Back Up Plus – More than just a hard drive

To save and protect - the Seagate Backup Plus drive makes storing, managing and protecting your content easy

Seagate Back Up Plus portable hard drives are so much more than back ups of your data. The drives are powered directly by the USB lead supplied with the drive, when connected to a computer or other device; giving you the freedom to take your data wherever you need it as there is no longer a dependency on a plug socket nor a weighty power supply to carry around.Seagate Back Up Plus (1)

With a choice of automatic or routine back ups of your data, protecting those priceless memories could never have been easier. What's more the Back Up Plus software on the drive means you can quickly and easily download and back up your photos and videos posted on social networking sites such as Facebook and Flickr.  Even better you can share the files you have saved on your Back Up Plus via Facebook, Flickr, Youtube etc giving you full control of you social network from the intuitive and surprisingly user-friendly dashboard. 

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Practically, this software has been useful to not only share on and back up a social network but it is the perfect tool to retrieve your photos for printing either by taking the drive to photo printing shops or for ordering prints online.

Both the 500GB and 1TB portable drives are lightweight and are no thicker than a pocket diary; perfect for those who need to take their data to university, school or work. 

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The drive is compatible with both PC and Mac and can be used interchangeably across both operating systems. The drives are supplied with a USB 3.0 connector which not only boasts impressive transfer speeds but is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 for seamless use across multiple devices. In the event USB is not your connection of choice or not available to you in the case of older Macs, do not despair - Thunderbolttm and Firewire 800 adapters are widely available to adapt the drive to meet your connectivity needs.  

- Written by Ryan Gilfrin, Currys PC World Expert (Data Storage & Networking)