Conclusion Windows 7 backup and restoration
The three products reviewed today work perfectly, but have important differences that should be taken into account. Clearly Rebit, Acronis True Image Home 2010 and Windows 7 Backup and Restore Utility are all three reliable backup solutions. When the storage medium used as a destination, we chose the Hitachi Portable Rugged because it is a device both robust and affordable, but most other connectable supports USB 2.0 could just as easily been the case.
The utility Windows 7 backup has the great advantage of being provided with the operating system. Best of all, it is well integrated, reliable and complete. In practice this means that it allows you to backup and restore your data with backup sets like other tools of the same type, but also he is able to create an image to restore the entire system in case of crash. It is fast and does what we ask. Note, however, that except for versioning and choosing the backup schedule, he has little advanced features.
Advanced features is what makes the strength of Acronis True Image Home 2010 . Technically, it is an image management software like Norton Ghost disk or other, but in reality this was so improved over time as the number of services it offers today contradicts widely the term “Home” which he is decked. Random, in disorder and without any completeness, it offers management schedule backups, various backup modes, encryption copied files and even a continuous backup that allows to reduce to the minimum the risk of data loss . It even includes a toolkit allowing secure file deletion, disk cloning and importing Windows backup sets. If total control is your preference, True Image is without doubt the preferred option.
Finally comes Rebit , a powerful solution and amazingly simple. Once installed, which requires only a few clicks, this utility is placed in the background, where it backs up your files continuously without forgetting to support their previous versions. The designated storage device for backup is converted to read-only for security reasons: the level of protection provided Rebit therefore has a cost, the available disk space. Nevertheless it is probably the ideal solution for users with one computer to back up. Rebit only works with local volumes, anyone wishing to use a network drive will necessarily fall back on another solution.