Dolly Drive Launches Free Seeding Service to Speed Up Time Machine Online Backups

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Dolly Drive, online backup for Apple’s Time Machine, will now offer Mac users free seeding on 250 GB and higher online storage plans. The “Seed for Speed” program gives Dolly Drive subscribers with large initial backups the fastest means for getting their data securely in the cloud. Dolly Drive was named MacLife’s Best Software and Best of Show at MacWorld 2011, and recently announced it will be including online storage and file syncing as part of its complete cloud storage offering.

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We’ve made it easy for Mac users to overcome the biggest challenge of online backup - the time it takes to perform an initial upload of their data.

Cirrus Thinking, makes of the award winning Dolly Drive cloud storage for Mac, has announced that it will provide subscribers its free “Seed for Speed” service on most 250 GB and higher storage plans. The program is designed to give Mac users more immediate access to their data in the cloud.

With the seeding program, subscribers will be sent a specially prepared transport drive on which they will transfer their hard drive content. The transport drive will be returned to the Dolly Drive data center in a secure Fed Ex shipment and then uploaded directly into Dolly Drive’s cloud-based servers.

“We’ve made it easy for Mac users to overcome the biggest challenge of online backup - the time it takes to perform an initial upload of their data,” said Anthony Palermo, CEO of Dolly Drive. “Once their digital content is in the cloud, incremental backups are quick and seamless and they can immediately recover critical files.”

The Free Seeding option is available for most subscription plans over 250 GB. Users who select plans where free seeding is not included can add the service for $50.

Dolly Drive is a subscription software and online storage service designed for Apple’s Time Machine. In addition to providing Mac users offsite cloud storage directly through the Time Machine application, the application allows users to create a bootable clone of their Mac on an external hard drive for local disaster recovery. It works with Apple’s Lion and Snow Leopard platforms. http://www.dollydrive.com

About Cirrus Thinking

Cirrus Thinking was founded in 2009 by a pair of passionate Apple fans with the goal of delivering the critical advantages of cloud services to Apple users at the consumer, small businesses and enterprise levels. The first product Dolly Drive, an online backup solution for Apple’s Time Machine launched in 2011 and was named MacLife Magazine’s Best Software and Best of Show at MacWorld 2011. Cirrus Thinking has offices in New York and Miami, with data centers located in the United States and Europe.

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