Peace of mind at the press of a button

There’s absolutely nothing worse than losing data – whether documents or indeed a prized collection of snaps. We’re all told to back-up our computers, but many forget. However, SanDisk has gone and made it that bit easier for us all.

The memory device specialist has launched a new range of USB flash drives that feature a backup button.

Unveiled at CES over in Las Vegas, the SanDisk Ultra Backup USB portable flash drive is the first offering and delivers capacities up to 64GB.

Says SanDisk: ‘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 simple touch of a button. No software installation is needed.’

The manufacturer adds that the drive protects onboard digital content using password-protected access control and AES hardware-based encryption.

SanDisk has also redesigned its Cruzer USB flash drive line-up.

The new SanDisk USB flash drives will be available in April.

The refreshed SanDisk Cruzer drive range will be available in capacities of 4-32GB for between $24.99 and $99.99, while the SanDisk Ultra Backup drive will be available in capacities of 8-64GB priced between $39.99 and $199.99.

In separate news, SanDisk has launched a new range of flash memory-based solid-state drives (SSD) aimed at the netbook market.

The SanDisk pSSD-P2 and SanDisk pSSD-S2 SSDs are designed as drop-in replacements for hard-disk drives (HDDs) and are available in capacities of 8, 16, 32 and 64GB.