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Clickfree Traveler SSD

Clickfree Traveler SSD

Credit card-sized, no-brainer backup

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Looking at these results, you have to conclude that the 120GB HD version of Clickfree, also around £80, is a lot quicker and a lot more capacious than the Traveler. The HD is quite a bit bigger, but at the size of a pack of cards, it’s still manageable when you’re on the move.

Clickfree Traveler SSD

On the cards: a convenient but, alas, a slow backup device

A typical 16GB SSD Express Card costs around £40, so you’re paying another £40 for the backup firmware. You can buy back-up software for less than £40, but we’ve not seen another product that runs automatically without the need for set-up. For the particular kind of customer Clickfree aims at, the price premium probably won’t be a problem. If your backup concerns don’t warrant the extra security of an SSD, of course, you can buy a 16GB flash drive for under £20 and run it with backup freeware.

Verdict

The concept of having a back-up device, which does the whole thing automatically, is a really good one for those who either don’t have the skill or inclination to configure settings. Yet the issues with this particular implementation are that you’re paying over the odds for the SSD and it takes far too long to complete a backup. ®

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Clickfree Traveler SSD

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A good concept, but Traveler backups are slow and basic SSDs are considerably cheaper
Price: 16GB £80, 16GB, 32GB £120, 64GB £200 RRP

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