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Top 10 Backup Software for Windows PC 2016 – Quick Look

Welcome guys, today via this post we’ll be reviewing few best data backup software for PC. As we all know that we should always backup our files. This will help you get back your important data in the events of system crash or when hard drive failed. Bad news is that if you lose your data, it’s not possible to recover the lost data completely. Now the good news is that you’re at right place. Today via this post we will talk about top file backup software for Windows 10 Computer. You can install one of these backup utilities and save copies of important photos and music files either to a separate hard drive or to the cloud that’ll give you a complete piece of mind.

Best Free Computer Backup Software for PC 
Best Free Computer Backup Software for PC

Computer Backup Software

1. CrashPlan

CrashPlan is also a good backup software for windows users. It has both type of plans, paid and free. This app allows you to backup your files on any external drive or into any other PC on the same network or you can also their online storage space for backing up files. All the data stored under CrashPlan is totally secured.

CrashPlan Backup Tool
CrashPlan Backup Tool

Key Features: Unlimited Storage, storage to other computers over the network and 448-bit encryption.

Pricing: Free with limited features, $59.99/year for 1 computer and $149.99 /year for up to 10 computers.

Compatibility: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, up to Mac OS X 10.10 and Linux

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2. O&O Auto Backup 5

O&O Auto Backup 5 is a very simple and lite app which is even cheaper than other softwares, it just cost $29.95 for lifetime access but this app does not provide high security for saving data and you can only backup data in any other external storage which means you need to buy another external HDD for using this app.

O&O Auto Backup 5
O&O Auto Backup 5

Key Features: Simple interface, Automatic backup and sync and low price.

Price: Free trial with a lifetime license for $29.95/one PC.

Compatibility: Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10

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3. Paragon Backup And Recovery Home 15

Paragon Backup And Recovery Home 15 is a great app which you can use for recovering and backing up your whole data. This app lets you save your data on your external or internal HDD(partition) or you can also backup the data in any other computer on the same network. The best thing about this app is you can recover any file at any time using their recovery option.

Must Read: How to Backup Windows Drivers

Paragon Backup and Recovery Utility
Paragon Backup and Recovery Utility

Key Features: Customizable Backup and restore options, Create full System Image and create bootable media of your System.

Supported File Systems: NTFS (v1.2, v3.0, v3.1), FAT16, FAT32, Linux Swap.

Pricing: Free 30 trial and a paid version for $39.95 with lifetime access for 1 PC.

Compatibility: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.

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4. Acronis Backup For PC

Acronis Backup For PC is a great app for backing up your data of your PC. There are many backup products from Acronis from which one is PC Backup tool. This is a paid app but comes with 30 days trial for testing but for activating it yo might need to register yourself on their site.

Acronis Backup and Recovery
Acronis Backup and Recovery

This app backups file on external HDD or you can also backup the data in your computer’s HDD but for that you need to make a partition and mark the part under Acronis. The best thing about this app is even if the drive in which backup files were there is corrupted then also you can get your files back.

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Key Features: Full PC Image backup and restore, Automatic scheduled backup, Backup over same hard drive and Cloud backup.

Supported File Systems: FAT16/32, NTFS, Linux SWAP

Pricing: Free trial and after that, $89/year. Cloud Storage can be bought for $179 / 1 TB.

Compatibility: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP

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5. AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper has both the option paid and free. This app is very unique in this app you can select to backup the files you want or the whole system. This allows you to select the time when to backup files. You can backup the files in your PCs HDD or any external HDD. The best thing about this app is you can do any background work without worrying about your PC to hang.

AOMEI Backupper for data backup
AOMEI Backupper for data backup

Key Features: Full backup options for free, full control over backup & restore and Create full system clone.

Pricing: Free version will limited features and a Professional version for a price of $49 for lifetime for 2 PCs.

Compatibility: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP

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6. Google Drive

Google drive is really a great app to save and backup your data because your data is saved on SSL with high security. To backup data on google drive you need to do it manually, all data is stored online. Google drive gives you 15 GB free for life and afterwards $2 for each 100 GB space/month.

Google Drive - Backup PC
Google Drive – Backup PC

Key Features: 15 GB free storage and integration with Google services.

Pricing: Free 15 GB and $2/month for 100 GB and $9.99/month for 1 TB space

Compatibility: Web, Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS

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7. DropBox

DropBox is also a good cloud storage where you can backup your files easily as like google drive it also saves files on 128 SSl security. It’s easy to save files on dropbox all you need to do is drop the file in the dropbox folder and you will get access to the files on every device connected with dropbox.

DropBox Backup
DropBox Backup

It offers you about 2Gb free storage which can be increased upto 18Gb by referring your friends or you can also buy space at $10 per 1 TB/Month or $99 per 1TB/Year.

Suggested Reading: How to Back up and Restore your Hackintosh

Key Features: Multi-platform support and very simple to use

Pricing: Up to 18 GB of space achievable for free and 1TB space for $10/month, which can be billed for $99/year.

Compatibility: WebWindows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire and BlackBerry.

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8. Microsoft One Drive

Microsoft provides every PC with a one drive account with upto 15 GB Free storage for life which can be increased upto to 1 TB per month for $6.99/monthly. The process for backing up file to it as same the process for dropbox.

Onedrive for Bcakup
Onedrive for Bcakup

Key Features: Integrates with Microsoft products, Cheap pricing and 15 GB of free space

Pricing: Free 15 GB space and paid storage costing $1.99/month for 100 GB, $3.99/month for 200 GB and $6.99/month for 1 TB space.

Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS X , Android, iOS, Windows Phone.

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9. Box

Box is a great app for saving your files online. It provides high security and cheap storage plans. One of their most popular plan is of unlimited storage for $17/month which can be shared along 3 more users.

Box Backup
Box Backup

Key Features: Collaboration tools with extra security of Data, All business related features available and unlimited storage package.

Pricing: Free 10 GB space and $6/month for 100 GB and $17/month for unlimited space for up to 3 users.

Compatibility: Web, Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry.

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10. iCloud

iCloud is specially for IOS users. It provides around 5GB of free space for storing files online on a secure server with data protection assurance. You can extend the storage space for just $0.99/ month for 50Gb and 1 TB for $9.99/month.

iCloud Backup App
iCloud Backup App

While opting for iCloud just keep in mind that you will be only able to access your files from Apple devices or Windows for desktop.

Features: Integrates with Apple devices and offers multiple packages

Pricing: Free 5 GB space and 50 GB extra space for $0.99/month, 200 GB space for $2.99/month and 1 TB space for $9.99/month

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac OS X, and Windows PC

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As you know PC’s don’t have endless life, so keeping a backup of your system and important data is very important. In this posts we discussed the top PC file backup software for Windows and Mac. Some of them are free but some of them are paid. But it is a small price to pay for great piece of mind. If you know some other similar apps which we didn’t included in our list then please feel free to leave comment below. Do not forget to share the post because sharing is caring.

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