World’s Thinnest 2TB External Hard Drive Now Backs up Content from Your Phone
Seagate today announced the second generation USB 3.0 portable hard drives called the Seagate Backup Plus Slim. The new external storage drives come in capacities from 500GB to 2TB in a metal-top case, available in red, blue, black and silver, and designed to resist scratches and fingerprints. Seagate claims the 2TB drive is the highest capacity drive fitting into a 12.1mm form factor.
New for the Backup Plus family of external storage this year is the addition 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 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 Drive can be used for backup while on the road.
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 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.
Pricing and Availability
500GB Slim – $99.99
1TB Slim – $119.99
2TB Slim – $179.99
4TB Fast – $299.99