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  • 2.0 stars

    "Great UI but clone fails"

    September 15, 2012  |   By dukeychase

    Version: Easeus Todo Backup Free 5.0

    Pros

    Great UI, better than previous versions, clear and intuitive

    Cons

    Clone totally fails. The new drive fails to boot, regardless of whether sector-by-sector is checked or not. It just does not work and cloning is the most important feature.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "BOOT SECTOR FAIL"

    September 10, 2012  |   By keglined

    Version: Easeus Todo Backup Free 5.0

    Pros

    Only a waste of time (not money). But time is valuable, so... yeah. It's a POS.

    Cons

    "FAILED TO READ BOOT SECTOR." New PC w/Windows 7, 64-bit. Ran through the clone function four times. An hour and change into things, "FAILED TO READ BOOT SECTOR." Tried three more times. Total waste of space and time.

    Summary

    HEED the Users' Ratings average. The CNET rating is garbage. But you probably already knew that.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Hard Disk First Aid, Possible New Home Backup Solution"

    September 8, 2012  |   By mcclaigg

    Version: Easeus Todo Backup Free 5.0

    Pros

    Easy to use. Multiple backup and imaging options. Free version is effective and the paid version is extremely flexible, allowing IT pros to restore an OS image to devices with disparate hardware.

    Cons

    Not for novices. Program uses quite a few system resources when booting after a missed backup. No quick/one-click method to postpone the "missed backup" backup. This is not enough to take off a star for a free version.

    Summary

    I used Todo Backup to save an image of an HP laptop hard disk that reported multiple "301" errors. I subsequently restored that image to a replacement hard disk - no muss, no fuss, and the laptop booted immediately. I have since loaded it on all PCs in my home to compare it to the backup included with Norton 360 (using the paid version on my primary computer). Why would anyone use the N360 backup? Frankly, only because N360 was cheaper than Norton Internet Security on Newegg when I needed to renew. I suspect I may disable N360's backup when I install it, if I find 2012 version is as clunky and frustrating as previous iterations.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Does what it says it will"

    September 7, 2012  |   By michaelrhcnet

    Version: Easeus Todo Backup Free 5.0

    Pros

    Straightforward

    Cons

    A little slower than I had hoped (but don't we all want a clone to be instant?)

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Great for files - Complete Failure to Restore System"

    September 3, 2012  |   By 1more-time

    Version: Easeus Todo Backup Free 5.0

    Pros

    Nice Interface
    Great Reviews from CNet
    Fast Backup
    Easy to backup System & Files
    Easy to Restore Files

    Cons

    Failure on Restore of System File
    EaseUS Website shows several users with similar problems
    No Control of Pre-Boot / Cannot redirect Restore

    Summary

    Downloaded EaseUS Todo free to allow me to backup to an external HD. A few nights back a malicious .dll got past Norton 2012, and before it could get everything there was a lot of damage and corruption - specifically to my Outlook.

    I had verifications from EaseUS Todo that my backups were complete, that my image files were complete. But when I went to restore the files, I could not due to "incomplete system file." A search for help for 2 days did nothing except show me there's not a user manual for the average person. I also had a preboot disc I had made and thought maybe it wasn't finding the file because of the external drive, so I attempted to go that way. But that failed too. It's just a preboot to bring up the software - and then you are stuck with this screen where you can do nothing.

    I had used this as a secondary back-up to my Windows Backup, but that backup wouldn't restore either - something to do with the partition size on the larger external drives from what I can tell by my limited understanding of what I've read. I It's as if the stars were lined up against me :(

    But back to this product - it failed. If I had the extra $$ I would have taken the computer in. Either way, pretty crummy. EaseUs doesn't provide tech support the free version, there is no clear manual that allowed me to see if I had everything I needed/done everything right, and the posted help on their website either points back to the user without a real clear reason for the error, or recommends something that is just not in my capacity.

    I did give it 2 stars because I was able to restore my .pst files - but I still have to hope & pray the virus is gone.

    It's a free product, and its not marketed as if you have to know a lot to use it. And if there is a problem with larger drives and system back-ups, they certainly didn't talk about it.

    Maybe the next person would know better what to do, or have someone to turn to for help. It just failed me.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Does exactly what it says it will"

    August 31, 2012  |   By jamesgow

    Version: Easeus Todo Backup Free 5.0

    Pros

    Easy to use
    Fast
    Relatively inexpensive (the paid version)

    Cons

    Scheduler was a little confusing

    Summary

    I was very happy with the price, setup and functionality of the ToDo backup suite. I tried the free version, which worked just fine, and then upgraded to the paid version just to support the developers since I think they've done a great job.

    I can't seem to get the system to backup using the scheduler, but that's probably more my lack of understanding and a little deciphering of the instructions on my part might be warranted as everything else works perfectly...!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Seems to have legs"

    August 29, 2012  |   By crewsgil

    Version: Easeus Todo Backup Free 5.0

    Pros

    Drive Backup is fine-- something Windows 7's Backup cannot handle with a modern drive-- raise your hand if you downloaded this because you know what Windows error code "0x8078002A" means (shakes head, shrugs).

    Cons

    Full and Incremental only-- no Differential on free version.

    Asks for security verification based on certificate every time the application is started (or maybe that is some stray Windows user setting I missed?).

    Summary

    I prefer a differential to incremental (it takes longer to restore an incremental).

    Easily set a typical schedule to do a full system backup, once a week, and an incremental each day thereafter-- and has the option to shut-down the computer when finished.

    Was quicker than expected for the full system backup-- about two and a quarter hours for my two year old netbook's ~150GB of data onto a new USB 2.0 1TB drive (the one Windows Backup cannot seem to comprehend).

    Despite previous comment by another user, it IS free (I downloaded from here this morning-- 29-Aug-2012).

    Despite a comment from another user, one CAN recover a single file, files, or folders. That is, the user is NOT required to restore the entire system as was stated above by another. I have not done it, but the online "how to" gives these instructions for that mode of recovery: http://www.todo-backup.com/support/help/file-recovery.htm

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It takes some doing to get it to work, but it works."

    August 27, 2012  |   By Degforyou

    Version: Easeus Todo Backup Free 5.0

    Pros

    It backs up, but do not know if it will restore yet.

    Cons

    It takes getting used to to work with it.

    Summary

    It just works, at least I can see where it is recording data. Whether it will restore or not, haven' had to use it yet.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Wouldn't backup files that version 3 was able to."

    August 23, 2012  |   By jthively3

    Version: Easeus Todo Backup Free 5.0

    Pros

    couldn't find any.

    Cons

    wouldn't back up.

    Summary

    Specified backup details, backup started, got to searching files and stopped. The timer kept ticking, but no progress; canceled the backup, but the app kept saying "Executing" and wouldn't perform any other backup function. Had to reboot, tried again, same results. Went back to version 3; it worked fine.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "NO LONGER FREE!!"

    August 23, 2012  |   By GraphiX2004

    Version: Easeus Todo Backup Free 5.0

    Pros

    There is none anymore since they removed the free version

    Cons

    They used to promote this software as free version they now removed all links and ties to the free version and now do not support or even host the free version.

    Summary

    Once great company once great software now turned greedy and now charging money for everything.

    watch out this company is now a con artist.

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