Seagate Technology has unveiled Seagate Rescue and Seagate Rescue and Replace data protection plans offering coverage starting at $29.99.
With these plans, Seagate offers complete protection plan that covers drive replacement and data recovery services for data that is contained on the drive. The plan covers data recovery services for data that may have been lost due to physical damage, corruption or accidental deletion at a fraction of the cost of data recovery services purchased after the event.
The protection plan will be the first to be offered on a global scale following launches in Canada and Europe later this year and throughout the Asia Pacific region in mid-2014.
Scott Horn, vice president of marketing for Seagate, says the new data protection plans offer an easy and user-friendly method of helping consumers manage the challenging experience of the potential loss of their most important files, data and memories.
The data protection plans reduces the cost of recovering data from a damaged or corrupted drive. Being able to receive data recovery services and also get a replacement drive at an up-front nominal fee provides an option to avoid the high cost of data recovery services.
Data recovery is often missing in personal storage devices. Traditionally these devices have focused on providing data back-up or additional capacity to PCs, offering little to no options in the event of a storage failure, says Liz Conner of IDC.
Seagate’s Rescue plan presents end users with peace of mind in the unlikely and unforeseeable event of device damage, drive/file corruption, or accidental file deletion, Conner, who is the senior research analyst for Personal and Entry Level Storage at IDC, said.
The Seagate Rescue plans come in 2-year, $29.99; 3-year, $39.99; and 4-year, $49.99 MSRP packages. The plan for Seagate Rescue and Replace, where the data is restored and a new drive is provided, has 2-, 3- and 4-year offerings, for: $39.99, $49.99 and $59.99 MSRP, respectively.