Just ahead of CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, SanDisk has announced thier new Cruzer Titanium Plus 4 gig USB flash drive with automatic online backup. The service works with Windows Vista, XP and Windows 2000 machines. Simply plug in the USB Cruzer flash drive and copy files to it. These files will be backed up to a password protected online account. If the machine isn't online, the drive will start the online backup process once the machine is online. 6 months of service are included, after which you'll have to pay $30/year. The online backup service is powered by BeInSync.
Beyond online backup, Cruzer Titanium Plus offers several additional data protection features:
A rugged, crush-resistant metal case, reducing the risk of physical damage. Optional security by turning on password protection ? with AES hardware data encryption ? for all files stored on the drive, preventing other people from accessing user data if the drive is lost or stolen. Two years of free lost-and-found service from BoomerangIt, to increase the chances users will get the drive back if it?s misplaced. Cruzer Titanium Plus comes with a BoomerangIt sticker to put on the drive; if the drive is recovered, the owner typically pays shipping costs and provides a small reward.
Cruzer Titanium Plus is expected to be available in the United States in March, with a manufacturer?s suggested retail prices of $59.99. The online backup service requires Windows 2000 (SP4), Windows XP or Windows Vista. After six months of free service, online backup costs $29.99 per year (credit card required).