Macrium Reflect vs Acronis

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  1. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       #121

    hdmi said:
    Again, you'll lose the option to specify file/folder exclusions. It matters because it matters to me and others like me who don't want to wait for it to churn its way through the whole primary partition a large part of the data on which is not required to be included in the image, but, if it doesn't matter to you, then there's no arguing against that. Whenever I create an image of my primary partition, the target folder in which the image file gets created is a folder that is located onto this same primary partition. That's yet another feature that Macrium lacks.
    I was just including that as a tidbit to what SoFine posted. Had nothing at all to do with your posts. Nothing.
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  2. hdmi's Avatar
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       #122

    f14tomcat said:
    I was just including that as a tidbit to what SoFine posted. Had nothing at all to do with your posts. Nothing.
    Same here, just including that as a tidbit to get the point across that the choice of merely omitting a feature that many people find important is still something that requires zero engineering.

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  3. Superfly's Avatar
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       #123

    hdmi said:
    Same here, just including that as a tidbit to get the point across that the choice of merely omitting a feature that many people find important is still something that requires zero engineering.

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       #124

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  5. MisterEd's Avatar
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       #125

    I am in the process of replacing my E: hard drive with an SSD.

    • HD: WDC Black (2TB) Internal SATA
    • SSD: Intel 660P (2TB) Internal M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter


    I am using ATI 2021 within Window 10 to clone the hard drive. The estimated time is about 7 hours. Is this normal? Would booting the standalone ATI Rescue Media been any faster? Would Macrium Reflect work about the same?
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  6. SoFine409's Avatar
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       #126

    MisterEd said:
    I am in the process of replacing my E: hard drive with an SSD.

    • HD: WDC Black (2TB) Internal SATA
    • SSD: Intel 660P (2TB) Internal M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter


    I am using ATI 2021 within Window 10 to clone the hard drive. The estimated time is about 7 hours. Is this normal? Would booting the standalone ATI Rescue Media been any faster? Would Macrium Reflect work about the same?
    I never clone. I make an image and then restore it to the new drive. Much less prone to failures. But that aside, it sure seems like a long time.
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  7. cereberus's Avatar
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       #127

    I can clone 50 GB with Reflect in about 10 mins, so 300 in 1 hr, so 2 TB in around 7 hours as well.

    Of course, that assumes 2 TB drive is full up. So if HDD is 50% full, it would take around 3.5 hrs. Reflect does not clone unused space (unless you tell it to).

    However if drive is full, it makes no sense to replace a full 2 TB hdd with a 2 TB HDD.
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  8. MisterEd's Avatar
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       #128

    cereberus said:
    I can clone 50 GB with Reflect in about 10 mins, so 300 in 1 hr, so 2 TB in around 7 hours as well.

    Of course, that assumes 2 TB drive is full up. So if HDD is 50% full, it would take around 3.5 hrs. Reflect does not clone unused space (unless you tell it to).

    However if drive is full, it makes no sense to replace a full 2 TB hdd with a 2 TB HDD.
    The hard drive is about 75% full. When I am done I plan to only have two M.2 NVME SSDs in that computer.

    I have a 12TB external hard drive for backups. I have an external SATA/USB enclosure. I may put the 2TB hard drive in the enclosure and use that as a secondary backup for the computer.

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    aussiekendoll said:
    yesterday Acronis failed to restore the image , no matter what it constantly telling there is a problem restoring the image and the Acronis GUI is very buggy and slow, i am not gonna use it again. Ill continue using Macrium reflect.
    Build 39216 March 30, 2021
    ATI 2021 now starts up a lot faster. Also, the navigation in the menus is much faster.

    Now it takes 10-15 seconds to start the program. It seemed like it took over a minute with previous builds.

    If I switch between backups in the main menu it now takes about 1 second. Before it must have been at least 10 seconds.
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  9. Posts : 5
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       #129

    I was an Acronis groupie for years - Over the final few years it became unreliable when trying to restore in certain situations. Restore situations that were tested successfully would fail when tried at later dates. I switched to Macrium a year or so ago- It is rocksolid reliable, which is my number one absolute requirement. Once you get used to the interface, it is straightforward. I do think that Macrium backs up slower than Acronis. Acronis used all cores while Macrium uses one. But there is no question that Macrium is the right choice. I wish I had switched sooner- I did a Macrium trial a few years back when I first experienced Acronis issues. I did not understand the Reflect interface and so continued with Acronis a few more years before almost losing my system after being unable to get Acronis restore to work. This experience scared me and forced me to give Macrium a second try - I'm very happy and not looking back
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  10. Bree's Avatar
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       #130

    michaelinfla said:
    ... Once you get used to the interface, it is straightforward. .... I did not understand the Reflect interface and so continued with Acronis a few more years....

    Yes, the UI could certainly do with some improvements, always been its weak point IMHO

    It has been modified somewhat for the upcoming v8 release, adding a little more clarity.
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