A good number of USB 3.0 variants of the existing portable drives, as well as a few new models are out on shelves. That gives you a good number of brands and capacity variants to choose from. What we have with us today is a new offering by Seagate called Backup Plus. It’s not extraordinary, but what sets it apart from the rest is its USP - a backup utility that’s capable of backing up photos and videos from social networks.
4 color options to choose from
If you take a quick glance at the drive, it may seem that the top of the shell is made of brushed aluminium. But it’s not so; it’s actually plastic with brushed metal finish. The sides are glossy and the bottom has matte finish. If you notice closely, there’s a thin line that runs across the body towards the end where the USB 3.0 connector and activity LED are located. This is a separate block that comes off on pulling it out. Seagate sells Thunderbolt and FireWire 800 add-on adapters for this drive as accessories. So you have flexibility when it comes to interface, but that comes at a price.
It's not metal, but plastic with brushed metal finish
Even though the design is simplistic, the brushed metal finish lends a classy look. Measuring 81 x 123 mm the drive is slightly larger than a 2.5-inch hard drive alone. It’s sleek and compact to just about fit in your pocket.
Back it up!
Backup data and save media from social networks
The Protect module, like any other backup software, allows you to backup local files and folders to a specified location. Optionally, you can select file types that you wish to backup. These include Documents, Music, Picture and Videos. The frequency of frequency can be hourly, daily, weekly, monthly or continuous. You can have multiple backup plans with different parameters and schedules.
Create multiple backup profiles
The Share module allows uploading photos and videos to Facebook, Flickr and YouTube. You simply have to login to your account, choose the files you wish to upload, select the photoset and that’s about it. With the Save module, you can download photos and videos from Facebook and Flickr. The Autosave option when checked automatically, saves newly uploaded media. The user interface is pleasant and quite intuitive even for a first timer to get used to in a matter of a few minutes.
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Updated 20 May, 2013, 2:25 pm IST
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