|[January 05, 2014]
Seagate Backup Plus FAST: Twice the Capacity at Twice the Speed
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
Seagate (News - Alert) Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) today introduced Backup Plus FAST
portable drive; the world's first portable 4TB storage device, providing
twice the capacity and speed of existing external portable drives. This
new Seagate® Backup Plus FAST (News - Alert) drive features a superspeed USB
3.0 interface to deliver transfer speeds up to 220MB per second, making
it the perfect companion for a field photographer or filmmaker looking
to quickly move large files to backup.
A Screaming Fast, Compact, High-Capacity Storage Device: Seagate Backup Plus Fast (Photo: Business Wire)
"With Backup Plus FAST, Seagate has taken a very mature product category
and has delivered innovative enhancements to address the real world
challenges of our customers," said Scott Horn, vice president of global
marketing for Seagate. "The performance and capacity of this new
portable drive is beyond that of any other external offering to date. We
believe that the Backup Plus FAST drive will be widely adopted by
creative professionals as the go-to back up device for the field."
The metal top-case of Seagate Backup Plus FAST drive is a quality sturdy
design and is resistant to scratches and fingerprints. It needs no
external power supply and is compact enough to fit easily in a camera
bag or backpack while delivering the same or higher capacity of today's
desktop drives. The drive is configured as RAID 0, which stripes the
data across both drives increasing the volume capacity and transfer
"Speed and capacity are of the utmost importance in my work which calls
for the latest in digital photography and video technologies. When
dealing with the large files these devices produce, whether it is a
still photo, time-lapse video or 4k video; having high-capacity reliable
and fast storage can make the difference between a project succeeding or
failing," says Jim Sugar, veteran National Geographic photographer.
"Ingesting, editing, managing, and backing up these files, which are
often gigabytes in size, represent the crucial teps that make up my
"My job depends on how the technology performs, because if the camera,
computer and hard drives do not function as expected, either the project
will be a failure or the time spent in post-production will be impacted
tremendously. Time is valuable to a filmmaker or photographer and
anything that can speed up the necessary processes is valuable to me and
in the end, the client."
This new offering also includes 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 (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 network sites. Even all
the photos you have been tagged in can be backed up from your social
networks to the drive.
The latest update to the Dashboard now also includes a mobile backup
application to provide protection for one's digital data on mobile
devices. Install the free Seagate Mobile Backup app on an iOS or Android (News - Alert)
mobile device to back up all of the pictures and videos from that device
to a drive or a cloud service. Back up from mobile devices can also be
sent directly to the drive via a WiFi (News - Alert) connection while within your
network, or utilize cloud services such as Dropbox or Google Drive while
on the road.
Pricing and Availability:
The 4TB Seagate Backup Plus FAST portable drive is currently available
for an MSRP of $299.99.
Seagate is a worldwide leader in storage solutions. Learn more at http://www.seagate.com.
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