Seagate's Made One of the Best Portable Drives Even Thinner

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Seagate’s Backup Plus Slim is one of the best portable drives you can buy because it perfectly balances size, capacity, and price. And now there’s even more reason to opt for Seagate’s portable storage offerings because its new Backup Plus Ultra Slim is now two-and-a-half millimeters thinner.

Seagate's Made One of the Best Portable Drives Even Thinner

In the grand scheme of things that’s not exactly a dramatic decrease in size, and odds are you won’t even feel those missing two-and-a-half millimeters when you slip the 9.6-millimeter thick Backup Plus Ultra Slim in your pocket. But when available sometime in the next few months, presumably priced similar to the existing Seagate Backup Plus Slim, the svelter drive will come with a new gold or platinum dimpled finish for those who consider an external drive a fashion accessory.

Seagate's Made One of the Best Portable Drives Even Thinner

The Backup Plus Ultra Slim also comes with 200GB of Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage for two years at no extra cost, which only slightly makes up for the fact that there’s no longer a four terabyte option for the drive. Such is the cost of the pursuit of thin. [Seagate]

Seagate's Made One of the Best Portable Drives Even Thinner