Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Clickfree Traveler (16GB) - Credit-Card Hard Drive

The Clickfree backup concept is a sound one: Just plug in the drive and it automatically backs up all your data. Then the drive generates a report, and becomes safe to remove. That simple concept just got smaller with the introduction of the Clickfree Traveler (16GB), a credit-card-size solid-state drive (SSD) that can back up a maximum of 16GB. The Traveler should be part of any business commute kit, especially if you need an easyto-use system to keep your docs safe. The drive measures approximately 2.1 by 3.1 by 0.1 inches (HWD); note that it’s about twice as thick as a credit card. The permanently attached USB ribbon cable slides out of its storage slot easily and connects to a free USB port just as easily. Its autobackup software looks for data files like DOC (Word), XLS (Excel), and MP3 (music) files. You can set it to back up files it doesn’t recognize off the bat, but its built-in list is pretty comprehensive. In testing, the initial backup took me over an hour, but subsequent changes were copied over in seconds. The Traveler gave me a report at the end of each backup session, and then dismounted itself automatically. Though this solution is a little pricey on a dollar-per-GB basis, remember that your data is the most valuable thing on your laptop.—Joel Santo Domingo

Source of Information : PC Magazine July 2009

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