Seagate Technology PLC (STX) Unveils World’s Slimmest Portable HDD; Wireless Drive, Personal Cloud Drive
Leading storage solutions provider Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX) today unveiled its high-design ultra-slim external drive, the new, Seagate Seven Drive. In addition, the company also continued to grow its family of wireless storage solutions with the debut of the Seagate Wireless Drive, and announced the Seagate Personal Cloud device.
The company touts that their new Seagate Seven is the world’s slimmest portable hard drive, with a thickness of just 7mm. With such a thickness, the device will be able to fit in a pocket easily. The hard drive is the slimmest way to carry 500GB of storage and is enclosed in a steel body, giving an elegant look for the device. Additionally, the Seven supports USB 3.0 for fast data transfers between devices.
Seagate says that the new 500GB Seagate Wireless can create a WIFI spot of its own, so other devices can connect to it without the need of a home network. Users will be able to browse the data and contents of the device by the use of the Seagate Media App. The App will be available for all platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows 8 and Kindle devices. Furthermore, you can stream any playable content to a large-screen display by the use of Apple AirPlay, Google Chromecast or by Seagate’s Media App.
Seagate Personal Cloud
Seagate has also introduced a new Personal Cloud device that allows users to access and play their stored media from anywhere they want, even from a different network. The device will also double as a backup drive for your PC, laptop and even your online cloud services such as Amazon Cloud services, Dropbox and Google Drive. DLNA based devices will also be able to access the device as well. For further data protection, Seagate will offer a Personal Cloud device with dual-bays to house a second hard drive. The second hard drive will automatically take a backup of all the data residing on the primary hard disk.
Prices and Availability
The Seagate Seven will sell at a price tag of $100, and the Wireless for $130. The Personal Cloud Storage will come in different storage sizes, including 3TB, 4TB and 5TB at a starting price of $169. The dual-bay version will be offered in 4TB, 6TB, and 8TB of storage memories. Seagate has mentioned that the new devices will be available by February next month.
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