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Seagate's Backup Plus Hub is a external hard drive that doubles as a USB hub

By Kenny Yeo - on 5 Oct 2016, 9:16am

Seagate's Backup Plus Hub is a external hard drive that doubles as a USB hub

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The new Seagate Backup Plus Hub is part of the brand's refreshed line of external hard disk drives and it has a nifty feature up its sleeves - it doubles up as a USB hub.

The new Seagate Backup Plus Hub is available in 4TB, 6TB and 8TB capacities and all models will come with an integrated USB 3.0 hub.

On the front panel are two USB 3.0 ports that users can use to charge their mobile devices or even connect additional storage devices.

Handily, these two ports can be used to charge devices even if the system that is connected to it is turned off.

The Backup Plus Hub also comes with NTFS drivers for Mac, which means that the drive can run in NTFS mode and be used interchangeably between PCs and Macs without the need for reformatting.

And to help users backup their data, the Backup Plus Hub will also come with Seagate's easy to use Dashboard backup utility, which can be used to schedule backups.

And finally, every purchase of the Backup Plus Hub will come with a free two-year subscription of 200GB of OneDrive cloud storage. 

The 8TB model of the Seagate Backup Plus Hub is available now and is priced at S$599.

Seagate also offers the simpler Backup Plus external hard disk drives (without USB hub) in 3TB and 4TB capacities that are priced at S$189 and S$209 respectively.

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