After configuring the options, throw in your
blank CD-R or CD-RW into the drive, click on Start and you are ready to
To test the software, I used NTI Backup to backup my entire
C:\WINDOWS directory. The software will then analyse the number of files needed as well as
total file size.
Before I encountered NTI Backup, I
was using the primitive way by using Adaptec Easy CD Creator and then manually drag and
drop my files into the CD Layout.
The wonderful part of NTI Backup is that when disk 1 is
full, it will automatically eject the CD-R and prompt you to insert disk 2 and so on until
the entire directories are backup. Before I encountered NTI Backup, I was using the
primitive way by using Adaptec Easy CD Creator and then manually drag and drop my files
into the CD Layout. Being a terrible miser, I always try to fill the CD-R to the brim,
which I always had a bad time doing so. :)
With NTI Backup, you are able to fill your CD-Rs with 650
MB of solid compressed data. In this way, you are able to pack more data and save some
cost on the medium as well.
Using NTI Backup also make data retrieval
easier. Imagine if you are using Easy CD Creater and you just want to restore a few
particular files. You will be a hard time finding which CDs the particular data are
located in. NTI Backup has a catalog system in which you just need to select the
individual files you want to restore, and it will prompt you to insert the correct CDs to
The restoration interface is also based on the same What,
Where and How interface. You just need to specify
"what" backup file, followed by "where" do you want to restore as well
as "how" the options should be like.
Special Thanks to Mr
Michael Tan of Convergent Systems
for the provision of the NTI Backup software.