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LaCie offers one year unlimited online backup

Recognizing the importance of secure digital media for both consumers and professional users, LaCie has partnered with Carbonite to ensure that each LaCie drive purchased will be bundled with their award-winning services.

For one year following software installation Carbonite will automatically backup the LaCie drive by finding new and modified files, encrypting them twice before leaving the original workstation, then transmitting them by HTTPS (SSL) to a secure data center, where the information remains encrypted, protecting the user’s privacy. Additionally, backups are completed only when the computer is idle, so the process never interferes with computer performance.

“Taking into account the quality of information users place on our drives we wanted to go beyond our expertise in hardware to provide the best options to our customers,” said Philippe Spruch, LaCie Chief Executive Officer. “LaCie Online Backup provides one year of free unlimited online storage to showcase the importance of backup strategies that keep data safe, and our dedication to helping users get there.”

LaCie is known for developing security technology products for Mac, PC, and Linux users, and the creation of the LaCie One Year Online Backup package aims to increase the overall value to consumers who choose to manage their digital content through external hardware. LaCie One Year Online Backup will be available in November for PC users, with a Mac version to be released at a later date.

Unlimited LaCie Online Backup will be available at no extra charge for one full year beginning November 2008 on LaCie consumer hard drives.

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