Acronis True Image Western Digital WD Edition Software
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Acronis True Image Western Digital WD Edition Software

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Found 21st Aug 2011
A great backup software, free for (most of?) WD HDD users.

Acronis True Image WD Edition Software

Acronis True Image WD Edition Software helps you to completely clone your current system drive onto your new WD hard drive. Cloning makes an exact copy of your old system drive on your new WD hard drive, including the operating system, applications, data, preferences, and email settings. Everything will be present and operate exactly as it did on your old hard drive. Acronis True Image WD Edition now supports WD Advanced Format Drives and ensures that all partitions are optimally aligned.

ATIWD is based on the award winning Acronis True image Home 2009 backup, restore and disaster recovery program.

Key Features of Acronis True Image WD Edition Software:

Drive Cloning - Copies the source drive to a new WD drive, leaving all data on the source drive.
Drive Migration - Erase the source drive after the new WD drive has been imaged.
Drive Deployment - Enables users to prepare a WD drive so that selected folders or partitions can be excluded from the destination image.
Drive Image Backup - The long-term usage of the Drive Kit software will be to provide full drive image backups of a source drive at any time. Backup drive images will be stored as a file, which can be copied to any direct attached drive, network attached storage drive or optical media (CD/DVD).
Drive Image Recovery - The Recovery Manager enables users to restore a drive image from a direct or network attached drive. The Recovery Manager can also either erase just a portion of the drive to be used for the restored drive image, or all of the previous OS.
Create a Bootable Standalone Recovery Manager - With the Drive Kit software, users can create a bootable ISO image file, which contains the WD Drive Kit Standalone Recovery Manager software.
Recover a Drive Image from the Bootable Recovery Manager Software - The bootable Standalone Recovery Manager enables users to recover a drive image from either a CD/DVD drive, a direct attached drive, or a network attached drive.
Download the Data Lifeguard Tools software (Acronis True Image WD Edition and user manual and the WD diagnostic tool) and follow the instructions provided to complete the installation.
Acronis True Image WD Edition Software

File Size: 151 MB (approx.)
Version: 14157
Publish Date: 7/20/2011
Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Supported Languages

Version 14157 is an English Only release.
Versions in all other WD supported languages will be provided shortly.

17 Comments

If it is like the same version I have you can make this work for all hard drives by typing in T - O (while holding down ALT

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Cozworth806

If it is like the same version I have you can make this work for all hard … If it is like the same version I have you can make this work for all hard drives by typing in T - O (while holding down ALT


Not sure, I thought Acronis True Image was a software with GUI rather than command line? When shall I type "T - O" please?

If you don't have a WD drive in the PC then it will error on that basis, and that is when you can use the TO to override it and allow access.
It is a GUI and works well.

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Cozworth806

If you don't have a WD drive in the PC then it will error on that basis, … If you don't have a WD drive in the PC then it will error on that basis, and that is when you can use the TO to override it and allow access.It is a GUI and works well.


This is genius. How do you exactly do that please? Shall I hold down the ALT and press the T and O when the error message pops up? Cheers.

Yep, error message comes up... Press & hold Alt, T & O (Technical Override I believe)
May take a couple of attempts but dont think you have a time limit or owt?

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Cozworth806

Yep, error message comes up... Press & hold Alt, T & O (Technical … Yep, error message comes up... Press & hold Alt, T & O (Technical Override I believe)May take a couple of attempts but dont think you have a time limit or owt?


It is a good trick. And amazingly, I found that it runs for my Seagate too, I don't need to do anything.

Worth a punt for free.

is this meant to be a link to a software download, or just an awareness about pressing the keys? The link doesn't seem to work.

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BlackCloud

is this meant to be a link to a software download, or just an awareness … is this meant to be a link to a software download, or just an awareness about pressing the keys? The link doesn't seem to work.


If you look for the direct link for the download, it is

download.wdc.com/ati…exe

It might end up being removed for security reason though.
Edited by: "qinyanggl" 31st Aug 2011

Banned

wouldnt go near this software again after version 10

the verified backups I tried to restore from were corrupt!

basically its unreliable

csiman

wouldnt go near this software again after version 10the verified backups … wouldnt go near this software again after version 10the verified backups I tried to restore from were corrupt!basically its unreliable

I've haven't had a problem with it myself (touch wood!).

@Cozworth806 Thanks for the tip -- I'll have to try that next time.

It seems certain features are added to the Western Digital edition before being added to the retail release of Acronis True Image (e.g. USB 3.0 support).

If it helps anyone, I always create the image from the recovery media rather than within Windows and I always verify the image manually rather than let the program do it as part of creating the backup.

The other thing I do is create a checksum file of the backup file(s) created using HashCheck when returning to Windows. This way I have another way of 'verifying' a backup even on a system that doesn't have Acronis True Image installed. It also means if I copy/move/burn a file I know it hasn't been corrupted.

Banned

C-K

I've haven't had a problem with it myself (touch wood!).@Cozworth806 … I've haven't had a problem with it myself (touch wood!).@Cozworth806 Thanks for the tip -- I'll have to try that next time.It seems certain features are added to the Western Digital edition before being added to the retail release of Acronis True Image (e.g. USB 3.0 support).If it helps anyone, I always create the image from the recovery media rather than within Windows and I always verify the image manually rather than let the program do it as part of creating the backup.The other thing I do is create a checksum file of the backup file(s) created using HashCheck when returning to Windows. This way I have another way of 'verifying' a backup even on a system that doesn't have Acronis True Image installed. It also means if I copy/move/burn a file I know it hasn't been corrupted.


so you have tried reinstalling using your verified images?

csiman

so you have tried reinstalling using your verified images?

Of course! From my POV, there's only so much verifing the backup image within Acronis True Image can do, so apart from keeping a note of the file(s) checksums, actually restoring a backup is always the best way of making sure the image is valid. TBH this goes for any backup software not just Acronis True Image.

Thanks for the link above...

Having read reviews on much of the backup software, everyone seems to have had failures and none seems a certainty...

I can't comment on this WD edition but I used the trial version to backup my laptop drive to my NAS and restore it to my new SSD. It worked a treat, unlike the Toshiba system restore disks that fell into confusion during the re-partitioning phase.

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I normally do a fresh backup using Ghost and Acronis after installing OS, and then another Ghost and Acronis after service packs. From then on, I use Acronis for incremental backups.

Try clonezilla (open source) instead of Ghost, better than Acronis and Ghost.
Run it live from USB stick and it can copy whole disks / partitions etc. I use it in corporate environment and I've found it much better than Ghost or Altiris.
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