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Seagate's Backup Plus Hub is an excellent drive for your desktopCNET editor Dong Ngo explains why you're not gonna get this external hard drive for free -- and why you should get it anyway.
[MUSIC] Hi guys. This is the Seagate Backup Plus Hub now. Now, Backup Plus because an extra hard drive that connects to computer using your speed 3.0 connection and then it come with software for you to backup your computer on. In fact you can forget about the software and use your Windows or Mac build in backup utility to backup your data on it. Either was is fine. But the hub part is interesting, because it's the first of its kind to come with two USB ports on the front right here. That means you can connect up to two other devices such as your phone, your thumb drive, or another external hard drive to your computer via it. Now that's pretty cool, right? Not despite the look of the port here, which is not blue, they are actually use [UNKNOWN]. Trust me. I tried them, and they were plenty fast. And speaking of fast, the drive here is also very speedy. In my testing, it has to sustain real world speed of more than 100 and 18 megabyte per second. That's really fast for a straight forward single volume regular hard drive. But keep in mind though, it's also a very high capacity drive. 8 terabyte, and that mean at that fast speed it will still take you some 13 hours to fill it up. So this is a great drive for a desktop computer and it's not too expensive either. For example the 8TB drive here can be have for just $250. Spend too much? Well it's also available in four and six terabytes for less. Or you can try to be me and get one for free. Actually don't try, this is too late for you. And that's because I'm **** Ngo and this is the Seagate Backup Plus Hub. [MUSIC]