Ever wish that you have backed up all your data in your PC or laptop when your hard drive crashed? Well,Â HP today announced the HP SimpleSave external hard drive series for dummies customers needing simple and automatic backup for photos, video, music and data.
Backing up your data is just simple: Plug in the hard drive using USB and that’s it! The device feature pre-installed backup software which will automatically finds and backs up the data on the PC, and after the first backup, automatically updates the backup with file changes whenever the computer is idle. Now you don’t have to waste your time backing up all your data manually and also always reminding yourself to back up your data.
This product sounds great to be used for families (or friends) who have little or no computer backgrounds which is why most people call it – “The Backup solution for Dummies”!
The new SimpleSave hard drive family consists of two products: SimpleSave Portable, available in 320- and 500-gigabyte capacities, and SimpleSave Desktop, available in 1- and 2-terabyte capacities. Both devices feature pre-installed backup software.
A single SimpleSave drive can be used to back up all the PCs in the home, with data from each PC clearly identified by name on the drive to make finding and restoring a specific PCâ€™s data a snap.
HP Simple Save Features
The SimpleSave hard drives are designed with heat-dissipating cases that stay cool and run quietly without a fan. The SimpleSave Portable is powered by the PCâ€™s USB 2.0 port and does not require an external power supply. In addition, the 2.5-inch portable model is designed with a shock-resistant case to protect the drive from the bumps and jolts of everyday usage.
Other features include
â€¢ Hundreds of file formats supported: Supports the most common file types for photo, music and documents including AAC, BMP, DOC, GDF, GIF, JPG, MP3, MPEG, PPT, PDF, TAX, TIFF and XLS.
â€¢ Frequent backup update: Backs up new and changed files every time the PC is idle for five minutes.
â€¢ Plug-and-play storage: Ready to use when connected to a USB port.
â€¢ Support for large files: NTFS file system offers improved support for metadata and use of advanced data structures, improving performance, reliability and disk space.
â€¢ Two-year warranty.
Pricing and availability
SimpleSave external hard drives will be available in August and the manufacturers suggested list prices are:
SimpleSave Portable: 320GB, RM 299.99; 2.5-inch hard drive, 500GB, RM 399.99
SimpleSave Desktop: 1TB hard drive, RM 399.00; 2TB hard drive, RM 899.00
Estimated Malaysian list price. Actual price may vary.