Storage solutions provider,
CMS Peripherals, will debut their line of portable notebook and desktop Automatic Backup Systems (ABS) for Mac users at next month’s Macworld San Francisco.
The company’s solutions will offer backup and external storage in capacities ranging from 10GB to 100GB.
The ABSplus for PowerBooks — a Type II PC-Card hard disk drive — is slim enough to slip into a shirt pocket, according to the company. It offers storage capabilities from 2GB to 30GB. For iBooks and desktop Macs, there are slim external hard drives that range from 10GB to 100GB and sport a USB/ FireWire interface.
They sport multi-system backup features for small office/home office (SOHO) and workgroup environments, according to the folks at CMS Peripherals. For instance, the ABSplus devices can be configured for an entire system or for designated file backup. Plugged into a host system, all files, contacts, applications, etc. are accessible from the ABS, which appears as an additional drive, without requiring the installation of software or the transfer of files to the system.
The Mac ABS will come with an “Automatic Launcher” feature that looks for the insertion of the ABS unit before the backup is initiated. The devices will support Mac OS 8.6, 9.x and Mac OS X.
Macworld San Francisco 2002 is scheduled for Jan. 7-11 at the Moscone Center. For more info, go to the
expo Web site.