Seagate 1.5TB Expansion Portable Hard Drive

MX61563 1.5TB Expansion Portable Hard Drive
MX61563 1.5TB Expansion Portable Hard Drive MX61563 1.5TB Expansion Portable Hard Drive MX61563 1.5TB Expansion Portable Hard Drive MX61563 1.5TB Expansion Portable Hard Drive

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DOA

Submitted on Sunday, September 09, 2018
By Dan
From Blackfalds, AB

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Additional Comments

The one I am leaving the review of was DOA, which was very disappointing. Had it sitting on my shelf unused for awhile but pulled it out to back up some data and found it was making a repeated clicking sound, unable to communicate. Did this on numerous systems. And checked Seagate's website but found that warranty had already expired. So I guess the lesson learned is always check these things when they first arrive, and don't just assume they are going to work!

Update, my old board was finicky with this drive

Submitted on Sunday, June 25, 2017
By Collin
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Fast... on my Crosshair VI/Ryzen 7 build at least. Sustains 100-125MB/s transfering files between it and my 960EVO NVMe SSD and 850EVO SSD.

Weaknesses of the product

Seems to have issues with certain hardware configurations. Does not play well with my X99 SABERTOOTH/i7-5930k build where it's barely above USB 2.0 speeds. None of my other external drives have problems with that board on any of its USB 3.0 ports.

Additional Comments

My old review stated this drive was painfully slow compared to the Backup Plus Slim. It was on my X99 board, but It's not when attached to my Crosshair VI board where it performs on par with my Seagate Backup Plus Slim drives and out performs my WD My Passport drives.

Handy little unit

Submitted on Saturday, March 11, 2017
By Andrew C
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Legacy support, I was not sure how it would fair but it turned out really well. Read/write on usb 2.0 ran from 24 ~ 30 mb/s Read/Write on usb 3.0 ran from 110 ~ 133 mb/s 1.5 tb for a great price (bought on sale) Plug and play on both usb 2.0 and usb 3.0

Weaknesses of the product

Could be faster... :P

Additional Comments

Mr grumpy pants above should either a. check what port hes plugged into or b. find out if he even has 3.0 before complaining about the product, i like it, its a hard drive and it works!! OMG

Drive failed within 3 months of purchasing

Submitted on Monday, February 20, 2017
By Steve
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Cheap when on sale

Weaknesses of the product

Drive failed soon after purchase. I had to ship the drive at my own cost to Seagate and they eventually shipped me a brand new 2TB Expansion as a replacement. I purchased a Backup Plus at the same time I originally purchased this drive and have had no problems with that drive so far.

Additional Comments

Even on sale this drive is not worth the headache.

Buy when on sale, avoid when not

Submitted on Tuesday, January 03, 2017
By Collin
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Okay deal only when on sale. Works fine for large file data backups you won't have to access often, or for storage of media files that don't require fast read speeds for playback.

Weaknesses of the product

Too high price for the seriously slow speed of this drive when it's not on sale. 1/3 the speed of either the Seagate Backup Plus Slim or WD My Passport Ultra drives. Write speed averages 32MB/s on the same ports my Backup Plus Slim and WD My Passport drives average 105MB/s (large file transfers). Small file transfers are painfully slow.

Additional Comments

Bought this on sale so I am not really disappointed in it, but in hindsight I would have just spent more for another backup plus slim or my passport drive. Got this drive because of the price and it's 1.5TB which is exactly the size I needed to maintain backups of my 2x 250GB SSD's in RAID 0 + a 1TB WD Black secondary drive. If it's not on sale for at least 25% off, spend the extra money on a 2TB Backup Plus Slim or My Passport Ultra drive.
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