Seagate just issued a range of new hard drives, and perhaps not surprisingly, "backup" is at the forefront. The company's new Backup Plus storage devices brings one-click backup and the ability to save and share your content on Facebook and Flickr, as well as a variety of form factors and prices. The drives work with Mac and PC platforms, and each ones comes with Seagate Dashboard software for one-click local backup. These are also the first in the industry to offer backup for content on social networks, such as Facebook and Flickr. Storing a local duplicate copy of photos from social networks is now as easy as backing up files on your computer. The Seagate Dashboard included on Backup Plus also provides a single click path to Save (download) and Share (upload) personal photos and videos on Facebook and Flickr.
Available immediately from Amazon, BestBuy and other retailers including Seagate.com, Seagate Backup Plus drives will initially be available in capacities of 500GB, 750GB and 1TB capacities for portable drives and 1TB to 4TB for Backup Plus Desk drives. This new family of external storage will be available in red, blue, silver and black for the portable 2.5-inch form factor with a manufacturer's suggested retail prices at launch are: 500GB, $119.99; 750GB, $129.99 and 1TB, $139.99. The Backup Plus Desk 3.5-inch drive: 1TB, $129.99; 2TB, $149.99; 3TB, $179.99 and 4TB, $249.99. MSRP.
Backup Plus for Mac portable is available in silver and will ship in 500GB for an MSRP of $119.99 and 1TB at $139.99. The Backup Plus Desk for Mac will be available at launch for 2TB, $189.99 and 3TB, $209.99 MSRP. Seagate® Slim storage in its svelte 9.5-mm package will be now be available in a 500GB capacity at $129.99 MSRP and will also include the new Seagate Dashboard software for simple backup of on-board and social media albums.