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Seagate hard drive automatically creates backup to Amazon Drive

by Brandon Russell | December 4, 2016December 4, 2016 6:00 am PDT

Seagate has introduced a new $99 1TB hard drive that, at no extra cost, will also back up your data to Amazon Drive. That’s a $60 value.

Nobody ever anticipates their hard drive will fail. But in the event something bad happens, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your data is backed up to the cloud.

The offer is only good for U.S. customers—sorry world. And Amazon says you can’t buy the hard drive and then return it expecting to keep the unlimited drive space.

Amazon’s terms read:

If the Seagate Duet device is returned pursuant to our return policy, we may reduce the free Amazon Drive Unlimited Storage plan promotion from 12 months to 3 months.

Buyers are also required to take advantage of the offer two months after the Duet is purchased. The offer is limited to one per customer per account. You can’t combine offers and extend Amazon Drive use past the initial year of free service.

It’ll be good for content creators

Not only will this offer ensure your data is well and truly backed up. But you’ll also be able to access everything from the Amazon Drive app, which is great for editing on the go.

This is an HDD, not an SSD, so don’t expect blazing fast transfer speeds. It does, however, have a USB 3.0 connector, so backing up gigabytes of video clips shouldn’t take too long.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...