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EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation Review

When it comes to making backups of data stored on your computer, you have got a lot to consider. Two of the most important aspects are the frequency of backups, and the location where they are stored. Storing backups in the cloud has advantages (if your house burns down or someone steals your PC, and you still got access to the backup), and disadvantages (the data is usually not hosted on a server that you have control over, and it may be quite expensive depending on the volume, both storage and bandwidth wise). Local backups basically reverse the disadvantages and advantages of cloud based backups. They are usually a lot cheaper to create and store, but are often stored in the same room as the PC.

EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation 3.5 is a commercial backup solution for Windows operating systems. The program is the big brother of the free EaseUS Todo Backup solution which I have reviewed a few weeks ago. If you look at the feature comparison chart over at the Todo Backup homepage you'll notice that the Workstation version offers some interesting features that the free version does not offer.

This includes a remote control feature for remote backup and recovery sessions, and creating and recovering system snapshots.

The program interface displays core features prominently on the Home tab. This includes system and file backup options, disk cloning and backup management.

easeus todo backup workstation

The backup and recovery tabs display all related options. The option to create a disk and partition backup is displayed under backup next file backup and system backup. EaseUS recommends the create snapshots before software installations or as a recovery option when the system fails to boot.

Tools finally lists related applications that can be used to check the integrity of a previously created backup, mount backups to access files diretly, convert images to virtual disks or to create a bootable rescue disc to launch the backup software if the operating system is no longer loading properly.

System Snapshots

The snapshot feature needs to be enabled before it can be used. It creates virtual space on the main drive for snapshots

backup snapshots

The recovery tab lists options to recover previously created backups. Here it is furthermore possible to recover the system to different hardware, which can be useful if you want to move the operation system to a new PC.

The Snapshot tab offers to create and restore system snapshots. This works similar to Window's system restore feature. Snapshots need less storage space than full system backups. Due to their size, it is usually a lot faster to restore a snapshot than it would be to restore a full backup.

The first snapshot is automatically activated on first boot after the feature has been enabled in the software. It is from that moment on possible to create snapshots from the menu.

Previously created snapshots can be deleted at any time to make up room for instance.

Remote Control

The second feature that is not available in the free version of EaseUS Todo Backup is the remote control feature. It helps you manage multiple PCs from a single machine.

remote computer connection

The remote control feature needs to be installed on the main system. Remote PCs also need to be running the program. You need to enter the computer's IP address and log in with an existing user account to make use of the functionality. Please note that the user needs to have administrative privileges.

All program functionality becomes available once a remote session has been established. It is in particular possible to backup or recover files, disks and partitions, and the system.

Feature Overview

  • File backups - Create backups of files. Supports incremental and differential backups.
  • Disk and partition backups - Backup hard disks or partitions.
  • System Backup - Creates a backup of the operating system.
  • Schedule backups - Backups can be scheduled run regularly.
  • Backup options - Include compression, password protection, image splitting, notifications, programs that can be run before or after an operation and offsite copies.
  • Tools - Clone a partition or disk, mount images, check image integrity, wipe disks or partitions.
  • Pre-OS Recovery - Displays a boot menu with options to launch the backup software before the OS starts.

EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation is compatible with all recent 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. The program supports FAT and NTFS file systems, dynamic discs and hardware RAIDs.

Verdict

EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation is a powerful backup solution for the Windows operating system. Backups can be created with a few clicks. Advanced users find settings and options to customize backups to their liking.

The offsite copy option could however use more options than just backing up to ftp. Integration of cloud space providers, or even secure ftp connections would be welcome.

You find more information about EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation on the program page.





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    Comments

    1. amon said on December 17, 2011 at 12:36 pm
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      This is good, I would like to win a license.

      Thanks

    2. Chandra said on December 17, 2011 at 12:48 pm
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      Count me in!

    3. jelson said on December 17, 2011 at 12:57 pm
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      I’ve been using Acronis for years, but I’m intrigued by the snapshot capability of this app. That’s something I’ve been wanting. And the Remote Control… that could be quite useful. Please count me in the drawing.

