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I normally never really cared about backups and whatnot, I never really kept anything important on my physical computer...however, I'd like to grow up a little bit and be able to recover from a system failure without having to reinstall everything.

Hence, the title says it all:

http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing...cts/trueimage/

Is it really worth $50.00...IMO, if the interface is user friendly, and it does its job time and time again, i'd say yes.

I'm asking as I've yet to have a successful backup performed using just Windows 7 backup utilities...

Thanks
Edited by mike44njdevils - 1/27/11 at 1:47pm
post #2 of 15
Since you have a Western Digital drive, you can get Acronis for free.

http://support.wdc.com/product/downl...l.asp?swid=119
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NICE!!!!! (I'm assuming the installer can "detect" the WD drive....)
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NICE!!!!! (I'm assuming the installer can "detect" the WD drive....)
Yeah. The program checks for a WD drive every time it starts, so if you clone to a different brand it will no longer work.
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Acronis is great. We use Backup & Recovery Advanced at work and that is what we have been pushing to clients for quite some time.

Unfortunately, that will end soon. Acronis has raised the price on their enterprise level products by roughly 50% at the same time that Symantec has dropped the price of Backup Exec by about the same amount. The newer versions of Backup Exec don't offer the same amount of granular control over backup and recovery tasks (when compared to older versions, 10d/11d) but the price tag can't be argued with.
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Yeah. The program checks for a WD drive every time it starts, so if you clone to a different brand it will no longer work.
So I shoud install the program on my WD (D drive)...will I be able to save an image of my C drive, OCZ?
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So I shoud install the program on my WD (D drive)...will I be able to save an image of my C drive, OCZ?
Yeah. I've only tried this program on my laptop; a single drive system.

In general though, I believe that it only requires that a WD drive is present, not necessarily in use.
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you can download the free version from Western Digital web site

To make a back up on to the same drive it will want to create a new Partion to use as a back up drive

I used the free version to create a back up of my RAID 0 array after I got all my games installed.

give it a try, what you got to lose

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All my drives are WD, I do not think it can be used with any other make even if a WD is present in the system
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Yeah. I've only tried this program on my laptop; a single drive system.

In general though, I believe that it only requires that a WD drive is present, not necessarily in use.
I wonder if that means I can plug in my old 8GB Caviar and have it work...
    
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