LaCie Debuts Wuala Sync

LaCie’s has announced the availability of a new feature for its cloud file storage service Wuala (which Om wrote about quite a while back when it was first launched): Wuala Sync. It allows users to automatically synchronize their files online and across multiple computers and operating systems. As well as the new Sync feature, LaCie has also redesigned the Wuala application interface to provide a simple platform for quick back-ups, file sharing and synchronization capabilities.

Sync is a “Pro” feature, so it isn’t available to users with free accounts. Pro accounts start at $29 for 10GB per year. In addition to Sync, Pro users also get backup, “time travel” and file versioning functionality.

Here’ a short demo video showing how Wuala Sync works:

Wuala differentiates itself from other cloud backup solutions as files stored in Wuala get encrypted directly on the user’s computer before they are stored online. This means that no-one, not even LaCie’s employees, can view or access the user’s private data. Wuala users can also increase the amount of storage they get by trading some of their local storage with the service.

If you’re a Wuala user, let us know what you think of Wuala Sync in the comments.
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