Acronis True Image 10.0 Home Review

Great for upgrading to a bigger drive

Submitted by b0undlessone on Fri, 2009-08-21 20:52.
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The lowest price: 37.49$
You can buy it at RegNow for that price.
Great user interface; "Holds your hand" throughout cloning process; Simple enough for novices like me
Could always be faster, but that's being really nitpicky!

First, let me begin by saying that my experience with disk cloning software is limited, i.e. none. By searching online, I learned that there are two heavyweights in the disk-cloning arena: Norton Ghost and Acronis TrueImage. Well, without having even used Ghost, Acronis wins in my book simply by virtue of its bargain basement price given its power and attractiveness. Norton wants nearly twice as much as Acronis does, and I can't think of any way this program could have been better, with the exception of maybe being faster for my needs. The interface was very user-friendly, and it took about an hour to clone my entire disk (160 GB) to my new (500 GB) drive. I was a little worried about the drivers for my peripherals working properly, given that I ask so much of my little tower, using all eight available USB ports and a monitor with three-port hub for everything from my voice-over IP home phone service to my printer and just about everything in between. Thankfully, my worries have thus far been unwarranted as all my toys have worked flawlessly. All in all, a phenomenal program.


Why pay more? Extremely powerful and steeply discounted compared to its yellow-elephant-in-the-room competitor.