HGST Rolls Out 10TB Helium Hard Drives

Ever wonder how big hard drives can get? Storage capacity limitations have increased in leaps and bounds since the advent of computing in the 80’s. Back then, you were stuck with boxes and boxes of 1.44MB “floppy” disks, each roughly the size of an average passport. Your internal hard drives weren’t much better: 100MB hard drives were the latest greatest invention and would drive your tech nerd friends wild with envy. Of course back then you didn’t need that much storage… there was no internet and no peer to peer sharing to put the strain on your storage capacity. Even games were nice and compact and could easily fit on one measly floppy. With the 90’s came fast internet, IRC file sharing, and newsgroups. Tech nerds with the savvy and know-how suddenly had access to vast stores of games, music, movies, TV shows, you name it. So the storage capacity field met their demands with recordable CDs and then DVDs, with 700MB and 4.5 GB worth of storage respectively. Discs were also more compact and easily manageable, and huge spindles of discs soon cluttered the rooms of nerds far and wide. Discs were accompanied by larger hard drives with 200GB capacity and more becoming the norm as demand drove prices down.

Enter the 2000’s, and the wonderful wonderful world of torrents. Although tech nerds did have the monopoly on torrents early on, everyone else eventually caught on and started downloaded gigabytes and gigabytes of free stuff. Again the storage capacity nerds delivered, with even larger internal hard drives breaking the 1TB (~1000GB) barrier, and even portable external USB hard drives you could take to your friend’s place with similar amounts of capacity. Nowadays 2TB hard drives are relatively affordable, even if (sadly) governments are cracking down on torrent usage.

Now, HGST (formerly part of Hitachi) are getting ready to release the Ultrastar Archive He10, which features a whopping 10TB of storage in a standard 3.5″ internal HDD. The cool thing about this hard drive is that it uses Helium gas within its internal workings in order to improve many facets of its operation. Generally hard drives have normal air rushing around their internal mechanisms, and this leads to many limitations on hard drive components. These are caused by the fact that air is dense and corrosive, meaning that the components inside hard drives have to be tough enough to withstand turbulence, and are limited in how fast they can turn (RPM). Helium is a fraction of the density of air, and this significantly reduces these issues and limitations. Combined with the other cool technological breakthrough in the Ultrastar Archive He10, shingled magnetic recording (SMR), HGST is able to offer you the largest standard size hard drive available today.

Silent Disabling of Windows Updates?

When you purchase brand name personal computers these days, you can pretty much expect to have the operating system come pre-installed with various utilities from the brand name company. There’ll probably be plenty of branding scattered throughout your operating system reminding you that you have purchased from this brand name. Perhaps you’ll find this on your desktop or even in the Windows splash screen (if you have a Windows 8 operating system). Key point: the brand name company you purchased your computer from can (and often do) make changes to your Windows operating system, but they are minor and do not significantly affect your usage of the computer.

Korean multinational giant Samsung have now been found to have bundled software with some of their laptops which interferes with Windows Update. Windows Update is a built-in feature found in all Windows installations which downloads and installs updates as needed from Microsoft. These updates address a variety of issues in Windows which can relate to performance, stability, security, and compatibility. For the average user who may not be overly computer savvy, it is generally convenient (and recommended) to leave Windows Update configured with the default automatic setting. This allows Windows Update to automatically check for and download updates in the background, and then install them either while you are asleep or when you shut down or restart your computer. This is all done without any user input, and is the easiest and most convenient way to keep your Windows installation up to date.

Brand PCs often come with their own “update” software which is supposed to keep your bundled software and certain devices up to date. Samsung’s version is called “Samsung Update” and is bundled with all its PCs. On at least some of its laptops, Samsung have included a component called “Disable_WindowsUpdate.exe” which changes the way Windows Update works on your computer. Despite the scary name, it doesn’t actually disable Windows Update entirely. Instead it changes the default automatic setting (described above) to “Check for updates but let me choose whether to download or install them”. This means that Windows Update will not download or install updates for you automatically.

You’re probably wondering why people don’t just change the setting back to automatic. The software doesn’t stop you from doing that, however every time you reboot your computer it runs again and changes the setting right back! The only way to stop this from happening is to manually remove the Samsung software. Samsung have since stated that it will be issuing a fix to stop this from happening, but the question remains as to why they bundled such intrusive software in the first place.

