Solved Macrium Reflect for new PC instead of Acronis


pebuilder

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Hi,

I have another PC Win 10 that I have been using Acronis True Image 2019 for whole disk, partition and folder backups for quite a while.

Unfortunately Acronis is starting to be become bloated with add-ons that I don't want/need.

So I am looking for an alternative solution for a new PC that will be arriving soon. The backups I want to do are:
- whole disk image backup (ie C: drive) on a weekly timeframe
- partition image backups for other drives on a weekly timeframe
- folder(s) backups on a scheduled timeframe

Been looking at Macrium Reflect Home as a possible replacement, so would like to hear feedback on this product in relation to what I want to achieve please

Thanks
Peter
 

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You'll get no dissenting views about Macrium on here, most use it including me. I switched from Acronis and never looked back. It does exactly what it says on the tin
 

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You will various opinions, but it seems to me that Macrium Reflect seems to have more fans than anything else here.

First, it's a solid, well made program. Also, it has a feature set that just can't be beat (for the paid version). Finally, Macrium reflect is quick about addressing any issue that may come up.
 

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pebuilder

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Ok thanks for the feedback I will give it a go
 

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Ok thanks for the feedback I will give it a go
It is a great tool but it does not have file and folder backup in free version.
 

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I like so many before me walked away from Acronis and have been using Macrium for quite a while now. If you're like me you'll end up buying it.
 

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pebuilder

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I need the file/folder backup function so I will probably buy the home version
 

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I have the commercial (paid) version of Reflect 8.0 Home; I do both image and folder backups. If I had to say something negative about the product, the interface isn't always intuitive, but once you set it up you can pretty much forget about it.
 

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I need the file/folder backup function so I will probably buy the home version
It is 20% off at moment.

Its greatest feature is Rapid Delta Restore. If you restore image where not too much has changed, it restores by difference and is really fast.
 

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    Integrated Intel Iris XE
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Paid version of Macrium 100%.
 

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pebuilder

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I have had new PC and Macrium Reflect Home for a week now and it is so fast and does the job perfectly
 

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I have had new PC and Macrium Reflect Home for a week now and it is so fast and does the job perfectly
That's great to hear. Macrium is an application that i purchased as well. No regrets about the purchase price. I bought the 4 pack for home use.
 

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That's great to hear. Macrium is an application that i purchased as well. No regrets about the purchase price. I bought the 4 pack for home use.
I did the same thing. Worth every penny for high quality software!
 

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    ASUS Prime Z590-A
    Memory
    128GB Crucial Ballistix 3200MHz DRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    No GPU - CPU graphics only (for now)
    Sound Card
    Realtek (on motherboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Envy 32
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1 x 1TB NVMe Gen 4 x 4 SSD
    1 x 2TB NVMe Gen 3 x 4 SSD
    2 x 512GB 2.5" SSDs
    2 x 8TB HD
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    Corsair HX850i
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    CODE backlit mechanical keyboard
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    Windows Defender
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    Intel i7-7500U
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    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Dual Intel HD 620 and Nvidia GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Built-in Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4k 15-inch
    Screen Resolution
    4k (3840 x 2160)
    Hard Drives
    1TB Seagate FireCuda 510 NVMe SSD
    Internet Speed
    300Mb down / 20Mb up
    Browser
    Chromium Edge
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    Windows Defender
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    RAM Upgraded from 16GB to 32GB WiFi Upgraded from WiFi 5 to WiFi 6 SSD upgraded from 512GB NVMe SSD to 1TB Seagate FireCuda 510 NVMe SSD
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