Clickfree debuts stunning array of consumer backup products, features at CES 2009, including 1 Terabyte hard drives, flash backup cards online backup, all PC and Mac-friendly

    Storage Appliance Corp.'s latest technology is taking the backup process
    to a new level of convenience and simplicity

    TORONTO, Jan. 8 /CNW/ - Storage Appliance Corp. - the company whose
portable backup systems make backing up computer data manually a thing of the
past - unveiled an array of much-anticipated additions to the <a href="">Clickfree</a> lineup
of products and features today during CES 2009 in Las Vegas.
    Clickfree has evolved traditional storage technology applications into a
modern-day solution that makes saving digital content as easy as connecting
your computer via USB cable to the Clickfree backup drive. Clickfree devices
are designed to automatically start, search, organize and backup your
computer's digital files.
    "These latest additions to our lineup of products and features
demonstrate yet again why the Clickfree name has become synonymous with
effort-free computer backup," said Storage Appliance Corp. CEO Bryan McLeod.
"We continue to advance the capabilities of our personal storage devices to
make the backup process as simple and intuitive as it can possibly be. Our
latest offerings are sure to be a real hit with customers."

    The latest new Clickfree products unveiled at CES 2009 include:

    -   Clickfree 1 Terabyte Backup Drive: The 1 TB Clickfree Backup Drive is
        an innovative computer backup device that's perfect for small and
        medium enterprises or home offices where users need to backup
        multiple computers. Based on a larger 3.5-inch hard drive, the 1
        Terabyte Clickfree Backup Drive is the latest addition to the hard
        drive-based Clickfree lineup. As expected with all Clickfree
        products, there is no need to install or configure any software. Just
        connect the device to a USB port and it does the rest. The backup
        application starts automatically, searching and backing up data
        without requiring any user interaction. The drive stores 220,000
        songs, 440,000 photos, and over 2 million documents.
        Retail price is $249.99.

    -   Clickfree Transformer USB Cable: Convert any external hard drive into
        a Clickfree backup drive. There's no need for any backup software -
        just plug the Transformer Cable into your PC and plug any size of
        external hard drive from any manufacturer into the other end of the
        Transformer. The Clickfree backup application will automatically
        start, search the computer, organize and backup all of your important
        data onto the external hard drive. As expected with Clickfree, there
        is no software to install or set up and over 400 file types are
        automatically backed up. Use one Clickfree Transformer with many
        2.5" or 3.5" external hard drives, giving them all Clickfree
        simplicity. Retail price is $59.99.

    -   Clickfree Transformer Combo with 320GB hard drive: The Clickfree
        Transformer can convert any external hard drive into a Clickfree
        backup device. For those customers that may not have an external hard
        drive, Clickfree has bundled one with their Transformer cable.
        There's no need for any backup software - just plug the Transformer
        Cable into your PC and plug the included hard drive (or any other
        external hard drive) into the other end of the Transformer and backup
        will automatically start. Retail price with a 320GB hard drive
        is $189.99.

    -   DataGuard Clickfree DVDs: Clickfree DVDs are perfect for single use
        scenarios where data needs to be backed up for archival purposes. The
        incorporated backup application and DVD burning software make the
        entire backup process a breeze. Triple Guard Protection feature
        provides extra security from scratches, blemishes and dust. Retail
        price is $19.99 for a package of 5 DVDs.

    -   Total Backup Clickfree DVDs: Now one Clickfree DVD will backup all
        content types. For customers that want to backup all of their content
        to DVD, the new Total Backup Clickfree DVD is perfect. The
        incorporated backup application and DVD burning software make the
        entire process a breeze. Clickfree Total Backup DVDs automatically
        back up over 400 file types to cover every office, e-mail, photo and
        music application. Retail price is $14.99 for a package of 5 DVDs.

    Advanced new Clickfree product features unveiled today at CES 2009

    -   Mac Support: Clickfree products are now Mac compatible. Simply plug
        any Mac-supported Clickfree product into a USB connection and
        Clickfree does the rest. Mac requirements: MacOS X 10.5 Leopard,
        Intel Processor, 100 MB of free space.

    -   Restore Data by Category and to original locations: Completely
        revamped restore feature now lets you restore files by category, such
        as Photos. The application will also automatically restore all files
        to their original locations on the computer without the user having
        to know anything more about them.

    -   Migration: Save valuable time and avoid hassles when moving data from
        one PC to another - just use the new restore tool integrated into
        Clickfree products. The migration tool supports migration from
        Windows XP to Windows Vista and Windows Vista to Windows XP-based
        computers. MS Outlook is fully supported by the restore tool. Backup
        e-mail from one PC and restore it to another instantly, even backup
        files from a PC and restore to a Mac.

    -   Instant Uploading of Photos to Facebook, MySpace and more: Clickfree
        now comes with integrated support to upload photos to networking
        sites like Facebook and MySpace.

    -   Integrated Music Player: Listen to music directly from the backup
        application. No need to restore the files to a PC or to launch
        another application just to listen to a tune. The integrated music
        player is built into the backup application for your convenience.

    -   Thumbnail View for Video: With built-in thumbnail view, identify and
        select your videos, click the restore button and you are done!

    -   Reminder: Clickfree software now includes a backup reminder
        application that can be configured to remind users by week or month.

    -   Password protection: ClickFree devices and content are now protected
        by a password to maximize security of data.

    Clickfree products coming in 2009 and being presented at CES 2009 for the
first time include:

    -   Clickfree Online Backup: Never lose another document again, knowing
        that even in the worst case scenario, your precious data is safely
        stored off-site. Clickfree Online Backup ushers in a new age in data
        protection and file recovery by offering the easiest online backup
        ever. Users can backup multiple computers, have flexible scheduling
        options, can access their data from anywhere and share files and
        folders, with support for over 400 different file types.

    -   Clickfree Flash Backup: This ultra portable, credit card-sized flash
        memory-based backup solution goes with you everywhere; as expected
        from Clickfree, it requires no software installation or hardware
        configuration to start the backup process. Just plug it into a USB
        port on your computer and it does the rest.

    Clickfree's entire lineup of products is designed for the 85 to 95
percent of computer users who, research shows, fail to regularly backup
content on their PCs because they do not have the time, desire or skill to
install, set up and use confusing or complex software and hardware products.
    All Clickfree products are available by ordering directly from the
Storage Appliance Corporation's website ( and many
retailers. Clickfree products can also be found at leading outlets such as
OfficeMax, Best Buy, Blacks, Staples Canada, Sony Store and Henry's Camera, in
addition to QVC and the Shopping Channel - with additional major retailers
coming soon.
    Clickfree is exhibiting additional future products and features from the
2009 International CES at Booth No. 31764, LVCC South Hall 3.

    About Storage Appliance Corporation

    Storage Appliance Corporation develops intelligent, Clickfree(TM)
personal backup devices specifically designed for ease of use. Clickfree(TM)
backup is the world's first technology that performs backup by simply
connecting the storage device to the PC, without having to set up or configure
software. Storage Appliance also partners with other leading brands and has
delivered the world's first photo centric Clickfree(TM) device. See or for additional information.

    All offers subject to change without notice or obligation and may not be
available through all sales channels. Prices listed are manufacturer suggested
retail prices and may vary by retail location. Applicable taxes extra. (C)2008
Storage Appliance Corp. Trademarks used herein are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Storage Appliance Corp. in Canada and other countries. Other
product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their
respective owners.

For further information:

For further information: Larysa Woloszanskyj, Porter Novelli for
Clickfree, Phone: (416) 422-7170, Email:

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