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Back in March 2011 Rebit released version 5 of their PC backup software offering system protection and date recovery. Is the software as easy and hassle free as promised, Daniel Bell finds out…
- Fully automatic
- Drive rotation
- Continuous data protection
- Concurrent direct and network backup
- Full system restore
- Data Health Dashboard
- On-demand recovery point creation captures the state of the system now
- USB 3.0 support for fast data transfer
There are further options available when clicking the settings button. If you have any other hard drives you can also have these backed up as well. You can also add further backup locations and view any Recovery Points that have been created. There is also an option to create a recovery disk and set a password to protect your backups. Overall the program is laid out well and is really clear, with very few options and settings which can be changed.
Value for moneyRebit 5 can be puchased for £19.49. If you prefer a paid for software program to do your backing up there are many to chose from, such as Perfect Image 12 Backup & Protect Suite for £26.47 and Acronis True Image Home 2011:PC Backup and Recovery for £29.54. There are also a range of free opensource programs available on the web.
Rebit 5 Backup Software: ProsEasy to backup
Interface is very beginner friendly
Software is constantly backing up changes
Rebit 5 Backup Software: ConsFree backup programs are available
Paused backups start from beginning
|VALUE FOR MONEY|
|System Requirements||A customer-supplied USB hard drive or network attached storage (NAS) of equal or greater capacity than the internal system hard disk drives
32-bit Windows XP and XP Pro (Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3), 32-bit or 64-bit Windows Vista (Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, and Ultimate), and 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7 (All Editions)
CD-ROM disk drive
NTFS-formatted, non-RAID system disk drive
Pentium 4+ or AMD Athlon+ processor and 2 GB of RAM Memory
A NAS device or share with 2-3 times the capacity of the PC’s to be backed up.
|Network Attached Storage (NAS) Requirements||Support for Windows workgroups. (Windows domain authentication not supported)
Network configured for DHCP
|Customer Support||90-days free phone support
Extended phone support available for extra charge
Unlimited email support