Seagate has rolled out a new portable storage device that offers fast data transfers for users with a USB 3.0 port. The storage drive is called the Backup Plus Fast and Seagate says that it is the world’s first portable 4TB storage solution. The drive has a USB 3.0 interface with data transfer speeds of up to 220MB/s.
The drive uses a sturdy and scratch resistant aluminum enclosure. Inside that enclosure is a pair of drives that are configured in RAID 0. That RAID 0 configuration stripes data across both drives to increase the volume capacity and transfer speed. The Dashboard software that comes with the drive has one-click backups.
The drive can be used to backup content from Facebook and Flickr. The drive can also interface with a free Seagate Mobile Backup app. That app is available for iOS and Android devices. When the drive is connected to a WiFi network, it can back data up using the mobile app to the drive locally. When you are on the go, the mobile app can back your data up to cloud services like DropBox and Google Drive. The 4TB drive is available now for $299.99.
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