The 8TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive from Seagate is a user-friendly backup device for users who want to help protect their digital life locally, in the cloud, from mobile devices, or from social networks. This drive has a capacity of 8TB and connects to your system using USB 3.0, which provides maximum data transfer speeds of 5 Gb/s. The Backup Plus is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 technology, which provides speeds of up to 480 Mb/s.
Using the Seagate Dashboard, the Protect function can help to set up a one-click plan or schedule an automatic local backup. It is also possible to keep multiple copies of your files in the case of an unexpected disaster, such as a fire or flood. For those who wish to back up the pictures and videos from their iOS or Android mobile device to the Backup Plus or the cloud, the free Seagate Mobile Backup app makes this possible. Mobile devices may be backed up via a Wi-Fi connection while at home, or with services such as Dropbox or Google Drive while on-the-go and away from home.
With the Save feature, user-generated content from social networking sites may be backed up. If you capture a memory and post it on a social networking site, the Seagate Dashboard can automatically back up any content that has been posted, even photos that you have been tagged in. Using the Share feature, it is possible to upload multiple files simultaneously to social networks from your computer. Simply select files to upload, choose where to post them, and even add comments.
The 8TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive is pre-formatted for Windows NTFS, but may also be used with Mac systems in one of two ways. While it is possible to completely reformat the drive for Mac OS, Seagate also provides an NTFS driver for Mac, which allows the Backup Plus to be used interchangeably between Windows and Mac computers without reformatting the drive. Included with this drive is a 4.00' / 1.22 m USB 3.0 cable and a power adapter.
Device Type: Hard drive - external ( desktop )
Capacity: 8 TB
Interface: USB 3.0
Features: One-Click backup button, automatic backup
Width: 4.6 in
Depth: 1.6 in
Height: 7.1 in
Weight: 30.33 oz
Expansion & Connectivity Interfaces: 1 x USB 3.0
PowerPower Source:Included AC adapter
Power Device: Power adapter
Software & System RequirementsSoftware Included: Seagate Dashboard, Seagate Mobile Backup
OS Required: Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista, Apple MacOS X 10.6 or later, Microsoft Windows XP (32/64 bits) SP3, Windows 8
Cables Included: 1 x USB 3.0 cable - 4 ft
Compatible with Windows 7
"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.Compliant Standards: Plug and Play
Enclosure Color: Black
Localization: North America, South America
Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 2 years