• Macrium Reflect Free review: Great, no-frills image backup

    4 monthes ago - By PC World

    Macrium was one of the first to release a free version of its backup software. Ten years later, to the benefit of users everywhere, Reflect Free 6 remains a stable, reliable way to quickly image and restore your system. It doesn't offer as much functionality as Aomei's Backupper , but there's something to be said for a backup program that hasn't failed its fans in over a decade. Design and features
    Though Reflect is a bit old-school in appearance, the look somehow works better with the free version. Fewer options, less clutter, cleaner lines. Reflect Free is limited to imaging disks or...
    Read more ...

     

  • Aomei Backupper Standard 4 review: A versatile free backup program

    4 monthes ago - By PC World

    Would you rather pay $50 for your backup software, or get it for free? All things being equal, and with the free Aomei Backupper Standard they pretty much are, we're generally going to opt for the latter. Backupper even sports real-time sync, mirroring files to an external folder whenever changes occur. Design and Features
    Backupper Standard's bitmapped interface may be retro, but the layout and workflow are so intuitive, even beginners should have few problems figuring out what to do. At least you have some idea of backup concepts involved. We spotted a couple of mild interface glitches...
    Read more ...

     

  • Paragon Backup & Recovery 16 Free Edition review: Easy backup with a twist

    4 monthes ago - By PC World

    Paragon's Backup & Recovery 16 Free Edition is not only free for home users, it's unique among consumer programs in that it backs up using virtual hard drives as the container format. This can be Paragon's own pVHD, VMware's, or the VHD/VHDX supported by most flavors of Windows. What's the big deal about virtual hard drives? Windows itself will mount VHD files, so you can grab files off of a VHD with any PC, not just a machine with Backup & Recovery installed. You can also attach a VHD file directly to a virtual machine and use it there. It's convenient for users in a number of ways a...
    Read more ...