    4. Ke Wang said on December 17, 2011 at 1:04 pm
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      I have tried the free one. it is good. I want to try this version. Thanks

    5. Dacko said on December 17, 2011 at 1:11 pm
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      EasUS Todo Backup Workstation is an excellent, useful and very simple backup software. I hope to get a license. Good luck to everyone. Thanks for this giveaway.

    6. Jaydeep said on December 17, 2011 at 1:30 pm
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      Me to waiting for Testing This

    7. MARIO said on December 17, 2011 at 1:31 pm
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      i want it!!!!

    8. Pete said on December 17, 2011 at 1:50 pm
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      Totally need one license… ^^

    9. Quentin said on December 17, 2011 at 1:55 pm
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      I use the free version for a while now and I am very interested in the snapshot feature.

    10. FredFillis said on December 17, 2011 at 1:58 pm
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      Have also tried the free one, seems alright.

    11. Sudip Kumar Das said on December 17, 2011 at 1:59 pm
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      This is an awesome software. Please count me in.

    12. lello siddi said on December 17, 2011 at 1:59 pm
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      I’ve been using the free macrium back-up software since ever. I would like to have a more powerful tool like the one that you’ve reviewed. It seems really a must have software in a windows platform.
      I hope this time it’s my time! I would like to win a license…
      Cheers,
      Lello.Siddi.

    13. starboykb said on December 17, 2011 at 2:11 pm
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      Hmmm kinda hard about this one. I did remember reading review somewhere about doesn’t meet up the expectation and gets errors during backup.

    14. Dark said on December 17, 2011 at 2:12 pm
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      EASEUS Todo Backup is a complete solution for creating and restoring backups. The program is designed for home users who can use it for free. EASEUS Todo Backup allows you to preserve any file, including the programs and settings that can be restored at any time after an accidental deletion, virus attack, or if necessary return to the previous version.

      EASEUS Todo Backup has the ability to backup individual files, folders, images, partitions and entire disk, including partitions of the installed operating system. You can select files by folder, by type (music, pictures, documents …) and can be attached to the backup even when they are used by other programs. Backing up your system (Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7), and installed programs in the background and does not require interruption of work. Backups can be saved from the external media (disk, DVD, …) or to an FTP server. The whole process can take place on demand, automatically daily, weekly or monthly, or by the occurrence of an event (for example, right after startup).

      When playing files from a backup, you can choose specific files to be restored. The whole process of recovery files is very simple and fast, so after the accident it is possible to rapidly restore the system.

      In addition to the tools operującymi on files in EASEUS Todo Backup Manager Home also find the backup utility to clone the partition (so that it is possible to also migrate to the new drive system) and drives the necessary tools to mount disk images, and to secure erase data. Backup Manager, in addition to a choice of backup time, file selection and management of copies can also convert an image to image the system partition in the format used by VMware or VirtualPC. There is a possibility of full backups and incremental backups so-called (and overwritten are added only files that have changed). Backups can be password protected.

      The program’s interface is clear and intuitive. All the steps necessary to configure the program and working with backups can be made from simple wizards.
      Thanks for giveaway.

    15. Ben said on December 17, 2011 at 2:29 pm
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      I appreciate the detailed review and the opportunity of a license to try on my own system.

    16. Gioni said on December 17, 2011 at 2:31 pm
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    17. Trey said on December 17, 2011 at 2:51 pm
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      I use EASEUS PM regularly–great software–very happy with it. I’m sure TODO Workstation will be of equally high quality.

    18. Johan Gustavsson said on December 17, 2011 at 2:53 pm
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      I would really like to have this great piece of software!
      Please count me in for this giveaway!

