Samsung has entered into a pact to preinstall Bitcasa’s infinite storage service on all of its Windows 8 notebooks, desktop PCs and tablets.
“But we waited to announce it until the product started showing up in stores,” Gauda said, in an interview with NotebookReview.
Basically, Bitcasa provides unlimited storage in the cloud. The service uses Bitcasa’s “infinite drive,” a virtual external drive which keeps expanding as more data is saved to it.
Bitcasa only saves data that is unique to the user. Also, it saves merely one version of all redundant information.
Other computers can still get in on the action
Bitcasa’s software can also be downloaded from the Web for use on Windows 8 and RT, Android and iOS devices and on PCs and Macs running Google’s Chrome browser. The company plans to start supporting Firefox and Safari browsers soon.
On new Samsung PCs and tablets, though, users will not need to download and install the software, Gauda pointed out.
Under the ordinary pricing scenario, Bitcasa provides 10GB of free storage, and infinite storage is available for either $10 per month or $100 a year.
Two months of unlimited storage
However, customers who purchase preloaded Samsung devices will get two free months of infinite storage, plus 20GB free of charge over the lifetime of the device.
In July, Bitcasa released version 2.0 of its iOS, Android, and desktop apps. The new version introduces a new user interface (UI) for both mobile apps which is designed to make it easier for users to locate specific content from their devices. Through a new smart search function, users can search by name and date on every page.
Version 2.0 also supplies better security by adding a PIN code to the client-side encryption already present.