Seagate Duet Hard Drive Syncs Your Files with Amazon Drive

Posted by at 9:51 am on December 9, 2016

Seagate and Amazon have partnered up to offer a new USB external hard drive called the Seagate Duet that, while functioning as you would expect an external drive to, also automatically keeps files synced between itself and the user’s Amazon Drive cloud storage. The Duet is based on Seagate’s Backup Plus drive series and is a 1TB drive with two platters and PMR (perpendicular magnetic recording) technology that spins at 5400 RPM. It connects to PCs over USB 3.0.

During the initial setup, users provide their Amazon Drive login to the Duet software which will upload all media files stored on the external drive to Amazon Drive as well as download any files stored on Amazon Drive regardless of whether they were uploaded by the Duet or other devices not using the Duet software.

Seagate offers a two year warranty on the drive which will be an Amazon.com exclusive and available on December 10th for $99.99. The Duet does come at quite the premium over other drives (even Seagate’s own) with non-automatic cloud syncing 1TB USB 3.0 drives coming in at around $50 and 2TB drives able to be found easily for less than the Duet’s $100 price.

The big bonus is the Seagate Duet comes with one year of free Amazon Drive Unlimited storage which normally costs $59.99 a year.

Now, there are lower price 1TB or higher capacity drives for the same price as the Duet, but this makes great gift for family members to help them protect their photos and videos from a drive failure or lost drive. If the setup is as easy as other Seagate products the cost difference will more than be made up by the easy of use and the peace of mind.W

 

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