Seagate launches Backup Plus devices for Facebook and Flickr services

Seagate Technology today introduced Backup Plus storage devices, which deliver the easiest setup, one-click backup and the ability to save and share your content on Facebook and Flickr. 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 new hassle-free Seagate Dashboard software for one-click local backup, making it easier to eliminate excuses or apprehensions about backing up one’s most valuable digital content. It’s also the world’s first external hard drive to provide backup for content on social networks such as Facebook and Flickr. Storing a local duplicate copy of photos from social networks is now as easy as backing up files on your computer. Available immediately through select retailers and resellers in India, Seagate Backup Plus drives will initially be available in capacities of 500GB and 1TB for portable drives and 2TB and 3TB for Backup Plus Desk drives.


The pricing is as follows:

2.5-inch drives

  • 500GB - Rs.5,600
  • 1TB - Rs.7,700

3.5-inch drives

  •  2TB-Rs. 8,500
  • 3TB - Rs. 12,000
Seagate Backup Plus drives

Seagate Backup Plus drives


Backing up data is an absolute necessity that many people put off until after it’s too late. According to a 2011 study by Parks Associates, less than one-quarter of the households in the survey have a weekly backup plan for their systems and only four percent are diligent enough to manually perform a backup on a daily basis. “The idea of providing a backup of photos and videos from Facebook is an interesting one, which I believe may help people come to realize the importance of maintaining multiple copies of any digital asset, regardless of where it is stored,” said Brett Sappington, Director of Research for Parks Associates. “Social media has become a massive repository for personal digital content, and most consumers have likely not considered the possibility of losing access to those shared memories.


Seagate Backup Plus hard drives featuring the new Seagate Dashboard backup software remove the barriers to performing backup and content preservation by making it as easy as possible. With just a click, computer files are replicated onto a Backup Plus drive. The Seagate Dashboard included on Backup Plus also provides a single click path to Save (download) and Share (upload) personal photos and videos on Facebook and Flickr.

Backing up needs to be an essential part of everyone’s digital life. Nearly everything that is dear to us is now in a digital format; from tax documents and emails to family photos and video, many of these files cannot be recreated in the event of an accidental loss or system failure,” said BanSeng Teh, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Japan, Seagate.


Seagate is in the business of keeping digital content and files protected in every aspect, whether it is in the cloud, stored on PCs or with our external consumer products. Backup Plus is a product that eliminates the barriers to protecting these digital assets. The new Dashboard delivers a simple and complete backup experience with the added benefit of saving photos and videos stored on Facebook and other social networks,” Teh added.

Published Date: Jul 10, 2012 06:08 pm | Updated Date: Jul 10, 2012 06:08 pm