Windows 10: Should I settle on Acronis True Image (paid version) or Macrium?

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  1.    30 Mar 2018 #31

    I think Macrium should offer free shares to senior members of this forum considering all the new business we have generated for them!
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  2.    30 Mar 2018 #32

    simrick said: View Post
    LOL!
    I meant "also" as in "for the features" plus to support them. I appreciate the RDR, Incrementals and MIG. Macrium have saved my a$$ many times - MIG alone is worth the money.
    It is a shame the free version does no have incrementals as free version of AOEMI backupper does and it is making inroads into the market. I have had AOEMI fail (on 32bit uefi tablets, it just faiks miserably) and it is not as flexible but incrementals give it a marketing edge for some users.

    However, I use Home version and gladly paid. Rapid Delta Restore is the canine fluffy bits in my opinion.
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  3.    30 Mar 2018 #33

    cereberus said: View Post
    It is a shame the free version does no have incrementals as free version of AOEMI backupper does and it is making inroads into the market. I have had AOEMI fail (on 32bit uefi tablets, it just faiks miserably) and it is not as flexible but incrementals give it a marketing edge for some users.
    You can get the Pro version free at the moment AOMEI Backupper Professional Edition for Lifetime Unlimited Giveaway - Windows 10 Forums

    This deals with UEFI (according to them) and makes real time backup of selected folders.
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       30 Mar 2018 #34

    lx07 said: View Post
    You can get the Pro version free at the moment AOMEI Backupper Professional Edition for Lifetime – Unlimited Giveaway - Windows 10 Forums

    This deals with UEFI (according to them) and makes real time backup of selected folders.
    Thanks! I scarfed that up. It's ok to have a backup to the backup! :)
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  5.    30 Mar 2018 #35

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Thanks! I scarfed that up. It's ok to have a backup to the backup! :)
    Me too. Don't know if it is better than Macrium but doubling up makes sense to me also.
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  6.    30 Mar 2018 #36

    cereberus said: View Post
    It is a shame the free version does no have incrementals as free version of AOEMI backupper does and it is making inroads into the market. I have had AOEMI fail (on 32bit uefi tablets, it just faiks miserably) and it is not as flexible but incrementals give it a marketing edge for some users.

    However, I use Home version and gladly paid. Rapid Delta Restore is the canine fluffy bits in my opinion.
    Good to know. I am happy with Macrium and won't bother with AEOMI.
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  7.    30 Mar 2018 #37

    I asked Aomei support about the key and they said it would fail to activate after the time period was over. I tried to use the backup dll file mentioned in another thread to save the Pro version and it didn't work.

    Later yesterday, I was working with an older PC and Macrium worked great replacing an older smaller hard drive and using my network to backup/restore it from. Macrium is all I need.
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  8.    30 Mar 2018 #38

    Access Denied said: View Post
    I asked Aomei support about the key and they said it would fail to activate after the time period was over. I tried to use the backup dll file mentioned in another thread to save the Pro version and it didn't work.

    Later yesterday, I was working with an older PC and Macrium worked great replacing an older smaller hard drive and using my network to backup/restore it from. Macrium is all I need.
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  9.    21 Aug 2018 #39

    Hi Ibeck.

    For my 2 cents worth I'm very pleased with Macrium Reflect Free. I don't use the automated options and don't let its services run in the background. I take periodic full backup images and it works fine. I've had zero issues with it and have restored images on my Dell XPS 8900 desktop and my wife's Acer Aspire desktop (both Windows 10 Pro).

    I have used it to clone HDDs to SSDs on both machines and had no problems. I abandoned my licensed ATI 2015 last year. The images were solid, no issues with data integrity or anything like that but otherwise I had nothing but headaches with it. First thing was a major headache creating boot media. Then there was a problem in that version where it wouldn't verify images on Windows.

    It won't retain certain settings, won't retain my saved exclusions (had to keep re-adding them every time). Backup images were disappearing from its list and would not let me add then back in, and so. IDK about the new versions but I hate the ATI 2015 user interface. It's anything but intuitive. I'll stick with Macrium Reflect Free any day.
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  10.    25 Aug 2018 #40

    Hi folks
    whatever you use you can never have too much backup. I'm sure about 70% of Windows problems could be fixed if people backed up their systems regularly.

    Also folks DO test a restore from time to time -- it's no good taking backups for Donkey's Years and then you need a restore and it fails -- might be simply due to backup media has become defective or whatever. It's best to have more than one - and as I pointed out earlier those who have NAS type systems should back those up as well -- large capacity HDD space is cheap these days -- for data backup you don't need mega fast disks either --those small 4TB WD pocket sized self powered passport drives are ideal for that purpose -- connect via USB3 still acceptable performance although if using 2 or 3 at the same time it's best to connect them via a powered hub.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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