Sony simlifies the PC backups with a a new line of SD cards and accompanying software that will allow laptop users to carry their backups along with them while on the move.
Sony's software allows the user to designate folders and specific files to be backed up, either when they are modified or on a schedule. The backups are encrypted using AES 256-bit, and the cards also require a password for access. The company's software works only with its memory cards, but it is allowing trial downloads that work for 30 days with cards from other companies.
Sony's new product will be available in Japan from August 20 in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions. The backup software will initially support only Windows-based machines. The cards are rated Class 4 speed (write speeds of at least 4MBps).