CNET First Look
Clickfree C2NThe Clickfree C2N makes an excellent backup solution for home users, including those with multiple network computers.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:03 >> It's hard to stress how important it is to back up your computer on a regular basis. However, backing up can also be intimidating for home users, especially when there are multiple computers that are networked together. So, hello intimidated home users, my name is Dong Ngo and I have some good news: The Clickfree C2N Backup Drive. Now in a nut shell, this is just a portable hard drive and works just like one. It supports USB, and has a cable on the back here, and works both as data and power connection. This cable can be tucked away completely into this groove here; a very nice design. On the bottom of the drive you're going to find another USB port that works with the drivers including this good-looking docking station. This dock has a Y-shaped USB cable that has two separate connectors. This is for using in case the single USB port on the computer cannot provide enough juice to power the drive. You then can use a second connector to draw more power from the second USB port. What's special about the C2N is the click free backup software it comes with. The software launches itself each time you connect the drive into a computer. The first time you do this to a computer, two things could happen: First, the software will attempt to categorize and backup all of your important data, such as documents, e-mail, photos and so on. You can just accept, as the default settings would tend to backup more than you need and the backing up would carry on by itself, or you can fully customize what and when you want to backup. The second thing is the drive will also install the backup link utility on the computer. This utility allows the computer to be recognized by the backup hard drive even when it is plugged into another computer in the network. This means from one computer the C2N can perform backups on all computers in the network that have the backup link utility installed. From then on you can backup all computers in the network simply by plugging in the backup drive into one of them and let the Clickfree Backup Software take care of the job. There is nothing else you have to do. At around $150 for the 500-gigabyte version the C2N is just a bit more expensive than a regular portable hard drive; however, this extra cost is totally worth it considering the benefits. The C2N is by far the most simple and effective backup solution for home users. For more information on the product check out the in depth review on CNET.com. [Background Music] My name is Dong Ngo and this has been the first look at the Clickfree C2N Backup Drive. ^M00:02:25 [ Music ] ^M00:02:28