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CES 2014: Seagate unveils world's first 4TB portable storage device

Vendor will also power the Lenovo Yoga 2 and PCs from Haier Computer
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Seagate has revealed the world's first 4TB portable storage device at the 2014 International CES.

The Seagate Backup Plus FAST drive (pictured) features a USB 3.0 interface to deliver transfer speeds up to 220MB per second, making it what Seagate says is "the perfect companion for a field photographer or filmmaker looking to quickly move large files to backup".

It needs no external power supply and the drive is configured as RAID 0, which stripes the data across both drives, increasing the volume capacity and transfer speed.

This new offering also includes the same backup software from the Seagate Backup Plus line-up. It can also back up Facebook and Flickr albums. The Seagate Backup Plus FAST has an MSRP of £223.

Seagate also announced the second generation of Seagate Backup Plus Slim. This also has a USB 3.0 interface and includes the backup software Seagate Dashboard. 

New for the Backup Plus family of external storage this year is the addition of a mobile backup application to provide protection for users' digital data on nearly every device. 

The Seagate Backup Plus desktop 3.5-inch is available in 2TB (£59.99), 3TB (£73.99) and 4TB (£124.99) versions.

Seagate is also working with Lenovo to produce the YOGA 2, a new multimode PC powered by the Seagate Laptop UltraThin HDD. The drive provides up to 500GB of storage capacity in a small, ultra-thin form factor.

Plus, Seagate UltraMobile HDD provides Haier Computer’s 13-inch Saily P13A tablet/PC with storage. Haier Computer has also selected Seagate HDDs as standard in all PC products.

In addition, LaCie is demonstrating Fuel at CES, its new go-anywhere wireless hard drive that adds 1TB of untethered external storage capacity to the iPad, iPhone, Mac, and other compatible mobile devices. 

LaCie will also unveil the Little Big Disk Thunderboltä 2 - the "fastest portable storage solution on the market", and the handcrafted LaCie Sphère hard drive (available this quarter in a 1TB capacity through the LaCie Online Store, select concept stores and Christofle retail stores).

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