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LaCie offers CloudBox; backup locally and in the cloud

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 24 Jun 2011 22:59 User comments (4)

LaCie offers CloudBox; backup locally and in the cloud Put your backups in the cloud for peace of mind.
The LaCie CloudBox is a solution for backing up files that dramatically reduces the risk of catastrophic data loss. When you store data on the CloudBox, it is also transferred to the Cloud each day, ensuring that your data is always safe and accessible from anywhere.

If you want to recover everything, the CloudBox can restore your entire online backup. If you just want to restore certain files, the CloudBox's Online Restore application allows you to browse and restore selections of files and folders, up to 10 previous versions.

The CloudBox provides multiple levels of data security including two copies of your files and 128-bit AES data encryption. Your files are encrypted before they are sent to the cloud, meaning that nobody can gain access to your files, not even LaCie.





You can buy the CloudBox product in 100GB capacity, which includes a one year cloud backup contract. The CloudBox costs $199.99.

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4 user comments

125.6.2011 1:29

It all sounded fine until...

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You can buy the CloudBox product in 100GB capacity, which includes a one year cloud backup contract. The CloudBox costs $199.99.

$2 per GB is bad enough, but a 100GB limit? You might as well just use one of the various free clouds. I could maybe see $200 if it was 1TB; they would still be making huge profit that way, but the convenience might make it worthwhile.


225.6.2011 2:32

Originally posted by KillerBug:

$2 per GB is bad enough, but a 100GB limit? You might as well just use one of the various free clouds. I could maybe see $200 if it was 1TB; they would still be making huge profit that way, but the convenience might make it worthwhile.
Agreed. There are freeware options that would allow 100gb cloud storage. LaCie is out of their minds.

Is it just me or does LaCie seem to be trying out a Google-style video? I've never seen any other videos from LaCie so I don't know if this is just how they do things, but it just struck me as a bit googly.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Jun 2011 @ 2:36

325.6.2011 12:51

Are you sure the limit isn't the size of the external hard drive you are buying. Yeah that is still ridiculassly small...Just to understand how nuts their pricing is...assuming you want your data out there for more than one year...what's the cost then???

I mean what part of the $200 is the hardware and what we paying for the cloud?

Thing that worries me about free services is many of them go belly up (in this case with your data) due to not making any money...being free and all...


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

425.6.2011 16:53

Originally posted by dEwMe:
Are you sure the limit isn't the size of the external hard drive you are buying. Yeah that is still ridiculassly small...Just to understand how nuts their pricing is...assuming you want your data out there for more than one year...what's the cost then???

I mean what part of the $200 is the hardware and what we paying for the cloud?

Thing that worries me about free services is many of them go belly up (in this case with your data) due to not making any money...being free and all...

I'm sure its only a 100gb local hdd :(. I tried to go to the LaCie site to see if they had prices listed, but they wanted a registration number that you apparently get when you purchase the cloudbox.

As for part costs. A nice 100gb hdd is MAYBE $30 or $40 bucks. Plus a nice enclosure might tack on another $50. (of course these are consumer prices) And as Killerbug said, $2/gb is just out of this world pricing.

You are correct about there being a bit of a risk in using freeware storage. Although, if you look around and find a nice program that is backed by a stable corporation then there shouldn't really be any problems. Personally I use dropbox - it is a nice solution if you just need to transfer files in between computers quickly.

If you want to get 100gbs of cloud storage then look into a service called Wuala. Wuala is actually owned by LaCie (haha) so it is stable. Wuala allows you to get up to 100gbs of online storage, the catch is Wuala is a quasi-p2p program. You can get 100gbs by giving 100gbs of storage, Wuala works by turning 100gbs of your hdd into a 'server' and storing data there - of course its encrypted. Its my understanding that it places several copies of the files you upload in computers all over, so if one or two go down you still have your data. Plus I think there is something to do with there Servers, but its been awhile since I researched it.

Wuala (free) + a 250gb hdd (50 bucks) + a enclosure with Ethernet (70 bucks) = your own personal cloud box for 120 bucks and no renewal fees.

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