Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted from the Today @ PC World blog at PCWorld.com.
Tired of dragging your USB backup drive from computer to computer? Don’t want to hassle with setting up pricey, network backup software? If so, you’re going to like the new BackupLink self-configuring network backup technology announced today at CES by Clickfree, to be found in the company’s upcoming C2N USB drives and Transformer Network Edition Adapter for USB drives.
Attach a Backuplink-enabled device to each computer on you network exactly once, let the configuration software do it’s stuff, and that Macs or PCs will subsequently be backed across the network to the Backuplink device, no matter where on the network said device resides. As long as it’s attached to a computer somewhere on the local network, everyone gets backed up.
Available in February 2010, the 2.5-inch C2N drives start at $160 for a 320GB model and run to $220 for 640GB model. The $100 Transformer Network Edition Adapter sits between any USB drive and the USB port to provide the same Backuplink technology found in the C2N drives Clickfree says it works on both Macs and PCs.
Clickfree also announced an automated backup SD card called the Traveler SD. The cards leverage the same run-upon-insert backup technolog (sans BackupLink) found in the company’s larger USB products. The Traveler SD will ship in February in 16GB ($90) and 32GB ($150) sizes.
Product pages for the new Clickfree products were not available when this article was written.
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