Seagate Technology announced its new Backup Plus Ultra Slim mobile hard drive at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

Using Seagate's latest 2.5-inch HDD technology, the drive is just 9.5 mm thick, or .37 inches, while still being equipped with up to 2 TB of storage. That makes it 50 percent thinner than other 2 TB drives currently on the market.

With 2 TB of storage, the hard drive can store more than 500,000 songs, 320,000 photos or 240 hours of video.

"The launch of the Backup Plus Ultra Slim builds on Seagate's rich history of award-winning innovation to give users even more capacity in an incredibly small form factor," Tim Bucher, vice president for Seagate's Consumer Group, said in a press release. "Based on our breakthrough ultra-mobile hard drive technology, this new storage solution gives them a better way to manage the increase in both data volumes and number of devices."

The Backup Plus Ultra Slim also comes with 200 GB of Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage for two years for free, further enabling users to access and share their files from any mobile device or PC. It also features Lyve software compatibility to allow the user to save and store their photos and videos from smartphones and digital cameras, organizing them into a library that can be accessed from any device.

Seagate's Backup Plus Ultra Slim hard drive has a new, sleeker design, and comes in either a gold or platinum finish.

The Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim will be available to order this quarter from the company's website and Amazon.

Source: Seagate

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