Seagate Technology today introduced SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to the Backup Plus storage for Mac. Currently available through Amazon.com and from Apple Stores in November, both Backup Plus Portable for Mac and Backup Plus Desktop for Mac drives will feature the new USB 3.0 interface.
Seagate Backup Plus hard drives were first introduced in June of this year. Designed to work interchangeably with both Windows and Apple computers, these new drives deliver features to protect, share and save data. Seagate Backup Plus products include a software feature that provides a way to backup content from social networks, such as Facebook and Flickr. The Seagate Dashboard software included on Backup Plus for Mac drives delivers a quick path to Save and Share personal photos and videos on Facebook and Flickr.
In 2010, Seagate adopted the Universal Storage Module (USM) standard, which enables users to add the newest Mac and PC connection capabilities to their Seagate storage product even if these technologies are not available at the time of purchase. Backup Plus for Mac will now provide a USB 3.0 cable out of the box and can be upgraded to Thunderbolt Technology or FireWire 800. Seagate has also introduced a way to have the company?s external storage products work cross-platform with both Mac and Windows operating systems without reformatting.
Seagate Backup Plus Portable drives will be shipping in 500GB for an MSRP $109.99 and 1TB, MSRP of $129.99 and Backup Plus Desktop drives; 2TB, MSRP $129.99 and 3TB for an MSRP of $179.99.