    19. Cool said on December 17, 2011 at 3:06 pm
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      Awesome giveaway! This back up software seem very promising would like to test its feature myself. I am using quite a few of EaseUS software and their product is usually great. Please count me in. Thank in advance.

      https://twitter.com/#!/CoolCrackerz/status/148026309002543104

    20. Ng said on December 17, 2011 at 3:11 pm
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      Cool I love EaseUS product a lot. Great software and would love to have a copy of this. Thank for this giveaway and good luck guy!

      https://twitter.com/#!/coolng1990/status/148026686275981312

    21. Dalv Kade said on December 17, 2011 at 3:25 pm
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      Sounds great. I want one

    22. Karbi said on December 17, 2011 at 3:26 pm
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      I am looking for this software, since a long time.
      Please count me in.

    23. Victor AY said on December 17, 2011 at 3:26 pm
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      Give me a chance to win this time. Really needed this !

    24. MerleOne said on December 17, 2011 at 3:32 pm
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      Hi, this is definitely a backup solution to consider. Easeus has been improving it constantly. Count me in please.

    25. Luis G. Uribe said on December 17, 2011 at 3:40 pm
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      I was in love with GoBack, but it once Go and didn’t come Back… So let’s use Easy_US Todo today’s backups. Best regards

    26. bala said on December 17, 2011 at 3:56 pm
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      A backup software should be very easy to use and automated. This is just what easeUS is. I really love their interface,which is highly appealing. The remote control feature is a boon for my as i am the sole member in my family who is a computer expert. Please include me in this draw.

    27. Jeff said on December 17, 2011 at 4:10 pm
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      Please, Count me in.

      Thanks, Merry Christmas!

    28. David Macdonald Ajang said on December 17, 2011 at 4:42 pm
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      Interesting. Looking at the comparison chart, the Workstation editions has the ability to restore with a system snapshot in case something goes wrong and comes with the WinPE image file, ready to be burned. This is very, very convenient to users. However the Remote Console seems tto be more useful for IT admins & technicians. But it is there if someone needs it.

    29. TRY said on December 17, 2011 at 4:49 pm
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      Thanks for the giveaway, The Snapshot feature in WS version is something that needs to be looked up.

      Regards

    30. poneoss said on December 17, 2011 at 4:54 pm
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      Snapshot is an interesting feature. Would like to try it out. Currently using Windows image backup.

    31. Glen Bruso said on December 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm
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      Hi! Please enter me in your giveaway….Thanks!!

    32. Brian said on December 17, 2011 at 5:01 pm
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      I would like a chance to win. Thanks.

    33. owen said on December 17, 2011 at 5:21 pm
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      .Snapshot and WinPE recovery disc are really cool feature’s.So i’m in thank’s.

    34. Barry said on December 17, 2011 at 5:22 pm
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      Am using the free version based on your review. Would love system snapshot

    35. John P said on December 17, 2011 at 5:39 pm
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      Count me in please.

    36. Warren said on December 17, 2011 at 5:59 pm
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      I really need backup software now. I need to backup my data’s and do system image (creating and recovering system snapshots)
      that’s why I need it. thanks gHacks and thanks for review this product.
      Please count me in

    37. Anson said on December 17, 2011 at 6:01 pm
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      That’s really good news!! Great, please count me in:)

      Thanks

    38. bobatps said on December 17, 2011 at 6:25 pm
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      Home user, need good backup and low cost … free would be great Christmas gift for this PC home

    39. Joe said on December 17, 2011 at 6:27 pm
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      Please count me in………

      thank you

    40. JOHNNY said on December 17, 2011 at 6:34 pm
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      Let me win something, c’mon.

    41. Anthony said on December 17, 2011 at 6:43 pm
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      Great giveaway. Thanks for the giveaway I need a backup software.

    42. Bob Johnson said on December 17, 2011 at 6:47 pm
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      Count Me in too.
      bob

    43. Bobby Roughton said on December 17, 2011 at 6:48 pm
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      I would like a copy.

