Seagate has announced the second generation of its Seagate Backup Plus external storage drive at CES 2014. The Seagate Backup Plus Slim offers a USB 3.0 connection, and can store up to 2TB.
The big features, however, are the bundled apps that allow you to back up your photos and videos on Flickr and Facebook albums (even shared ones you are tagged in), as well as back up photos and videos from your mobile devices.
The Backup Plus Slim comes in at a very slim 3 by 4.5 by 0.38 inches (HWD) and weighs approximately 5.29 ounces. The unit is available in four colors: red, blue, black, and silver. You’ll also find an 18-inch USB 3.0 cable inside the box, and the whole shebang is covered by a two-year warranty.
The drive works with the Seagate Mobile app, allowing users to backup their iOS devices directly to the drive. he app then does a backup of all the photos and videos on the device to the drive or a cloud service. If the Slim is connected to a home Wi-Fi network, the backup can occur via Wi-Fi. DropBox or Google Drive can also be used for backups.