Can I trust the backup software that comes with new USB 3.0 drives
Posted on 2011-10-04
I just bought a Seagate Goflex 2TB usb 3.0 external drive. It comes with Memeo instant constant backup software. I never trust any backup software until I've actually used it, restored with it and have a decent idea what it does. I've been using Acronis for years. I use it myself and put it on all my client's computers. I don't love it but I know that if I schedule enough backups, data and whole disk, I can have confidence that in case of a disaster we'll have a good backup.
USB 3.0 has changed the nature of backups. I'm wondering now if I should use the software provided by the drive manufacturer rather than Acronis. Can I trust the backups being made on these drives?
Can I assume that the software will not terribly slow down computers? At least not any more than Acronis does. That goes for the software that comes with the new WD 3.0 drives also. Can it be trusted?