|[January 05, 2014]
Seagate Backup Plus Slim: The World's Thinnest 2TB External Hard Drive Now Backs up Content from Your Phone
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
Seagate Technology (News - Alert) plc (NASDAQ:STX) today announced the second
generation of its sleek external storage lineup, Seagate®
Backup Plus Slim. With a svelte compact design and superspeed USB 3.0
interface, the Backup Plus Slim drive is the ideal storage solution to
aggregate and back up valued photos, videos and other files despite
being spread across numerous devices, social networks and personal
Seagate Backup Plus Slim (Photo: Business Wire)
This new offering includes the backup software, Seagate Dashboard, which
made the first generation of Seagate® Backup Plus drives so
popular. The Seagate Dashboard software provides an easy one-click
backup solution, but can also be set as a scheduled backup up as needed.
Additionally, the Dashboard software will back up Facebook (News - Alert) and Flickr
albums to ensure that even video and photos shared through these
networks are backed up and easy to find. Use the Save and Share
features to download and upload content from these social media
networks. Even all the photos you have been tagged in can be backed up
from your social networks to the drive.
"Today, digital storage is important for everyone who uses a personal
computer or a mobile device," said Scott Horn, vice president of global
marketing for Seagate. "We are all creating content, whether that be
photos from our last activity, video of a baby's first steps or a
proposal for your next project. All of these files hold a special place
of importance and Seagate is in the business of providing products that
can store those valuable files."
"Seagate Backup Plus has been designed to make the chore of backing up
as simple as possible. This compact, attractive external storage is
hassle free and includes our Dashboard backup software for easy backup
of social media albums, PC content and now even your mobile devices.
Seagate is committed to continue our product innovation in order to
provide our customers with the quality they expect and new benefits to
address their current storage needs."
New for the Backup Plus family of external storage this year is the
additin of a mobile backup application to provide protection for one's
digital data on nearly every device. By simply installing the free
Seagate Mobile Backup app on an iOS or Android (News - Alert) mobile device, one can
easily back up all of the pictures and videos from that device to the
drive or a cloud service. While on a home network, content from mobile
devices can be sent directly to the drive via a Wi-Fi connection. Cloud
services such as Dropbox or Google (News - Alert) Drive can be used for backup while on
"Mobile devices account for the largest amount of captured video and
photos today," said Chris Chute, research director for IDC's (News - Alert) Worldwide
Digital Imaging Practice. "Seven out of every ten pictures captured in
2013 were taken with a smartphone. As a greater portion of our memories
are captured by the handheld devices, it becomes increasingly more
important that these files be backed up either to a cloud service or
Backup Plus external storage is available in a range of capacities to
fit every size of job. The USB 3.0-powered, 2TB drive is the highest
capacity drive fitting into a 12.1mm form factor. The metal-top case of
these drives, available in red, blue, black and silver, is designed to
resist scratches and fingerprints.
Pricing and Availability:
Seagate Backup Plus storage is currently available from Amazon
by capacity: for Backup Plus Slim portable: 500GB Slim - $99.99, 1TB
Slim - $119.99 MSRP, 2TB Slim - $179.99 and the 4TB Fast - $299.99.
The high-capacity Seagate Backup Plus desktop 3.5-inch is available in
2TB - $129.99, 3TB - $159.99, 4TB - $229.99. All prices are MSRP.
Seagate is a worldwide leader in storage solutions. Learn more at http://www.seagate.com.
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one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion bytes. Your computer's
operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report
a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for
formatting and other functions and will not be available for data
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