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NTI Backup Now 6

NTI Backup Now 6
Developed by: NTI
Ranked: 5th
Overall rating:
Best price: $29.99
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Stephen
Qualtrough

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Review

Review summary

Good points NTI Backup Now 6 review good points

• Easily back up data with its three-step process

• Continuous backup eliminates the need for scheduling

• Data storage is as stable and secure as you can get

Bad points NTI Backup Now 6 review bad points

• Feature lacking

• Poor customer support

Our verdict

NTI Backup Now 6 is an excellent choice for those who are looking for basic data backup software that gets the job done. It won’t overwhelm you with features like some of its competitors, but it’s certainly reliable and easy to use. Also, keep in mind the help and support for this product is very poor. If you’re looking for the basics, NTI Backup Now is definitely worth a look.




Full review

NTI develops and supports a variety of digital media and storage management software with the goal of delivering powerful and user-friendly software. We decided to give NTI’s data backup software, Backup Now a try.

Setup

Installing NTI Backup Now is very basic. Download the setup file from the product website and launch it onto your computer. Look through a few menus and agreements, type in your product key you received after purchase, and then restart your computer.

Backup

Backing up data couldn’t be easier with NTI Backup Now’s three-step process. First, users will choose what type of files they want to include or exclude from their backups. Users can also elect to use a more traditional style of backing up using the File-Based Backup, which is simply check marking the files they want backed up.

Next, users must select where they want the backup files to reside. Files can be backed up to external hard drives, networks, CDs, DVDs and more. During this step, users will also customize how many previous versions of files they want saved after there are changes to the files.

Last, the scheduling of the backup must be selected. Users can perform backups hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, or use a continuous backup system. The continuous backup system will update your backup every time a change is made to a backed-up file.

System performance

NTI Backup Now is very minimal on computer resources, even while performing a backup. This is good considering it supports continuous backups where they can happen at any time. Don’t worry about your system slowing down with NTI Backup Now.

Restore

The restores are as easy and error free as you can find. Simply follow another three-step process and you’ll have your files back in no time. There are multiple options you can select during the restore process. You can restore whole drives or individual files. You will also have to select if they want all of their files restored to one location or to the files’ original locations. The whole process is fairly quick; most customers will be very satisfied.

Features

Continuous backupn- Every version of your files from the point you create a backup will be kept. Any change you make to your files will be automatically backed up and updated.

Create recovery discn- quickly restore your hard drive to its previous state with a CD/DVD. If your system becomes unstable, a recovery disc on-hand is a lifesaver.

Blu-ray supportn- Stay ahead of the curve with NTI Backup Now and store your backups onto Blu-ray discs.

Ease of use

NTI Backup Now is extremely user-friendly with its simple three-step program. The program is clearly geared toward beginner users, but advanced users can easily dive deeper into the program and discover some of the programs more advanced, customizable options. Those looking for a simple program that is easy to use will enjoy NTI Backup Now.

Help & support

Support for NTI Backup Now is far from impressive. The support page doesn’t offer much help to its paying customers. The page insists that users who have already purchased an installed the product contact customer support though email; however, it insists those who have not ordered the product call them directly. This seems like a slap in the face to paying customers who get no phone support.

Overall

You can't go wrong with NTI Backup Now 6. It might not be the best you can buy, but it’s a rock-solid program for backing up data. Enjoy the feeling of knowing that all of your will always be backed up properly with NTI Backup Now; however, If you’re looking for those extra features to give your product a little more flare, you may want to look elsewhere.


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Ratings breakdown

Overall
 received a rating of 4 for Overall
Setup
 received a rating of 5 for Setup
Backup
 received a rating of 4 for Backup
System performance
 received a rating of 4 for System performance
Restore
 received a rating of 4 for Restore
Features
 received a rating of 3 for Features
Ease of use
 received a rating of 4 for Ease of use
Help & support
 received a rating of 5 for Help & support