Corsair Flash Voyager Port

Backup Wizard

Backup Wizard
 
The feature which will be most used is the backup wizard, so I will be focusing on that for today's review. Upon clicking the icon a separate window is opened, and you are asked what you wish to backup. The Smart Select is a nice feature, allowing you to quickly select only the most common folders. If you wish to select other files and folders not listed, then you will need to click 'Let me select items manually'.
 
NovaBackup Wizard Step 1
 
The next step only applies if you select 'Let me select items manually'. An extra step is added in to allow you to choose your files and folders, using a folder explorer on your left which is expanded across to the right when a folder is selected. What you need to do is locate the folders you wish to backup,then tick the box next to them and they will be selected for backing up.
 
NovaBackup Selecting files
 
The next step is to define your backup, selecting what type of backup you wish to perform and how to store it. You can choose to either append or overwrite the existing media; either should work perfectly well. The option between Full, Incremental, Differential and snapshot are all fairly familiar. I feel Full and Incremental are the most useful, with Full just doing  a complete copy of all your data each time, whilst incremental only backs up what has changed since the last backup.
 
NovaBackup Wizard Stage 2
 
Next up we have what I would call data handling. From this menu you can turn on/off data verification (I would suggest leaving this on), enable or disable software compression (I would recommend leaving this off, unless necessary as it will almost certainly slow things down) and also change virus scanning preferences. For some reason these options were greyed out for me, despite the latest AVG being installed - maybe it's just not supported with AVG.
 
Novabackup Wizard stage 3
 
Having progressed through all the previous stages you will reach the final step. On this page the main feature is the ability to select what launches the backup. Selected by default is 'OneButton', which is triggered by the button on the front of the Voyager Port. There are various other options that run the backup on a schedule, but this defeats the whole concept of the Port.
 
NovaBackup wizard stage 4    
 
Having successfully worked through the wizard, I am pleased to report that the software worked incredibly well. The integration with the Voyager Port worked flawlessly, and the activity icon in the system tray would spring into life the moment we pressed the button on the Port. Although our full Backup did take some time (it's certainly nowhere near as rapid as HDD to HDD), it wasn't unbearable. Once the initial Backup was done, incremental data backup was much faster, taking just a matter of minutes.    
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12-05-2009, 12:21:49

Luigi
"Losing hair over data back-ups? Then Corsair may have a solution for you, and it doesn't involve a wig!"



http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...104548403s.jpg

Find out how the Corsair Flash Voyager Port got along here.

12-05-2009, 16:05:39

Bungral
Very nice product and very nice review..

Thing is I'd need a pretty hefty memory stick to be able to back up enough data.

12-05-2009, 16:13:16

PeterStoba
Nice review, link to the 32GB drive is broken

As bungral said, its not big enough, unless you used it for major backups only...

12-05-2009, 16:21:48

Luigi
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='PeterStoba'
Nice review, link to the 32GB drive is broken

As bungral said, its not big enough, unless you used it for major backups only...
Its not broken, ebuyer have just run out of stock It would seem.

If It doesnt come back in stock in the next few days then Ill add a different link..

32/64gb may not seem enough, but actually, all my vital data was only a fraction of what I thought it would be.

12-05-2009, 17:14:54

tinytomlogan
Just buy a WD passport 160gb for 45 and use that, doesnt have to be the usb stick.

12-05-2009, 17:32:52

zak4994
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='tinytomlogan'
Just buy a WD passport 160gb for 45 and use that, doesnt have to be the usb stick.
Agree with Tom.

Relatives have one and it is awesomez

13-05-2009, 04:54:13

Luigi
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='tinytomlogan'
Just buy a WD passport 160gb for 45 and use that, doesnt have to be the usb stick.
Is that powered just through the USB? If you have to start faffing around with power bricks it kind of loses the appeal of the Port...

13-05-2009, 06:07:27

WC Annihilus
Yep, WD Passports go up through 500GB and are USB powered:

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=525

13-05-2009, 11:58:35

k4p84
we have one of the passports at work and it is excellent

i'm thinking of getting one for myself now

13-05-2009, 16:29:33

Sleekit
Looks amazing

I already own a Corsair Voyager but I think ill b sticking to my WD passport for the time being

13-05-2009, 18:13:30

zak4994
One thing I hate about the Passport is that it is so f00king expensive. Well for me anyways.

26-06-2009, 09:13:27

Tomcat31
Looks and sounds great. One question though is does the port/software allow for backup of the USB stick to your PC? as I would find that more useful backing up my PC to the USB Stick.

26-06-2009, 09:14:32

Luigi
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Tomcat31'
Looks and sounds great. One question though is does the port/software allow for backup of the USB stick to your PC? as I would find that more useful backing up my PC to the USB Stick.
I dont fully understand you there, sorry

26-06-2009, 09:32:02

Tomcat31
Sorry for not making my self clear. I currently keep alot of my documents and files on my USB stick as I work between 4 pc's at different locations. As such every so often I take a copy of my usb stick as save it to my PC. Can this device do this for at a press of a button?

26-06-2009, 09:33:48

Luigi
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Tomcat31'
Sorry for not making my self clear. I currently keep alot of my documents and files on my USB stick as I work between 4 pc's at different locations. As such every so often I take a copy of my usb stick as save it to my PC. Can this device do this for at a press of a button?
You can't link it to the button from what I can see, but it's quite simple to restore from the USB drive, if that is what you mean?

26-06-2009, 09:37:20

Tomcat31
Thanks for that, it sounds like this device will be no good for what i need to do, as i want a quicker way to take a backup of my usb stick rather than use the stick as a backup drive.
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