LaCie Offers Online, Offline Storage Deal

LaCie has announced a new plan to offer its hard drive customers a sense of added security: one year of free unlimited online storage with every drive it sells.

LaCie One Year Online Backup promises unlimited online backup for one full year after installation with the purchase of any LaCie external storage device, using Carbonite services.

Consumers will gain one full year unlimited online backup in the box, the software can backup automatically and uses triple pass data encryption.

For one year following software installation Carbonite will automatically backup the LaCie drive by finding new and modified files, encrypting them twice before leaving the original workstation, then transmitting them by HTTPS (SSL) to a secure data center, where the information remains encrypted, protecting the user's privacy. Backups are completed only when the computer is idle, so the process never interferes with computer performance.

"Taking into account the quality of information users place on our drives we wanted to go beyond our expertise in hardware to provide the best options to our customers," said Philippe Spruch, LaCie CEO.

Unlimited LaCie Online Backup will be available at no extra charge for one full year beginning November 2008 on LaCie consumer hard drives.

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