Transporter Offers Data Storage Alternative[CES 2013] We are always reminded to back up our data from time to time, but most of us throw caution to the wind, adopting a “it will never happen to me” attitude. In fact, just this morning, my faithful USB flash drive died on me, and I regret not having a more recent backup of it. Having said that, your data storage options when it comes to backups are rather limited – place them on the cloud, or on a physical device. Both have their pros and cons, which could be why the Transporter was thought up of.

Basically, the Transporter will enable you to stash your files off-site, meaning that they will be placed on the hard drives of folks whom you are more familiar with than the back of your hand, and trust (maybe even with your life). How does it work? The Transporter will carry a standard hard drive within in 1TB or 2TB capacities, where it will “talk” wirelessly with your computer, letting you perform backups as though it was a standard issue portable hard drive.

When you save files onto the Transporter, those files will also be saved automatically onto the Internet to the Transporters of others whom you have selected. This way, you are able to retrieve files directly off your own Transporter, and know that there are backups stored on other Transporters by folks you know and trust. [Kickstarter Page]

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