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Seagate's Replica Simplifies Backups

Techstination feature for Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Seagate seeks to simplify backup. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology Boot Camp, a report on gadgets and gear. Go on admit it. Despite all of the warnings about backing up all of the stuff on your just don't get around to it. Seagate is hoping to change that behavior with a line of hard drives called Replica. Product marketing executive director Jon van Bronkhorst...

"With Replica, all you have to do is plug it in. It works. The very first time you plug it into a new PC it comes up with a license agreement, you have to agree. Now what does it do? It backs up everything."

Including the operating system...and all of the files. Leave the drive plugged in...and it works continuously. Pricing starts at 129 dollars. Seagate is also trying to move into the family room with its Showcase line of expander for DVRs. Not all are do some investigating before you buy. And it also is selling the FreeAgent Theater...a hard drive docking system designed to let you bring digital content onto that big screen. You can find us on the Web with archives, product giveaways and I'm Fred Fishkin.