Seagate’s Backup Plus Slim is a portable drive that boasts some impressive features on paper, It crams 2TB into a super-small form-factor; just half-an-inch thick. It bundles Seagate’s own Dashboard backup software, which offers a couple of neat options we’ve never seen before. But it’s biggest draw? The sub-$120 pricetag.
Each time I receive a new portable drive to take a look at, it seems like it’s thinner than the last. With Seagate’s Backup Plus Slim, I’m not let down; it brings a thickness of .48 inches with its 2TB model.
That might not seem too impressive at first glance, but consider this: WD’s My Passport Slim 1TB, which I took a look at this past fall, is also .48 inches thick, and the 2TB model is .70 inches thick. Here, Seagate managed to match the thickness of WD’s 1TB with its 2TB… that’s incredible.
2,000GB crammed into half-an-inch is impressive, there’s no denying that, but a side-effect that can come from such designs is decreased performance. Does Seagate’s Slim drive suffer? We’ll investigate a bit later.