Backup Software


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    Hitachi LifeStudio Desk Plus review

    By 17 August 2011

    Backing up your data is boring. We know. But it's a necessary part of our digital lives. So is there anyway of making it any more exciting? Hitachi hopes so and, as such, has released the LifeStudio Desk Plus - a portable hard disk drive with extras....

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    Carbonite - Mac review

    By 28 May 2009

    We have all pretty much accepted that backup is essential as we now cram more sentimental - or costly - digital matter onto our PCs. Potentially the biggest dilemma is whether to backup locally, or to the cloud. For many Mac users, Time Machine is an...

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    Apple Time Capsule 802.11n Wi-Fi Hard Drive 2009 review

    By 30 April 2009

    Apple's Time Capsule saw a refresh in the recent bunch of updates from Apple, adding a clutch of new features to a device we already like. The Time Capsule name is perhaps a little misleading, as it leads you think is merely a backup device, but it has...

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    Carbonite Online PC Backup - PC review

    By 13 January 2009

    Backing-up you important files is becoming more pertinent as more of us increase the number of files we store on our computers, thanks to the rise of the likes of digital photography, downloading music and mobile working. Finding the best backup solution...

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    Clickfree Transformer Cable review

    By 9 January 2009

    Backup is boring, but as we all increase our digital footprint, so too grows the necessity for a simple backup regime. Clickfree thought they had the ultimate solution with their backup drive, but now they’ve gone one step further and removed the drive....

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    Clickfree HD225 backup hard drive review

    By 20 December 2008

    Backup is a bore isn’t it? All that setting-up and fiddling with software. Well, not that difficult perhaps, but the Clickfree solution looks to make things easy as pie. But does it really live up to its name? The Clickfree works on the premise that...

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    Webroot Secure Backup – PC software review

    By 1 August 2008

    Online storage seems to be a growth area – we recently reviewed Bullguard Backup 8 and liked it – now we have Webroot with its Secure Backup. With the price of external hard drives now more affordable than ever, you have to wonder why such services...

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    Iolo System Mechanic Pro 7.5 - PC review

    By 11 June 2008

    Data backup on your PC should be high on your list of priorities but sadly for most people it isn’t. Should your system fail, will you lose all your media files? This is the question you should ask yourself. If the answer is yes, then can you afford...

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    BullGuard Backup 8.0 – PC review

    By 30 May 2008

    Backup seems to be rapidly becoming the new black, which makes sense considering the number of people who now solely rely on digital copies of their holiday snaps and so on. Backup is increasingly becoming of interest to home office workers and casual...

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    Yosemite FileKeeper Pro 2.8 - PC review

    By 29 May 2008

    When was the last time you backed up your hard drive? We bet it wasn’t recently enough to protect you from losing vital data should it crash right now? A recent study carried out by Yosemite revealed that 76% of notebook users never backup their data,...

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    Norton Ghost 14.0 - PC review

    By 22 May 2008

    When was the last time you backed up the hard drive of your notebook or PC? It’s a question worth asking yourself because if the answer is “never” then what happens if the system fails? You lose everything. With the price of external storage dropping...

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    Yosemite Backup 8.5 - PC review

    By 18 September 2007

    There are quite a few different ways to backup your personal folders and files and we’ve grown accustomed to doing so. Yosemite may not be a name we’re used to as their main target audience is providing backup solutions for big businesses. However,...

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    Genie Backup Manager Pro 8 - PC review

    By 11 September 2007

    If there is even one photo, video file or document on your PC or notebook that you cherish or need for work, then you need to have a backup plan in place. This needn’t be anything too elaborate, simply copying everything you use to a DVD-RW is easy...

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    Avanquest Perfect Image 11 - PC review

    By 26 June 2007

    It’s a common fact that no one thinks to back up their PC’s hard drive until it’s too late. After all, it’s not one of the most glamorous tasks we needs to perform but we should all do it. Which is where tools like Perfect Image 11 come into play,...

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    BullGuard Backup 7 - PC review

    By 8 May 2007

    If you use more than one PC, or have a computer at home and take a notebook out and about with you, the idea of backing up your important files to the Internet may have crossed your mind. It’s a growth area and one that is proving popular with multiple-PC...