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Have you ever deleted important data by mistake? - WinBackup 2.0 Review

Posted Sunday, September 25, 2005

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Software Review: WinBackup 2.0 Standard

Have you ever deleted an email by mistake or lost some data that was important to you? The answer is probably yes!

 

The latest statistics show that at least 75% of us have, in the past, at least deleted one email and then found it was really important. What makes matters worse is that we use email for work, study and play so we are 3 times more liable to delete an important email.

 

I also read a report that shows that in 50% of the cases data loss occurs because of hardware failure or malfunction – that is a significant 1 in every two computers or notebooks. Not encouraging at all! The same reports says that 30% of the time data loss is the result of accidental deletion. This means that at some stage in the very near future we are going to lose data that is important to us – be it a photo of our family/partner, an email from our boss, or an important we’ve been working on for the past couple of days.

 

So what can you do?

How you store your data is really up to you. However there are certain measures you can take to make sure that you are not that 1 of the 2 people who lose their data. Backup! Backup!! BACKUP!!!

 

To Backup or Not to Backup? That’s shouldn’t be the question. Adverse conditions can hit you at any time just like the common cold. Whereas there is no real cure for the cold, drinking lots of OJ and taking vitamins should help you really shore up your immune system. The OJ and vitamins for data is Backup Software, and not just any backup software.

 

Yes, but which Backup Software?

As you might know, this site works very hard to get you the best software products on the market. We do this simply to help you avoid having to go around shopping and getting convinced to buy those products that won’t help you do anything at all except charge your credit card.

 

The backup and recovery management software I will be telling you about today is called WinBackup 2.0 Standard, the new release from Uniblue. Special offers aside (see below), our customers are giving us some compelling reasons why they are buying WinBackup 2.0 and I would like to share these with you. And, while doing so I will review the product and telling you about the features.

 

Why should I buy WinBackup 2.0 Standard?

In a nutshell, WinBackup is a backup solution that has been tailor-made for home users and people with small offices. It is an easy-to-use piece of software that allows you to backup all your data in minutes and assures you that these backups can be restored with 100% accuracy. This is what our customers are telling us.

 

6 Reasons why people are buying WinBackup 2.0 Standard:

 

1.Ease of use

The first thing I look for in a software is how easy it is to use it. This seems to be the case with most of our customers. We all want to look at screenshots and touch and feel the product before we actually buy it.

 

After looking at WinBackup 2.0 Standard, I can truly say that is an easy-to-use backup and recovery software that lets you backup and restore your data with the least effort.

 

WinBackup 2.0 Standard is designed to minimize the time and effort required for installation, configuration, and implementation. With this powerful software, you will be able to complete your first backup in less than ten minutes. Subsequent backups may either be performed automatically through scheduling or effected at a click of a button. Backup and restore management is "exceptionally simple" with WinBackup 2.0 Standard.

 

The features of WinBackup 2.0 Standard are set in a Windows-familiar environment. Whatever level of technical skill, you will quickly learn to use the intuitive graphical user interface that has been designed specifically to ensure the highest degree of user-friendliness and to allow step-by-step backups and restores. Default and user-defined shortcuts will help you to easily and quickly backup emails, address books, bookmarks, digital images, financial documents and other records at the click of a button. "Browse-able" backup archives let you to open backups and restore single or multiple files.

 

The built-in help and documentation of WinBackup 2.0 Standard describe the software functions comprehensively and in plain English.

 

2. Price

WinBackup 2.0 Standard awards home and small business users with a top-notch backup and recovery software at a very affordable price.

 

WinBackup 2.0 Standard provides true and superior value for money since the software contains the functionality of enterprise-level solutions. WinBackup 2.0 Standard is specifically designed to help you save time when performing backups and restores. The initial installation and configuration period is extremely short to minimize the time it takes to start using the software. Subsequent backups may either be performed automatically through scheduling or effected at a click of a button.

