Seagate Backup Plus Hub Review – Hard Drive with Built in USB 3.0 Hub !

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0:02 – Introduction
1:18 – Hardware overview
1:56 – Charging a phone without a computer plugged in
2:38 – Plugging the drive into a Raspberry Pi
3:04 – Drive noise levels
3:34 – Plugging in additional drives to the USB hub
4:45 – Blackmagic disk speed test benchmark
5:26 – Conclusion and final thoughts

Drive performance is great and the hub is a nice convenience to have integrated into the hardware. Great for backups and large file archiving.

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Brandon Freeman says:

Hello Ion
I’m a new subscriber to your you tube channel. I really like you show!!! I have a question can the Nvidia shield pro play media off of the Seagate backup  plus hub 8TB?

Professor Mike AmericanuckRadio says:

Shit man!!! Free 8tb hard drive? that’s awesome!!!

Maurice Phoenix says:

Actually I hate this kind of HDD. Once something wrong with the adapter u can’t do anything…well at least here in Indonesia. It hard to find great adaptor

Yuri Timg says:

i am looking for a hd media player that can read the 8th seagate that you reviewed.
i usually use my hard rive to watch movie files on my tv.
it seems that you are using something called raspberry pi with kodi installed.
1-can i use this to play all my movie files?
2-does it support x265,4k format, 3d movies and FLAC?
3- is this an android box.
4- if raspberry is not the best system to use, can you please recommend one that i can use to play my movie videos, (relatively affordable)

i would greatly appreciate your help

Shabkez PhotoPond says:

HI, I bought the 6TB backup plus and I have run out of space now, If I buy another one, maybe a 8TB wil that continue backup from previous drive or will it start backing up my machine from the start again?

Qahtan Al-Aabidy says:

Thanks mate for this movie. Please is this external hard compatible with Linux(ubuntu 16.04 for example)? I will be so thankful if you can reply me soon because I want to bay one to backup my data. Cheers

Red Neck says:

hi there, i’m considering to buy an 8tb external drive
which one do you prefer, this 8tb seagate backup plus hub or WD 8tb my book

Bruce Levick says:

Can you connect this to the back of a mycloud NAS drive using the front usb port (usb to usb)? So the seagate drive would be connected to the computer using the backside connection but able to be seen on the mycloud NAS device to backup using the usb port in the front?

Vince Baker says:

I have seen you use Disk Speed Test by Black Magic Design on
your show many times. I was wondering if it is a free app for PC’s if so do you
have a link where I could download it from.

Steve Roles says:

Hi Lon. Great review, as usual! I’m not showing on your list of supporters. I believe it’s $10 a month. Not fussed about the credit, just wanna make sure you’re still receiving it. Best regards, Steve

TuxKey says:

The raspberry looks good probably missed the vid review regarding performance

saysbadman says:

I’m guessing the front hub transfers at usb 2.0 speeds? I saw where the drive itself was like 175mbs, but i dont know about the front hub. Pretty interesting product from seagate!

HuntingMachine says:

So I have a question…

Can I use this just to store massive files of 4k and 1080p videos/films and tv series on? Nothing else, just video files. It confused me when it says “Backup Hub”, So it is just like a normal external hard drive where you can store anything you want. Is it reliable and what are the chances files could get corrupted or the HD breaks?

Frederick Malouf says:

If it was a real hub, then it would power and connect any device to be seen by the computer, but I plug in a Wacom tablet and a portable scanner and neither are connecting to the machine. So what is the point? It is not a real hub, but a charge point. Why can I use an unpowered 4-to-1 hub3 hub into my computer and it powered both devices.

Also, I rang Seagate and they said they said the ports are 500mA, which is USB2, not 3. They said to plug into a different computer to test. Appalling advice from a company at this scale.

So, LON, did you test it with other devices, or just inept stupidity of just plugging in other drives?


Kasper Stryhn says:

Hi Lon. I’m considering buying an external harddrive for my mom for backing up photos etc.
It needs to be as easy as possible, and as safe as possible. Do you have any suggestions to which product I should look at. And if it’s best to get one that can be set to raid 0 (or is the risk too great with raid?), or one like the Seagate backup Hub where she can have multiple harddrives thorugh the hubs?

EposVox says:

This is actually really neat.

Matt Theman says:

you should buy a srever

11wallace11 says:

Hi Lon,
I didn’t see you mention anything about the specs of the ports at the front, are they USB2 or USB3? It’d be interesting to see if the SSD you connected through the hub can operate at its full speed.
Thanks as always!

knievelc says:

Thanks for the tip! I already have 2 external USB 5TB drives on my Mac Mini that I use as a file server. It has 4 USB ports and I want to use the remaining for the keyboard/mouse. I will buy this drive and use the HUB to add more space.

Nikki Sato says:

Can I use the an external hard drive and hook it up through the usb port? will this device back up the external hard drive too?

BenMJay says:

8 gig for $249? You sure that’s right?

Adi ology says:

Does the seagate backup software allow for the backup hub drive to be backed up onto a external drive connected to it via its powered hub ports?

christian crow says:

love all the videos you make ,

chewoot says:

Can you load information onto the drive from the front two ports?

elterrible00esb says:

Can you back up your IIgs on this?

TheSupremePhantom says:

Can it work with a 4k LG tv, bought this year, USB wise, can the files be played through a TV?

Big Chaz Gaming says:

Will this work for storing games for my xbox

Blackman Hulk says:

Can you use this for your laptop?

knoxieman says:

Brilliant review, thanks very much 🙂

TrainerRedTrap says:

As always, nice review, Lon.

andre abarca says:

Hi.. question.. i am going to be using this for archiving my business documents.. what happens if it were to break? Anyway to recover the data?

Joshua Pace says:

Hi- great video, just curious- when plugging in the drive to the computer (power already connected earlier) did you notice a chirping sound as it spun up for about 1-2 seconds? Thanks!

Ignace Koostachin says:

When connecting to the Raspberry Pi, does it need the power supply hooked up or can it still run without the power supply connected?

TechLineHD says:

Hi, Lon. Great review. You inspired me with that 100k special video and I found this video useful as I’m looking for an external drive to store tons of raw footage. Thanks!

CORZER0 says:

Your content is AWESOME!

Nick baatz says:

dude your awesome and deserve 100000 subs and I’m going to patreon

Bull8Magn8 says:

Is this a SMR drive ?

ChitosVids says:

can you open it up? repairs/swap out drive?

gonigeena says:

Seagate hard drives are more likely to fail. Don’t risk it

ALUCARD2987 says:

odd question is there a limit to how many of those drives you can daisy chain together?

Rolls says:

Lon get ready for Silver Play Button!

goo doc says:

Hey Lon! I was wondering, now that you have had this hard drive for a month. How is it performing? have you come into any issues?

stan_sprinkle says:

Lon, what backup software do you use for your PC’s?

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