Seagate Innov8 is first USB-powered external hard drive

Innov8 is world's first external hard drive to not require dedicated power source or adapter, $349.

@seanridgeley
Published Wed, Mar 30 2016 5:30 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

Seagate will soon be the first to launch an external hard drive that requires nothing but a USB connection for power. The "Innov8" features 8TB capacity (equivalent to over 2 million songs, 4 million photos, and 800 HD movies) with 200GB OneDrive cloud storage on top; it supports both USB-C and USB 3.1, and includes Seagate Dashboard software which features one-click and scheduled backups. Finally, the Innov8 is comaptible with Lyve for easy photo consolidation.

Seagate Innov8 is first USB-powered external hard drive | TweakTown.com

The drive is beefy in appearance, which could be a good or bad thing depending on your tastes. Either way, it's awfully sleek. It launches in April through Seagate.com, Amazon, and elsewhere and goes for $349 MSRP.

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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