Nero 10 Multimedia Suite Platinum HD Review and Giveaway

I’m definitely going to check this one out myself; Nero is a terrific program for burning CDs and DVDs.

Nero 10 Multimedia Suite Platinum HD is a compilation of software programs by Nero AG. To be precise it consists of the video editing software Nero Vision Xtra, the burning software Nero Burning ROM, the backup software Nero BackItUp & Burn and Nero Multimedia Tools. The platinum version on top of that adds a Blu-Ray disk playback plugin, move-it plugin for moving media between mobile devices and the Nero Creative CollectionPack 1 which is a collection of effects and themes for movies.

We have reviewed Nero Vison Xtra in our Nero Video Premium HD Review which you can check out for details. We will be concentrating this review on the two other modules that are part of Nero 10 Multimedia Suite Platinum HD.

Nero adds many different modules to its start menu folder, which can be confusing at first as it is not always clear what each module does.

nero start menu

The two core programs installed are Nero BackItUp and Nero Burning ROM.

Nero BackItUp Review

nero backitup

Nero BackItUp is a backup software program that can perform a variety of backup related tasks which including backup and restoration of data but also syncing of data.

The menubar on top leads to the available modules. The backup module offers the following options:

  • Autobackup, Configure automatic backups that are run on a schedule. Recommended to backup on an empty NTFS formatted external hard drive.
  • File Backup, Select files for backup using a built-in file browser. Supports network files as well.
  • Drive Backup, backup data on one of the connected hard drives or partitions of the computer system
  • Verification, verify the integrity of a previously created backup.
  • Job View, lists all backup jobs.

Backups can be stored on hard disks, optical discs, removable devices, network storage locations or online storage.

drive backup

Backups can be scheduled so that they are executed regularly. Additional backup options include compressing files that are backed up, using encryption to protect the files with a password and a list of expert options which include scripting support, email notifications, purging backups and status notification logging.

Previously created backups can be restored from the restore menu which is divided into file and drive restores.

Sync is the third option of Nero BackItUp & Burn which can be used to sync folders on the same computer system. All it takes is to select two folders on the system (including remote network locations) and configure the type of synchronization. The synchronization options are extensive and can be scheduled again to be run regularly on the system.

synchronize files

Tools finally can be used to create a disaster recovery disc which can be used along with previously created backups to restore the computer system to a previous state. That’s important in cases where the operating system does not boot anymore.

Nero BackItUp & Burn is a comprehensive backup and restoration software for the Windows operating system.

Nero Burning ROM Review

nero burning rom

Nero Burning ROM is a CD, DVD and Blu-Ray burning software for the Windows operating system. The program starts with an easy to use wizard that can be used to select a new burning job. Users first need to select what they want to burn, e.g. an audio CD, data CD, ISO image or DVD video. Nero Burning ROM will automatically switch to the correct output disc format depending on the data selection of the user.

Feature overview:

  • Customized Burning and Copying Options – Burn and copy to CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs or save disc images to hard drives, networks, and USB devices or span oversized files to multiple discs and different disc types.
  • Advanced Disc Data ProtectionAdvanced Disc Data Protection – Add state-of-the-art SecurDisc protection to your burned discs with personal passwords, encryption options and digital signatures. Get alerts before disc data deteriorates, allowing for time to back up.
  • Long-Lasting Disc Data ReadabilityLong-Lasting Disc Data Readability and Content Quality – Ensure that burned data is readable regardless of scratches, age, or deterioration with cutting-edge SecurDisc technology.
  • Convenient and Easy-to-Use OptionsConvenient Features That Do More Than Just Burning – Go beyond just burning and erase rewritable discs with the option to effectively retrieve data, convert audio files into other formats or rip Audio CDs directly with album cover, song titles and artists names.

Nero Burning ROM supports the two most common disc image formats ISO and IMG, as well as all Nero-native formats. The program lacks support for other disc formats though which at least some users may encounter from time to time.

Nero 10 Multimedia Suite Platinum HD Verdict

Nero 10 Multimedia Suite Platinum HD installs many different programs on the computer system offering backup, video editing and burning modules among many smaller utilities like a cover designers or video recoding. The sheer amount of programs can be confusing at times, especially for first time users. On the positive side though it removes the need to hunt for one of the supplied programs if they are needed for an operation.

The installer will install the Ask Toolbar if not unselected during installation.

Nero 10 Multimedia Suite Platinum HD Giveaway

We have five licenses to give away. Please let us know what you are currently using for your backup and burning needs.

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