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55555 Acronis TrueImage


Revently discovered this program after using Ghost & DriveImage for years but this one works great (for beginners & professionals). It let me even clone a Compaq Professional Workstation which failed with Ghost & DriveImage. I recently also tried their other products & i'm quite amazed. This company deserves much more attention. If you read pc-magazines, they always talk about Ghost & DriveImage but on the other hand, mostly these magazines are also full of advertising by these companies.


42 of 71 people found this review helpful
55555 Saved my data


Once I decided to take the hard disk from my home PC and bring it to my friend to share our movie archives. I have had some experience with such operations, so I was aware that it will easy. Generally, it really is. But only God knows, why there always are some problems that are likely to arise at the very moment you do not want them. So it was in my case.
I was going to connect my hard drive (Quantum Fireball, 15 GB) as a ‘slave’ to the same loop that connected my friend’s disk (Seagate, also15 GB) to motherboard. Everything seemed to go well, but when I was plugging the pin connector (differs a little from that on my PC), I heard some ‘creck’, but I didn’t pay much attention to this. CMOS successfully detected the ‘alien’ and at the beginning of booting we even saw my Win2k along with friend’s XP in boot menu. We booted XP…And here troubles began. I opened ‘My Computer’ folder, then clicked to my ‘local drive I:’ and – guess what I saw? – ‘DISK IN DRIVE I: IS NOT FORMATTED. FORMAT IT NOW? ‘ . Yeah, such messages are rather killing. We tried to reboot, but things didn’t change. May be that was due to improper plugging, but I thought that all my data were lost and was prone to format my drive ….
But – thank God! – my friend is a long-standing user of Acronis’ software and he had recently installed Partition Expert. This clever tool not only instantly recognized everything and displayed my disk as it was (with all its partitions and percentage of used/free space) but also was capable of performing such operations on it as defragmentation , checking for errors and many other. I saw that all my data were present, then brought my disk back home, plugged it to the ‘native’ place and successfully backed up all my files before taking it to my friend’s again.
Was it not Partition Expert present on my friends computer - I would format my disk and lose data.


35 of 68 people found this review helpful
55555 Good software utility!


thanks acronis.


20 of 44 people found this review helpful
55555 An outstanding software, exceeded all expectations


I’ve been using Symantec backup products so far and I couldn’t imagine that one shouldn’t quit Windows to create a reserve copy. But this ultimate program – True Image – utterly changed my mind.
By golly, it works as advertised!!! I started backup process and continued my urgent work, simultaneously listening to the music. It’s really impressive. Twenty minutes – and I’ve got an image of my system partition C. I have almost forgotten about it when True Image carefully told me, that backup successfully completed.
I strongly recommend this software.
But try not to become lazy with such a convenient tool! :)


32 of 51 people found this review helpful
44444 Acronis TrueImage Deluxe


With this gem you can clone a volume to an image on a network drive then mount it to an available drive letter. Why the big deal? Makes possible to reclaim hard disks and provide instantaneous access to archived volume(s). da ;^)
Acronis TrueImage Deluxe not the same thing Norton GHOST.


27 of 51 people found this review helpful
44444 Acronis solves a problem


The primary reason I purchased this to replace Ghost, is that Trueimage can make an image of a Win2000 installation from within Windows. Ghost cannot do this, but where do you park that image-file without DOS-network support, on a single-partition system? Either on 2000 floppies or nowhere. Acronis can simply save the image on a network drive, even in 700 MB chunks that can be burned to a CR/RW for restoring the image, should the need arise. The program can also write those images to a variety of media, including burners and zip-drives. (I did not test this.)

Note that if you OWN Ghost, you can get a very nice discount (80%) from Acronis. You can purchase a fully functional version for 10 dollars, which can only operate on a system where Ghost is also installed.

I've been waiting for Ghost to implement this feature for a looooong time. Now I may never use it again.


47 of 116 people found this review helpful
44444 Acronis solves a problem


The primary reason I purchased this to replace Ghost, is that Trueimage can make an image of a Win2000 installation from within Windows. Ghost cannot do this, but where do you park that image-file without DOS-network support, on a single-partition system? Either on 2000 floppies or nowhere. Acronis can simply save the image on a network drive, even in 700 MB chunks that can be burned to a CR/RW for restoring the image, should the need arise. The program can also write those images to a variety of media, including burners and zip-drives. (I did not test this.)

Note that if you OWN Ghost, you can get a very nice discount (80%) from Acronis. You can purchase a fully functional version for 10 dollars, which can only operate on a system where Ghost is also installed.

I've been waiting for Ghost to implement this feature for a looooong time. Now I may never use it again.

One small gripe: as yet, there is no way to remove unwanted files from the image, as you would to with Ghost Explorer. So clean up your machine before you make that image.


21 of 45 people found this review helpful
44444 Acronis TrueImage


Technically, this product is excellent. It does what it's supposed to do, extracting partition images (with W2K up and running) to whereever you choose, then restores them effortlessly for whatever situation arises. I created rescue boot images on diskette.

I upgraded my C Drive. Merely had to Partition and format, then boot to the floppies and restore from the images created earlier (on another drive in my case, could have been CDR as well). Then rebooted, the whole process taking less than an hour for 12GB drive to a 40 GB drive, whith 6-7 Gig in use. W2K rebooted errorfree and not one hitch. Didn't need Maxtor software or W2K Install CD's at all!

In addition, any time I need to restore a file, I can use the 'explore image archive' to get an explorer view of my image backup, in case I wish to copy/restore some files individually.

While new builds available online, there is no technical support line, and email response is very slow, otherwise I would have rated the product excellent.


74 of 99 people found this review helpful

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