Seagate Launches World’s First USB-powered 8TB Hard Drive With Innov8

When picking a USB hard drive you’re normally stuck with one of two choices, either a smaller capacity one with just one USB cable through which it is powered and data transferred, or a larger capacity one requiring an extra USB cable input for the extra power it needs to run.

On 30 March, Seagate announced the Innov8, a 8TB hard drive that breaks the mold of the above, requiring just one USB cable to power and use it.

“There is still an abundance of consumer electronics that require an external power supply, placing a premium on power outlets. With advancements in USB 3.1 technology, major manufacturers like Apple® are beginning to rely on one connection-type for everything. Today, with the introduction of Seagate’s new Ignition Boost Technology, Innov8 is the world’s first 8TB desktop hard drive that does not need to be plugged into a power outlet. Similar to a standard car requiring a battery kick to start the engine, Ignition Boost together with USB 3.1 enables Innov8 to thrive off bus power. No dedicated power source or adapter required.

What’s more, Innov8 features industry-leading capacity with Seagate’s 8TB HDD. Now users simply plug in the reversible USB-C cable and have access to a lifetime of data – including more than two million songs, four million photos and eight hundred HD Movies.”




Seagate Innov8 will be available in April for $349 (US MSRP) through, Amazon and other premium resellers.


8TB!!! That should be more than capable for all your back up needs.


Source: Seagate

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