Top4Download.com Editor: There are some things that are too good to be true. Easeus Todo Backup is not one of them. It works great, is easy to use and most of all, is free. Made by Chengdu Yiwo Tech Development, the software is the latest in a lineup that is already crowded with big names like Acronis, Norton Ghost and Easy Image. What does this software do? Easeus claims that its software is capable of doing the following:
· Backup system,
· Backup disk
· Restore image
· Act as a bootable CD
· Clone disk
· Check integrity of image backup
· Mount back-up image as a virtual drive
Most of the functionalities mentioned are standard features for names like Acronis and Norton Ghost, but a free package that does everything on the list deserves notice. The ability for the software to create a bootable live CD that contains your backup data is highly innovative and is a very creative way of surmounting the problem of reviving a hard disk whose operating system is non-working.
Easeus is a capable disk backup manager. You choose whether to backup only files or to copy the entire image of the hard disk. As a disk image utility, Easeus can serve as a disk cloner. Put two hard disks in your computer and let Easeus make an exact copy of the contents of one hard disk to the other.
What is a typical use case for a disk image backup? This type of backup restores all the contents of your hard disk by copying what is in the image file into your hard drive. The content of the backup CD is not all data. It also contains a Linux OS that acts as a bootable live CD which can be used to power up a computer whose operating system is unable to boot the computer. The live CD can restore the hard drive to a working state by copying the image into the disk.
To restore data, just tell Easeus where to save the copy of your image file in your hard disk and the software will do the rest with minimal user supervision.
So, how does the software fare when compared with names like Acronis or Norton Ghost? It is quite impressive and the fact that it is free only makes the software a very compelling choice. It is easy to use, has advanced features like disk image backups and disk cloning. The image backup can serve as a bootable live CD that can resurrect unbootable hard drives.
The software has its downsides, most notable is the requirement to reboot your computer after the software is installed but this is just a very minor defect. Author description: EASEUS Todo Backup Home is a free and easy-to-use backup solution for home users to back up photos, music, videos, documents, etc. It is an award-winning solution for a good reason: with detailed instruction wizards, your system, files, folders, videos, music will be in a safe condition within minutes without the help of an IT specialist. Most of all, it is free to use! EASEUS Todo Backup Home is a perfect backup solution with powerful backup and recovery functions to fulfill all your requirements. Main features of EASEUS Todo Backup Home: System Backup and Recovery: Backs up entire system state including operating system and applications on-the-fly without interrupting your work under Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7. It will enable you to get the system up in time after crash. File and Folder Backup: Backs up specified files, folders or file types in case of virus attack, hard disk failure, or deletion by accident, etc. Files in use can also be backed up. All your documents, pictures, music, video, personal and financial data can be well protected. Incremental Backup: A complement to full backup. Incremental backup only stores changed files based on last backup, saving your disk space and time. Backup Schedule: Run backup automatically at a predefined time or upon event. By scheduling a backup task with a simple backup wizard, you can set to backup now, weekly, monthly or upon a certain event such as system startup. Backup Management: Allows you to manage the backup tasks and plans in a convenient way. You can change or delete a backup task or plan, delete image files, and even convert an image to VMware or Virtual PC image file format. Disk Tools: Clone helps migrate a disk or partition to a new one or upgrade disk easily. While disk or partition wipe will erase your sensitive data completely to protect your privacy.