Product Type: ClickFree removable disk drives
Newest Review: ... and learn. My daughter is now at University doing her teacher training, and forewarned is forearmed as they say - enter the clickfree ... more
Click free - does what it says on the label
ClickFree 320GB Portable Backup Drive
Member Name: elysia2003
ClickFree 320GB Portable Backup Drive
Advantages: Quiet, fast, easy to use
Disadvantages: shop around, prices vary
This little box of tricks is worth it's weight it gold! Please read on...
My daughter was studying for her G.C.S.E.'s and most of her coursework had been emailed to school. After completing the remainder of the coursework, which was due to completed on the following Monday, she took a rest. Upon re-booting the computer, all to be seen was the blue screen of death!
Panic - you don't know the meaning of the word until you see this! Imagine this if you will, both mother and daughter screaming like banshees 'what are we going to do now??????'
The hard drive on our trusty old Dell, could never be re-covered and she had to complete the work again. Sadly, we also losts thousands of photos, because at the time, hers was the only computer we owned, and it had all the photos she had taken from a school trip to China, of course this may never be repeated. We were, and still am, I might add, devasted, but you live and learn.
My daughter is now at University doing her teacher training, and forewarned is forearmed as they say - enter the clickfree automatic backup device.
This little machine is exactly as they say it is, totally click-free. Just plug it in and off it goes, merrily doing it's duty. After seeing a presentation on QVC (found at qvc.uk.com) I couldn't help at being enthralled at it's simplicity. If it's easy I'll be more inclined to use it, and so will my daughter.
The one I purchased is like the one in the photo above, but they come in a range of colours and I purchased the red model. It's quick and easy to install as it doesn't come with any software. Just plug the device into the USB ports (it has two for when you are running off battery power) and away it goes. It will only save files that have been stored since you last backed up, so for first time use it may take a while as you are storing everything. Afterwards, it will only save, like I have mentioned before, just the files that have been downloaded recently, taking a shorter amount of time, literally seconds in most cases.
This product stores everything in the corect places, so if you have photos saved in your desktop, they will now be found in the photo folder. Everything is easy to find and most of all, very easy to navigate. If I can use it any one can!
This product came into it's own, when recently I had to change computer. All my files where backed up, thanks to the on screen reminder which you can set to remind you, at the settings you choose. I have set mine to remind me every four days, but you can set it for every day or every week, it's totally up to you. My old computer was XP, and this new one is Windows 7, but the transferring of data, was quick and easy. I just plugged in, hi-lighted my old computer files and transerred them to my new computer. No problems arose with the different capabilites of the computer, it was quick and easily done. This is why it was worth it's weight in gold, as the new computer only worked for a matter of hours and had to go back to the store for replacement (the backlight had gone - I thought I was seeing the black screen of death for a while there! :o) ). No such problems with the clickfree though, and it backed up my third computer just as easily as the first and second.
This backup is great for homes and small offices as it will store all the files, and transfer data, of up to 20 pc's. However, if you have a desktop computer you may well be interested in the newer version of this which comes with a docking station, and will automatically backup whenever you set it to, because it is already plugged in and raring to go. Handy if you're forgetful like me, or just tend to ignore the on-screen reminders.
A great little product, for anyone who stores photos on their computer, (who prints them off any more?) and anyone who just owns a computer full stop!!!
Don't take the risk - get one of these.
Summary: If you own a computer you NEED one of these