Whether they are of help to anyone or whether they will do a similar job to Acronis I have no idea. Perhaps those of you who are better informed than I am will advise as to their usefulness to any beginners.
click here this is freeware and is used by many here. Personally I and many others here use Acronis click here which is superb but costs...then again it depends on how much you think your data is worth.
I have just gone onto Acronis, using it with an external hard drive. I used to back up specific date to CD-RW. I now back up my complete hard drive and must advise that it is so important to back up.
In 8 years of computing I have two situations that required re-installing my information. The first was in the early days and took days to rediscover my info. The second time was two months ago and all was reinstated in 20 minutes.
This is my first PC - less than a year old - and I `lost` my first drive after about 9 months. Fortunately there was little or nothing on it which could not be replaced. This is the reason for my current high interest in good backup/cloning software and getting a third SATA drive set up as a reserve to offset any loss.
Hope this explains my concern.
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