Seagate releases lineup of 'world-firsts' in Middle East

Company brings out the ‘world’s thinnest’ 2TB and ‘world’s first’ 4TB portable storage device

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Seagate releases lineup of 'world-firsts' in Middle East The Backup Plus Slim, is according to Seagate, the world's thinnest 2TB portable storage device.
By  Helen Gaskell Published  May 13, 2014

Storage provider, Seagate has announced the release of "a string of world firsts, set to define the next era of personal storage" in the Middle East.

The Backup Plus FAST, a portable 4TB storage device, is said to provide twice the capacity and speed of most existing portable drives. It features a USB 3.0 interface and delivers transfer speeds up to 220MB per second. The Backup Plus Slim is, according to Seagate, the world's thinnest 2TB portable storage device.

"We are all creating content, whether that is photos from a night out, video of a baby's first steps, or a proposal for your next business project," said Ayman Al-Ajouz, sales manager MENA, Seagate. 

"Today digital storage is important for everyone who uses a personal computer or a mobile device. All of these files hold a special place of importance, and Seagate is in the business of providing products that can store those valuable files faster, easier, and across platforms."

Both releases include Seagate Dashboard software designed to provide a one-click backup solution. Also included is a free Seagate Mobile Backup app on an iOS or Android mobile device, which can back up all of the pictures and videos from that device to the drive or a cloud service. The Dashboard software will also back up users' Facebook and Flickr albums and photos they have been tagged in.

"Mobile devices account for the largest amount of captured video and photos today," said Chris Chute, research director for IDC's Worldwide Digital Imaging Practice. "Seven out of every 10 pictures captured in 2013 were taken with a smartphone. As a greater portion of our memories are captured by the handheld devices, it becomes increasingly important that these files be backed up either to a cloud service or locally."

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