SanDisk Flash Drive to Offer Web Storage

Link: SanDisk Flash Drive to Offer Automatic Web Storage

The web storage service they’re using is none other than Amazon S3. The pricing model (first six months free to get consumers hooked, then $30 a year) is smart, too — providing a fixed price for a variable-priced storage service is crucial for consumers, but at the same time it gives them the opportunity to make an interesting margin. And the markup on this service is gigantic (as much as 500% or more depending on how frequently the user backs up, how much they store and how much data they send).