Two Recommended Data Backup Utilities

1. Acronis True Image Home 2010

Acronis True Image Home 2010Acronis True Image Home 2010 provides home users reliable and timeless backup and recovery of systems, applications, settings and personal files. From an intuitive graphical interface, users can easily define where, locally or online, and how often to backup a PC.

Key Features:

  • Support for Microsoft Windows 7 that delivers more comprehensive functionality over Microsoft Windows 7 backup capabilities.
  • Continuous data protection Acronis Nonstop Backup automatically creates incremental backups every five minutes allowing users to roll back their system, files, and folders to any point in time in the past.
  • Convert Acronis’ backup images (.tib) into Microsoft virtual hard disk files(.vhd) and vice versa, allowing users to run existing systems as virtual machines in Microsoft Virtual PC 2007. Windows 7 Ultimate users can also boot from .vhd images.
  • Acronis Online Backup capability Optional Acronis online storage services are available to automatically backup valuable data or files over the internet to a secure location.
  • One-Click Protection Create a backup strategy of the system and implement it with just one click.


Platform: Windows XP/Vista/7
Price: $49.99 Price on $28.98

2. Symantec Norton Ghost 15.0

Symantec Norton Ghost 15.0Norton Ghost from Symantec protects your system with the advanced pc backup and restore software with system restore technology.

New Features:

  • Cold Imaging lets you back up files without installing Ghost.
  • Blu-ray Disc allows you to back up large amounts of data to high-capacity Blu-ray Disc — up to 25 GB per disc (50 GB dual-layer).
  • Windows® 7 support including support for Bitlocker™ provides enhanced data protection through drive encryption and integrity checking.
  • Symantec ThreatCon integration leverages intelligence from Symantec’s industry-leading security research organization to automatically backup files whenever ThreatCon reaches a specified threat level.

Platform: Windows XP/Vista/7
Price: $69.99 Price on $39.99