The Fastest Supercomputer in the World

Computers nowadays are fast. Back in the old days of 286/486 you were the envy of all the tech nerds in your street if you could claim ownership of a 50MHz computer. “I’ve only got a 33MHz 286!” you could hear them wail. You only had one processor of course, so it was purely a matter of who had the faster processor speed. A Megahertz duel at dawn, mano a mano, number vs number, the winner easily distinguishable. These days multi-core processors are the thing, and pure clock speed won’t cut it as a measuring stick anymore. There are so many other factors like how many cores, cache speed, actual computation speed, the list goes on.

So the tech nerds today compare their Intel Core i7 to their friends’ AMD, but on a global scale the battle is fought to decide who has the fastest supercomputer. A supercomputer is fairly self-explanatory, and is basically a super-fast computer. The scale of numbers you are dealing with changes dramatically, and you start dealing with petaflops as a measure of computing speed. FLOPS refers to floating-point operations per second, and your average computer might be capable of gigaflops (billions of FLOPS). When you start dealing with supercomputers, petaflops become a necessary jump in terminology and measure quadrillions of FLOPS (or 1000 x 1000 x billion).

The 45th bi-annual TOP500 list of the fastest supercomputers in the world has produced a clear (and expected) winner: the Tianhe-2 in China. Residing in the National Supercomputer Center in Guangzhou, since its completion in 2013 the Tianhe-2 has topped the list every time. With a HPL Linpack benchmark score of 33.86 petaflops, the Tianhe-2 is comfortably superior to its nearest competitor the Titan at the Department of Energy in the US, which could only manage 17.59 petaflops. A paltry figure in this high-stakes game of who has the fastest supercomputer, in which the main players are, you guessed it, the US and China. Similar to the space race in the 80’s there’s a mix of national pride, prestige and rivalry behind this latest technologically driven race. Although China is clearly the top dog at the moment, the US still boasts the most supercomputers in the list at 233. Europe is also a big player on the scene with 141 supercomputers featuring the top 500.

Never one to be outdone, the US plans to strike back with a Department of Energy system planned to be released in 2017 or 2018. The $425 million investment is planned to yield a whopping 150 petaflops, which will place the US squarely in the lead. There is also the possibility of the development of a quantum computer in the near future, one which IBM has gone on record as impossible for current TOP500 supercomputers to even get near to outperforming.

Windows 10 Surges While PC Sales Wane

Operating systems and PCs go hand in hand. Whenever you buy a new PC, it comes pre-installed with (most of the time) the latest Windows or Mac OS. If you’re a PC builder who likes to hunt for high quality cheap components with which to construct your own far superior PC, you need to install an OS to be able to use your new extreme gaming or computing rig. Operating systems are a necessary part of any personal computer, and in the past the release of a new Windows OS has meant PC manufacturers could rejoice. Assuming the marketing department did their job, everyone would be clamouring to get their hands on the latest offering from Microsoft, and the easiest way for the average consumer to achieve this end has been to buy a new PC with the latest Windows pre-installed. Thus PC manufacturers could sit back and watch their sales boom upon a new Windows release.

In the case of Windows 10 however, the story has been slightly different to what PC manufacturers would have been hoping. PC sales have actually slumped following the release of Windows 10, and it hasn’t been caused by the Microsoft marketing department not doing their job. This is evident in strong figures for upgrading to Windows 10, with over 75 million installations in the first month after release. The reason behind this change in fortunes for PC manufacturers is Microsoft’s new policy with Windows 10 of offering a completely free upgrade from users’ existing Windows operating systems. This is in stark contrast to Microsoft’s previous policy of selling new versions of Windows to consumers who wished to install the software as an in-place upgrade on their existing system. Microsoft have also invested a lot into making the upgrade process as painless and seamless as possible.

