I like this Program best for backup ,for BOTH Mac and PC,it came with my Seagate External Hard drive.
I bought the full program and costs 35 or so bucks.
Here's the link to the site, try the 30 day trial.Mind you I have never restored from it.THAT is the true test of such a program.Can it BACKUP and RESTORE!http://www.memeo.com/autobackupstd.php
Let us know if you think it works for you!
You're right. Almost any program can backup effectively (to some degree at least). The problem is when you want to restore the data, will it work.
My advice - Don't move to any new back up system without testing it, regardless of what people say here.
My experience with some inexpensive/free programs has been terrible and was worse than dragging the files back manually. I'd suggest to anyone even considering a new backup program that they should (redundantly) create a back up, (a 1 week trial would be great), and then try a restore. If it doesn't work, you've only lost a weeks worth of time but no files. Don't wait until the last minute when you actually need the files to find out your "solution" doesn't work the way you hoped...
Again, speaking from experience....