updated 08:40 pm EDT, Tue October 28, 2008
SpiderOak has announced the latest version of its backup service suite for personal and business use, SpiderOak 2.0. The update is claimed to increase the application speed fourfold, while also quickening file retrieval and using less memory during backups or browsing. The system uses a "SuperCloud" structure to offer a centralized server location for storage of files. Users can access the information from any computer with an internet connection, including historical versions of deleted files.
The software also uses de-duplication technology to cut time from the backup and sync functions. Files can also be shared in designated "ShareRooms" that can be accessed by certain users. No passwords or encryption keys are stored, which is claimed to prevent even the SpiderOak employees from accessing content or file names.
SpiderOak 2.0 is available for free with a storage capacity up to 2GB. Users can store up to 100GB for $10 a month, with each additional 100GB segment costing an extra $10 a month. An unlimited number of devices can access the storage for no extra cost.