Summary: Have used this on WD drives many times to save customer data as well as my own. Most recently, I had a Windows Restore from a different mfg fail to boot when restored to the new drive. I was able to backup and restore the failing drive, but the image on the brand new drive refused to boot.
Pros: Easy to use. Inexpensive. Allows re-sizing of partitions. Can convert between Windows Backups and native. Better than the native MS bare metal restore.
Pros: Quick Delivery, Easy to install, Very easy to install and has already saved my rear end when my C Drive died. Have in the past had to manually install everything! Was so easy to reinstall unto new hard drive and was running computer in about 2 hours. Great software and was on sale for $12.99. Tha...
Summary: I am using Acronis Home since 2004, and never got a problem, yet!
Pros: Smart and easy way to backup, or restore all, or parts of your machine, in or our of Windows GUI. Real life saver for compromised, damaged or totally lost system. Easiest and most complete backup to external media, or restoration from bootable CD: "A Must Have" !
Summary: I purchased a Seagate 2TB HDD that I wanted to use for storage space and a 320GB Seagate HDD was being used as the HDD with Windows 7 on it. The 320 GB HD blew and I could only use the 2TB HDD to do a image restore.
Summary: I've used Acronis True Image for nearly 10 years, and it has gotten better and more reliable with each new version. So far, with TI 2013, I've had no issues at all. I find that this is all I need for backups, other than offsite (I make daily backups of my data files to Skydrive.)
Pros: Works reliably and automatically, making an incremental image backup of my Win8 desktop over the network everyday. I can restore any day's image or individual files easily. After a backup, TI e-mails a status report to me so I know if there has been a problem.
Cons: None that I've seen. New versions of True Image must be activated to a single PC, whereas in earlier versions, I could use it on any and all PC's in my home.
Summary: I use Windows very little--almost exclusively to play games--so I have never been too protective of the data stored on my Windows drive. Nevertheless, I had an Intel RAID-1 volume as my C: drive. That's the volume Acronis was backing up.
Pros: + Sensible (if not perfect) user interface. + Many different options for backup type (files, disks, partitions, full, incremental... etc). + I performed what I would consider a "difficult" restore operation, and Acronis handled it flawlessly (see below).
Cons: - I have not tested every aspect of this software, but everything has worked really well for me so far.