Seagate Introduces Five Terabyte Portable Hard Drive

Seagate keeps squeezing more storage on small, portable hard drives. Now the company has introduced the first 5TB drive, priced at under $200.

Seagate said the drive’s development was triggered by the need for more capacity for storing video and photos in the field. The new 5TB drive — the largest capacity mobile drive on the market — was made possibile by Seagate’s new BarraCuda internal drive, which features new 2.5-inch 1TB platter technology.

The 5TB model has data transfer speeds up to 140MB/s. At that capacity, the drive can store up to 600 hours of high definition video, said Seagate.

The Backup Plus 5TB drive is the first device to ship with the new BarraCuda drive. It offers unparalleled capacity for its size, works with both Mac and Windows computers, and has a 20.5mm form factor with aluminum cover for durability.

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable 5TB drive will be available in December for $189.99 in black, silver, red and blue color options.

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