Shadowprotect VS Macrium VS Terabyte

  1. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Home
       24 Aug 2017 #1

    Shadowprotect VS Macrium VS Terabyte

    help me to decide wich one should i buy ?? i never use shadowprotect , but some forum tell me its better than macrium, but its more expensive for backup program.. just litlle curious, i ever use terabyte, but backup file size larger than reflect,,


    thanks in advance
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  2. storageman's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 1809 17763.134
       24 Aug 2017 #2

    The only way for you to make a realistic decision, is to try each one. MR has a free version, I did see a 30 free trial on Terabytes web site, but I didn't the other one. Some are faster, some slower, better U.I.'s the list of factors can go on and on. I test 4 different imaging products and finally settled on Macrium. But everybody's needs can be different. Give them a try.
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  3.    24 Aug 2017 #3

    Macrium Reflect Free is a firm favourite backup program here and is perfectly adequate for personal users. The next level (paid) has extra features like incremental backups and Rapid Delta Restore.

    Shadowprotect is really for corporate systems. Terabyte is not one of the most common tools.

    I would go with Macrium Reflect Free unless you have specific requirements.
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  4. Posts : 23
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       22 Sep 2017 #4

    I ended up using aomei backup standard, cz it support file/folder backup.. Macrium is good, but somehow, it give boot partition scanning and repair everytime i boot, i manage to solve that by bcdedit after reatore... And i dobt see aomei give me that headache,
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  5. Beaupeep's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 V1809 b17763.55
       22 Sep 2017 #5

    I haven't used Terabyte but did use Storagecraft's Shadowprotect for a year or two after I lost confidence in the ubiquitous Acronis TrueImage. Also tried AOMEI Backupper and hastily purchased 3 EaseUS Todo Backup licenses for my PCs. In a nutshell let me say I prefer to stay away from these programs.

    Shadowprotect is a very reliable albeit expensive utility but, sadly, they had (or still have) a very unpredictable activation/deactivation system. This process is essential if you are planning to clean install your OS. Activation failures means getting in touch with their support team that make you sign declarations of software destruction before the reactivate your license. And yes, their company is focussed on Corporates, not individuals or home users. Only 3 deactivations are permitted over a period of time. I think it is 1 year but not very sure.

    In mid 2012 I discovered Macrium Reflect and my SP/EaseUS licenses have remained unused ever since. Zero complaints and MR is very reliable.
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  6.    23 Sep 2017 #6

    +1 for Macrium. I used to use Acronis but it failed me, twice (nothing wrong with the backup file, the program had problems) and it didn't get a third chance. I have a paid version of Macrium Reflect.
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  7.    23 Sep 2017 #7

    "...Terabyte is not one of the most common tools..."
    Windows Secrets Lounge, , has a poster named bbearen, who, amongst several others, can tell you quite a bit about their successes with Image for Windows/BootIt Bare Metal programs. I currently hold licenses on my three computers for IFW3, ATI16local, and MR7.
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