Lexar Media (http://www.lexar.com), a provider of memory products for
digital media, has launched its Echo line of flash-based, backup
drives: the Lexar Echo SE and Lexar Echo ZE. The line is designed to
protect valuable data on netbook and notebook computers.

The Echo SE is a portable drive that plugs into a computer’s USB port
to perform automatic backup and transfer of files, at read speeds up
to 28MB/second and write speeds up to 10MB/s. The Echo ZE, with its
low-profile size and plug-and-stay design, provides a means to
automatically back up essential file.

Both drives are Mac and Windows compatible. They include built-in
Echo backup software. Features include targeted file backup, which
stores only specified files and reduces wasted disk space, and file
versioning, which backs up a history of files and allows the
retrieval of previous versions. Additionally, the software offers
optional AES 128-bit encryption, enabling protection in the event of
drive loss.

The Echo SE backup drive is available in capacities of 16GB, 32GB,
and 64GB, and the Echo ZE backup drive is available in capacities of
8GB, 16GB, and 32GB. The Lexar Echo SE and ZE backup drives will
begin shipping to leading resellers in the United States in February,
and are available for pre-order on Amazon.com. The products will also
be available in select European markets in 2010.