Despite the popularity of cloud storage and computing, there have been lingering concerns about privacy and security. We won’t even bring up the far-reaching NSA.
It’s those very concerns that have helped grow and expand the personal data storage market. We’ve seen more releases of network attached storage (NAS) devices and portable hard drives over this past year than ever before.
Not only have they been dropping in price and becoming more affordable, but you can now find them with added features such as WiFi, internal batteries, and connectivity apps.
Even though these personal drives provide greater security than their online cloud counterparts, hard drives are still prone to failure and data loss. One could invest in multiple drives for multiple backups, but when does all that madness end?
Seagate has just announced an affordable alternative. The Seagate Rescue and Replace data protection plans bring peace of mind to those concerned about losing sensitive or irreplaceable data. Out of all the storage solutions companies out there, Seagate is the very first one to offer such coverage.
These plans cover the cost of recovery services for data that may have been lost due to physical damage, corruption, or deletion. Almost any brand of internal or external HDD or SSD can be protected.
Think of all your personal photos and videos – memories that have been stored in a digital form. It can cost hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars to recover lost data from a drive. Why assume that risk?
“Data recovery is often a missing element in personal storage devices,” said Liz Conner, Sr. Research Analyst for Personal and Entry Level Storage at IDC.
“Traditionally these devices have focused on providing data back-up or additional capacity to PCs, offering little to no options in the event of a storage failure. Seagate’s Rescue plan presents end users with peace of mind in the unlikely and unforeseeable event of device damage, drive/file corruption, or accidental file deletion.”
The Seagate Rescue plans start as low as $29.99 for two years of coverage. That’s only $1.25 a month for peace of mind that doesn’t involve purchasing and managing more storage devices. For full details and pricing, visit Seagate.com.