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Seagate to speed up Mac backup storage

New drive technology helps with large files from Facebook and Flickr

Seagate Technology has introduced SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for Backup Plus storage for Mac.

Currently available through online retail channel and the Apple Stores in November.

According to Seagate, both Backup Plus Portable for Mac and Backup Plus Desktop for Mac drives will feature the new USB 3.0 interface, which is also compatible with earlier USB 2.0 ports. This new interface means faster transfer of data, so you can backup more quickly, up to 10x that of USB 2.0, via TimeMachine, the company claims.

The product has been designed to work interchangeably with both Windows and Apple computers, these new drives deliver features to protect, share and save. Seagate Backup Plus products include a software feature that makes them the an external hard drives to provide a way to backup content from social networks, such as Facebook and Flickr. The Seagate Dashboard software included on Backup Plus for Mac drives delivers a quick and easy path to Save and Share personal photos and videos on Facebook and Flickr.

Seagate Backup Plus Portable drives will be shipping in 500GB for $109.99 and 1TB, of $129.99 and Backup Plus Desktop drives; 2TB, $129.99 and 3TB for $179.99.