June 14th, 2012 by Josh Linden
Seagate Backup Plus Consumer Storage Offers Integrated Facebook and Flickr Backup
Seagate Technology has announced a line of Backup Plus storage devices that offer one-click computer backup plus the ability to integrate with Facebook and Flickr to download or upload photos and video. Backup Plus devices work interchangeably with Windows and Apple computers, and include a Universal Storage Module (USM) connector which enables consumers to update to newer Mac and PC connectors in the future.
According to a 2011 Parks Associates study of 2,000 broadband Internet heads-of-household in the U.S., less than one-quarter of households have a weekly backup plan for their systems. Seagate’s Backup Plus is designed to simply home backup and to provide tools for consumers to backup files they have shared or stored on social media. The Seagate Dashboard included on Backup Plus provides a single click to Save (download) and Share (upload) photos and videos on Facebook and Flickr.
Backup Plus devices are available from Amazon, BestBuy and other retailers including Seagate.com. The portable 2.5-inch drives will be available in red, blue, silver and black, MSRP: 500GB, $119.99; 750GB, $129.99 and 1TB, $139.99. The Backup Plus Desk 3.5-inch drive: 1TB, $129.99; 2TB, $149.99; 3TB, $179.99 and 4TB, $249.99 MSRP.
Backup Plus for Mac portable is available in silver and will ship in 500GB for an MSRP of $119.99 and 1TB at $139.99. The Backup Plus Desk for Mac will be available at launch for 2TB, $189.99 and 3TB, $209.99 MSRP. Seagate Slim and Seagate Slim for Mac storage in a 9.5-mm enclosure are available in a 500GB capacity at $129.99 MSRP.