Acronis True Image 2013 for only £14.36 @ scan
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Acronis True Image 2013 for only £14.36 @ scan

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Found 19th Feb 2013
This is a great PC Backup / Hard drive cloning tool. I use it for cloning a hard drive with a clean windows install incase I quickly need to re-build a pc due to software issues etc.

"True Image 2013 by Acronis protects your photos, documents, music, mail, programs, contacts, calendars, and more"

This is normaly around £39.95 so this is a real bargain.

Compatible with Windows 8.

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Great price, hot!

scorchio! This will work with large HDDs (previous versions wouldn't backup to HDDs bigger than 1TB).

I use Macrium reflect free edition. Does the same job and easy to use. Cloned two system ssd's, very fast too

Can you use this on all your machines or is it just a single machine licence and I assume it will work with Windows 7 64-bit. Thanks.

peterfoster

Can you use this on all your machines or is it just a single machine … Can you use this on all your machines or is it just a single machine licence and I assume it will work with Windows 7 64-bit. Thanks.


I assume it is for a single machine only and yes, it will work on Windows 7 64-bit.

Banned

hope its more reliable than the 2012 version which couldnt restore from my verified backups! oO

welshdragon01

I use Macrium reflect free edition. Does the same job and easy to use. … I use Macrium reflect free edition. Does the same job and easy to use. Cloned two system ssd's, very fast too



I've used this as well and it worked brilliantly. 5*'s to Macrium Reflect free edition.

welshdragon01

I use Macrium reflect free edition. Does the same job and easy to use. … I use Macrium reflect free edition. Does the same job and easy to use. Cloned two system ssd's, very fast too



Thanks for the software information, will give it a try.

Found the earlier version great to use so hot for me!

The 2013 version works very well with windows 8 and is a bargain at this price. Tried many alternatives recently and ended up coming back to this. Macrium reflect is solid but in free edition lacks the features i need like incremental backups or differential etc. Thats why its free.

Acronis had a few patchy phases over the last few years but i'm very happy with this edition for both work and home.

Otoh, i wouldn't buy from scam based on personal experience but then you're unlikely to return this so you'll just feel dirty for supporting them rather than having to deal with their "service"

Great software. However it is fussy about cloning drives of the same size from different manufacturers.
Hit and miss In this regard. I now use freeware that will do this job from within windows without problems.

Cloning drives as a backup is definitely the way forward for windows installs IMO. I had a 2tb drive which was showing signs of imminent failure. Full clone of the 500gb windows boot partition in less than 3 hours. Saves a huge amount of time vs rebuilding drive from scratch even with backups.
Edited by: "alera" 19th Feb 2013

welshdragon01

I use Macrium reflect free edition. Does the same job and easy to use. … I use Macrium reflect free edition. Does the same job and easy to use. Cloned two system ssd's, very fast too



I also use Macrium free edition. I used it with HDD and also SSD (very good a making a quick backup in case it dies, 50Gb image in about 12 minutes )

Great product - expected a link to a download but nothing yet

I've had a few bad experiences with Acronis stuff - they offer all the features but I'd be in 2 minds about trusting my key HDD backups to their software - especially when you can do it with free software (for home use only, of course) anyway

Someone already mentioned Macrium Reflect Free which is great and offers a bootable disc for disaster recovery which works well (used it more than once)

As for cloning to/from HDDs and SSDs - Easeus Partition Manager Free works VERY well for cloning discs/moving partitions etc. - MiniTool Partition Wizard is similar but also adds 'Align' to the toolbox for resetting the alignment of HDDs cloned to SSDs (for greater performance!)

So whilst it's a good deal for this item - you actually don't need it at all

Did all you know widows 7 has a backup tool that can make a backup image of you hard drive built in for free, also you can make a boot disc to load it back if your system does not boot up.

nextofwindows.com/how…ge/

csiman

hope its more reliable than the 2012 version which couldnt restore from … hope its more reliable than the 2012 version which couldnt restore from my verified backups! oO


I'd second that - it's terrifying how many people ran into that, I mean it's backup software where you cannot recover - erm?

dwl99

I assume it is for a single machine only and yes, it will work on Windows … I assume it is for a single machine only and yes, it will work on Windows 7 64-bit.


