AOMEI Backupper Review – What I Found Good And Bad In AOMEI Backupper?

Backing up data stored in your PC is one of must do things after having a trustworthy antivirus software. It might be no big deal for a general Windows PC users, But It is no less than a matter of life and death, for those who store very sensitive and important business documents and/or content in hard drive. As well as You can just imagine, What happens when you loss old family photos and videos that matter to you a lot after data loss due to hard drive, your own mistake, virus and any other reason.

This is why, PC experts strongly recommend, backup your data before you look for a data recovery software. In fact, A data recovery can not 100% recover lost data. I am saying this out of personal experience. But most of PC users either neglect it or find it difficult to backup their data. Because Windows built in backup utility is not easy to use as well as It lacks many must have backup features. On top of that Most of Windows users even don’t know that Windows have a backup utility.

You must be thinking what to do to tackle this issue? In this regard, I would like to introduce a feature rich yet easy to use backup software called AOMEI Backupper to my respected readers. Let’s have a bird’s eye view of each of them to know the features of AOMEI Backupper.

Is AOMEI Backupper Free To Use / Freeware? 

AOMEI Backupper is available in standard, professional, Server, Technician and Technician plus editions. Standard edition is free to use with limited number of features for non commercial use while professional, Server, Technician and Technician plus editions have a few additional and advanced backup features. Paid editions of AOMEI Backupper are available priced at ranging from 49$ to 159$, 499$ and 799$.

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The User Interface Of AOMEI Backupper

Unlike other backup programs I have used till now, AOMEI Backupper is truly easy to use and user friendly. There is nothing you need to discover as well as You no need to dig into complicated settings. Each and every backup feature is very easy to use.

While using AOMEI Backupper, I found it a very lightweight piece of software on system resources.

What Does AOMEI Backupper Do For Its Users?

Now a bit about some of its worth mentioning features. Though the primary feature of AOMEI Backupper is back up data. But I found it more than a backup software. Let me first tell you about its main feature.

AOMEI Backupper lets you backup any type of data / content, including photos, videos, audios, text, documents etc. In addition to a file, It also helps you back up the entire hard drive, partition and folder. And my personal favorite backup feature is that the entire operating system can be backed up and cloned with a few clicks.

Where Can You Backup Your Data To?

AOMEI Backupper can back up your data to internal and external hard drives (IDE, SATA, SCSI disk, SSD RAID), USB pen drives and CD / DVD discs. In addition, You can also set NAS (Network Attached Storage) as a destination folder.

Set Passwords On Backups For Security Purposes

You may enable encryption for backups to set a password on backup. This security feature protects any sensitive / business data from falling into the wrong hands, If your backup gets stolen or lost. No one can access or restore data without entering correct password.

Save Disk Space

It also helps you save disk space. You can instruct it to compress backed up data. You may choose between normal and high levels. High level takes a long time to create backups.

Split Data Into Pieces

AOMEI Backupper comes to rescue If you want to backup big amount of data, but external hard, USB, CD /DVD or any other storage device runs out of space. You can instruct to split data into pieces and backup data to more than one storage devices.

Migrate Operating System To Another PC Without Reinstalling And Data Loss

I would like to name Clone feature a very useful feature for computer repair technicians. I personally love it. It saves lots of precious time and makes things easier. This great feature lets you clone or migrate operating system to SSD and another PC without data loss and reinstalling Windows 10, 7 and 8.

1)- The process is very simple. Clone operating system and move / migrate. All you need to do is Go to utilities and click create bootable media to create a rescue bootable media and burn it to DVD or USB drive.

2)- Connect the bootable media to the PC you want to move / migrate to and start restoring. Simple

In addition, You can also clone entire hard drive and any preferred partition.

What I Did Not Like In AOMEI Backupper While My Test?

AOMEI Backupper Lacks FTP Backup

Before installing it, I was expecting FTP backup option, But AOMEI Backupper does not support backup to FTP.

Not Installed AOMEI Backupper, Can’t Restore Backed Up Data 

AOMEI Backupper has an other shortcoming that I don’t like. Your data is backed up to an image file. And the problem is that You can’t restore backed up data without AOMEI Backupper. You’ll have to install it to restore data you backed up earlier. For an example, You back up data of your PC to an external hard drive and then you want to restore it on your friend’s PC, You can’t do so without it. You’ll have to install it on your friend’s PC.

Final Words

Though, AOMEI Backupper has many shortcomings that should be addressed by developers at Aomeitech.com, But overall, I found AOMEI Backupper a great piece of software. It is easy to use, user friendly, fast and lightweight. It did not lag, hang and crash while my test.

Have you used it? Please do share with me and others, What you found good and bad in AOMEI Backupper? You may use the comment section below to share your experience, precious thoughts and suggestions.

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