Published on Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:42
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We all know that storage needs only increase each day that goes by but although at home and even at the office some people may have several TBs of data stored on multiple drives on the go things are usually much simpler. I can't really tell if this is due to the fact that 3.5" drives have successfully reached the 10TB mark when 2.5" drives have yet to pass 5TB or if people are just not interested in carrying around as much data with them as they have at home or at the office but i don't think know any people who own more than 4TB in portable hard drives (and some of them have over 100TB of data at home and at work). In the end size may just be the decisive factor and none of the above so since Seagate released the Backup Plus Ultra Slim line of portable hard drives a couple of months ago we just had to take a closer look.
Founded in 1979, Seagate is the leading provider of hard drives and storage solutions. From the videos, music and documents we share with friends and family on social networks, to servers that form the backbone of enterprise data centers and cloud-based computing, to desktop and notebook computers that fuel our personal productivity, Seagate products help more people store, share and protect their valuable digital content. Seagate offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of hard disk drives, solid-state drives and solid-state hybrid drives. In addition, the company offers an extensive line of retail storage products for consumers and small businesses, along with data-recovery services for any brand of hard drive and digital media type. Seagate employs more than 50,000 people around the world.
The Backup Plus Ultra Slim line is currently available in 1TB and 2TB capacities (unfortunately we only have the 1TB model here) and in two colors, platinum and gold. It may not compete in terms of available capacity to the Backup Plus line (up to 4TB) we reviewed a while back but with a height of just 9.6mm the Backup Plus Ultra Slim line of portable hard drives is also the thinnest one in the world right now (that really applies for the 2TB model) thanks to the mobile HDD drive (ST1000LM035) Seagate used inside. The ST1000LM035 drive is just 7mm thick and thanks to its rotational speed of 5400RPM and 128MB of cache it can achieve maximum sustainable transfer rate of 140MB/s. Time to get close and personal with the brand new Backup Plus Ultra Slim 1TB PHD by Seagate.