The Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB portable hard drive is down to $58.99 at Newegg with the code 93XPJ62. This is one of Newegg's Shell Shocker deals and is a temporary price. The code will probably be gone tomorrow. The 2TB drive normally sells for over $65 and often closer to $80 for some of the colors. Seagate dropped the price down to $61, though, and Newegg has the extra incentive with an extra $2 off with that code. Find the same drive going for $61 at Best Buy, Staples, and other places.
This USB 3.0 drive that's backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and works seamlessly between Windows and Mac without reformatting. Has customized backups and folder mirroring. Comes with a year of Mylio Create and 2 months of Adobe Photography Plan.
The Seagate Backup Plus Slim is historically one of the best external hard drives around. It has always been a top contender even though it has been around for a while. In fact, we still name it as an Editor's Choice. It's sleek, lightweight, and has a large capacity despite its diminutive physical size. It's extremely portable and designed to be slipped into any pack on your way out the door. Use it to keep your favorite media with you at all times.
With 2TB of space you'll be able to keep tons of photos and other files with you. The drive works seamlessly with Mac and Windows and connects via a USB 3.0 port. That gives you some great data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps. Plus that 3.0 port is backwards compatible so you can use it with USB 2.0, although you won't get transfer speeds nearly as fast.
You can even use this drive as a backup. It is designed so that you can schedule daily, weekly, or monthly backups. If you plan to use this with Time Machine on your Mac, you may have to reformat it first. So make that decision before putting any files on it you don't want to lose.
Seagate backs up the Backup Plus with a two-year limited warranty.
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Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.