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Old 7th January 2013   #1
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Which Backup software is best for windows 8


I have a WD MyPassport backup Drive. Is there a backup software that is better than what is presently installed by WD.

I see a free one called EaseUS Todo Backup and also made for Windows8. But permit be to be directed by the experts on here - which one is best and can be installed right onto the Backup Drive itself or whatever you recommend. Thanks!

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Not sure what's supplied by WD, but if its Acronis True Image, then I'd stick with that.

Since you've got a WD drive, you're probably entitled to their downloadable version anyway.

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I've got their version on here already, but it's not Acronis True Image. It's what is called WD Smartdrive. I was wondering if there was something better - SmartDrive says it backs up PST files (Outlook) every 24 hours but it's still showing the it backed up last on the 2nd of this month.
I take it that you judge Acronis True Image to be a good backup program, correct?

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Yes - its an excellent program.

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Try Comodo Backup!
Comodo is perfect for beginners and advanced users of Windows. It is a reliable backup system.Scheduled Backup, Backup to FTP, network drive, external drive, unlimited backup size, compressed / encrypted backup, email notifications.
http://backup.comodo.com/

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Thank you Sabrina for this pointer. While I have you here, what are your thoughts on the Windows 8 Backup. Is it sufficient or would you bypass it and still go to either Comodo or Acronis True Image?

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Ok, well let's call this a closed case. Appreciate the replies!

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You're welcome. I cannot comment on Comodo backup as I've never used it but I have used Acronis many times and got myself out of the frying pan on more than one occasion. Windows backup likewise - never used it. I should imagine it'd do the job but I doubt its as versatile as Acronis.

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I'm using Acronis now. I downloaded the Trial version last evening and it looks pretty slick. Appreciate the pointer!!! :-)

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