SanDisk’s new USB drives with automatic web-backup

I think this is definitely a cool concept:

Link: SanDisk flash drive to offer automatic Web storage | Tech News on ZDNet

When consumers store documents, photos, and music onto SanDisk’s new Cruzer Titanium Plus USB flash drive, it will back up that digital information to a Web service offered by a start-up company called BeInSync, which stores data on’s computers.

You buy a 4GB flash drive and you relax… your data is backed up in the background to the web. Love it. Smart. This will rescue quite a few people. Goodness knows how many USB sticks with valuable data are lost each day.

The deal is thus:

The Cruzer, which retails for $59.99 and goes on sale in March, will come with 4 gigabytes of storage and provide six months of free online backup. After that period, a user pays $29.99 a year to continue the online storage service.

I’m particularly interested at the way the marketplace is moving — how long before your 8GB Nokia N95 is properly backed up to the internet in the background as you use the device? This kind of thing is becoming more and more realistic.

More at SanDisk.

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