Seagate Has Successfully Placed 5TB of Space Inside an External Closure

Seagate 5TB external hard drive official

With 4K content slowly gravitating to even higher resolutions, Seagate has introduced a brand new product that will help you to carry around immense amounts of data from location to location thanks to the introduction of a 5TB external hard drive. The company previous unveiled a 4TB external hard drive, and this time the company has managed to cram in more storage so that you don’t have to purchase additional storage peripherals from time to time.

5TB External Drive From Seagate Comes in an Aluminum casing and Retails for Less Than $200

Being called the Backup Plus Portable 5TB drive, Seagate’s latest unveiling has made it the largest capacity mobile drive in the world and aside from adding a ton of storage inside the enclosure, the manufacturer has decided to incorporate aesthetics and additional protection to it as well.

The new Backup Plus Portable 5TB features an aluminum chassis and transfers data according to the USB 3.0 interface. This interface naturally means that the drive will be backwards compatible with USB 2.0, although you will lose out speeds by a fair margin. On Seagate’s announcement page, the company has decided to highlight some core features of its latest offering:

  • Unparalleled capacity for its size
  • Customizable backup options with Seagate Dashboard software for easy local, mobile, cloud and social media backup
  • Use on both PC and Mac computers by installing the NTFS driver for Mac
  • Quick file transfers with USB 3.0 connectivity
  • Sleek 20.5mm form factor with aluminum cover making the drive as durable as it is efficient

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable 5TB hard drive will hit the market later this month and will be available to purchase in a total of four different colors: black, silver, red and blue. At present, the Backup Plus Portable 5TB drive is the world’s highest-capacity miniature external HDD, which is why Seagate charges a premium for it.

The drive will set you back by $190, making it higher than its predecessors. Still, it beats carrying around multiple drives at the same time, even though you stand to lose a ton of data on this should something go wrong.


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