Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX) today introduced SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to the Backup Plus storage for Mac.
Currently available through Amazon.com and from Apple Stores in November, both Backup Plus Portable for Mac and Backup Plus Desktop for Mac drives will feature the new USB 3.0 interface, which is also compatible with earlier USB 2.0 ports.
This new interface means faster transfer of data, so you can backup more quickly, up to 10x that of USB 2.0, via TimeMachine or simply transferring a file from a computer to external storage.
Designed to work interchangeably with both Windows and Apple computers, these new drives deliver features to protect, share and save nearly every aspect of one’s digital life, says the company.
Seagate Backup Plus products include a software feature that makes them the leading external hard drives to provide a way to backup content from social networks, such as Facebook and Flickr.
According to the company, the Seagate Dashboard software included on Backup Plus for Mac drives delivers a quick and easy path to Save and Share personal photos and videos on Facebook and Flickr.
Available from Amazon, and other retailers including Seagate.com, Seagate Backup Plus Portable drives will be shipping in 500GB for $109.99 and 1TB, $129.99 and Backup Plus Desktop drives; 2TB, $129.99 and 3TB for $179.99.