Storage products maker CMS Peripherals Inc. is now shipping its ABSplus backup system with one button restore and integrated scheduling options, for Mac OS X 10.2, “Jaguar.”
The ABSplus is a hard disk-based backup system that enables Mac users to archive the contents of their hard disk by simply plugging the ABSplus in. Automatic software does the rest. The ABSplus can also serve as a bootable volume if need be.
The new scheduling feature allows users to backup specific sets of files at specific times, and can also be used to schedule complete unattended backup. What’s more, if you have to recover from the ABSplus following a hard disk drive failure or replacement, a “One Button Restore” feature now enables you to copy the content back to your hard drive more easily. Options include a “redirect restore” to restore your backup to a different location, including a network server.
The pocket-sized ABSplus is available in FireWire or USB flavors, with capacities of 20 – 60GB and prices starting at US$299. The ABSplus for desktops is available in 80 – 250GB capacities starting at $349.