ClickFree Traveler: The Credit Card Backup Solution

ClickFree Traveler: The Credit Card Backup Solution

Range Govindan
May 7, 2009

In this data laden world, whenever our hard drives crash, we are in deep trouble. We can easily lose months of data without really thinking about it. Once it's gone, there is a good chance that you won't be able to get it back. Which is why this little device is quite interesting. It's a portable and slim backup solution for travelers. Is it a good solution, or is there a better one around? Find out after the jump!

The ClickFree Traveler is an automated backup solution that works with both Windows and Mac computers. What's unique about it is that it's extremely thin and about the size of a credit card. Using it is pretty straightforward. You just have to plug it into a free USB port on your computer. It automatically backs up your home directory, provided there is enough space on the ClickFree HD. You can change settings so that it only backs up files, no images or music and the like. The only thing is that it won't backup data by itself. You have to tell it to do so. It's also designed for travelers and businessmen, therefore it doesn't contain a lot of data. It comes in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB sizes. Expect to pay about $80 and more for this easy backup solution.

Personally, I think that this is a pretty cool way to backup stuff. It's not Timemachine, but it's plug and forget. Sure, you could buy a 64GB USB flash drive and configure it with some software to do the same thing. It would work the same way. The only difference would be the size. It wouldn't fit in your wallet. Then again, you could also get some software to schedule backups onto a USB flash drive. Either way works well. [via Crunchgear]

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