seagate-innov8Yes, there have been USB-powered hard drives in the past such as this particular model from Verbatim, but how many of them are able to measure up to what Seagate is offering? The Seagate Innov8 boasts of being the first USB-powered desktop hard drive in the world that comes with a whopping 8TB of storage space, now top that!

Sporting various advancements in USB 3.1 technology in order to deliver speedy data transfer speeds, the Seagate Innov8 will boast of its very own (and new) Ignition Boost Technology, which allows this 8TB desktop hard drive to rely fully on a USB outlet rather than having it hooked up to a power outlet. Ignition Boost, when working alongside USB 3.1, would allow the Innov8 to thrive off bus power without the need for a dedicated power source or adapter.

Not only that, the Seagate Innov8 is also a sight to behold, having already picked up this year’s Red Dot design award, as it arrives in a premium, well-balanced aluminum enclosure and design that enables users to place it horizontally or vertically, depending on their preferences.

Each Innov8 comes with the Seagate Dashboard software that will allow users to enjoy one-click on-demand or customizable, scheduled backups for their devices, and it will also be accompanied by 200GB of Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage and Lyve software compatibility. Expect the Seagate Innov8 to be out later next month for $349 a pop. [Press Release]

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