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Monday, August 2, 2010

Disappointing Results with EASEUS Todo Backup

I downloaded EASEUS Todo Backup to my Windows 7 desktop. It was free and Free always attracts my attention. It set up easily and looked good. Documentation said it supported Windows 7. I got it to clone my hard drive to a 300gb Seagate External USB drive. It appeared to be fine.

I decided in the event the desktop hard drive failed, I wanted to be able to just pop the external drive in for the replacement. In order to do that, I had to find a drive with the same interface that the desktop supports.

Once I got my new drive I tried to clone the desktop drive to it. After multiple failures of the software to complete the cloning process I gave up. I had a lot of trouble getting the first clone done and this set of attempts just turned me off of the software.

I am not a tech. I am a reasonably knowledgeable user. If I have to tweak software to get it to work, hold it’s hand and whisper in it’s ear to get the job done, I DON’T WANT IT. I want something I can recommend that works easily from the get go.

If on this blog I say, Whoa! This product kicks butt, I have to believe it kicks butt. Plus if I recommend it, even though I am no longer in the business, I better be able to stand behind what I said. I have had days where two of the 3 guys I play golf with have brought written notes so they can ask me computer questions at lunch after golf. I don’t want to write a recommendation on anything that I have to end up providing support just so I don’t look like an even bigger idiot. Idiocy is assumed when ever you post an opinion on line for the world to criticize. I read some of the vitriolic forum comments criticizing unsuspecting folks who have posted personal experiences of products. I’m not hypersensitive but who wants to be flayed for a personal opinion.

So for those of you who have had wonderful experiences with EASEUS, good for you!
I didn’t.

BTW if you like Acronis, I do too!  Trouble is it STILL isn't working with Windows 7 as of my writing this.

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