We all know how important it is to protect our digital data, especially now, when we so much depend on smartphones and PCs in our daily life. One day you boot your computer and find you cannot access operating system or personal files, I suppose that would be a nightmare.
Everyone has some crucial files from official documents, music to photos etc… No one want to lose them. However, in recent years, we noticed a download trend in digital storage media quality, especially hard drives. Personally, I have changed about 7 hard drives in last 3-4 years.
There are many factors or reasons driving us to make a backup of personal data. And the backup applications are as many as the reasons to back up. When it comes to choose one from them, it looks like a lottery, maybe we will try couple applications to find the right one.
Today we will look at the free backup software from EaseUS named EaseUS Todo Backup Free. It offers a very simple and intuitive interface that highlights the core functions. The affordable price of commercial version also makes it a very good choice for both business and personal use.
EaseUS Todo Backup Free backup has 4 main features:
- Backup disk or partition (Disk / Partition Backup) – The way can creates an image of a HDD/SSD or partition, it means you have a clone backup, and all data including managers, boot partition or set flags are saved. Certainly the method will contain some unnecessary files and occupy more space.
- File Backup (Backup File) – this feature allows you to select the very crucial files and folders which you don’t want to lose. It can decrease the size of backup file and save space on hard drive.
- Backup System (System Backup) – Back up your entire system including applications, configurations and Operating System in one compressed file.
- Smart Backup – This is not a single and independent feature, only being used during File Backup, Disk/ Partition Backup, System Backup etc. It can create an intelligent schedule to monitor specified files or folders every half an hour, and create a new backup image file if there is any changes made to them in the past 30 minutes.
Another option which deserves to mention in this article is the possibility of encryption. With a password, you can encrypt the backup files and protect your private.
About where to save files backup, EaseUS Todo Backup offers a plenty of options. You can save files in a local environment (internal hard disk / external USB memory) and to the network or cloud (Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive), so your backup is isolated from the source system.
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Last feature that most users don’t use often, but is really useful when you need is clone. EaseUS Todo Backup Free is free and available for any version of Microsoft Windows since XP. It also offers the paid versions like Home, Workstation, Server and Technician.