REBIT SaveMe BACKUP DRIVE
Easy backups for the rest of us
When I received a press release announcing several new Rebit products I jumped right on it. Rebit is a company whose products I first reviewed in 2008. The backup procedure worked well at that time even though it was an early effort. Recently I contacted their rep and soon thereafter received one of their new SaveMe Ridiculously Simple Backup Drives. The drive was a thinner, sleeker, version of the earlier test product without the need for an AC plug to power it. It now uses USB power. Since I was testing it using the Lenovo R400 ThinkPad with a 250 GB Hard drive they provided a 250 GB version. The units are available in 250, 320, and 500 GB versions. Pricing is $119.95, $139.95, and $169.95. Be sure to buy one that has a capacity larger than your internal drive. The Rebit SaveMe Backup Drive will backup as many as 6 computers on the one drive provided there is enough room. It also will allow you to create folders to store all kinds of files from computer or other drive.
NEW 2010 and 2008 VERSION
In the Box
SaveMe Hard Drive
USB 2.0 cable
It comes with a one year warranty
Installing is as simple as plugging the drive into any USB port on the target computer. Watch for the blue light to start flashing. Now you wait. When done there is a message on your screen that tells you the current backup is over. Double click on the Rebit Icon in the right Apps tray to see the files and restore them if needed. This is a complete backup that will allow you to recover the computer if you have a total crash.
All seemed to be working well at the start. Then I noticed the Rebit drive was becoming hot. It also never stopped backing up. I contacted a Rebit tech and, after some discussion, we decided to turn off Diskeeper 10. After Diskeeper was turned off the Rebit drive performed in normal heat range and completed the backup without issue. There was nothing wrong with Diskeeper. The Diskeeper function of moving and collecting file fragments made Rebit think it had to backup the same files many times. I just turn Diskeeper off during a backup and turned it back on after the backup is completed.
If you have a 250 GB hard drive I suggest you buy the 500 GB version. This gives you plenty of room to add files from other places and still continue to backup your computer. Since you can backup more than one computer buying the 500 GB, or larger, version makes even more sense.
Rebit SaveMe Backup is well designed to help those who desperately need to backup computers but have little or no knowledge. If you have a total crash you may want to call a tech, hand him (or her) the backup drive and CD, and let them do a full PC Recovery for you. If you are in any way knowledgeable it is an easy task.
As the company states on the box “Plug it in and never touch it again.” It worked for me!
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