So now instead of having to pay for a painful far-from-seamless upgrade of your Windows operating system, you can upgrade for absolutely free to Windows 10 through a relatively painless process. No wonder PC sales have slumped; where is the advantage in buying a brand new PC? With ever more reliable hardware components too, it is a lot more likely nowadays that your PC will last you a good 5 to 6 years. Improvements in hardware performance (especially relating to CPU processing power) have slowed in recent years too. The last significant rise in Intel CPU performance was the Intel Sandy Bridge technology, which was released in 2011. Gone are the huge jumps in CPU power made obvious to consumers by number of processor cores. Back in the 2000’s, improvements in CPU power were clear and easy to understand: going from single core to dual core to quad core is an obvious progression for consumers to envision increasingly powerful CPUs.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Healthcare

Big data. Quite possibly the buzzwords of this decade. For the first time in history, our increasingly interconnected world has been allowing industries of all kinds to amass incredible amounts of data about us all. From Google searches, to places we visit, to the posts we like on Facebook, and beyond. Much of this data has been leveraged to advertise to us in more and more effective and targeted ways. That’s great for marketers and the companies that hire them, but there are other far greater benefits to humanity just around the corner thanks to big data.

Healthcare gathers huge amounts of data already; digitised patient records are just the tip of the iceberg, with rapid advances in genomics and related disciplines generating mind-boggling amounts of data. With the cost of a full genome sequence recently ducking below the $1,000 mark, it has been predicted that, by 2025, the data generated annually by the field of genomics alone will be equivalent to what is generated by astronomical science, YouTube and Twitter combined!

When you combine these huge datasets with associated patience records and outcomes, as well as the large amounts of research being performed in every college and university across the globe, the challenge is how to make use of all of this. That’s where machine and deep learning come in. Machine learning is one key field of artificial intelligence, and deep learning is a subset of this that seeks to train neural networks to analyse and identify patterns in information

Indeed, there are many players in the field already, with one of the most high-profile ones being IBM’s Dr Watson. Dr Watson is currently providing assistance to oncologists, and has advanced capabilities with regards to analysing clinical notes. It takes this data as well as external research and data in order to provide the clinician with potential treatment plans. Another example is Google’s Deepmind Health project, which is a pilot project that mines data from medical records in order to provide improved health outcomes – in this case specifically with Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to improve eye-related treatment.

With regards to genomics and the huge associated data sets, deep learning techniques are being leveraged in order to identify patterns between these and patient medical records en masse, looking for potential mutations that may be associated with disease, future risks, or responsiveness to drugs. This will allow doctors to monitor patients more effectively for diseases they may be at risk of, to more effectively treat patients when they do get ill, and again all of those outcomes will be fed back into patient data allowing for more further refinement of treatment and diagnoses.

It is clear that the future of healthcare has the potential to be very bright indeed, with deep learning and machine learning giving us the ability to make sense of large swathes of data in a way that has never before been possible. It’s no wonder that so many tech companies are betting big on this field, it seems to be a natural evolution for Silicon Valley. Let’s see where it all goes!

How to Protect Yourself from Ransomware

Ransomware attacks have surged in the last few years. Today, ransomware is becoming increasingly sneaky about how it attacks victims. We’re here to teach you how to defend yourself against ransomware attacks.

Ransomware

Understand How Ransomware Works

Ransomware all works in a similar way. You download the malicious file through an email attachment or an infected website. Then, the software quietly encrypts files on your computer. Sometimes, it targets specific documents. In other cases, it encrypts everything on your computer.

Then, the ransomware locks down your computer. Instead of being able to access your computer’s normal functions, you see a “ransom note”. Your computer displays a message demanding you pay a certain amount of money in a certain period of time. If you don’t pay that money, your files will be deleted.

Never Let Your Defenses Down, No Matter Where You Work

In May 2017, UK hospitals were attacked by a ransomware called WannaCry. That ransomware shut down a significant number of NHS hospitals – a shutdown that could have killed people.

That same WannaCry ransomware attacked a Spanish telecom giant, FedEx, and the Russian Interior Ministry.

Whether you’re an individual user or an employee at a large organization, you can’t afford to let your defenses down. If you receive a suspicious email with an attachment, you need to think twice before opening that file.

Question Even the Most Innocent-Looking Emails

Ransomware emails don’t say things like, “Hey, I’ve attached ransomware to this email. Download it to infect your computer. Thanks.”

Instead, they say things like “Please see the attached invoice and remit payment according to the terms listed at the bottom of the invoice.” Check out this ransomware email, identified by McAfee, for an example.

Remember that Attacks Can Be Targeted

If you work for a corporation, then your company email address could be accessible online. An attacker could extract your email, then send personalized messages to employees in an effort to breach the corporate network.

