Acronis True Image 10.0 Home Review

Fear No More, Acronis Comes To The Rescue

Submitted by AlexPaletto on Fri, 2005-12-23 12:45.
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The lowest price: 37.49$
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Acronis True Image 10 Home works without exiting Windows, a feature other disk imaging solutions can't boast. The speed is quite fast too, 5 minutes per GB.
Acronis True Image 10 Home does not offer some advanced features, like an option to be able to restore the image to multiple PCs all at the same time.

Here is the scoop. Acronis True Image 10 Home is a disk imaging solution. It means that the software makes the exact copy of your hard drive. Don't all the other backup solutions? No they don't.

A true disc imaging solution, when used for restoration, will make an exact copy of your hard-drive, so you do not need to reinstall Windows and configure the settings. Most other backup solutions will back up only certain (user selected) files or folders. So basically, Acronis True Image is a software solution that not only protects your data, but actually protects you from crashes. If your PC crashes, so what? You don't need to spend six hours re-installing windows, re-entering your passwords, re-configuring your e-mail client and all that nonsense.

If your system fails to boot, just insert a disc or a CD and Acronis will take care of the rest. Acronis True Image 10 Home is really simple, the program uses wizard-based interface and takes you from step to step (which mainly involves pressing Next). The developers even added some "dumb user" protection features.

For instance, there is the Secure Storage option, which makes images inaccessible from Windows so they can't be damaged accidentally. Also, password protection options are available, so you don't have to worry about someone stealing your disk image and getting access to your data. Large images can be split into several volumes, which is handy, since hard-drives seem to get more and more spacious.

Oh yeah, one more thing, Acronis is quite fast. 1 GB is backed up in about 5 minutes (not stellar, but still nice), and the program won't lock up your computer, while Acronis is doing its thing. You can still user your PC and run other applications and you won't notice any slow down, unless your PC is really old.


You download the demo version to see how it works. However, don't use the demo to create full backup. Instead, play around with the demo and order the full version, if you like the program. If you do some search, you can find places like Deprice.Com that sells Acronis True Image 9.0 at 25% off discount.