Seagate Made One of the Best Portable Drives Even Thinner

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Seagate’s Backup Plus Slim is one of the best portable drives you can buy because it perfectly balances size, capacity, and price. And now there’s even more reason to opt for Seagate’s portable storage offerings because its new Backup Plus Ultra Slim is 2.5 millimeters thinner.

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In the grand scheme of things that’s not exactly a dramatic decrease in size, and odds are you won’t even feel those missing 2.5 millimeters when you slip the 9.6-millimeter thick Backup Plus Ultra Slim into your pocket. But when available sometime in the next few months, presumably priced similarly to the existing Seagate Backup Plus Slim, the svelter drive will come with a new gold or platinum dimpled finish for those who consider an external drive a fashion accessory.

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The Backup Plus Ultra Slim also comes with 200GB of Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage for two years at no extra cost. But if two terabytes just isn’t enough room for your cat photo collection, Seagate will continue to offer its Backup Plus and Backup Plus Fast drives in four terabyte options—just without the thin.

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drewcrosby
drewcrosby

I’ve got two of the current 2TB Seagate Backup Slim portable drives right now (one red, one black). I’m using them exclusively for backup (they both have the same contents just in case one fails), so I only see them when I’m updating the files, but I like the flat smooth surface on mine much better than this new golf ball look. I guess it might help with grip, making it easier to hold onto, but eh. Now if they changed this design from circles to hexagons, then we’d be talking...

Also, they need to continue offering the 4TB model. Yeah it’s thicker, but that’s the only way to shove that much into such a small space. ;)