In only 60 seconds you can set it up and begin protecting your most important files. Backup to external hard drives, another computer on your network, Memeo Online Storage, USB storage devices, or your iPod simultaneously. No scheduling is required, all backups happen instantly and automatically. And once a plan is in place, you don't need to do anything else. Memeo's LifeAgent Technology works as an assistant for your life. Even if your storage device isn't connected, LifeAgent will keep track of new or changed files and back them up when your storage device is reconnected. Memeo's "Back in Time" allows you to easily restore deleted files using Windows Explorer by remembering exactly what files were on your computer on any given date. Just right click, select the previously deleted file and restore it to its original location.
What's new in this version:
Version 4.70.7974 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
The original version of the software and the WD My World Book Edition II hardware (2 one TB HDD mirrored RAID 1) have never worked easily or reliably.
This "update" came as an automatic pop-up when trying to fix all the problems using the original. This appears as a built-in sales effort to boost sales of "update" software that does not fix the problems in the original.
Very poor documentation, help or user guides for either versions on how the hardware works, or the software functions.
Slow when first installed and even slower when more files are monitored or added.
Taking the NAS off the network and directly connecting it to PC and it slows down even further.
Will convert the WD NAS to two external hard drives and start using free shareware to do the back ups.
For one backup plan, it installed quickly and worked
It forgot my second backup plan Software remembers past plans though it can't access them No help from the company
The software forgot second backup plan within a week. Something on the drive prevents me from reinstalling the backup. I see people with this same problem from back in 2007 and it isn't addressed. Have been unable to get the problem to a representative for help.
Automatically includes Documents, Pictures, Music, email, etc. Easy to add other folders/files. Stores all backed up items in the same folder heirachy so can be viewed/opened from the external drive, NAS drive, etc. to check they are there and/or correctly dated (i.e. for Outlook .pst files) Never failed for me in over 7 years of use. We have easily sold over 250 copies so far (not huge but proveds the point)... and the last thing we want is an unhappy customer (I hasten to add that we are an independent UK company with no real allegence )
I guess, like all software, you have to 'get used' to it but there really are no major cons - it works very well!
I/we have an issue with the bad reviews here... due to it working so well. It is strange to see the bad ones as this software is so easy to set up. They have obviously had some frustrations with it, to such an extent to have to write a bad review, but it is a shame they could not sort it!
Waste of time. It does not synchronize with any folders and files automatically. Copying and pasting is faster than using this backup software. I should not waste my money on buying this external hard drive and this piece of crap.
Nothing works as expected. Better not to buy an Seagate external hard drive that this software comes with.
It is useless in most respects, but one stands out. It is useless at restoring files when you get a new computer, the tech support is just pointless, it lacks some basic functionality like a help system that actually tells you anything, it crashes and, ohh I am sorry I said I was only going to mention one and I do not have all night.
It is as useless as having a single piece of Toilet Paper. Wait, you can push your finger through a single sheet and then use it to wipe your finger clean afterwards.
The software does not work as designed on Windows 7 or Windows. Full of bugs. Support team is near incompetent. Software does not always adhere to your settings. You'll have to re-do your entire back-up at least once a year, due to errors in configuration. Unable to re-activate or transfer back up plans. Program crashes regularly even when system idle.
Get ANY other back-up software but this one. This is coming from an IT consultant for 10 years.