Seagate announces compatibility with Windows 8

With the consumer availability of Microsoft Windows 8 operating system, Seagate Technology aims to make the move as seamless as possible for those making the upgrade. In an official statement, the company suggests that the Backup Plus family of drives could be a useful upgrade tool to ensure that all your important files make the move with you. All of Seagate’s external storage devices are compatible with current Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP, and will also work with the new Windows 8 OS.

According to Gartner’s forecast analysis, 'PC OS Market, Worldwide, 2008-2015, 2011 Update, July 2011', “By the end of 2012 it is expected that 9.6 million of the installed base of personal computers will run Windows 8 and by 2013, it is predicted that 193.2 million personal computers in use will be running Windows 8.”

Seagate has announced compatibility with Windows 8compatibility

Seagate has announced compatibility with Windows 8compatibility


Sometimes, data is lost or destroyed in the processes of moving it between devices or operating systems. In such a scenario, a portable hard drive could come handy for making back ups of your data. The official statement claims that this external hard drive from Seagate makes the task of backing up and migrating important data and content simple.

Seagate Backup Plus hard drives feature the Seagate Dashboard backup software, which is useful for performing back up. Once you have performed the upgrade to Windows 8 or purchased a new computer, Backup Plus is ready to be put to work on your new system with all of your files. Additionally, after migrating your files, Seagate Backup Plus drives can also be set up using the new Windows 8 backup feature, File History.

Available through several retailers and resellers in India, Seagate Backup Plus drives are available in capacities of 500GB, 750GB and 1TB capacities for portable drives and 1TB to 4TB for Backup Plus Desktop drives.

This family of external storage is available in red, blue, silver, and black in the portable 2.5-inch form factor. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices by capacity are: 500GB (Rs 5,600) and 1TB (Rs 7,700). The Backup Plus Desk 3.5-inch drive 2TB is priced at Rs 8,500, and the 3TB version at Rs 12,000 MSRP.

Earlier this year, Seagate had launched Backup Plus devices for Facebook and Flickr services. Seagate Backup Plus hard drives are external storage devices that work interchangeably with both Windows and Apple computers and deliver new features to protect, share and save nearly every aspect of one’s digital life. These products come loaded with the Seagate Dashboard software for local backup. Seagate claims that it is also the world’s first external hard drive to provide backup for content on social networks such as Facebook and Flickr.

Published Date: Oct 30, 2012 04:00 pm | Updated Date: Oct 30, 2012 04:00 pm