EaseUS Todo Backup Free
Designed to be user friendly by simplicity without a wizard.
Pros & Cons:
EaseUS Todo Backup Free is designed to be user friendly by simplicity without a wizard. However this assumes a level of experience that may exclude some novice users.
The main menu has three quick link options, Disk/Partition backup, System backup and File backup. System backup is essentially the same as Disk/Partition backup; only the presets are fixed for backing up the system files.
In the free version EaseUS will not create a bootable system restore disk. Using the cloning or imaging features however hard drive information can be completely restored by using a separate boot disk/drive like a system CD or Flash drive.
Using File Backup, the default view is a directory tree to manually select files or accept the default settings. There is another option by clicking the arrow on the file tab and selecting File Type to see a list of presets or create your own. Once the files are selected, a small row of links will open other windows for additional options. There is a link for scheduling, backup options and Image-Reserve Strategy. The backup options are limited in the Free version.
Compression is either none or normal, splitting, and priority settings of normal or medium. VSS is not an option, incremental backups are available, not differential with the Free version. Once configured however backups are essentially two clicks away using presets.
The Clone menu on the left sidebar has links to perform Disk and Partition Cloning. The Tools menu on the left sidebar offers Check Image, Wipe Data, Enable PreOS, Create Emergency Disk, and Mount/UnMount.
EaseUS does support GPT disks and is for personal use only. Admin level use is required to restore and perform other functions.
Overall EaseUS Todo Backup Free is a quick simple program to use. Being a restricted version of their full version leaves it lacking in overall features compared to other backup programs.
EaseUS Todo Backup Free was reviewed by Gizmos Freeware on based on version 6.1.