Macrium Reflect v8.1 and Hasleo Backup Suite Backup and Restore Speeds


Keith Weisshar

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Why is the Macrium Full and Delta Restore slower than the Hasleo Full and Delta Restore? I have Samsung 970 Evo Plus as my Windows drive and a Samsung T7 Shield used to store the backup images. Macrium Full Backup takes 2:14, Macrium Delta Restore takes 0:41, and Macrium Full Restore takes 3:58. Hasleo Full Backup takes 2:30, Hasleo Delta Restore takes 0:16, and Hasleo Full Restore takes 1:59. Macrium compressed images are about 75.5 GB and Hasleo compressed images are 72.7 GB. Hasleo backups were created before installing Macrium Reflect and used to roll back computer to fresh status after uninstalling Macrium Reflect. I have the latest paid version of Macrium Reflect v8.1. Uninstalling Macrium Reflect doesn't remove the CBT drivers and I used Hasleo Restore to remove it.
 

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    PC/Desktop
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    Digital Storm
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    Intel Core i9 9900K 3.8GHz
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    ASUS Z390 Maximus XI Hero Wi-Fi
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    16GB DDR4 2666MHz
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    NVIDIA RTX 2060
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    Realtek Onboard
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    Acer XF243Y M3
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB
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    850W
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    Cooler Master HAF-932
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    Air
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    Razer DeathStalker V2 Pro
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    Razer Cobra Pro
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    Microsoft Edge
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    Windows Security
I am certainly aware that Hasleo seems to be faster than Macrium Reflect, but in part the apparent slowness of Macrium Reflect may be in part how you have configured it.

By default, Macrium Reflect throttles back its actions, to save battery/overheating issues. You have to select highest priority.

Also, you may have Macrium Reflect verify switched on to do it automatically.
With Hasleo, this is a second manual operation.

Other factors that affect delta restore is if cbt is on or not. It is not clear if Hasleo does CBT equivalent by default - you would have to ask on the Hasleo forum.

However, regardless of times above, 4 minutes for a full restore is pretty good for 70+ GB images.

In the end Macrium Reflect is a mature and well supported tool (their customer service is superb - queries are logged, transaction ids issued queries formally responded too etc). After the initial 1 year period ends, the Reflect Forum is similar to this forum with some very knowledgeable members who usually help.

I rate Hasleo as the best of the free non-Reflect tools but my only reticence is that there is no direct customer support.
To be fair the developers lurk on the forum and are proactive but that is not the same as proper customer support.

The tool is New Kid on the Block, and maybe in a year or so, it will have established a strong track record.

Personally, I use MR for my routine backups but do a Hasleo backup before a significant update as well, pragmatically accepting that I might have to spend a couple of hour updating drivers and/or defender updates and/or the odd program update etc.

My mains reasons for keeping with Reflect is it is more flexible (especially when reordering partitions, managing different sized drives), and of course, the Macrium Image Guardian. A big factor is it has NEVER let me down.

To that end, I am prepared to tolerate slower times.

A partial game changer may be if V9 of MR becomes subscription only. Then for new users, using Haslo is probably the a good choice.

I would remain on V8 until as such time an update from Windows breaks it (I still think MR Team would issue an update - they have done this for V7 for a serious issue when out of support was identified.



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  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
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    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0
I'm not using any verification and I'm also using high priority. I'm using Samsung 970 EVO Plus as the main drive and Samsung T7 Shield as the backup drive plugged into the USB 3.1 Gen 2 port.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Digital Storm
    CPU
    Intel Core i9 9900K 3.8GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Z390 Maximus XI Hero Wi-Fi
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2666MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA RTX 2060
    Sound Card
    Realtek Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer XF243Y M3
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB
    PSU
    850W
    Case
    Cooler Master HAF-932
    Cooling
    Air
    Keyboard
    Razer DeathStalker V2 Pro
    Mouse
    Razer Cobra Pro
    Internet Speed
    Gigabit
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
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