Windows 10: Backup/Recovery tools - Acronis vs Macrium
Hi - I have tried using Acronis True Image 2016 to clone my new gaming laptop SSD running Win 10 Home BUT (as I had run into problems attempting to do so) I have now found from my local computer service tech that the present build of Win 10 (and Win 10 Home??) do not as yet permit the cloning process? I too, have been a long time user of Acronis cloning software, that is until now!
Acronis recommendation was to place the new (empty SSD) in the computer by removing the "old SSD" and then cloning if from the "old SSD" - however doing this would wipe out my two year manufactrer's warranty on my laptop. Hope this is of news for you. Cheers.
The backup to a second partition on the same drive would have just been a temporary staging area before the backup could be copied somewhere else. But that option buys nothing: if I have time to transmit the copy the backup across wifi, I have time to take the backup across wifi.
Difference is in resources used, and reliability.
I agree that backing up to a second partition is not ideal but pretty much ok if just a temporary stopgap.
The backup will be fairly quick compared with a wifi backup. Backing up over wifi will consume more resources and if it fails eg a glitch in wifi, yiu have to restaet the backup again.
With a straight copy, it will be faster, using wifi to its limit, and if it fails you still have the backup in place.
Actually you can backup over wifi to a NAS if you wifi bridge link two routers - as far as winpe is concerned you are using ethernet.
Also, backing up over wifi is afaik only an issue in the winpe environment.
This is understood - discussion is about parking them temporarily and copying via wifi, or copying over wifi direct.
This thread was exactly what I was looking for. But, one question remains. Can Macrium Reflect Free open an image file to extra files or folders?
Yes. Even easier than Acronis, just double click on the image and select which partition to mount.
I don't know about easier, but certainly a lot faster. It's a trivial process with either product, but it takes a long time in Acronis.
I HAD been a registered user/owner of Acronis since 2006, last version I bought and upgraded to was the 2016 release. But over the years I saw Acronis getting bigger and bigger, adding more Bloat ware then actually needed. Saw my computer taking forever to do a simple complete image backup. Even slowed up my boot time because of all their added additions they put in my startup process.
Then I found out about Macrium Reflect Free version. Did everything I needed, faster and better then Acronis EVER did, at least for the last 2 or 3 versions of their product. I deleted every trace of Acronis about 6 months ago, I only use Macrium Reflect ever since. Computer now boots faster like it should, I gained more space on the SSD. I always make the Macrium Rescue USB stick and keep it handy and updated. I will never go back to Acronis.
Just my 2 cents on Acronis vs Macrium Reflect.
@OldMike65 Your post above was very helpful. Here's my situation and a question: Like you, I've been using Acronis for some time. I'm currently using TIH 2014 on a Windows 10 PC, even though Win10 is not officially supported by TIH 2014. I've had no problems, except for the usual Acronis quirks. In fact recently had a hard drive fail and did a perfect restore with TIH 2014. But this software is getting old, and it can be problematic (after installing new drive, it kept looking for files on the previous drive, causing failed backups, until I deleted and restored the archives file). So I'm looking to try something new, and reading lots of good things about Macrium Reflect.
Here's my question: Can I run Macrium Reflect side by side with Acronis for a while before undertaking the project of getting Acronis off my machine? This is an older thread, so I hope someone sees this. ��
i was using acronis for some years but the latest versions interface (2015,2016,20,17) is really messed up.
i start using along with acronis, macrium reflect until finally i uninstall completely acronis.
macrium has easy to read interface and i like the speed of rapid restore. when i make experiments with various applications in my main windows 10 installation, i revert back to the image i prefer with macrium rapid restore in 2 minutes!!!!!!
install macrium free to test. you wont regret it!
hope everyone is well.
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