I use my (earlier version) on lots of machines - I routinely image up my customer s PCs before we work on them and also when we sell our refurbs so I have a copy of the hard drive image. So no , not restricted to just 1 PC as far as I am aware. Just buy 1 and install again and again. Do what I do and create a little text file on a usb stick with the product key so you can cut and paste it when the disc says it need s it !

solidamber

Did all you know widows 7 has a backup tool that can make a backup image … Did all you know widows 7 has a backup tool that can make a backup image of you hard drive built in for free, also you can make a boot disc to load it back if your system does not boot up.http://www.nextofwindows.com/how-to-back-up-your-entire-hard-drive-in-windows-7-using-create-a-system-image/


I have seen this Win 7 System Image fail to re-deploy to a hard drive twice now so not the most reliable IMHO.
Edited by: "ianhalling" 19th Feb 2013

Not all back up software will back up to a network drive. Acronis does - and is fast - it usually has a good cloning and secure disk wiping utility in the tools menu !
Edited by: "ianhalling" 19th Feb 2013

Does Acronis have a real-time backup mode? Or is it manually/scheduled backups only?

ianhalling

I use my (earlier version) on lots of machines - I routinely image up my … I use my (earlier version) on lots of machines - I routinely image up my customer s PCs before we work on them and also when we sell our refurbs so I have a copy of the hard drive image. So no , not restricted to just 1 PC as far as I am aware. Just buy 1 and install again and again. Do what I do and create a little text file on a usb stick with the product key so you can cut and paste it when the disc says it need s it !



Newer acronis has product activation and can only be installed once. Boot media can be used on other pcs but that's not quite the same.

Musicrab

Does Acronis have a real-time backup mode? Or is it manually/scheduled … Does Acronis have a real-time backup mode? Or is it manually/scheduled backups only?



It has pretty much everything! Check out their website

acronis.co.uk/hom…ge/
Edited by: "dangel" 19th Feb 2013

Is the plus version worthwhile or do other free options provide the same facilities. If I correctly recall the plus option is for transferring to a computer with different hardware.

Just wondered if say the motherboard/CPU/other device failed and another one was needed..What will happen regarding installing the backup if a different motherboard/CPU/other device was installed in the computer?

Does any software exist nowadays to transfer sofware from a 32bit to a 64bit architecture to save re-installing things again?

I use Paragon's free offering for regular backups, and If I want to clone it has to be Clonezilla.

I stopped using Acronis when it stopped being rock solid reliable.

thetarget

Is the plus version worthwhile or do other free options provide the same … Is the plus version worthwhile or do other free options provide the same facilities. If I correctly recall the plus option is for transferring to a computer with different hardware.Just wondered if say the motherboard/CPU/other device failed and another one was needed.

Correct. I use an earlier version of ATU Plus when cloning boot drives to different motherboards and it has not failed me once on the handful of occasions it has been used.

Banned

therealjohnpeat

I'd second that - it's terrifying how many people ran into that, I mean … I'd second that - it's terrifying how many people ran into that, I mean it's backup software where you cannot recover - erm?


exactly - I think too many people rate this software as great as it states it has backed up and verified successfully. Those of us who have actually later tried to restore from verified backups then see how dodgy this software really is

they are punishing paying customers I bought an upgrade from the WD edition and it is such a pain to install

Iv'e used windows7 built in imaging a number of times without issues.

acronis went to hell after 2011 when they merged it with drive image and dropped all linux support, you can get this for free a lot with new hard disks from seagate etc.

dangel

It has pretty much everything! Check out their website … It has pretty much everything! Check out their website http://www.acronis.co.uk/homecomputing/products/trueimage/#overview

"Set and forget" scheduling. I cannot see from the blurb but can anybody tell me if this includes "back up upon change" or "real-time"? Thanks.
Edited by: "Musicrab" 20th Feb 2013

