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Acronis True Image 2013
8.2 out of 10

Acronis True Image 2013

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Overall 8
8.0

Thank you, oh saver of bacon

Anonymous, Newegg
6 December 2014
  • Summary: Saver of bacon.
  • Pros: This program has saved my bacon on several occasions. Easy enough to image a drive and then reimage a new drive when your old one dies, as my drives have had a tendency to do.
  • Cons: Some of the kids these days are concerned about the Acronis and what it does to your OS and whatnot (Google around for it). Me, I'm fine with it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Seems ok for me

John V., Newegg
22 March 2014
  • Summary: It certainly is a more complicated product than version 6 which I started with years ago (and still have running for full disk images on XP in fact!) Obviously the growth in feature set affects that. But, I have not had all the technical difficulties and failures and such others have reported.
  • Pros: There are simple and easy ways to do the basic tasks without having to explore the details. The recovery method is really easy from an attached drive and mounting any past image to recover files or look at things works great. It seems to run and is reliable for me even on Windows 8.
  • Cons: The interface and features get really messy very quick once you dive into the details. Just trying to do basic things like figure out how to do the incrementals and how the schemes work and set schedules and things is not that obvious unless you have indepth experience with IT systems and backups.
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Overall 8
8.0

Acronis saved the day!

Dennis L., Newegg
8 November 2013
  • Summary: On a fluke I bought and installed Acronis '13 as one of my backup programs for my W7 desktop and Outlook. About 4 months later my SSD crashed and using the Acronis backup file I was back in business in about 30 minutes!
  • Pros: * Very inexpensive when found on sale. * Very comprehensive functionality, includes all manner of backup and a secure erase utility among other things. * It works!
  • Cons: * The UI is a little tedious, especially setting up recurring backups. * Using the 'full method' of backup it creates a pretty big file (mine was in the neighborhood of 150GB)
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Overall 8
8.0

TrueImage 2013

Thomas M., Newegg
12 October 2013
  • Summary: Home user price friendly would be cooler, including such features as Universal Restore, etc.
  • Pros: It works well. New features are good. I have been working with Acronis software since like 8 and have been a big advocate, calling it like SM. Ghost on steroids. New interface, functionality.is like going from xp to windows 8 (which it works on). Mounting images menu took a little while to come t...
  • Cons: A little heavier on resources but more features. Had issues with raid controller drivers with the trial. Still worth the cost.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent backup solution

Mark W., Newegg
25 April 2013
  • Summary: Works very well, does exactly what its supposed to do.
  • Pros: set and forget compression works well for system and program files can run in background without noticing
  • Cons: advanced settings can be confusing as times with different backup schemes. No way to make save files of backup schedules and settings.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fits my cloning needs!

Karen K., Newegg
13 April 2013
  • Summary: I was skeptical after reading the previous reviews, but I really liked how Acronis worked for my cloning needs so I gave the OEM a shot. Glad I did.
  • Pros: I have used Acronis 2010, 2011, and 2012 only for cloning and it has almost never let me down (the occasional defective drive would throw it off). 2013 is the first one I actually installed to be used for backup. Scheduled a differential disk backup to a USB drive for my system disk and everythin...
  • Cons: This version is OEM. You get a good deal, but it will probably take an act of Congress to change hardware. Thankfully this is on a work laptop and nothing changes.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great product

Ronald S., Newegg
25 March 2013
  • Summary: I do a complete drive backup once a month and a data backup every day. After my next drive backup I erase all previous backups and do data backups until the next full backup. Works for me.
  • Pros: Fast backup of complete partition. I've used acronis for a few years now and each upgrade gets faster.
  • Cons: It takes up a lot of disk space.
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