Even if you’re just a cog in the machine, you need to question every email you receive. Emails can be targeted. They could mention your specific position by name. They might even know personal details about you. For all intents and purposes, it looks like a legitimate email from a legitimate contact.

Don’t Trust Your Contacts

Most people are smart enough not to open an email from an unidentified contact on their work system. But what about a contact from a trusted coworker? What about an email from your boss? Would you think twice before downloading an attachment from those people?

Ransomware creators use social engineering strategies to enhance the efficiency of their attacks. Take a closer look at the email address. Just because the email appears to come from a trusted contact doesn’t mean that it’s actually from that contact.

2017 is the Worst Year for Ransomware On Record

2017 is on track to be the worst year for ransomware attacks. So far this year, we’ve seen tens of thousands of infected computers in over 100 countries around the world. Ransomware attacks are also more profitable than ever before. And, thanks to payment methods like bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, it’s easy for attackers to anonymously accept payments. By following the tips listed above, you can avoid 99% of all ransomware attacks.

How to Use MigrationWiz

MigrationWiz is an online application created by BitTitan that facilitates the automation of migration from a source service to a range of supported destination services without requiring extensive technical skills. Supported services include:

  • Mailboxes (e.g. Gmail, Exchange, Office365)
  • Cloud Documents (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive, SharePoint)
  • Public Folders (e.g. Exchange, Office365)
  • Archives (e.g. Google Vault, Office365), including large-scale enterprise archives
  • Collaboration Data (e.g. Google Sites, SharePoint)
  • Databases (e.g. Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Azure SQL)

After creating an account, you will be able to manage users, create migration projects and access as few basic tools but to perform anything more than a Trial Migration (recreates first-level folder hierarchy at the destination only) a MigrationWiz subscription is required for each user being migrated.

This starter guide will focus on project creation, user management and migration for a mailbox migration project. These steps can be recreated for other project types since the MigrationWiz interface is consistent throughout the application.

Project Creation

1. Navigate to https://faristechnology.com. Your window should look like this:

2. Click the green Start Migrating Now button. You should arrive at this page:

3. Click the green Create Project button. You will see a range of migration types:

4. Select Create A Mailbox Project and click Next Step.

You should now be in the Project Information section:

5. In the Project Name field, enter a name for the project (e.g. Mailbox Migration – Test Inc.)

6. Under Customer click New to create a new customer

7. Enter details of the customer you’re servicing and click Save

You should now be in the Source Settings section:

8. Under Endpoint click New to specify the service type you are migrating from

9. In the Endpoint Name field, enter a name for the service (e.g. Gmail – Test Inc.)

10. Under Endpoint Type select a service type from the dropdown menu. If you are unsure what to select, click, click Find My Service Provider for a list of service providers and services.

11. Provide login details for the customer’s administrator account if you have them, otherwise select Do not provide credentials

12. Click Add

13. Click Destination Settings on the left sidebar

You should now be in the Destination Settings section:

14. Perform steps 8 to 12 again to create your destination service

15. Click Save And Go To Summary

You should now be in the Project Summary section:

16. Click Save Project

You have successfully created a migration project, but MigrationWiz needs details about your client’s users before a migration is possible.

User Management

Skip steps 1 to 3 if you’re continuing from the above section, as you should have been automatically directed to the relevant page.

1. Navigate to https://migrationwiz.bittitan.com/app/

2. Click the green Go To My Projects button

There should now be a list of your projects on this page:

3. Click the project you wish to add users to

4. You will be presented with 4 green buttons corresponding to methods of adding users:

a. Click Add from MSPComplete if you already have users stored in MSPComplete, which will bring up a list of users you can apply a filter to and select from

b. Click Bulk Add if you have a .csv file of users or if you would like to input user details through an online spreadsheet interface

c. Click Autodiscover Items if you would like to automatically search through your MigrationWiz account for user details

d. Click Quick Add if you would like to manually input a small number of users’ details into a form interface

Once you’re satisfied with the users you’ve created, you are ready to begin migration.

Migration

Skip steps 1 to 3 if you’re continuing from the above section, as you should have been automatically directed to the relevant page.

