Storage vendor Seagate Technology will expand Seagate Rescue to include Staples in the United States and with NCIX and Canada Computer in Canada.
The plan is available from more retailers and covers hard drives and storage that may be included in a laptop or desktop computer system.
This data protection plan provides a service where in the event of a file or several files being damaged, lost or destroyed, the consumer now has a path to recovery of the data that is affordable.
The cost of recovering data from a damaged or corrupted drive can often reach into the thousands of dollars. The cost is the result of a process, which involves skilled technicians who must manually disassemble a drive and recover the data bit by bit. Purchasing protection in advance of an incident that incurs data loss keeps costs low for consumers and provides peace of mind that their files can live beyond the life of their computer system.
Staples launched the Seagate Rescue plan in 1,537 stores in the U.S. with the following MSRPs: laptop and desktop computers starting at $49.99 for a two-year plan; external drives starting at $29.99 for a two-year plan.
NCIX, a Canadian retailer, made the service available this quarter with the following MSRPs: $69.99 CDN two-year rescue plan for both laptop and desktop personal computers; the three-year plan for computers is $89.99 CDN.
The external storage protection plan has an MSRP of $39.99 CDN for two years and $49.99 CDN for three years. Canada Computer made Seagate Rescue service available last month to their customers just in time for the holidays with the same pricing.