Which is faster? Macrium or Acronis?

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  1. pietcorus2's Avatar
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       #21

    The only reason for installing Acronis is the "Try&Decide"- function which still works in 1809 also .
    I prefer Macrium ( CD) for backups/restore..........
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  2. Compumind's Avatar
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       #22

    cereberus said:
    Acronis does not care about the 'little' person, only corporate customers.
    Valid statement. However, their corporate offerings are excellent.

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  3. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       #23

    Personally, judging backup software based on speed is akin to trying to compare the quality of the food at Mickey D's and a Fine New York restaurant.

    The accuracy and reliability are far more important than a few seconds, or even a couple minutes difference in backup processing time. And the appearance of easier to use, if applicable, doesn't change the end result...... a reliable image you can trust to restore correctly.

    I've used Macrium for years now, and will continue to do so.
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  4. Compumind's Avatar
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       #24

    f14tomcat said:
    The accuracy and reliability are far more important than a few seconds, or even a couple minutes difference in backup processing time.
    I couldn't have said that any better.

    Additionally, ease of use is critical to the non-technical end user.
    I'm constantly amazed that so many people do not even know what a backup is.
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  5. Posts : 1
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       #25

    This is the nvme usb enclosure era now . I have a usb 3.1 gen 2, m key , 1 GB/s enclosure . I have been using acronis oem version . The backup/restore speeds is around 1 GB/s +/- ( that's gigabyte per second ) , it can go from 700-1200 MB/s . Getting it to recognize from a usb boot was tricky , i had to made a usb rescue from an older acronis oem version . I moved to macrium because acronis premium features are expensive . So i tried macrium reflect free , and it's around 300 MB/s . It's not a disaster but it made me realize that on a long operation my enclosure gets hot and i have to keep an eye on it or deal with it .Meanwhile i didnt manage to speek to macrium ( because they have a home paid version) but I managed to contact easeus ToDo and they confirm that their software is slower on the free version .
    I do the backup from the usb boot now because office key was locked when i did a backup from windows .
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  6. reddwarf4ever's Avatar
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       #26

    My 10 cents worth, had lots of trouble restoring from Acronis backup images, but NEVER had any problem restoring from Macrium reflect FREE version.....hope that helps
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  7. Ghot's Avatar
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       #27

    Powerman said:
    Hello,

    I use Macrium Reflect Home and like it very much but I am unfamiliar with Acronis.
    Which one is faster? Need an opinion.

    Cheers?


    1. Macrium is much faster.
    2. Macrium is much lighter (uses far fewer system resources).
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  8. Steve C's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #28

    Ghot said:
    1. Macrium is much faster.
    2. Macrium is much lighter (uses far fewer system resources).
    Acronis software is poorly engineered and supported
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  9. cereberus's Avatar
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       #29

    What is interesting is that although MS say they no longer support system image backups, they have introduced a new system image backup tool FFU whih can only run in winpe mode but it is amazingly fast. On my pc it does a full backup in half the time as Macrium Reflect Free.

    As a tool, it is very limited i.e. only does a full image, and can only restore to a drive same size (or bigger) - see tutorial.
    DISM - Clone and Deploy using FFU Image
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  10. pietcorus2's Avatar
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       #30

    Dumped Acronis a long time ago , its bloated , very difficult to get rid of , and not 100% reliable...........
    Macrium is superb and really the best you can get for backup software !!
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