eTesting Labs Comparison Study Rates Roxio's GoBack Highest Among PC System Restoration Software Tested

eTesting Labs Comparison Study Rates Roxio's GoBack Highest Among PC System Restoration Software Tested

Study Highlights GoBack's Advantages Over Microsoft Me System Restore, SecondChance by PowerQuest

MILPITAS, Calif., December 12, 2000 - Roxio, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Adaptec, today announced the release of an eTesting Labs (formerly ZD Labs) comparison study that rates GoBack 2.2 highest among today's newest system restoration and recovery software tested.

According to the published study: "Overall, Roxio's GoBack software completed more tasks with a higher level of flexibility than SecondChance and Windows Me System Restore. GoBack used a variety of additional features to make system and file recovery easier to accomplish."

eTesting Labs devised a rating system to assess each software's ability to restore a system after:

  • deleting a variety of different file types and structures (documents, DLLs, system files, applications and folders).
  • a virus had corrupted the system.
  • a registry change.
  • moving or rearranging folders and files, including application files that were dependent on location.
  • a system failure (power loss) occurred while applications that maintained a disk cache of an opened document were in use. The study also tested each product's ability to restore only changed or corrupted files. Testing on a Windows 98 platform, GoBack scored 10 points to SecondChance's 7. On the Windows Me platform, GoBack scored 10 points to System Restore's 5. The full study can be viewed at http://cgi.zdnet.com/slink?61643.

About Roxio

Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, develops and markets the best-selling digital media software in the world. Roxio offers award-winning software products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing and has an installed base of over 150 million users. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major hardware manufacturers, through leading retailers, through Internet partnerships and through direct sales at www.roxio.com. Roxio's parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; http://www.sonic.com) is the leader in digital media software and provides a broad range of software tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users and technology partners. Sonic's products range from professional DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies that are used to produce the majority of Hollywood movies released on DVD, to the award-winning Roxio- and Sonic-branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup applications that have become the premiere solutions for consumers and business users worldwide. Sonic's AuthorScript® is the de facto standard for CD and DVD burning and formatting and has been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Broadcom, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.

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