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November 15, 2016updated 13 Jan 2017 11:43am

5 of the best portable storage deals from Seagate to Samsung

Manage your data hoarding with these devices.

By James Nunns

We all know by now that the amount of data we are creating is increasing at a rapid pace and so demand for storage is increasing.

While we are all producing more data we are also all great data hoarders, I for one still have files from my undergrad years and a media files that have long since been surpassed in quality, but you just never know when they might come in handy.

Like a desk drawer that’s filled with napkins, flat batteries and a suspicious looking tea bag, we all like to collect and store things for use one day in the future.

Fortunately, when it comes to the digital world, the cost of storage has dropped significantly and people can now buy portable storage relatively cheaply.

CBR highlights five of the best options in the market.


Seagate Backup Plus 5TB

The Backup Plus 5TB slightly gives away its main selling point, that it offers 5TB in storage.

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It is the first device to ship with the Barracuda 5TB drive and it only measures 15mm thick. Seagate says that this is possible thanks to its 1TB platter technology that is capable of shrinking 5TB internal laptop drives down to just 7mm.

Seagate's Backup Plus is the first device to ship with the Barracuda 5TB drive

Seagate’s Backup Plus is the first device to ship with the Barracuda 5TB drive

The portable storage device is aimed at those that want a reliable means of backing up large amounts of data. To keep all that data organised it is packed with the Seagate Dashboard software and users will be able to set up mobile, cloud and local backups for PC and Mac.

The portable drive will cost $189.99 and will be available this month.

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