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Macrium Reflect Free Edition 5.3 Build 7134


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#1 woolie

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 04:44 PM

Has anyone here tested and / or used this FREEWARE:
 
Macrium Reflect Free Edition 5.3 Build 7134
 
i came across this post for it...
 

Macrium Reflect Free Edition 5.3 Build 7134

MEDIA & MORE VIA THE LINK BELOW...
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Create an exact image of partitions on your hard disk in order to easily recover from system failures without loosing important data

Macrium Reflect Free Edition is a handy tool designed to create backups of your disk partitions in order to protect yourself from data loss. You can use it to restore your disks to a previous state in case of a hardware failure.

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http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

 
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Macrium-Reflect-Free-Edition.shtml


Please advise... Many Thanks in advance  :)

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:15 PM

I use it all the time. It's one of the fastest imaging programs out there.

 

It also lets you create a WinPE bootable disk with a small download. This will let you restore the image on a computer that does not boot because of malware or a bad disk. The WinPE disk also lets you back up offline but every image I have created inside of Windows has not failed.

 

The free edition only lets you do partition and disk backups.



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:46 AM

I've been using Macrium Free version for about 9 months with good results.  I like its user interface setup screens so I prefer Macrium for my Imaging tasks. 

 

I use another paid product for most of my cloning since it clones faster than Macrium but I've also cloned with Macrium to verify the process.

 

Imaging speed, agree with JohnC_21.  Macrium's Imaging speed outperforms my paid product's speed.



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 02:10 PM

Facts:

1.  The link provided by woolie was:

 

http://download1us.softpedia.com/dl/e30872322c1f0729fab353253f6ca291/53ec8727/100134130/software/system/backup/reflect_setup_free_x86.exe

2.  (RED FLAG) Immediately a message is displayed on the screen of "Redirecting to correct download page..."  This makes the link and file suspicious.

3.  (RED FLAG) The download file size from Softpedia is around 47.2MB (x86) or 49.3MB (x64).  See next item.

4.  (RED FLAG) The file download size, when going through Macrium and using their installer is about 2.2MB.  This file is a stub, that downloads the files from Macrium.  Once downloaded, there are two files created, neither with the file names from above.

5.  This makes the files from Softpedia suspicious.  In my opinion, things like this contribute to people getting infected.  Only file, or links from the original author should be trusted.  When the file sizes are so dramatically different, it is a reasonable hypothesis that the files have been tampered with.

Just another reason for my computer rules.

Have a great day!
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Posted 15 August 2014 - 06:15 PM

Macrium Reflect has been around for a long time and is used by many members here and elsewhere.

Other Free alternatives include:



BTW, Best practices:
1. Always try to download software directly from the vendor's official home site. Look for and read the End User's License Agreement (EULA) carefully as well as any other related documentation.

 


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