Can I use the free backup software that came with my external drive?

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On your recommendation I recently purchased an external drive to use as a place to put my backups. I was surprised to find that it came with free backup software included. Why wouldn’t I just use that instead of downloading or even purchasing something else?

I get this question a lot, so you’re most certainly not alone in wondering.

Here’s my take on the situation: I don’t know what free backup software came with your drive.

And chances are, neither do you.

And that should tell you something.

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Footnotes & references

1: AKA “crapware”.

2: I get nothing for recommending them – they still have no affiliate program. I just recommend Reflect because it’s good, and it’s served me well over the years.

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