You need to have a backup strategy in place to protect your data. Hard drives are prone to mechanical failures while the newer SSD or flash drives have a limited write cycle, point being data loss on your drive is inevitable, it is just a question of when. Instead of worrying about the health of your drive, or nasty malwares that can corrupt your data, you need to use a program such as Ashampoo Backup that automatically takes care of your backup needs.
Backup 2016 is a special edition created by Ashampoo that lacks some features, unlike its elder sibling Backup Pro. With Ashampoo Backup 2016, you will be able to backup entire drives on a set schedule. The interface is simple, and lets you select the drives to backup and the location to save the backup. The tool supports incremental backup, so subsequent backups takes a lot less storage space and time. Backups can be saved on the local drive, and portable storages.
Backup versioning is supported and you can choose the number of old backup versions you want to keep. This allows you to revert to a previous version of your drive in case you need it.
Backing up files and folders is not supported and you cannot backup to cloud and network storages directly from the program. These features are only available on the Pro edition.
Ashampoo Backup 2016 has a retail value of $24.99, which you can now get free of cost. Access this page and register with your email address to receive your free license.
Download Ashampoo Backup 2016 (English): ashampoo_backup_2016_10.01_sm.exe [44 MB]