Big storage for little laptops
UK-based Mountain Solutions today released a new storage product for the laptop market. The ABSplus (Automatic Backup System) is a storage product that allows users store up to 48GB of data on a removable and portable drive.
The device has a PCMCIA interface with a ribbon cable leading to a 2.5-inch hard drive. It launches automatically when first plugged in and installs the required software and gives users the choice between either backing up the entire system (essentially making a mirror of the hard drive) or just selected folders. It is relatively speedy, with a claimed transfer rate of 75MB per minute.
Subsequently, each time it is reinserted, the device backs up only files and folders which have changed since the previous backup. It creates a bootable drive, storing files in their native file format (only supporting Windows-based laptops though) and creates partitions based on how the user's machine is set up.
Should your hard drive fail completely, you are able to remove the device from its casing and physically install it in your laptop (obviously on supported models only).
Prices range from £249.00 for a 6GB to £649.00 for the full 48GB shebang. ®