Seagate Technology plc introduced Backup Plus Fast portable drive. This is the world’s first portable 4TB storage device, providing twice the capacity and speed of existing external portable drives. The storage device features superspeed USB 3.0 interface to deliver transfer speeds up to 220MB per second, making it a good device for those who are looking to quickly move large files to backup.

 The metal top-case of Backup Plus Fast 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.

“The performance and capacity of this new portable drive is beyond that of any other external offering to date.  We believe that the drive will be widely adopted by creative professionals as the go-to back up device for the field” said Rajesh Khurana, country manager, India and Saarc, Seagate.

 Jim Sugar, veteran National Geographic photographer who was also present at the event emphasized on the need of speed and capacity.  “Ingesting, editing, managing, and backing up these files, which are often gigabytes in size, represent the crucial steps that make up my digital workflow” he said.

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 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 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.

 The 4 TB Backup Plus Fast portable drive is available in stores starting today at a price of Rs. 25000.

25-Mar-2014 17:26:54