Seagate has introduced a new backup appliance that completely eliminates the need to manually learn, manage, or dedicate any time to the backup process.

The new Seagate Replica backup appliance is a complete PC backup system, which automatically and continuously stores up-to-date copies of everything on a PC, including installed applications, operating system, e-mail, pictures, music, movies, Internet bookmarks and settings.

“The computer continues to become an indispensable family tool for homework, e-mail, storing digital photos and downloading Internet videos,” said Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst, Parks Associates. “As consumers today continue to amass increasing volumes of digital content, having an easy, time-efficient way to backup computers in the home will become an imperative.”

With the Seagate Replica solution there is no need to spend time rifling through countless files, photos and folders to determine what has been or still needs to be saved; simply connect a single USB cable, click OK to the software license and the entire PC is backed up not just individual files and folders. After this simple action of accepting the software license, the Replica Backup System continues to run behind-the-scenes, so that no further interaction with the application is required. Additionally, when the Replica backup appliance is left connected to the computer, it will perform a continuous and complete backup of everything so the computer is not left vulnerable between backup events as it would be with scheduled software.

“While people continue to amass digital content, many still don't understand the importance of backing up their libraries of personal memories, or they don't take the time,” s said Rajesh Khurana, country manager of India and SAARC countries, Seagate Technology. “Our goal is to deliver solutions that provide thorough backup protection yet are easy to use, time-efficient and simple to understand, and the Seagate Replica is about as easy as it gets.”

Using the Replica backup system, people can now restore the entire contents of their PC, without having to spend countless hours manually installing applications and copying files, or hunting through stacks of CDs, flash drives and DVDs in the hope of finding all of their backed up files. Additionally, if a file is accidentally deleted, it can be easily retrieved. There is no complicated software or new user interface to learn.

A single-PC version of the Seagate Replica for use with individual laptop or desktop computers is available for a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of Rs. 9,000 inclusive of taxes.

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