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CrashPlan

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 59 votes out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    14,873
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 08, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    49.12MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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CrashPlan is an innovative utility that allows you to back up your computer to another computer or to an external drive, either manually or on a schedule. If you have multiple computers in your household, you can back them up to one another, or you can back up to a friend's computer and invite them to do the same.

Pros

Backup options: Every time you use this program, you'll have several options for where you want to store your backup. You can send it to another computer by downloading the app to that computer and then logging in with the same account information you used on yours, you can backup to an external drive, or you can take advantage of the cloud storage available to paid users if you opt for that plan.

Automatic backups: You can configure this app to create automatic backups once a day. And if you're a paid user, you'll benefit from continuous backups, so if something does go wrong, you can quickly pick up right where you left off.

Cons

Confusing setup: This app doesn't boast the most accessible interface, making it a bit difficult to get the hang of at first. There is also no Help option, so novice users could really be stuck trying to make heads or tails of the available options and have a hard time taking full advantage of all program features.

Wireless complications: Backups completed through this program do take a long time. And because they're sent to the second computer wirelessly, the bandwidth use can interfere with other things you may want to do. You can work around these limitations a bit, but it does require some planning.

Bottom Line

CrashPlan is a good option for backing up your important files or entire computer, and it's nice to have the added options it provides. It's not perfect, and getting the hang of using the program can take some time, but it's worth checking out if you're in the market for new backup options. The free trial runs for 30 days and includes advanced features available in the paid plan only. After the trial period, you can continue to use the program for free with only basic features, or you can subscribe to the full-featured version for $5 per month for one computer or $12.50 per month for two to ten computers.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Crashplan lies"

March 24, 2016  |  By pjcamp

2016-03-24 12:52:09  |  By pjcamp

 |  Version: CrashPlan 4.3.0

Pros

Unobtrusive, reasonably fast

Cons

Your data will be deleted without warning

Summary

Skip Crashplan. They will NOT protect your data. They just totally destroyed, without prior warning, three years worth of data from a five year long research project. Lost. All of it. Sent me a notice AFTER it happened. Their data retention policy believes that a backup is not an archive. Your data is NOT safe here. They deliberately deleted my data and THEN sent me an email. They seemed to be quite proud of this.

Half a decade of my professional life just went up in smoke because of these jerks. If you can tolerate that, by all means shoot them your money.

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1 stars

"LOTS OF TROUBLE AND LOTS OF LIES - PAINFUL & WORTHLESS!"

December 26, 2015  |  By bilacuda

2015-12-26 18:55:22  |  By bilacuda

 |  Version: CrashPlan 4.3.0

Pros

I cannot think of any.

Cons

Very slow upload took four months to upload..
Confusing and difficult software. There is also a lot of hidden stuff that you can only get from tech support.
I have been with tech support too many times.
They lied and said that even if I remove a file it remains on the "Cloud. It does not. They remove it promptly.

Summary

Do not use! I must look elsewhere for a true cloud service. Unfortunately I paid ahead for a year.

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1 stars

"Absolutely Horrible (Had 2-year subscription)"

October 01, 2015  |  By N8LS

2015-10-01 09:42:32  |  By N8LS

 |  Version: CrashPlan 4.3.0

Pros

They do attempt to back up your data, commend them for that.

Cons

Three reasons why you should NOT use CrashPlan
1. The software to keep track of back ups are finicky and often slow when backing up or downloading
2. You could have 2 tera worth of data backed up and if you do not extend your subscription within about a week they will delete ALL of your data with no way of getting it back
3. Because of the download speed, the fastest way to get your data is have them send you a hard drive to "borrow" at the same price it would cost to buy yourself an external hard drive with MORE space and back you own files.
There are many other reasons not to use CrashPlan, including customer service and their basic attitude of not caring about your data, and finally they "LOST" somehow a backup of mine and it was unrecoverable.

Summary

Do NOT get crash plan. It is a rip off.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Code 42 Software
Publisher web site http://www.crashplan.com/
Release Date July 08, 2015
Date Added July 08, 2015
Version 4.3.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 49.12MB
File Name CrashPlan_4.3.0_Win.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 14,873
Downloads Last Week 8
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations 30-day trial
Price Free

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