Seagate at CES announced The Backup Plus FAST and Slim, two hard drives with incredible features. The Backup Plus FAST drive is the world’s first portable 4TB storage device with twice as fast speed as current external portable drives. It hits transfer speeds of up to 220MB per second. While the Backup Plus Slim comes in an über compact case with superspeed USB 3.0.
The Backup Plus FAST drive not only provides some truly innovative and impressive features, but also looks great doing it, with its metal top case that is scratch and fingerprint resistant. It does not require an external power supply, and is configured as RAID 0, meaning it utilizes data across both drives for an increased speed and capacity. It also comes with the usual Seagate Dashboard software, where one click back up is a piece of cake. These backups are easily scheduled. Flickr and Facebook albums can be backed up and made easily searchable. The latest add on to this useful software is a mobile backup application to back up all your mobile data. It is both for iOS and Android.
The Seagate Backup Plus Slim external storage is available in a range of capacities topping out at 2TB, which is the highest capacity to fit in the 12.1mm form factor. Like the FAST it is also decked out with a metal top case that is scratch and fingerprint resistant and it comes in red, blue, black, and silver.
These new drives also include the same easy-to-use backup software that has made the Seagate Backup Plus line up 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 network sites. Even all the photos you have been tagged in can be backed up from your social networks to the drive. This data can be sent to a variety of cloud storage options.
These are really quite and impressive set of drives. The Seagate Backup Plus storage is currently available at Amazon and Seagate by capacity, for Backup Plus Slim portable: 500GB Slim $99.99, 1TB Slim $119.99, 2TB Slim $179.99, and the 4TB Fast $299.99.