3 things to consider when buying storage devices
The included Seagate Dashboard software not only lets you back up drive data, but your mobile devices and social media (Facebook, Flickr and YouTube) info as well. I had no issues with the software, but truth be told, I only used the Windows version. There's a separate version for Mac that I didn't test. You also get 200GB of online storage (free for two years) with Microsoft Onedrive. If you use Windows 10, though, I'd recommend using the built-in File History utility for local backups, among other things you won't need to install any extra software on the computer.
Should I get it?
For frequent travelers with a laptop, the Backup Plus Ultra Slim is definitely a great buy thanks to its fast speed and extra compact design. However, you don't mind a drive that's a bit bulkier and a bit slower, the and Seagate Backup Plus Slim -- both available in up to 4TB of storage space -- are also excellent alternatives.
And if you have a desktop computer, I'd instead recommend the Backup Plus Hub. It's more expensive and isn't nearly as portable, but its features (like multiple USB 3.0 ports) the top capacity of 8TB are better suited for a desktop.