seagate_duetBacking up your files has always been a prudent thing to do. In fact making more than one backup is usually a good idea just in case one backup fails, you’ll always have the other one to fall back on. However making copies of your backup can sometimes be time consuming especially when you have huge files to transfer.

Also sometimes it is easy to forget, but that’s not what Seagate wants. The company has recently taken the wraps off the Seagate Duet, a new portable hard drive that can sync with Amazon Drive. What this means is that whenever you update Amazon Drive with new files, it will sync with the Seagate Duet and vice versa, thus instantly backing up in two locations at once.

This is versus you having to manually update both your hard drive and cloud storage. Of course this means that users will have to have a subscription to Amazon Drive, but not to worry as Amazon will be throwing in a year’s subscription for free worth $59.99. The Seagate Duet itself is priced at $99.99 and comes in a 1TB size.

We should point out that this is a regular hard drive, not an SSD, so don’t expect blazing fast transfer speeds. Also the offer for free storage on Amazon Drive is open to new customers, not customers with existing storage plans, and is only available to those in the US. If you’re fine with these restrictions, head on over to Amazon to make the purchase where it will start shipping on the the 10th of December.

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