Seagate 5TB Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive wins Best budget drive

Editor's Choice Award

Congratulations to Seagate for winning the Videomaker Best budget drive.

When it comes down to it, the Seagate 5TB Backup Plus is a great companion for any laptop while still coming in at a reasonable price. The drive itself only costs about $130. Being able to buy a 5TB drive for under $150 is a really good deal. That is why it is our pick for the best budget drive you can currently get.

Seagate 5TB Backup Plus is the best budget drive

Looking over the drive, it has a 28MB cache and a spindle speed of 5,400RPM. It has a max speed of 120 MB/s. It is also compatible with both Windows and Mac. So both communities can use this drive. To connect the drive to your computer, you use a USB 3.0/2.0 cable plug. There is no need for a wall adapter. Also, as you know, it stores up to 5TB of data. That equals out to tens of thousands of photos and loads of video files. Seagate also says using the drive is very simple. Essentially, you can backup your files with just one click.


Another reason the Seagate 5TB Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive is the best budget drive right now is its portability. Measuring out to be just 4.51 x 3.07 x 0.81 in, it is one of the thinnest drives with that kind of storage space. Portability is important when you’re using it with a laptop.


Works interchangeably on PC and Mac
Storage capacity: 5 TB
File system: NTFS
Hardware interface: USB 3.0
Dimensions: 4.51 x 3.07 x 0.81 in
Weight: 0.54 lb

Congratulations once again to Seagate for taking our best budget drive spot. Check out the rest of our pick in our Best storage guide, or head to the official Seagate website to learn more about this drive.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's Managing Editor.

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