In an effort to help users back up important files, Hitachi recently announced HitachiBackup.com, a cloud storage service that provides anywhere, anytime access to your digital files. With the service, the first 3GB of online storage are free. For $49 per year, you can upgrade to 250GB. With a paid account, you'll also get the Apple iPhone or iPad mobile digital device apps for free. Hitachi uses an encrypted SSL channel to help secure the files. HitachiBackup.com is compatible with both Mac and PC.
Hitachi GST Launches Cloud Storage and Backup Service; First 3GB Free
Protecting and Accessing Your Photos, Videos, Music and Documents from Any Web Browser Anywhere in the World is Only a Few Clicks Away
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Imagine that all of your irreplaceable photos, home movies, address books, music collections and documents suddenly disappeared. Maybe it was a spilled drink, a theft or a natural disaster, but whatever the cause, the digital content stored on your local computer is gone forever. Unfortunately, accidents like this happen. According to a recent poll¹ sponsored by Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) and conducted online by Harris Interactive, almost half of U.S adults who have digital data (45%) have lost photos, music, videos or documents, stored on a laptop or computer due to a virus, hardware or software malfunction or for another reason.
“The launch of HitachiBackup.com gives us the opportunity to reach out and educate consumers and small business owners on the importance of protecting their digital content”
To create awareness and offer new ways to protect your content, Hitachi GST today announced HitachiBackup.com, a simple and easy-to-use cloud storage service providing anywhere, anytime access to your digital content. And, best of all, the first 3 gigabytes (3GB) of online storage are free.
When using Hitachi’s cloud storage service, your most important or cherished content is stored on secure online servers for accessing and sharing files from any web browser, tablet or smartphone – even from an Apple® iPhone® and iPad® app. All content is stored in its natural format (no proprietary formatting), so files are easy to view, download and share from any web browser, anywhere. You can even share your online content with others by sending a web link. Backups can be performed continuously or as scheduled at a specific time in the day that’s convenient for you.
According to the poll, Hitachi GST has discovered that the majority of U.S adults have never used a cloud backup service (71%). Among those U.S adults who use another backup method² other than cloud, the top reasons why included: they wanted content physically nearby (31%), they’re concerned about data security and privacy online (26%), they think it’s too costly (22%) and they’re not sure how to do it (18%). With today’s affordable, simple and secure solutions, many of the consumer behaviors and fears uncovered in this new national survey can be easily addressed. Hitachi shares the top five reasons to use HitachiBackup.com:
Top 5 Reasons to Use HitachiBackup.com
Outside of offering HitachiBackup.com as a standalone cloud storage service, Hitachi has been shipping this online backup service with several of its external hard drive families. The most recent is its new line of Touro™ Pro external storage and backup solutions. Hitachi external drives take data protection to the next level where users receive both local and online cloud backup in one integrated solution, within one interface – no more downloading and installing two separate programs. With Touro Pro, customers can have peace of mind in knowing that their data is both nearby and safely tucked away in the cloud. Hitachi Touro Pro solutions come in capacities ranging from 500GB ($109.99 MSRP) to 3TB ($229.99 MSRP).
“The launch of HitachiBackup.com gives us the opportunity to reach out and educate consumers and small business owners on the importance of protecting their digital content,” said Mike Williams, vice president and general manager, Hitachi GST Branded Business. “The real question is not if backup is important, but whether the information you’re storing is important. For example, in the survey 76 percent of U.S adults listed digital photos and home videos as their most important files. HitachiBackup.com gives users a simple and easy way not only to protect these files, but to access and share them from anywhere.”
Sign up for your free 3GB of online storage today at www.HitachiBackup.com.
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