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CES 2014 | Seagate launches the second generation of its Backup Plus Slim external storage lineup

Seagate Backup Plus Slim second generation
Seagate Backup Plus Slim second generation
The second generation of the Backup Plus Slim external drives is powered by USB 3.0 and the bundled Seagate Dashboard software can easily back up content from mobile phones.

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Seagate Technology announced the second generation of its Backup Plus Slim external storage lineup yesterday, in Las Vegas. These external drives are extremely thin, come bundled with the Seagate Dashboard backup software and use the fast USB 3.0 interface for both data and power. 

According to Seagate's vice president of global marketing Scott Horn, "Seagate Backup Plus has been designed to make the chore of backing up as simple as possible. This compact, attractive external storage is hassle free and includes our Dashboard backup software for easy backup of social media albums, PC content and now even your mobile devices."

While the Seagate Dashboard software is not new, the Seagate Backup Plus lineup now comes with a mobile backup application for both iOS and Android which allows easy data transfer to the drive or a cloud service such as Google Drive or Dropbox. When connected to a home network, a user can choose to send content from mobile devices via WiFi.

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim range offers three capacities - 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB, all less than 0.48 inches thin. The colors available are black, silver, red and blue. Pricing starts at $99.99 for the 500 GB model and reaches $179.99 for the 2 TB one. For more information, please check the press release below.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-01- 6 (Update: 2014-01- 6)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.