PowerSuite Burns Through Storage Chores

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2004-09-27 Print this article Print

While not quite state-of-the-art in any area, NewSoft Technology's Presto DVD PowerSuite 2.0 proved to be quite capable.

As prices for DVD burners have dropped through the floor and compelling features such as dual-layer recording (which can store as much as 8.5GB on a single DVD) have become available, many people are taking the plunge and adding these burners to their systems.

If, like eWEEK Labs, you decide to take advantage of low OEM pricing for these devices, you might find yourself without any software to run it on. Luckily, a copy of NewSoft Technologys Presto DVD PowerSuite 2.0 found its way into my office, and I was able to give it a spin.

Like similar products, Presto DVD PowerSuite 2.0 contains many tools for creating data, video, and music DVDs or CDs and includes DVD copying capabilities. While not quite state-of-the-art in any area, all the tools proved to be quite capable, and I was able to quickly begin archiving on DVDs.

One area where Presto DVD PowerSuite 2.0 falls short against competitors such as Roxios Easy Media Creator is in system backups. Although I could manually back up data, Presto DVD PowerSuite didnt include any scheduled reminder features.

Presto DVD PowerSuite 2.0 is priced at $69.95. For more information, go to www.newsoftinc.com.

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Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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