Amazon and Seagate team up to release 1TB drive that auto-syncs with Amazon Cloud Drive

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Seagate and Amazon have announced the Seagate Duet, a new 1TB external hard drive that automatically syncs all of its content to Amazon’s Cloud Drive service. The drive can be pre-ordered now for $99.99 and it will be released December 10th. It comes with 1-year of Amazon Drive unlimited backup, which normally runs $59.99, making this drive essentially $40. For comparison, the best selling 1TB external drive on Amazon is a Seagate drive for $54.99.

For your files to be truly backed up and safe, you should always follow the 3-2-1 backup strategy. Meaning, there should be at least 3 total copies of your data, 2 of which are local but on different devices, and at least 1 copy offsite. This new Seagate drive takes care of the entire strategy with a single purchase. The included 1-year Amazon Drive Unlimited plan is only for new Amazon Drive Unlimited customers and you have to activate the plan within 2 months of purchasing the drive. So if you buy this as a gift for Christmas, be sure to tell the recipient they have about a month to set it up.

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Seagate releases Fire TV media receiver companion app to use with their suite of services

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Seagate has just released a new Media Receiver app for the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick to work in tandem with their suite of smartphone apps and hardware. The receiver app lets you stream photos, videos, and music to your Fire TV from your compatible Seagate and LaCie storage devices. The app supports Seagate Personal Cloud, Wireless, GoFlex, and LaCie Fuel storage devices.

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