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CES 2016: Seagate Debuts New Backup Plus Ultra Slim Hard Drive

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Ahead of the kickoff of the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, Seagate has unveiled its newest product, the Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim hard drive. According to Seagate, the Backup Plus Ultra Slim, which is the successor to the Backup Plus Slim Drive, is the "world's thinnest" 2TB mobile hard drive.

The Backup Plus Ultra Slim features an all-new design with an enclosure that's just 9.6mm thick, 50 percent thinner than other 2TB drives available on the market. Available in platinum and gold, the Backup Plus Ultra Slim features an attractive metal outer shell with a repeating circle-shaped pattern. It will be available in 1TB and 2TB capacities.

"The launch of the Backup Plus Ultra Slim builds on Seagate's rich history of award-winning innovation to give users even more capacity in an incredibly small form factor," said Tim Bucher, vice president for Seagate's Consumer Group. "Based on our breakthrough ultra-mobile hard drive technology, this new storage solution gives them a better way to manage the increase in both data volumes and number of devices."
Like all of Seagate's Backup Plus hard drives, its newest product ships with 200GB of free Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage (available for two years), Lyve software compatibility, and Seagate's Dashboard software for scheduling automatic backups.

Seagate plans to begin shipping the Backup Plus Ultra Slim during the first quarter of 2016. Pricing information has not yet been released.

Article Link: CES 2016: Seagate Debuts New Backup Plus Ultra Slim Hard Drive
 

doctor-don

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Does it have anti-shock protection? The HDDs made by Seagate in the past were the only HDDs that started chirping and scraping and not mounting.
 
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Bhatu

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Seagate drives have pretty bad repo for crashing due to overheating. Hope these will run cooler because of small size factor.
 
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Sheza

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I use my Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB drive with Time Machine, leave it plugged in all day and it never gets hot. That said, it's already impressively small, so no need for this for me.
 
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Kajje

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It's a Seagate and chances are high that it'll crash within the warranty period so my joke about being 50% less waste in the trashbag wouldn't make sense here.
 
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How about important information such as USB3? speed? ballpark price?

This is like toilet paper adds... I don't really care if a bear is wiping his face with it. It's useless info to me ;)
 
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Why go thin? Why don't they just make it thicker and put a bigger battery inside ffs.


(this is sarcasm for those of a slightly dim persuasion)
 
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How about important information such as USB3? speed? ballpark price?

This is like toilet paper adds... I don't really care if a bear is wiping his face with it. It's useless info to me ;)

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/seagate-backup-plus-hdd-2tb,30886.html

"The slim design features either a golden or platinum motif and the USB 3.0 connection, which is the primary speed limitation."

"The Backup Plus Ultra Slim will retail for $99.99 for the 1 TB model and $129.99 for the 2 TB model."
 
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