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Gadget of the Week – Clickfree Backup Storage

Clickfree Back Up Storage

With the majority of important family documents, photos, music, movies and videos now residing on computers and laptops, backing-up your hard drive is more critical than ever. However, research shows that up to 90 per cent of computer users fail to regularly back-up content on their PCs because they don’t have the time, the desire, or the knowledge to use complicated and often confusing storage products.

Well, now there’s an easy and relatively inexpensive way to get this important job done.

Clickfree back-up products make use of a proprietary software that is simplicity itself. At the heart of the Clickfree product line is a collection of portable hard disk drives that range from 120GB to 500GB.

No matter what size you choose, the process is literally as easy plugging in the back-up drive via a USB cable. The software to accomplish the back-up is contained on the back-up drive itself, so no installation or configuration is required.

The Clickfree software automatically finds, organizes, and backs-up all your data onto the Clickfree portable back-up drive. It’s that easy! You just kick back and watch it go through a process that only takes a few minutes.

Each drive recognizes over 400 file types and can be used for multiple computers. Clickfree will separate each computer within its application making it extremely easy to go back and find your files.

The software also includes the following very cool features:

  • Restore Data by Category: Clickfree’s restore feature lets you restore files by category, such as Photos.
  • Migration: You can use the restore feature to move data from one PC to another. MS Outlook is also fully supported by the restore tool. You can back-up e-mail from one PC and restore it to another instantly; even back-up files from a PC and restore to a Mac.
  • Instant Uploading of Photos to Facebook, MySpace and more: Clickfree now comes with integrated support to upload photos to sites like Facebook and MySpace.
  • Integrated Music Player: With Clickfree, there’s no need to restore music files to a PC or to launch another application to listen to a tune. There’s an integrated music player built into the back-up application for your convenience.
  • Thumbnail View for Video: With built-in thumbnail view, identify and select your videos and just click the restore button.
  • Reminder: Clickfree software now includes a back-up reminder application that can be configured to remind users to back-up their files every week or month.
  • Password protection: Clickfree devices and content can be protected by a password to maximize security of data.
Clickfree products work with all recent Microsoft operating systems and they recently announced that their products now work with Macs as well. One catch – you have to be using MacOS X 10.5 Leopard with an Intel Processor. Clickfree also plans to introduce an online back up service later this year.

Clickfree products can be found at leading retailers such as Best Buy, OfficeMax, and Walgreens as well as major online retailers like Amazon.com, Costco.com, Newegg.com, and Walmart.com, and their own site.

If you’re looking for an easy answer to the back-up problem, Clickfree is a terrific solution.

Comment by The Online Mom, posted 1/27/2009, 8:39 AM:

The portable back-up drives start at $89.99 for the 120GB version and range up to $219.99 for the 500GB. A 160GB Transformer with Hard Drive retails for $129.99, while the Clickfree DVD back-ups start at $9.99 for a 3-pack set. These are sold as single-task units, i.e. they can find and back-up photos or music or office files but not all three.
Comment by Serin, posted 1/22/2009, 12:13 AM:

Looks great - like the 'restore data by category' aspect. How much does this retail for?
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