Acronis True Image
allows you to create an exact disk image for complete system backup and disk cloning providing the most comprehensive data protection.
The disk backup file contains the exact copy of a hard disk, including all the computer data, operating system, and programs.
After a system crash you can restore the entire system or simply replace lost files and folders from your disk backup.
Based on the exclusive Acronis Drive Snapshot disk imaging technology, Acronis True Image allows you to create an online system disk backup without reboot to keep the system productive. The product provides the fastest bare metal restore dramatically reducing a downtime and your IT costs.
Download.com Review of Acronis True Image
- Online system disk backup and instant bare metal system restore
- Restore individual files and folders
- Integrated compression and password protection
- Disk imaging and disk cloning
- Incremental disk backup and disk backup image verification
- Acronis Secure Zone and Acronis Startup Recovery Manager
Version 8.0 is really a major upgrade of one of the most user-friendly and powerful utilities in its class. The new version keeps the main trump of Acronis True Image: unlike most other disk-image utilities, you can perform all the tasks without exiting Windows. However, if your system can't boot, Acronis True Image can be launched from a CD or a diskette. The new features--Scheduler, and an incremental method (saving only sectors changed since the last backup)--minimize the fuss of backing up your system so you can perform it every day. Another great feature, Secure Storage, lets you make images inaccessible from Windows so they can't be damaged.
The program works at a decent speed, 1GB in five minutes, and doesn't considerably affect system speed. Acronis True Image supports all features necessary to a home user: compression, password protection, the ability to split an image into several volumes, and the ability to move your system to another hard drive. You can browse images as if they were usual hard drives and extract only necessary files. The program's wizard-based instructive interface suits inexperienced users.
Acronis True Image doesn't offer professional features, such as installing an image on multiple PCs at once, but we consider it a must-have for home users who want to safeguard their systems.