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Backup drives will work with Windows computers as well

Seagate today announced two the Backup Plus for Mac and the Backup Plus Desktop for Mac external storage solutions. Now that Apple has finally jumped on the USB 3.0 bandwagon, Seagate has simply rebranded its existing Backup Plus range for Mac duty although there doesn’t appear to be much difference between the Mac and PC version of the products other than how they are formatted.

Both of the storage products are Time Machine compatible and feature Seagate Backup Plus software allowing users to back up various types of content, including content from social networks like Facebook. That means images or video uploaded to Facebook can be backed up locally so you won't lose memories in the event of an accidental deletion or computer crash.

 
The Seagate Backup Plus Portable drives are available in 500 GB ($109.99) and 1 TB ($129.99) capacities. The Backup Plus Desktop drives come in 2 TB and 3TB capacities for $129.99 and $179.99 respectively.
 
The Backup Plus for Mac is currently available for purchase on Amazon and will be available in Apple Stores in November.

Source: Seagate



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RE: What's the point?
By Drizzt321 on 10/22/2012 2:27:53 PM , Rating: 2
A) It's fairly cheap to implement and make, both on the computer and device side
B) Backwards compatibility
C) Good enough for the majority (maybe even vast majority) of consumers

The extra speed in Thunderbolt vs USB3 come into play really when talking about external displays (e.g. DisplayPort which many machines/laptops have now), external multi-drive arrays, or top end SSDs where you actually can shove data in/out fast enough to saturate the native SSD speed.


"Let's face it, we're not changing the world. We're building a product that helps people buy more crap - and watch porn." -- Seagate CEO Bill Watkins

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