Seagate announces several new drives ahead of CES 2015

Seagate has unveiled its lineup for CES 2015, including some new Wi-Fi-enabled hard drives that let you take your data anywhere. Personal Cloud drives offer high-capacity storage for all of your media, accessible from devices such as your Android phone or a Chromecast, while the Seagate Wireless extends the space on your mobile device. They also announced a new portable hard drive in the Seagate Seven, which is said by Seagate to be the world's thinnest portable hard drive.

The Seagate Personal Cloud connects via ethernet to your wireless router. Once you've installed the Seagate Media app on your device, you can access the content stored on the Personal Cloud from anywhere. The Personal Cloud comes in multiple storage sizes, as well as a two-bay configuration. From Seagate:

Seagate Personal Cloud demystifies the often frustrating process of finding, accessing and enjoying photos, videos and music on the device of your choice. Once connected to a wireless router and after a free download of the Seagate Media app, users will be treated to an intuitive, media-rich browsing experience that makes playback of content an effortless and enjoyable experience.

The standard Personal Cloud comes in 3TB, 4TB, and 5TB capacities, while the Personal Cloud 2-Bay comes in 4TB, 6TB, and 8TB options. Both will be available later in January, and pricing for either model is yet to be announced.

The Seagate Wireless is a portable drive that lets you offload media from your mobile device. It offers 500GB of storage, and connects to your device through the Seagate Media app. The Wireless can support multiple connected devices at the same time. It will be available in early February for $129.99.

Seagate also announced the Seven portable hard drive. The Seven is a new slim drive featuring a stainless steel enclosure. It's a 500GB USB 3.0 drive that's only 7mm thick. It will see wide release later this month, and will retail for $99.99.

Source: Seagate 1, 2, 3

Joseph Keller