Clickfree Automatic Backup USB Cable/Dongle - £29.99 @ Mapin 'while stocks last' - HotUKDeals
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Free delivery until 5pm 14.12.09 - or you can check your local store for stock, I got the last one in Ipswich.

£43.84 at Amazon
£47.99 at Play

goclickfree.com:

You won't believe how easy this is - just take the Clickfree Transformer out of the box, plug it into your computer, plug in any USB external hard drive to the other end and you're done. All of your precious photos, music, video, email and so much more is automatically backed up. It's true, you just connect it to your computer, plug in an external hard drive and the backup will automatically start. All the benefits of Clickfree, using your own hard drive.

As with all Clickfree products, you don't have to install or set up any software. Clickfree will do it all for you right out of the box. Automatically searches for over 400 file types, no matter where they are on your computer. One Clickfree Transformer can be used with multiple external hard drives, and can backup multiple computers!

Features:

The Clickfree Transformer can automatically back up more than 400 different file types, including:
* Photos
* Music
* Video
* Word, Excel, PowerPoint files
* Financial data files
* E-mail and E-mail attachments
* Favourite websites

The Clickfree Transformer offers incremental backup; upon first connection it will automatically find all of the user data files and copy them to the hard drive. Each time after that, it will only back up the new files or the ones that have changed.
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#1
Seems like a complete waste of money to me. As you already have to supply the hard drive, whats the point of this? £30 so you don't have to double click a shortcut to a batch file or something?! Crazy.
#2
'Go to deal' link just redirects to Maplin homepage, try this:

Clickfree Backup - Order Code: A68JR
#3
DrJogalog
Seems like a complete waste of money to me. As you already have to supply the hard drive, whats the point of this? £30 so you don't have to double click a shortcut to a batch file or something?! Crazy.


It's for novices, like this guy:

I need to back up files from several machines and using different versions of Windows was a pain. Clickfree enables the whole family to make backups without any knowledge and after the initial backup, which takes some time, its quick and easy. Well worth the money. My only critism is the colour - I don't like purple.......
#4
What's wrong with sync software or am I missing the point?
#5
pghstochaj
What's wrong with sync software or am I missing the point?


It's for novices, like this guy:
#6
If you can turn on a computer and use the internet and an external HDD, using basic sync software seems to me to be far easier than using another piece of hardware and yet more software.
#7
dcx_badass
Cold. £30 for Copy and Paste is a rip off.


+1

Better of spending your £30 on this is you want to spend money on your backups :

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Acronis-True-Image-Home-2010-HDD-Backup-and-Restore-Software-Protect-your-lovely-data

Allows you to backup and image your whole system :thumbsup:

http://www.scan.co.uk/Images/Products/1092283-a.jpg
#8
I agree i'm going cold, i'm sure there are plenty of freeware apps that could do the same, for free. As said above i'm sure it could be achieved by a simple batch file.
#9
djfluff
+1

Better of spending your £30 on this is you want to spend money on your backups :

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Acronis-True-Image-Home-2010-HDD-Backup-and-Restore-Software-Protect-your-lovely-data


I'll go along with that, i've used Acronis software before and it was very easy to use.
#10
Whilst I work in IT, and am quite capable of manually backing up, or remembering to copy and paste my photos to the NAS drive etc - it's a confusing process for people who aren't interested in Computers per se - just like browsing the net, emailing, and looking at their digital camera images that they've (usually struggled) to put on there!.

My Dad and Mother in Law are perfect examples of this - and i'm quite tired of remotely accessing their machines to set off Backup programs and talk them through plugging in pen drives etc.

I've bought them these for xmas based on the reviews (see below - it has the same benefits whether you have just this cable, or buy the drive itself (circa £60 on ebuyer which I think is probably a better deal overall)) as it appears to be as easy as plugging in, and unplugging when the onscreen message tells you it's finished.

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/12/31/review_hard_drive_clickfree_backup/

http://reviews.cnet.com/laptop-hard-drives/clickfree-portable-backup-drive/4505-9997_7-33497721.html

http://www.computeractive.co.uk/computeractive/hardware/2229800/review-clickfree-hard-drive
#11
I bought my parents an LG 500GB mobile drive which came with software that allows you to run full or incremental backups and it works fine. That only cost £25 more than this deal with the 500GB of storage.
They should rename this to BrainFree maybe although I appreciate there is a class of users that could benefit from this.
#12
thedon
Whilst I work in IT, and am quite capable of manually backing up, or remembering to copy and paste my photos to the NAS drive etc - it's a confusing process for people who aren't interested in Computers per se - just like browsing the net, emailing, and looking at their digital camera images that they've (usually struggled) to put on there!.


The problem with these typically is that they either back up too much and the actual images you wanted to save are swamped by all the images included with programs you've installed or they back up too little and you lose data created by programs that the software doesn't know about.
#13
There's pretty intuitive software that does this - try EZBack-it-up or SecondCopy. Once you've scheduled it, you never need to click anything.
banned#14
thedon;7199261
Whilst I work in IT, and am quite capable of manually backing up, or remembering to copy and paste my photos to the NAS drive etc - it's a confusing process for people who aren't interested in Computers per se - just like browsing the net, emailing, and looking at their digital camera images that they've (usually struggled) to put on there!.

My Dad and Mother in Law are perfect examples of this - and i'm quite tired of remotely accessing their machines to set off Backup programs and talk them through plugging in pen drives etc.

I've bought them these for xmas based on the reviews (see below - it has the same benefits whether you have just this cable, or buy the drive itself (circa £60 on ebuyer which I think is probably a better deal overall)) as it appears to be as easy as plugging in, and unplugging when the onscreen message tells you it's finished.

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/12/31/review_hard_drive_clickfree_backup/

http://reviews.cnet.com/laptop-hard-drives/clickfree-portable-backup-drive/4505-9997_7-33497721.html

http://www.computeractive.co.uk/computeractive/hardware/2229800/review-clickfree-hard-drive

Blimey!

you paid £60 for just a 120gb external HDD :w00t:

My seagate 320gb one only cost £45 including one click backup software.

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