Difference between Seagate "Expansion" and "Backup Plus" drives?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Naimfan, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. Naimfan macrumors 68040

    Naimfan

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    Looking for another USB 3.0 drive to use with a 15" rMBP.

    Any difference between the Seagate "Expansion" models and the "Backup Plus" models? Looking at the 2 TB versions.
     
  2. matreya macrumors 65816

    matreya

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    The drive mechanisms used are the same, the only difference is that the Backup Plus enclosure orients the drive vertically and tends to be a better built enclosure than the 'expansion' model.
     
  3. Naimfan thread starter macrumors 68040

    Naimfan

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    Great - thank you!
     
  4. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    I believe the Backup plus $10 premium includes some backup software and,perhaps more important, NTFS drivers for the Mac. So you can leave the drive in NTFS format and still read/write with both Macs and windose machines. The driver won't work for other models as it looks for a seagate drive before mounting.
     

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