Dell unveils new data recovery system

Wednesday, October 26th 2005, 11:00 am
By: News On 6

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) _ Dell today announced an all-inclusive way to help consumers who've accidentally deleted photos or lost data because of a hard drive crash.

Starting in November, Round Rock-based Dell will install its ``DataSafe'' option on new Dimension E-310 and E-510 and X-P-S 400 desktop computers.

For 99 dollars, consumers get a second, 80-gigabyte hard drive inside the computer which acts as a mirror -- continually backing up data on the primary drive.

Larger disk sizes are planned.

A Dell spokesman says the idea is to make it simple for consumers.

Included software will monitor the health of the drives and alert users to any problems. It also will let people restore their computer to an earlier point in time, should problems arise.