Seagate's Got a Batch of Slim New Drives To Back Up Your Phone

Seagate has always offered up big drives that store your stuff reliably, and the newest round of external storage devices—Backup Plus Slim—will now back up content from your phone.

The speedy drives are equipped with USB 3.0 for lightning fast file transfers using the new, second-gen version of the Seagate Dashboard software. Backup Plus Slim is also kosher for stashing your Flickr and Facebook albums directly from those sites, or adding them from your drives. Also, they're super tiny purse-sized devices, which is great if you're someone whose iPhone keeps telling you it's almost full every time you try to take a picture.


You can pick up one of these phone backer-uppers starting today from Amazon or Seagate itself for $100 for 500GB, $120 for 1TB, $180 for 2TB, and $300 for 4TB. There's also a larger (3.5-inch) desktop-style batch of Backup Plus available now for $130 for 2TB, $160 for 3TB, and $230 for 4TB.

On top of those lil' storehouses, Seagate is going to be selling a 4TB portable drive called Backup Plus FAST, which it says is the biggest portable drive of its kind. (See below). It's a USB 3.0 drive that should give you transfer speeds upwards of 22MB/second. Seagate says it's both twice the performance and twice the capacity of anything else you can get. This guy runs $300—filmmakers and photographers shooting in 4K, Seagate is almost definitely looking at you. And for everyone else, more storage that's more portable is always a good thing.


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