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Nice drive... TERRIBLE software!
on 29 March 2010
I write this having lost all my data over the weekend...
Word of warning - the "NTI Backup EZ Now" software will NOT help you if you decide to re-install Windows yourself.
Here's the problem. When you backup to the drive the NTI software creates a compressed file of its own format. To restore just the files and folders, you need the software on your newly-formatted computer. BUT when you install the software it AUTOMATICALLY STARTS A NEW BACKUP! So, your old files get over-written immediately, and the new installation does not recognise the old restore points.
Before this catastrophe, the over-keen software had already started a backup onto my MP3 player (assuming it was an external drive).
Thankfully I no longer use the machine for work, and most of our personal stuff is held on memory cards and CD.
Otherwise, the drive itself is easy to use and well enough made - a little plasticky, but compact and robust.
Just DON'T use the NTI software if you want to re-install windows or transfer files to another PC - I will be copying the personal data over directly from now on.