1. Navigate to https://migrationwiz.bittitan.com/app/

2. Click the green Go To My Projects button

3. Click on the project you wish to begin migration on

You should now see a list of users you’ve added:

4. Select all the users you wish to perform a migration on

5. Click the Play icon (►) on the toolbar and then click Trial Migration

For this guide we will be doing a Trial Migration, however, a Full Migration can be executed by clicking on Full Migration and following the steps below. You should see the following menu pop up:

6. Under Select what to migrate, select the items you wish to migrate for the users you added in the previous section.

7. If you wish to schedule the migration for the future, tick Automatically start the migration at and select a date and time

8. Click Start Migration

Congratulations, you have successfully started your first migration! You can pause the migration for specific users by selecting them and clicking Pause in the toolbar. Information for each user, such as amount of data migrated and number of errors is displayed in columns on this page.

Partition hard drives with ease using Free AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is here to easily assist users with partitioning their hard drives and resolving partitioning issues. The software is compatible for most Windows Operating Systems – XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (32/64 bit) – which is a major bonus! Furthermore, it is free for home and commercial use which makes it undeniably better than similar products in the market place.

AOMEI Partition Assistant comes jam packed which features including:

  • Resize/move partitions (also with command line partitioning for added support)
  • Merge partitions
  • Copy disk/partitions
  • Migrate OS to SSD
  • Create/Formate/Delete partitions
  • Split partition
  • Extend partition wizard
  • Partition recovery wizard
  • Make Bootable CD Wizard
  • Integrate to Recovery Wizard
  • Windows To Go Creator (New)
  • SSD Secure Erase Wizard (New)
  • Support to create Ext2 and Ext3 file system on USB drive (New)

AOMEI may appear complex, however, it has ‘hand holding’ wizards built in to aid us to perform our desired disk partitioning operations.

We had a play around with our external drive (Disk 3) and tested out the various operations. Partition Assistant Standard performed all these operations with a flourish and within minutes! Here is an example below of when we split the partition. We really liked how all the information was displayed to us during the operation process.

Voila! Our Disk 3 has been formatted, split partitioned, renamed and smaller partitions reformatted. This was smoothly done.

The wizards are idiot-proof and are very helpful if one is unsure of themselves when carrying out an operation. Take a look below when we tested out converting Fat32 to NTFS for our external hard drive.

The drives with Fat32 formatting appear in the list to ensure we choose the right one.

We are presented with the Confirm Operation dialog box which clarifies that this is the drive we want to convert the partition to NTFS. Always good to be able to double check these things!

The converter gets to work and accomplishes the conversion in a few minutes. All done!

AOMEI’s website has very thorough and detailed information on how each of the features operate for the product which we found very useful. Their clear screenshots and guidance means that we are in good hands and that the developers have an invested interest in successful customer service.  The AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is free but you can upgrade to a Professional, Server, Unlimited or Technical version for a one time fee which includes even more cool features and unlimited version upgrades. One such feature that is available in the paid products is – Quick Partition – as it enables us to quickly set up the same partition for a large network of computers.

We believe that the AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a proficient and reliable software. We found it really easy to use and did not run into any issues when testing out its various features. We were particularly impressed with the Windows To Go Creator functionality which allows the user to create a bootable Windows 10 on a USB drive. An excellent partition software for free for home and commercial use! Highly recommended!

Uncover your missing data with Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Home

Been the victim of losing very important data? Perhaps it was your mum/dad/inquisitive cat/cookie monster who decide to have a fun play around on your machine and have alas deleted your university thesis! Well no need to cry yourself into a stupor, Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is here to save the day! This innovative piece of software is available for Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10 operating systems. It is so simple and straight forward that even the computer challenged will be comfortable using it.

So what can Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery do exactly?

* Recovers deleted data from Internal and external hard drives (including RAID and network drives) * Recovers lost data from inaccessible partitions (including ExFat, Fat and NTFS) * Recovers documents, photos, videos and other archive files * Scan and Recover data from specific folder within minutes

Well then, that is lots of data it can recover! Let’s give the software a test run. Below is what the home screen looks like which conveniently lays out all the types of files you can recover with the application.

On the Select Location page, we choose where the tool should scan for the missing data. The product also provides the option of a deep scan (you can toggle this on and off).

The tool gets to work and starts searching high and low for our long lost data. Since it looks like it’ll take a while, time to have a tea or coffee break. Data Recovery is hard work isn’t it?

