Seagate-Innov8Seagate today announced the launch of the Innov8, which it claims to be the world's first desktop-class external hard drive that does not need to be plugged into a power outlet. The HDD is compatible with the Retina MacBook and other USB-C notebooks.

Innov8 is an 8TB hard drive powered by a single USB-C cable, eliminating the need for a dedicated power source or adapter. The achievement was possible through USB 3.1 advancements and Seagate's new Ignition Boost Technology.

Seagate was the recipient of a 2016 Red Dot design award for the Innov8, which features an aluminum enclosure that can be placed horizontally or vertically on a desk.

Innov8 will be available in April for $349 through Seagate, Amazon, and select resellers. 200GB of free Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage is included.

Tags: Seagate, USB-C

Top Rated Comments

mikeray Avatar
66 months ago
8TB for $349? We've come a long way.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thobie Avatar
66 months ago
A Core M draws around 30 Amps. USB C is limited to 3 Amps. No.
He was talking about POWER, you are talking about current, which makes no sense.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chupa Chupa Avatar
66 months ago
Waiting on USB-C, USB 3.1 equipped Macs other than MB. WWDC where art thou?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dilster3k Avatar
66 months ago
Off-topic: I'm really frustrated to how Thunderbolt 1/2 have been ditched in such a short period of time. I have two of these ports on my laptop and won't be using them in the foreseeable future...
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Iconoclysm Avatar
66 months ago
Say good bye to battery life as this thing likely draws more power than the Core m CPU inside the MacBook...
A Core M draws around 30 Amps. USB C is limited to 3 Amps. No.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OLDCODGER Avatar
66 months ago
Say good bye to battery life as this thing likely draws more power than the Core m CPU inside the MacBook...
It's a desktop HD.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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