    44. mizdoc said on December 17, 2011 at 7:21 pm
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      Wow…I like the idea of imaging my computer and being able to put that image on a new computer (if ever I need one). Haven’t seen any other program capable of this. Wonder if it works on a different size hard drive?
      I’m very interested in this giveaway.
      Please count me in,
      Thanks

    45. Frank said on December 17, 2011 at 7:40 pm
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      I liked what I read in the review and want a chance in your drawing. Thank you.

    46. Jocke said on December 17, 2011 at 7:46 pm
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      I’d love to win a license for this one… Thanks!

    47. George said on December 17, 2011 at 8:21 pm
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      I use the free version and would love to have a license.
      Thanks for your consideration.

    48. Roberto Quero Amate said on December 17, 2011 at 8:44 pm
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      Very fast backup. Very good. The best backup system.

    49. Steel said on December 17, 2011 at 9:20 pm
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      Count me in too and thanks Martin for the XY license, I won!

    50. Anthony said on December 17, 2011 at 10:09 pm
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      I recommend EASEUS Todo Backup to all my friends for backing up as well as using Ghost for imaging. I know it’s a stretch but I’ll keep looking in my email for the winning notice :)

    51. Matt said on December 17, 2011 at 11:49 pm
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      Great review! Looks like a very interesting software.

    52. alex19100 said on December 18, 2011 at 12:51 am
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      Hi,
      Cool I love EaseUS product a lot. Great software and would love to have a copy of this.
      thank’s

    53. Anatoly said on December 18, 2011 at 1:51 am
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      I want one!

    54. Alain said on December 18, 2011 at 2:22 am
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      J’en voudrais un EASEUS Todo Backup Workstation, s’il vois plait!
      MERCI

    55. Prakash said on December 18, 2011 at 2:30 am
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      thanks a lot Martin for the giveaway, please count me in, current i have Easus Todo Backup 2.5 installed on my workstation .

    56. Levi said on December 18, 2011 at 4:29 am
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      I’ve used their recovery software and it was the only one that worked out of a dozen others I’ve tried.

      So now I definitely could use their backup software

    57. Peter said on December 18, 2011 at 4:44 am
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      Pls consider me for the give-away. I had to start from scratch too many times
      and am now storing my important stuff in my G-mail accounts.

      Thank you.

    58. Et pourtant said on December 18, 2011 at 7:43 am
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      Since my Acronis is very old and outdated and my System Restore has bizarrely decided to stop working, I really need something like this software to compensate. I’d really like to try this program out.
      Thanks

    59. pkghosh said on December 18, 2011 at 8:14 am
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      I do use the Free version but the Workstation version has the System Snapshot feature. I’ll like to see how effective the restore from snapshot works. Further, I like Todo for providing the WinPE based bootable disk which has more features than the Linux disk.

      I’ll very much like a EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation license.

      Thank you Martin and EaseUS for this giveaway….

    60. Ron said on December 18, 2011 at 8:58 am
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      Please enter me. Great contest! Thanks.

    61. UIT said on December 18, 2011 at 11:50 am
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      I have tried the Free Version and read about the Workstation’s better solution. Would love to have one as this will create opportunity for me to recommend to lot of my clients. Please add me to this Giveaway.

    62. Ashik said on December 18, 2011 at 11:56 am
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      Looks like this program will be a killer to a lot of expensive long time market dominant tools/programs like Acronis, Paragon, Symantec etc.

      Please count me in as I will be very in-depth tester of this program for sure ya :-)

    63. Shan said on December 18, 2011 at 11:57 am
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      Please count me in as this may be alife saver as I lost data in the past. Thanks

    64. ankur gupta said on December 18, 2011 at 12:16 pm
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      I need this software. Thanks for the giveaway

    65. Ademas Z3MN said on December 18, 2011 at 12:27 pm
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      I want oneeee!
      Thank you so much :D

    66. Geert said on December 18, 2011 at 1:38 pm
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      I have already used all kinds of (free) backup and/or synchronization software. Currently I’m using PureSync to make a copy of my important data onto a removable hard disk. I’d certainly like to try this one.

