – One Touch – Hard Drive $89 (Normally $124)

I got a Seagate 5 TB Portable Backup Plus – One Touch – Hard Drive ( ) for $89 . Its normally $124. Costco also had other Seagate external hard drives on sale such as the Seagate 8TB Backup Plus Hub External Desktop Hard Drive ( ) for $139, and the Seagate 2 TB Ultra Touch ( ) for $74.

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I needed to clear out hard drive space on my MSI GE75 Gaming laptop ( ) that i use for video editing. I normally carry a Crucial 1 TB SSD drive ( ) to quickly transport and backup video and footage to and from my laptop.

The Crucial X6 SSD ( ) transfers about 500 megabytes a second. However, for longer term backups of footage, using a traditional mechanical external hard drive is more cost effective. SSD drives transfers 5 times faster than traditional drives but costs at least 5 times as much has of this 2021. The cost is the reason why I also have a portable mechanical hard drive.

I have a few Seagate One Touch USB 3.0 ( ) external portable hard drives to backup my laptop. In the video it transfers at about 100 megabytes a second which is fast for a mechanical hard drive. So my typical 300 megabyte video clips and footage takes about 3 seconds to backup. So it is worth it to carry both SSD and HDD when working remotely from home.

This drive is very portable and has a single USB 3,0 cable to transfer data and power the drive. The case is lightweight and made of plastic. Since it is a traditional mechanical drive, you need to be careful not to place it next to magnetic fields.

This is why i only bring my SSD drive with me when traveling away from home or office. Crucial X6 SSD ( ) is not magnetic and has no moving parts. I usually keep my Seagate portable drives at the office or work site only.

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