Why pay for something that you can do for free with a free tool, like Paragon's free and simple tool, EASEUS, Clonezilla and - and a very long line of free etceteras. I don't dis-like Acronis but I do dislike paying for something that I can do for free.

thetarget

Is the plus version worthwhile or do other free options provide the same … Is the plus version worthwhile or do other free options provide the same facilities. If I correctly recall the plus option is for transferring to a computer with different hardware. Just wondered if say the motherboard/CPU/other device failed and another one was needed..What will happen regarding installing the backup if a different motherboard/CPU/other device was installed in the computer?Does any software exist nowadays to transfer sofware from a 32bit to a 64bit architecture to save re-installing things again?



32->64 no, not that i'm aware of.

If you're changing motherboard and staying with 32 or 64 there's a good chance 7 or 8 will simply boot anyway - it's often amazed me when i've tried it (for fun). I'd recommend reinstalling though.

csiman

exactly - I think too many people rate this software as great as it … exactly - I think too many people rate this software as great as it states it has backed up and verified successfully. Those of us who have actually later tried to restore from verified backups then see how dodgy this software really is



Acronis were the biz-niz when Ghost turned to a load of balls (i.e. when ghost became drive image) and (as said earlier) they've had some ups and downs in recent years. For that reason I tried a whole stack of alternatives and still came back to the 2013 edition. I've used it successfully across networks to restore and backup on multiple machines - not had any issues thus far. Have you given it a go or are you just talking about previous versions?

Musicrab

"Set and forget" scheduling. I cannot see from the blurb but can anybody … "Set and forget" scheduling. I cannot see from the blurb but can anybody tell me if this includes "back up upon change" or "real-time"? Thanks.



yup, it automatically archives previous versions of files. "Nonstop backup New

True Image 2013 records ongoing changes as you work, so you can revisit any file, folder or your entire system as it was at a specific point in time."

Edited by: "dangel" 20th Feb 2013

solidamber

Did all you know widows 7 has a backup tool that can make a backup image … Did all you know widows 7 has a backup tool that can make a backup image of you hard drive built in for free, also you can make a boot disc to load it back if your system does not boot up.



Have you ever tried to use it?
Can't backup to network drives, very little configuration available, makes huge backups so you need tons of storage, and then doesn't work when you try to restore.
It was after a year or so struggling with Win 7 backup that I bought Acronis. Night and day.
Edited by: "thegasman" 20th Feb 2013

Noclouds

Why pay for something that you can do for free with a free tool, like … Why pay for something that you can do for free with a free tool, like Paragon's free and simple tool, EASEUS, Clonezilla and - and a very long line of free etceteras. I don't dis-like Acronis but I do dislike paying for something that I can do for free.



As I said earlier, there's more features on paid backup software - companies give away 'free' editions as advertising and hope you'll upgrade to the 'pro' one or recommend it in the workplace etc. Nothing wrong with that but compare like for like - if the free edition covers your use case then fine, use it That's not to say is equivalent though.
Personally i don't mind paying for a better package with the features I need - but that value is relative to my own use Nobody is rubbishing the alternatives, in fact I'd say Acronis ought to offer a 'free' edition with a reduced feature set for the same reason. OTOH they are always having some offer or another on so you can often pick up multiple copies for very good money (i've got three spare keys with free plus packs for example).

I really wish the 'happy' smiley here didn't look so darn smug - it's not really what i'm trying to express in my comments!
Edited by: "dangel" 20th Feb 2013

Flipd

Correct. I use an earlier version of ATU Plus when cloning boot drives to … Correct. I use an earlier version of ATU Plus when cloning boot drives to different motherboards and it has not failed me once on the handful of occasions it has been used.



dangel

32->64 no, not that i'm aware of.



Thanks

Ive always struggled with free versions of other software.
Clonezilla is great, but only for offline use.
If I had a linux desktop, I would use rsync. But for windows, you definitely need something like acronis.
Bought one and heat added. Thanks !
Edited by: "mustoofa" 20th Feb 2013
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