1.    28 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Acronis True Image vs Macrium Reflect

    I was toying with buying a copy of Acronis true Image now that it is on sale, but I figured I'd ask for some thoughts before doing so.

    Mainly, I'm looking for the ability to boot from CD/USB and create an image of a hard drive, for backup or recovery purposes. Then, if needed, I can restore the image or access it to extract file. I've used Acronis in the past to do this, but can Macrium handle this process? I have very limited experience with Macrium Reflect Free, and I have no need to use the software for "backup" purposes, in terms of backing up data or a running computer.
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  2.    28 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 10 Pro x64
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  3.    28 Jun 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 1,871
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    I would not use Acronis even if it's free. Was a long time Acronis user and quit using it since version 2009 once I found out it modified the MBR and put services that were hard/impossible to get rid of even if I uninstalled Acronis.
    Acronis Leftover Drivers? | Knowledge Base

    Macrium free is all you need to do backup/restore and you don't even need to create CD/USB to boot from, you can set up to either:

    1. Run as dual boot from HD/SSD with Windows
    2. Solved FYI: Setup Macrium Rescue to boot from an Internal/External USB HD/SSD - Windows 10 Forums
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  4.    28 Jun 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    I had problems with Acronis software too as Post 3. Macrium Reflect has been fine for me.
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  5.    28 Jun 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Posts : 567
    Win 7/10

    +1 for Macrium Reflect (I have a paid version). I used to have Acronis, it failed me twice trying to restore, it didn't get a third chance.
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