Posted 23 February 2006 - 05:16 PM
I've been a beta tester for Acronis since shortly after Acronis True Image 7 came out. As time moved on, I've tested more and more products for them. Obviously, my viewpoint is biased.
But I love Acronis True Image! I've been too busy to install v9 on my system - so I'm still running v8. I used my v8 about a week ago when I installed the Vista build from MSDN, and am preparing to use it again tonight - prior to installing the latest build.
I understand that there are new features in True Image that will make the restoration process even faster (it's about 20 minutes on my system right now) - although one friend has reported having problems with the new "selective" imaging portion of it.
Regardless, I can stick my Acronis TI rescue CD in the drive and can image my SATA hard drives and my W-D 120 gB External USB drive from outside of Windows. I also use it at the wife's office to image their workstation hard drives - that way I can reinstall everything back to normal in 20 minutes. And, combining it with a good backup strategy, I can have their file server back up and running in 25 minutes (the additional 5 is to restore the data that was backed up).
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able. - John
(my website: http://www.carrona.org/
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