29 October 2012, SINGAPORE – With a slew of new laptops and PCs coming your way pre-loaded with the Windows 8 OS, it is just a matter of time before we have to migrate our work or personal documents into the new OS.
Seagate’s new offering, the Backup Plus family of drives aims to make that transition as painless as possible. It is designed to replicate your files into the Backup Plus drive with a click of an icon. Once this is done, it can be migrated to the Windows 8 seamlessly. After migrating your files, Seagate Backup Plus drives can also be set up as a backup drive using the new Windows 8 backup feature, File History.
The portable drives version comes in 4 attractive colors: red, blue, silver and black with 500 GB, 750 GB and 1 TB storage capacities. The Backup Plus desktop drives comes in 1 to 4 TB storage capacities.
Where to get it and how much?
The disk drives are available at major electrical retail stores and Seagate.com with manufacturer’s suggested retail prices by capacity: 500GB, $109.99; 750GB, $119.99 and 1TB, $129.99. The Backup Plus Desktop 3.5-inch drive: 1TB, $129.99; 2TB, $159.99; 3TB, $179.99 and 4TB, $239.99