Last year at CES 2015, Seagate released one of the thinnest platter based 500GB hard drives to date, the Ultra-Thin SEVEN which is, by its namesake, only 7mm thick. While squeezing a spinning platter into a casing that thin is impressive, Seagate needed to do more for CES 2016.
The new Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim is the world’s slimmest 2TB mobile hard drive and packs additional cloud based functionality in the box to further bolster its feature set. In addition to sporting a svelt 9.6mm thickness, which is barely thicker than the original Ultra-Thin SEVEN at 7mm, the drive also includes 200GBs of Microsoft One Drive storage and Lyve software compatibility.
With 2TBs on tap, the Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim 2TB also includes features that make it easier for users to backup their their stuff or risk losing it. Expect to see it on the market later this year from Amazon and the Seagate Online Store.
Full press release below.
New Compact External Drive Provides High-Capacity Storage for Users to Manage Their Digital Lives
LAS VEGAS – Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today announced the launch of the Seagate® Backup Plus Ultra Slim, the world’s thinnest 2TB mobile hard drive. This new product builds on the award-winning Backup Plus Slim drive, delivering a stunning new design with the same leading capacity in an even slimmer profile. The Backup Plus Ultra Slim also includes 200GB of Microsoft OneDrive® cloud storage and Lyve® software compatibility, so users can back up, access and share their favorite files from any device or location.
“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.”
Sleek New Design for Ultimate Portability and Capacity
At just 9.6mm, the Backup Plus Ultra Slim external drive employs Seagate’s latest 2.5-inch HDD technology, making it more than 50 percent thinner than other 2TB drives on the market. Thanks to its low-profile, high-capacity design, users can keep more than 500,000 songs, 320,000 photos or 240 hours of high definition video in their pocket*. Available in gorgeous golden or platinum metal finish, this sleek new product is designed to complement the looks of stylish computers, tablets and phones.
One-Click or Customizable Backup
The Backup Plus Slim includes Seagate® Dashboard software, which offers users either one-click on-demand or customizable, scheduled backups for their devices. This allows users to schedule backups for when it’s most convenient.
Simple Cloud Storage and Management
Backup Plus Ultra Slim comes with 200GB of free Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage for two years, which lets users share and access their favorite files anywhere on a mobile device or a PC. The Backup Plus Ultra Slim also includes Lyve software, which helps users to protect precious photos and videos from their digital cameras and smartphones and automatically organizes them into a single unified library accessible from any mobile device or computer.
Pricing and Availability
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* Quantitative usage examples for various applications are for illustrative purposes. Actual quantities will vary based on factors, including file size, file format, features and application software.
©2016 Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Seagate, Seagate Technology, the Seagate logo and Lyve are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their owners. When referring to hard drive capacity, one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion bytes. Your computer’s operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be available for data storage.