Backup hard drives are a dime a dozen these days, but Clickfree
has something that none of those others have: guaranteed no-click backups with some of the slickest software doing it. These drives probably aren't the best for power users who love to manually initiate every process that happens on their PC, but for average consumers who just want things done in a hurry, it's ideal. The company's new C6 EASY Imaging drive is their newest one, offered in both laptop and desktop versions.
The portable drives are 500GB ($140) and 1TB ($180) in size, and run entirely off of a USB connection. The desktop version is available in 1TB ($150) and 2TB ($180), and both of these rely on EASY Run technology with imaging capabilities, not to mention a no-touch system that can back up segments of Windows 7 as preferred. Current solutions combine personal files, software programs and the Windows operating system into one. Clickfree categorizes the user's personal files as one category, and the software programs and Windows operating system as another. This provides the ability to repair only the portion of the backup that has been lost or damaged on the computer, from the original backup on the Clickfree.
If consumers want to restore only personal files, not the software programs or operating system, simply using the EASY Restore function will restore all of the PC's personal file backups. The personal files can be restored on a new hard drive or an entirely new computer, making it a great way to move content from an old computer to a new one. Not a bad option for those who'd love to back things up, but just can't be bothered to use those one-click alternatives.
Clickfree Introduces C6 EASY Imaging, making it simple to backup an entire PC, not just part of it
There is no easier way to backup and restore everything on a PC
computer – personal files, software programs and the Windows operating
TORONTO, July 11, 2011 – Clickfree, the inventors of effortless
automatic backup, today announced Clickfree C6 EASY Imaging, the first
Total Computer Backup product that makes it easy to back up and restore
everything on a PC including personal files (photos, videos, music,
emails, spreadsheets, illustrations, documents, and 500+ other types),
software programs and the Windows® operating system.
Designed for non-technical consumers and small business
owner-operators, Clickfree has taken the difficult process of backing up
and restoring virtually everything on a computer and made it
To perform a full image backup, just plug the Clickfree C6 EASY
Imaging drive in to the computer's USB port, and Clickfree's Patented
EASY RunTM will automatically launch and begin backing up everything on
the computer. That's as technical as it gets. If a computer crashes due
to a software malfunction or virus attack, EASY FixTM will restore all
the personal files, software applications and the operating system.
?For many consumers, protecting personal files is enough, but for many
others, only total computer protection will do,? said Ian Collins,
founder of Clickfree. ?Up until now, PC users have had to compromise
between backing up only part of their computer with regular file based
backup system, or trying to figure out how to use a complex imaging
product to backup their entire computer. Clickfree combines its EASY Run
technology with imaging capabilities, resulting in a no-compromise
solution for total computer protection that is unparalleled in its
Clickfree C6 EASY Imaging provides more flexibility and better options
for PC owners Clickfree C6 EASY Imaging takes a very different approach
to an image backup than other products. Current solutions combine
personal files, software programs and the Windows operating system into
one. Clickfree categorizes the user's personal files as one category,
and the software programs and Windows operating system as another. This
provides the ability to repair only the portion of the backup that has
been lost or damaged on the computer, from the original backup on the
Additionally, competitive products require the user to reinstall
everything even if only a portion of their backup needs to be. If they
only need to reinstall the software and operating system, they MUST
reinstall the data as well -- which means a long reimaging process and
reverting to the last backed up version, which can result in overwriting
recent changes to personal files.
With Clickfree, consumers have a choice. If they only want restore
personal files, not the software programs or operating system, simply
using the EASY Restore function will restore all of the PC's personal
file backups. The personal files can be restored on a new hard drive or
an entirely new computer, making it a great way to move content from an
old computer to a new one.
To repair software programs and the Windows operating system, simply
use EASY Fix reinstalls just the necessary files. To restore personal
files and software programs and the Windows o/s to different points in
time, EASY Fix can do that too. For example, personal files can be
restored to how they were 10 minutes ago, while the software programs
and Windows operating system can be restored to 2 weeks or 6 months ago.
These points in time are completely user defined.
Faster -- because time is just as precious as data
Because competitive imaging products reinstall all of the PC's
personal files, software and operating system as one, it typically takes
hours, perhaps even a full day, to get a computer back up and running.
But with Clickfree, consumers can be back in business often within
minutes. Clickfree compares what's currently on the computer to the
original image backup, repairing only the elements that have been
damaged or lost, saving hours and hours of precious time.
Backup multiple computers, even if they have different versions of Windows
Clickfree C6 EASY Imaging can hold the backups for as many computers
as needed, and is limited only by the available space on the Clickfree
drive. Computers running different Windows operating systems can be
backed up to the same Clickfree C6 EASY Imaging drive -- Clickfree
supports Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. All that is required
is a free USB port and at least 100MB of free space on the computer(s)
being backed up.
Capacities, Prices & Availability
Clickfree C6 EASY Imaging is available now from Clickfree.com and
other major electronics retailers in Canada and the U.S. It comes in
both portable and desktop sizes. Capacities and prices follow:
Canada & U.S. Portable Desktop
500GB $140 1TB $180
1TB $150 2TB $180