Seagate Introduces the First USB-powered 8TB Desktop Hard Drive

Seagate Technology has announced the Seagate Innov8, the first USB-powered desktop 8TB drive with Ignition Boost Technology.

Seagate Innov8

Seagate Innov8

Seagate said with advancements in USB 3.1 technology, major manufacturers like Apple are beginning to rely on one connection-type for everything. Today, with the introduction of Seagate’s new Ignition Boost Technology, Innov8 is the first 8TB desktop hard drive that does not need to be plugged into a power outlet. 

Similar to a standard car requiring a battery kick to start the engine, Ignition Boost together with USB 3.1 enables Innov8 to thrive off bus power. No dedicated power source or adapter required.

Innov8’s premium, well-balanced aluminum enclosure and design means users can horizontally or vertically place it on the desktop as they prefer or use it for high capacity recording in the field.

Innov8 includes Seagate Dashboard software, which offers users either one-click on-demand or customizable, scheduled backups for their devices. Seagate Innov8 will be available in April for $349.

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