SEAGATE BACKUP PLUS SLIM & FAST: Backup your stuffanytime, anywhere

Written by Sudhir Chowdhary | Updated: Sep 11 2014, 08:55am hrs
Lets face it, ever since we have discovered that we can do more with our portable mobile devicessuch as click pictures of people and our surroundings, listen to music whenever in the mood or watch movies of our choicewe have also encountered that our devices, over a period of time, tend to get slow and lag in performance. On some occasions, they also go into a deep freeze and need to be switched off to bring them back to life. Believe me, such a situation can be quite frustrating and the only way out is to store our music, photos and movies on external mobile drives.

Recently, I came across two decent external hard drives from Seagate which can help us overcome our storage problems. The Seagate Backup Plus Fast drive, priced at Rs 25,000, is fully USB powered and does not require an external power supply, allowing you to take upto a shocking 4 TB of videos, music and pictures with you on-the-go. You can also take further advantage of the Fast USB 3.0 interface with transfer speeds up to 220 MB/s. Trust me, such performance and capacity makes it the perfect companion for a field photographer or filmmaker looking to quickly move large files to backup.

The metal top-case of Seagate Backup Plus Fast drive 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 todays desktop drives. The drive contains two hard-disks 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, company officials claim. With even hand-held devices now capable of recording ultra-HD video and proliferation of

applications demanding huge file-sizes and high-capacity drives, I feel that the Seagate Backup Plus Fast drive will be a worthy device for creative professionals.

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim portable drive is the simple, one-click way to protect and share your entire digital life. Perfect to take on the go, the sleek metal case design allows for the thinnest portable hard drive available with up to 2 TB of

capacity. It carries an affordable price tag of Rs 6,000.

Like most portable drives, the new Slim is bus-powered. This means it needs only one micro-USB 3.0 port and comes with a standard USB cable included. This cable will take care of both data and power connections when the drive is connected to a computers USB port.

With a svelte compact design and super-speed USB 3.0 interface, the Seagate Backup Plus Slim, according to me, is the ideal storage solution to aggregate and back up valued photos, videos and other files despite being spread across numerous devices,social networks and personal computers.

The Slim offers the slimmest 2 TB design, fitting into a 12.1 mm height form factor. The metal-top case of these drives, available in red, blue, black and silver, is designed to resist scratches and fingerprints.

From a broad point of view, Seagate Backup Plus Slim has been designed to make the chore of backing up as

simple as possible. This compact, attractive external storage is hassle free and includes Seagate Dashboard backup software for easy backup of social media albums, PC content and now even mobile devices, instantly.

n Seagate Backup Plus Fast: Rs 25,000

n Seagate Backup Plus Slim: Rs 6,000