LaCie, designers of some of the best looking hard drives around, are offering one full year of unlimited online data backup free of charge when you purchase any one of their external drives. Each drive will be bundled with Carbonite's storage technology that promises to automatically back up the LaCie drive (when the computer is idle) "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." All-in-all, the package represents a $50 value. The promotion is applicable to all drives purchased after October 15th and customers can start taking advantage the free online storage beginning next month.
"LaCie & Carbonite Partnership" New One Year Unlimited Online Backup Offer · Unlimited online backup for one full year at no additional cost · Carbonite software available on LaCie drives after October 15th · Automatic backups provide complete data security · Data encryption ensures user privacy PORTLAND, OR (October 2008) LaCie announced today a new service package to benefit hard drive consumers: LaCie One Year Online Backup. This unique service provides unlimited online backup for one full year after installation with the purchase of any LaCie external storage device. Recognizing the importance of secure digital media for both consumers and professional users, LaCie has partnered with Carbonite, Inc., an innovator in online backup technology, to ensure that each LaCie drive purchased will be bundled with their award-winning services. 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 user¹s privacy. Additionally, backups are completed only when the computer is idle, so the process never interferes with computer performance. ³Taking 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,² said Philippe Spruch, LaCie Chief Executive Officer. ³LaCie Online Backup provides one year of unlimited online storage to showcase the importance of backup strategies that keep data safe, and our dedication to helping users get there.² LaCie is known for developing security technology products for Mac, PC, and Linux users, and the creation of the LaCie One Year Online Backup package aims to increase the overall value to consumers who choose to manage their digital content through external hardware. LaCie One Year Online Backup will be available in November for PC users, with a Mac version to be released at a later date. Availability Unlimited LaCie Online Backup will be available at no extra charge for one full year beginning November 2008 on LaCie consumer hard drives.