Seagate is the company well known for making quality hard drives, both internal and external. At CES most companies want to showcase their new tech for the year, and Seagate is no exception. This year, Seagate has announced a few new digital storage products that aim to make storage easier, more personal, and more secure.
One of the major problems with mass cloud storage today, and something that has been realized in the past year, is the matter of security. Is your data safe in the hands of a big corporation? Many people ask themselves this question and I would guess you probably come the conclusion that it’s not, but then upload your data because it is just so darn convenient. The first new storage solution from Seagate is a WiFi enabled drive, that essentially provides an at home cloud service that can be accessed from just about all of your devices. With Seagates new Personal Cloud Bay, Seagate wants to offer you the convenience of cloud storage, without the uncertainly of who has access to your data and if your information is safe – as well as making accessing data across multiple platforms simple as pie. With the Seagate application, you can access media stored on the hard drive from PCs, Macs, iOS and Android devices, as well as set top boxes and game consoles. You can also access the contents of the drive from a browser, so all of your files as very easily accessible.
A Seagate app lets you back up your data from all of your devices effortlessly, and it will even work with Apple Time Machine. You can also make backups of other cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive, among a few others. This thing has some serious capability and compatibility.
There are two iterations of the product – a single drive storage device that does all of the above which you can get in 3, 4, and 5 TB options, as wells as a 2 drive product with your choice of 84, 6, or 8TBs of storage. The “2 Bay” model, as they call it, can either be used to its maximum capacity, or you can have two duplicate drives with identical data on each if you are concerned about drive failure. They really have thought of everything.
Seagate has released another product which is an ultra thin 2.5 inch USB 3 external hard drive, and is about the size of a regular 2.5 inch internal drive, except that it’s robust enough for travel and everyday knocks and dings. It’s called the Seagate Seven and it is actually the world’s thinnest external drive. The storage device looks pretty slick and looks like an internal drive with its shiny metal finish. It makes it look like you live on the edge, casually throwing a seemingly internal hard drive into your briefcase or back pocket. Who knew a hard drive manufacturer could make you look cool. You can get this drive in 500GB for around $100, which is steep for the storage, but maybe not for fashion statement.
Do you like the idea of an Seagates at home cloud storage vision? Do you see this product being useful in your everyday life? Let us know in the comment or on social media.