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EaseUS Todo Backup Home 12.0 review

Priced at $55.

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CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

This overall score comprises Back up score (30%), Restore score (30%), Ease of use score (30%) and Support score (10%).

Backup score View more details.

Backup performance is the average time taken to perform a disk image using the default settings for compression and backup type. Backup4All score is based on a full backup that was not inclusive of system folders. Comprises 30% of the overall score.

Restore score View more details.

Restore performance is the average time taken to restore our disk image using the rescue disk environment. Backup4All score is based on a full backup that was not inclusive of system folders. Comprises 30% of the overall score.

Ease of use score View more details.

Ease of use score is weighted at 35 per cent for backup ease of use, 33 per cent for restore ease of use, and 32 per cent for rescue media ease of use. Comprises 30% of the overall score.

Customer support score View more details.

Comprises 10% of the overall score.

Price View more details.

Price as of January 2020 in Australian dollars; some prices may differ depending on the exchange rate.

$55
Version tested
12.0.0.0 (build 20191118)
PCs supported View more details.

The number of PCs that the software can be installed on simultaneously.

1
Subscription required View more details.

Whether the purchase of a subscription is required to use the software.

For ToDo backup, a perpetual license is offered, which allows for lifetime upgrades to the product at no extra cost

Yes
Free version available View more details.

Whether there is a totally free version of the software available. Note that free versions will lack the full functionality of the paid version.

Yes
Free trial offered View more details.

Whether the software comes with the offer of a free trial.

Yes
Upgrades View more details.

Upgrade policy/eligibility.

A subscription model means you will always be able to use the latest version as long as you pay the subscription fee; perpetual licencing also offers lifetime upgrades
Other backup types View more details.

Additional backup schemes offered, if any, apart from the standard incremental, differential, continuous, full and image, clone and network backup options.

None
Website View more details.

The company's website.

easeus.com
Full backup View more details.

This will duplicate all of the files and folders on your computer. A full backup is time consuming, but it's the required first step, even if subsequent backups only add the new or different files added to the hard drive since the full backup (see incremental backup and differential backup).

Yes
Incremental backup View more details.

This backs up files that have changed or been added since the previous backup, while leaving unchanged files untouched. It requires less time and space than doing a full backup each time, and also gives you the option to roll back to earlier versions of files, but takes longer to do a full restore than with a differential backup.

Yes
Differential backup View more details.

This duplicates all files since the full backup, with the differential backup file growing each time. It takes longer than an incremental backup but a full restore only requires the full backup plus the differential backup file.

Yes
Continuous backup View more details.

Also called real-time backup, this saves every change made to your files as they happen, keeping the backup files continuously up to date. For ToDo backup, there is no continuous setting, but time intervals can be set to act as a continuous backup

No
File and folder sync View more details.

The software can synchronise data in two separate folders, making sure that the contents are identical.

No
Whole disk image View more details.

This will duplicate all of the files and folders on your computer to to an exact replica 'image' file.

Yes
Partition image View more details.

This will duplicate all of the files and folders on a disk partition to an exact replica 'image' file.

Yes
System image View more details.

This will create a copy of the system drive in one click., saving it to an exact replica 'image' file. For Paragon Hard Disk Manager 17 Advanced, there is no shortcut to create a system image, but if you elect to backup the C drive, the program will ensure necessary boot partitions are included in the backup, too.

Yes
Disk clone View more details.

This lets you create an exact replica - or 'clone' - of one drive to another drive, without the need for a disk image.

Yes
Encryption View more details.

Protects the backup set by encrypting it and using a password.

Yes
AES-256 encoding View more details.

Whether the encryption provides industry standard strong AES-256 encoding.

Yes
Scheduling options View more details.

The various types of pre-set backup schedules offered.

One-time, daily, weekly, monthly, upon event
Rescue media creation (USB stick) View more details.

Creating a bootable USB stick for restoring backup images.

Yes
Rescue media creation (CD/DVD) View more details.

Creating a bootable optical disc for restoring backup images. For Genie9, the built-in rescue media creation utility did not work; Genie support sent us a link to another program with which we were able to make a rescue DVD.

Yes
Back up to network View more details.

Saving the backup set to a network location such as a NAS (network attached storage) drive.

Yes
Restore partition image View more details.

Restoring a previously-created exact duplicate (image) of a disk partition.

Yes
Restore whole disk image View more details.

Restoring a previously-created exact duplicate (image) of the whole disk.

Yes
Restore individual files and folders View more details.

Restoring individual nominated files and/or folders.

Yes
Able to mount disk partition images View more details.

Can mount image of a disk partition. This is useful for examining imaged files for comparison with existing files before restoring them. Novastor has a compare files feature, instead.

Yes
Universal restore View more details.

Can restore a backup set to a different computer configuration than the one it was created from.

Yes
Restore to new/blank drive View more details.

Restoring a backup image to a new or blank hard drive.

Yes
Used sector backup View more details.

Only backs up disk sectors that contain data.

Yes
Sector by sector backup View more details.

Backs up all sectors on a disk, whether they contain data or not.

Yes
Cloud backup capacity View more details.

The amount of internet-based 'cloud' storage available.

None
Online knowledgebase View more details.

If the program offers a searchable knowledgebase for online assistance.

Yes
Email alert View more details.

Wherther an email is sent when a backup is complete or failed to complete.

Yes
Live chat View more details.

If the program offers live chat online for user help and assistance.

Yes
FAQ View more details.

If the program offers a FAQ (frequently asked questions) section for user support.

Yes
Forum View more details.

If the program offers an online forum for getting help and assistance from other users.

No
Tutorials available View more details.

If the program offers tutorials to help learn how to use it.

Yes
Built-in manual or help files View more details.

If the program has a built-in manual or help files for user assistance.

No

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