External storage is basically an essential to any setup in 2016. With 4K video and higher resolution files becoming more prevalent and our devices slimming down, the need for a little extra room is a necessity. We see plenty of deals on portable and desktop hard drives here at 9to5Toys. Each type offers its own positives and negatives, depending on what you’re in need of. Portable hard drives do not require a separate power source but are often limited in storage capacity. Desktop options flip the script but can be a hassle (and dangerous to your data) to move around frequently.
Seagate claims to have solved this problem with the “world’s first USB-powered desktop drive”. The Innov8 (clever name) uses USB 3.1 technology to provide enough juice for 8TB of storage. Full details on this technology and pricing below.