Seagate adds portable 4TB storage device for $299

Storage vendor Seagate Technology announced the launch of Backup Plus FAST portable drive, a portable 4TB storage device.

It provides twice the capacity and speed of existing external portable drives. The price of 4TB Seagate Backup Plus FAST portable drive is $299.99.

Backup Plus FAST

This new Seagate Backup Plus FAST drive features a USB 3.0 interface to deliver transfer speeds up to 220MB per second. This is ideal for a photographer or filmmaker looking to move large files to backup.

Scott Horn, vice president of global marketing for Seagate, said: “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 resistant to scratches and fingerprints. It needs no external power supply and is compact to fit in a camera bag or backpack. The drive is configured as RAID 0, which stripes the data across both drives increasing the volume capacity and transfer speed.

The Seagate Dashboard software provides an easy one-click backup solution, but can also be set as a scheduled backup up as needed.

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.

The 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.

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