Don’t be fooled by the 19 minutes though… realistically it only took a few minutes to perform the data recovery operation. Now let’s check out what the Stellar Phoenix tool recovered for us… *drum roll*

Well look at that, it found some files that I thought were long gone. Well done! They are listed under three tabs – File Type, Tree View and Deleted List to enable the user to smoothly manoeuvre wade through the files.

If you want to recover particular files, one proviso is that you have to make sure that the destination volume is not the same as the source volume. This is to prevent you accidentally overwriting your current data which would be a headache indeed! If you only have one source volume available, then you’ll have to use an external hard drive/USB to save the recovered files and then you can move them back onto your computer.

Support

The developers nicely have provided a how to guide on their website which is easily downloadable for all users and also knowledge base section for frequently asked questions. If you need to speak to a customer support specialist, they are available Monday to Friday, 24 hours which is a definite perk!

Final Thoughts

All in all, this is a very easy data recovery tool to use for beginners to connoisseurs of computing! The software is hardly complex which means you can stress less and get to searching for your missing data in a flash. The Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery – Home is a once only purchase, no infuriating monthly or yearly payments. Upon purchase, the download link is immediately sent to you via email and the license has lifetime validity. Still unsure? The developers enable you to download and scan with the demo version, you only need to pay if you want to save the recovered data.

Secure your data with AOMEI Backupper Standard

Aomei Backupper is a reliable and easy software that protects your data by performing differential or incremental backups. This is a very handy tool if ever your entire system fries from a power surge or simply decides to call it quits and you need to restore your precious files from a dependable backup. It has been a few years since we last did a review for the Aomei Backupper, so this time we are going to look into what is new with the latest version – 4.0.6.  One of their latest impressive features is that you can backup your files to a cloud drive application such as Dropbox or OneDrive. The Aomei Backupper free version is compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP for 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Furthermore, it is available to home owners and businesses.

Noteworthy Features

  • Real-time file sync
  • Email notifications
  • Backup files to cloud drive desktop apps i.e. Google, Dropbox, OneDrive.
  • Schedule file and folder automatic synchronisation to local disk, external hard drive, NAS, network shared folder or removable USB Flash Drive
  • Partition alignment to optimise SSDs
  • Encrypt and compress backups
  • VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) enabled so the backup process does not interfere with other running applications on your computer.
  • Multiple language support including English, Italian, Spanish and Turkish.

The interface has not changed much at all (a simple interface is usually preferable) and is very straight forward to schedule a backup  with various options File, System, Disk or Partition.

A small irritation but this product for some reason doesn’t have its own file viewer. This could be arduous for larger scale backups but if you only have a few folders or files to do, it isn’t a problem.

A major change from the earlier version is the ability to run your backups when it is convenient for you! For example, you can arrange the backup to perform daily, every Tuesday at 11am, select day of the month and so forth. The auto backup incorporates Windows Task Scheduler for added security and reliability.

Oh and here is the option to configure the select destination to a cloud desktop app! Hooray! Yours may appear different to the image below as it is dependent on the Cloud apps you have installed on your computer.

One final thing is that the Backupper Standard utilises VSS, a technology from Microsoft that prevents system and data backup processes being interrupted by running applications. Awesome!

Support

AOMEI has a section entirely devoted to support for the Backupper Standard application. You can review documentation such as helpdesk guides, look at Frequently Asked Questions, post your own queries in the Forums section or even contact the developers directly for further assistance!

Upgrade… is it worth it?

You are probably pondering why you would purchase either the Professional ($49.95) or Server Edition ($169.00). Well the paid versions of the application do come with added functionality, such as, event-triggered scheduled backups (i.e. user logs off) and real-time sync files/folders to a network drive.  This does reduce administrative overhead and ensure security and stability for your precious data. Furthermore, the upgraded products means you would take precedence over other users if you have a support issue. Might be worth it to maximise your business operational efficiency and lessen chance of down time.

Final Thoughts

The latest version of AOMEI Backupper Standard is a smooth sailing backup, restore, sync and clone application. It is apparent that the developers are committed to consistently updating the application that suits the ever changing technology landscape. The ease of scheduling a backup makes this product a worthwhile tool for any user.