 

Containing such unique product features as Shortcuts and Advanced Compression, WinBackup 2.0 Standard is the intelligent way to reduce the time and media storage space needed to run and manage backups regularly.

 

I believe that as a home user or small business, you should not sacrifice product reliability and performance for affordability. Choosing WinBackup 2.0 Standard will grant you complete peace of mind as you are guaranteed a superior and powerful product that offers true value for money.

3. Data Restore

What also interests most of our customers, as the emails we receive show, is answering ‘yes’ to the question: “can this product guarantee me that my data can be restored to its original state (100% accuracy) if I lose some or all of it?”

 

Using WinBackup 2.0 Standard gives you peace of mind with its 24x7 protection of all your data. WinBackup 2.0 Standard also makes it easy for you to backup your data and files regularly from your PC or notebook to any storage medium including a shared server. The powerful scheduling feature of WinBackup 2.0 Standard helps you protect your data regularly as the need arises even on a daily basis.

 

WinBackup 2.0 Standard uses advanced "bit-level" validation algorithms for data integrity and full restore. In contrast to other data validation methods such as the Cyclical Redundancy Check (CRC), the bit-level validation supported by WinBackup 2.0 Standard verifies all files down to bit level. This ensures 100% accurate restores. The data restore function of WinBackup 2.0 Standard allows you to restore any data block or file to any target. These features provide small business users with true 100% business continuity. As a home user, with such a validation level you can rest assured that all your personal files are completely protected against any mishaps.

 

WinBackup 2.0 Standard allows you to protect your backup archives through passwords and varying levels of encryption. The advanced reporting functionality of WinBackup 2.0 Standard also awards small businesses reliability since the features ensure immediate feedback when running backups and restores.

 

Uniblue has earned the reputation of being a leader in providing the highest level and quality of support to its customers.

4. Speed and Performance

Our customers are also concerned whether their software products are fast and whether they perform well

 

WinBackup 2.0 Standard leverages proprietary technology to build a backup and recovery management solution that is among the fastest on the market.

 

WinBackup 2.0 Standard ensures that you do not sacrifice performance to reliability.

 

WinBackup 2.0 Standard is the leading performer on the market thanks to a new advanced proprietary technology that assures you faster backups and restores. The proprietary compression technology used in WinBackup 2.0 Standard deploys the highest compression rates found among backup software solutions today. These rates are purposely designed to reduce the time spent in backing up and restoring and to minimize the amount of media being used to store the backed up data.

 

5. Features

The following is a small selection of the features you will find in WinBackup 2.0 Standard:

  • WinBackup 2.0 Standard is designed to minimize the time and effort required for installation, configuration, and use. With this powerful software, you will be able to complete your first backup in less than ten minutes. .
  • With Shortcuts (dynamic links like the ones used by Windows) to over a 100 of the most popular applications, WinBackup 2.0 Standard makes it possible to easily and quickly backup emails, address books, bookmarks, digital images, financial documents and other records at the click of a button.
  • WinBackup 2.0 Standard allows you to protect your backup archives through passwords and varying levels of encryption. Using the highest levels of encryption available today (256 AES), WinBackup 2.0 Standard makes it impossible for anyone to open a backup archive without appropriate permissions.
  • The proprietary compression technology of WinBackup 2.0 Standard deploys the highest compression rates to be found among backup software solutions today

 

6. Data Storage

WinBackup 2.0 allows you to backup all your data wherever it is stored – notebook, PC, other hard drives and even networks. You can also store your data anywhere including:

  • Hard Drives
  • Network
  • Zip/Jazz/REV drives
  • CD-R/RW
  • DVD-R/RW +/-
  • Portable drives ( Firewire and USB )

 

 

What’s Our Take?WinBackup 2.0 Standard is an excellent product all round and I’ve been using it for some time now – initially in its beta version and now in its release version. The product has really evolved since I first started using it, and I must say that Uniblue have added a few features I never thought I would need – but I do. I used WinBackup 1.86 which was a grand product but I must say that WinBackup 2.0 is better in every conceivable way.