Although the official word came down today on Dell's new online backup program, the company has been talking about the service since the 2007 CES. The plan, dubbed DataSafe, is set to be coupled with every new Dell and will afford users 3GB or 10GB of remote storage (depending on their system), as well as offer additional storage in 3GB, 10GB, 20GB, or 30GB amounts for a fee. What's really interesting, however, is that Dell has its sights set on more than just backup, detailing an ancillary migration service that will allow your previous documents, drivers and apps to be transferred to a new system and pre-installed during the manufacturing process. No telling what kind of compatibility headaches that could lead to, but with the current climate of hard drive failure it's nice to know that Dell's heart is in the right place.

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Dell's DataSafe backup background