We know one of the main reasons why most people purchase an external hard drive is in order to keep those files that are most precious to them off of their computer. The last thing you want to happen is for your computer to completely shut down, leaving your memorable photos, music and any other important documents completely inaccessible. But sometimes, backup storage solutions could fail as well, which is why Seagate is announcing its new Rescue and Replace plans.

Seagate Rescue and Seagate Replace are both data protection plans that will offer data recovery and replacement of the hard drive itself, marking the first time a storage manufacturer offers a complete plan that performs both duties. What makes Seagate’s new plans more impressive is the fact they cover “nearly any brand of internal or external hard disk drive or solid-state drive.”

For those interested in Seagate’s new data protection plans, the service will first be available on Seagate.com, but will then be offered by retail and manufacture partners when you purchase a computer, external drive or NAS server. As for pricing, the Seagate Rescue is offered in two, three and four-year packages for $30, $40 and $50, respectively. If you’d like to have both Seagate Rescue and Replace, you’ll just need to add $10 more to those previous prices.

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