Disclosure: Some links on this page are monetized by the Skimlinks, Amazon, Rakuten Advertising, and eBay, affiliate programs. All prices are subject to change, and this article only reflects the prices available at time of publication.

Lexar’s Echo SE Backup line of USB flash drives may not look special, But they ship with software that can automatically back up files from your computer without any intervention required. That’s the sort of functionality you usually see on USB hard drives, not thumb drives, and I’m not sure I’d really want a 16GB or 32GB drive to spend its time trying to back up my data.

But Lexar has just launched a new model that comes with a whopping 128GB of storage. That should be more than enough space to backup pretty much every file most people keep on a netbook, since many netbooks come with 160GB or smaller hard drives.

The only catch? this thing will set you back nearly $350… or roughly the price of a netbook. Still, it’s a heck of a lot more portable than carrying a second computer around to backup the files from your primary netbook. And hopefully the price will come down… eventually.

via Engadget

Support Liliputing

Liliputing's primary sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links (if you click the "Shop" button at the top of the page and buy something on Amazon, for example, we'll get a small commission).

But there are several ways you can support the site directly even if you're using an ad blocker* and hate online shopping.

Contribute to our Patreon campaign


Contribute via PayPal

* If you are using an ad blocker like uBlock Origin and seeing a pop-up message at the bottom of the screen, we have a guide that may help you disable it.

Subscribe to Liliputing via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9,448 other subscribers

One reply on “Lexar 128GB flash drive can back up a netbook… for the price of a netbook”

  1. About 2 years ago I bought a 64gb usb drive for $65.00, so about $150 should be more like it. Why is it all the new stuff is so bloody expensive?
    Are they just looking for suckers?

Comments are closed.