Seagate’s portable drive for mobile device backup

Seagate-launch-BACKUP-PLUS-FAST-AND-SLIMNew Delhi, India, March 25, 2014: Seagate Technology has launched its new portable drive Seagate Backup Plus Slim and Seagate Backup Plus FAST. Seagate Backup Plus FAST portable drive is a 4TB storage device, providing twice the capacity and speed of existing external portable drives. This new Seagate Backup Plus FAST 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. Seagate Backup Plus Slim drive is a good storage solution to aggregate and back up valued photos, videos and other files despite being spread across numerous devices, social networks and personal computers.

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.

Research Director for IDC’s Worldwide Digital Imaging Practice Chris Chute said, “Mobile devices account for the largest amount of captured video and photos today. 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 locally.”

Rajesh Khurana, Country Manager, India & SAARC, Philippines, Vietnam, Indo-China, Singapore for Seagate Technology, said, “Today, digital storage is important for everyone who uses a personal computer or a mobile device. 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”, added Rajesh.

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.

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 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 connection while within your network, or utilize cloud services such as Dropbox or Google Drive while on the road.

Rajesh further said, “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 Rajesh Khurana, country manager, India & SAARC, Philippines, Vietnam, Indo-China, Singapore for Seagate Technology. “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.”

Pricing and Availability:

The 4TB Seagate Backup Plus FAST portable drive is currently available in stores for an MSRP of INR 25,000.

Seagate Backup Plus storage is available in stores by capacity: for Backup Plus Slim portable: 500GB Slim – INR 4,250; 1TB Slim – INR 6,000; 2TB Slim – INR 10,500; and the 4TB Fast – INR 25,000 MSRP.

The high-capacity Seagate Backup Plus desktop 3.5-inch is available in 2TB – INR 8,200; 3TB – INR 11,500; 4TB – INR 14,000. All prices are MSRP.

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