Backing up data is critical for all computer users, but it’s more critical in the business world. The loss of data can mean the loss of business and if the data was important enough its loss could be the end of a business. A company called Ideastor has unveiled a new removable disk backup solution called the Bantam.
The Bantam solution starts at $199 and the removable discs can be had in up to 1TB capacity. The new storage device has a data transfer rate of 480MB/s and the solution is aimed directly at small businesses.
The Bantam ships with backup software called iBac Data Protection Software allowing for data backups and for backup media management. At launch the Bantam system will have discs that have 320GB, 500GB, 750GB, and 1TB of storage space. The cartridges are actually 2.5-inch SATA HDDs rather than old-fashioned tapes. Cartridge pricing is unknown at this time.