Seagate has launched a personal hard drive that automatically backs up data via USB.
The Seagate Replica is designed for home or office use and will automatically take a complete mirror of the hard drive, including all applications, operating systems and other data.
"While people continue to amass digital content, many still don't understand the importance of backing up their libraries of personal memories, or they don't take the time," said Terry Cunningham, senior vice president of Seagate branded solutions. "The Seagate Replica is about as easy as it gets."
The device uses two USB cables, one for power and the other to transfer data. Once connected the device automatically takes the backup without the need for user interaction.
"The computer continues to become an indispensable tool," said Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst at Parks Associates.
"As consumers today continue to amass increasing volumes of digital content, having an easy and time-efficient way to backup computers will become an imperative."
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