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Published on February 18th, 2020 | by Neil Jordan

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Seagate One Touch SSD

Greetings & Salutations Everyone!

 

People accumulate stuff. There’s really no other way to put it. In the 21st century, it’s a fact that we accumulate data. Computers, tablets, laptops, game consoles, smartphones, all these devices accumulate data. Data takes up space. The only way to free-up space is to delete messages, photos, or videos. A good deal of the time though, that data is something we either can’t or don’t want to get rid of. The answer to that is either to offload or back-up the data onto a cloud or external storage device. Me personally; I utilize both. With a smart device and an internet connection, you can literally access your cloud(s) anywhere. So could someone else though depending on the security. Plus, clouds are not as easy to keep track of as portable storage.

 

When it’s about external data storage devices, I’ve always been partial to Seagate’s tech. They’re portable, high-speed, and contain significant capacities for large files. Especially for photos, videos, and music use.

 

The latest in portable storage from Seagate is the ‘One Touch SSD’

This device is compatible with Windows 7 or higher and macOS 10.12 or higher and uses a USB 3.0 connection. It has a transfer speed of up to 400MB. For a device with a 1TB storage capacity it is quite small. About the size of a bank card and would easily fit inside and Altoid mint case if one was so inclined. It also has a touch of style thanks to two unique designs of either the Black Bear or White Bison on the cover by painter/sketch artist Sam Larson. Also, included with the SSD is a 1 year membership Mylio *create software that allows you to organize and protect all your photos and videos on any compatible device and a 2 month trial membership to the Adobe Creative Cloud photography plan.

 

The device runs for between $160-$170 but is well with it in my opinion. The portability and high storage capacity for such a small storage device is worth the price alone. I had the opportunity to try it with an Apple laptop and the device works quite nicely. No issues with interfacing or file transfers regardless of format or file size.

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