Hard drive supplier Seagate Technology has acquired Mirra, the supplier of hardware and software that allows users to back-up their data and remotely access it from any PC over the web.
Mirra will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seagate following the acquisition, the value of which has not been disclosed.
Mirra's Personal Server product automatically saves data to an external hard drive when a user saves the data to their machine’s hard drive.
Personal Server also allows users to access the files on the external drive from any computer connected to the internet, and share them with others.
Personal Server costs from £150, for an 80Gbytes capacity external hard drive. Greater storage limits are also available at higher prices.
Seagate is one of world’s biggest manufacturers of hard drives and will use some of Mirra’s technology in its own existing products.