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Clickfree Wireless Automatic Backup review

A simple backup solution you can rely on?

Our Verdict

For

  • Extremely easy to set up
  • Scheduled wireless backups

Against

  • Sometimes-clunky interface
  • Lacks important features

The Clickfree Automatic Backup series has an excellent reputation for simplifying the backup process, and now it's gone wireless. Clickfree Wireless Automatic Backup can cover up to 20 compatible PCs or Macs on your wireless network, and you can choose which file types to safeguard.

Available with 500GB or 1TB, Clickfree Wireless Automatic Backup is really easy to set up. Just perform an initial backup and software install using its integrated USB cable, then plug it into the mains and back up wirelessly.

A menu bar pull-down lets you manage the device, scheduling backups and restoring files. You can also back up connected drives and even iPods/iOS devices.

Ease of use comes at the cost of configurability. You can't restore recovered files to their original location on your Mac, it won't preserve different versions of an edited document and when the drive's full, it won't automatically delete the oldest files to make room for a new backup.

The software application puts an alias on your desktop that reappears on restart every time you delete it, which is especially annoying since the app can be launched from the menu bar anyway, and the interface used to recover backed-up files is clunky too.

Clickfree is a great way to safeguard treasured media and other irreplaceable files, but it should be used alongside rather than instead of a system such as Time Machine.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeHard Drive
Product FamilyC2 Desktop
Drive Width3.5"
Brand NameClickfree
Drive TypeExternal
Storage Capacity1 TB
Host InterfaceUSB 3.0
Height30 mm
Width165 mm
Depth165 mm
ColourBlack
ManufacturerStorage Appliance Corporation
Product Model10373-1004-300
Product NameC2 Desktop Hard Drive
Product LineC2 Desktop
Manufacturer Part Number10373-1004-300
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.goclickfree.com
Marketing Information

Clickfree automatically backs up every Windows or Mac computer with no software to install or setup. Includes photo viewer, Windows 7 migration, iPod, iPad, iPhone music sharing, Facebook integration and a built-in DVD archiving tool, Clickfree is much more than just another backup hard drive. The C2 comes in both high gloss black in storage capacities of 500GB to 2TB.

Limited Warranty2 Year