    67. Alfred Pearson said on December 18, 2011 at 2:27 pm
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      Thanks for the review and chance to win a license for such a powerful software. I’ve used the free version and was impressed. I would love to have the Server Edition.

    68. Peter said on December 18, 2011 at 6:11 pm
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      I’m willing to try out this software for sure!

    69. Phil said on December 18, 2011 at 6:21 pm
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      I use Acronis at this time but this sounds like a great system.
      Count me in!

    70. Lee said on December 18, 2011 at 7:23 pm
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      This is fast becoming the number one recommended imaging program – please count me in the draw! I was considering getting Acronis True Image but have heard so many things about EaseUS I would love a license instead! Thanks for setting up the giveaway!

    71. Bill said on December 18, 2011 at 10:55 pm
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      oustanding. count me in on the chance to win a license.

      bill

    72. jim bonn said on December 18, 2011 at 10:57 pm
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      I want this!

    73. Anonymous said on December 19, 2011 at 12:02 am
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      GREAT piece of software! Love to own one.

    74. Keith said on December 19, 2011 at 12:03 am
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      GREAT piece of software! Love to own one.

    75. Mari Tev said on December 19, 2011 at 1:02 am
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      Your articles are always of high quality and this time we have the added bonus of a small Wish Letter to Santa Claus.
      Regards

    76. Tal said on December 19, 2011 at 12:36 pm
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      thanks

    77. David said on December 19, 2011 at 6:37 pm
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      Great giveaway. Count me in

    78. mishasin said on December 20, 2011 at 7:59 pm
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      Thanks for this nice giveaway. Count me in, please. I am very interested in the snapshot feature of EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation 3.5.
      Best regards

    79. Marwan said on December 20, 2011 at 10:39 pm
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      Hello,
      Thank you for the giveaway. I love and need this kind of back up software. And would love to have this giveaway. Thanks

    80. Rajiv said on December 21, 2011 at 3:45 am
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      this is really coo.. thanks

    81. ankur gupta said on December 21, 2011 at 3:09 pm
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      count me in.

      thanks

    82. Mike said on December 21, 2011 at 5:59 pm
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      I’ve just spent more than a couple hours looking and reviewing backup software. I don’t mind spending the money if its a program that works. I’m recovering from a system crash and had all backed up either via carbonite or usb drives. I’m looking to make things a bit easier.

      I installed the free version and proceeded to backup my secondary drive to a usb drive. I’m backing up 1.02 TB to an empty drive with 1.36 TB available.

      It tells me “Destination disk space is not enough. Please free some space on destination disk and retry”

      Not what I was hoping for. Back to looking again.

    83. lalayola1 said on December 21, 2011 at 6:03 pm
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      Thanks for giveaway.
      Count me in.

    84. Luis G. Uribe said on December 22, 2011 at 1:28 pm
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      Dear Martin Brinkmann,
      Vanessa from EaseUS told me that I won one of EaseUS Giveaway. Thank you very much for this gift! You all are very kind. I will install it immediately.

      Warm regards, Eng. Luis G. Uribe

    85. R Barrington said on December 22, 2011 at 6:27 pm
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      Thanks for the giveaway, count me in!

    86. Bryan C said on December 23, 2011 at 8:58 am
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      I have used Easeus before. It is pretty good. I’d love to win a license (Fingers crossed).

      -B

    87. LCF said on September 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm
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      I upgraded from free to WS and immediately set to work on a Bu config and schedule. Like differential Bu for early morning operation, hands off.

      I have suffered lost data and files over the last 22 years- Its difficult to maintain a meaningful Bu schedule manually- always an interruption- or overlooked- that bites you when least expected.

      EaseUS is a meaningful addition to my IT responsibilities.

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