SanDisk launches backup usb flash drive

By Koushik Saha on 7.1.09

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SanDisk has introduced the world's first backup USB flash drive with simple backup software activation at the touch of a button.With capacities up to 64 GB, the SanDisk Ultra Backup USB flash drive is designed to protect computer users' photos, music, videos, personal and business documents, and other types of digital files, with the touch of a button, with no software installation required. The drive protects onboard digital content with a dual layer of security, including password-protected access control and ultra-secure AES hardware-based encryption.

With no cables required or software to install, the new SanDisk Ultra Backup USB flash drive will have U3 Smart technology, developed by SanDisk, which allows applications to run from a SanDisk USB flash drive without having to be installed on a computer. PC-users can download a variety of both free and paid software, games and content by visiting, or byaccessing the SanDisk USB Program Wizard in the U3 Launchpad.

Among other bonus applications available for download is the Veoh Web Player for SanDisk, which enables users to watch, download and share Internet video content.

The SanDisk Ultra Backup drive will be available in April 2009 with a five-year limited warranty, in capacities from 8 GB - 64 GB with MSRPs ranging between $39.99 and $199.99.

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