Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Seagate unleashes Backup Plus drives to save media from social networks locally

Backing up data is a simple and yet forgettable part of modern life. If files are important, they need to be stored in multiple places. A desktop or laptop hard drive is the first, and an external drive, disc or the cloud is generally the second. But even if you're diligent - and more than three quarters of us aren't according to data collected by Parks Associates - pictures, videos and other files uploaded to social networking sites might miss that crucial backup. Backup Plus, a new line of storage devices from Seagate, offers to save those photos and videos you posted on Facebook, Flickr and elsewhere with the click of an icon.

Photos, especially when they're uploaded to sites such as Facebook and Flickr, are easily misplaced or forgotten about. "The idea of providing a backup of photos and videos from Facebook is an interesting one, which I believe may help people come to realize the importance of maintaining multiple copies of any digital asset regardless of where it is stores," said Brett Sappington, director of research at Parks Associates in a statement about the Seagate Backup Plus drives. "Social media has become a massive repository for personal digital content, and most consumers have not likely considered the possibility of losing access to those shared memories."

From the article, "Seagate unleashes Backup Plus drives to save media from social networks locally" by Enid Burns.

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