Veeam free, macrium home or EA Todo Backup Home


TurboTheCat

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Hi, newb here.

I just switched from MacOS to windows 11 and I'm in the need of a backup solution. No, Windows 11/7 clone (is it a joke?) or the new OneDrive do not fulfill my needs...
Yes, I know it's a controversial question as almost everybody has it´s preferences and needs. I have searched a lot in reddit, google and in here. Have seen the poll and even read an old chap somewhere recommending a tool from the 90's (was it norton ghost???) ... :eek1: :love:

I'm shooting my last bullet and asking here now.

I have read almost everywhere that macrium free was the tool of choice for the vast majority... but I don't want to start with a deprecated software.

I need mostly a fiable tool, with incremental/diferential , shadow, schedule, plug and backup. Ability to browse the backup and restore a file/folder/partition, system, disk or disks (I have 2 NVME and a SSD). Preferible if takes care of dual booting systems (windows/Linux), and maybe virtual machines (virtualbox)... and if it has integration with GDrive is a plus...

I prefer it to be free but... well... It seems it´s going to be difficult.

Right now I have installed veeam agent free, as I was in the need of anything quick, I feel nude without backup. I don't care paying the macrium annual plan or the ease us lifetime. I know the only way to fully test them is to install backup and restore and see what mess they make (or not) but... I dont have much time to mess around these days.

Suggestions ??? Even other commercial software, FOSS included... even If I have to use WSL

Thanks

PD: I have more software questions but one at a time 😅.
 
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Hi, newb here.

I just switched from MacOS to windows 11 and I'm in the need of a backup solution. No, Windows 11/7 clone (is it a joke?) or the new OneDrive do not fulfill my needs...
Yes, I know it's a controversial question as almost everybody has it´s preferences and needs. I have searched a lot in reddit, google and in here. Have seen the poll and even read an old chap somewhere recommending a tool from the 90's (was it norton ghost???) ... :eek1: :love:

I'm shooting my last bullet and asking here now.

I have read almost everywhere that macrium free was the tool of choice for the vast majority... but I don't want to start with a deprecated software.

I need mostly a fiable tool, with incremental/diferential , shadow, schedule, plug and backup. Ability to browse the backup and restore a file/folder/partition, system, disk or disks (I have 2 NVME and a SSD). Preferible if takes care of dual booting systems (windows/Linux), and maybe virtual machines (virtualbox)... and if it has integration with GDrive is a plus...

I prefer it to be free but... well... It seems it´s going to be difficult.

Right now I have installed veeam agent free, as I was in the need of anything quick, I feel nude without backup. I don't care paying the macrium annual plan or the ease us lifetime. I know the only way to fully test them is to install backup and restore and see what mess they make (or not) but... I dont have much time to mess around these days.

Suggestions ??? Even other commercial software, FOSS included... even If I have to use WSL

Thanks

PD: I have more software questions but one at a time 😅.
Simple terms - free tools usually have basic facilities.

If you want premium/quality features, you have to be prepared to pay for it.

The paid version of Macrium Reflect is still one if the best tools around. Rapid Delta Restore puts it in a class above most other tools.

I have never regretted paying for paid version of Macriun Reflect.

Why drive a Skoda when you can drive a a Roller?
 

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Fortunately now I have a topic about this
I can confidently advise you to use Macrium Reflect and give you a try if you don't want to buy now
 

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    windows 11 22H2
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    PC/Desktop
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    Intel Core i5-12400
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    GIGABYTE B660
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    DDR4 Ram,16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200MHz CL16
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    Gtx 1660 super
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    Samsung 980 500GB M.2 NVME
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    EVGA 500W
Hi, newb here.

I just switched from MacOS to windows 11 and I'm in the need of a backup solution. No, Windows 11/7 clone (is it a joke?) or the new OneDrive do not fulfill my needs...
Yes, I know it's a controversial question as almost everybody has it´s preferences and needs. I have searched a lot in reddit, google and in here. Have seen the poll and even read an old chap somewhere recommending a tool from the 90's (was it norton ghost???) ... :eek1: :love:

I'm shooting my last bullet and asking here now.

I have read almost everywhere that macrium free was the tool of choice for the vast majority... but I don't want to start with a deprecated software.

I need mostly a fiable tool, with incremental/diferential , shadow, schedule, plug and backup. Ability to browse the backup and restore a file/folder/partition, system, disk or disks (I have 2 NVME and a SSD). Preferible if takes care of dual booting systems (windows/Linux), and maybe virtual machines (virtualbox)... and if it has integration with GDrive is a plus...

I prefer it to be free but... well... It seems it´s going to be difficult.

Right now I have installed veeam agent free, as I was in the need of anything quick, I feel nude without backup. I don't care paying the macrium annual plan or the ease us lifetime. I know the only way to fully test them is to install backup and restore and see what mess they make (or not) but... I dont have much time to mess around these days.

Suggestions ??? Even other commercial software, FOSS included... even If I have to use WSL

Thanks

PD: I have more software questions but one at a time 😅.
Well, You might be interested in Aomei Backupper (AOMEI Backupper | Best Backup Software for Windows PC and Server), or Hasleo Backup Suite (Free) (Hasleo provides Windows Backup & Clone, Data Recovery, Windows To Go Creator, and more.). Both apps do a complete system backup and a good job of system recovery. Good Luck.
 

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    Std HP Laptop
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    25 Mbps
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It also has a one -time purchase rather than annual plan.
But that "one-time" or "life-time" license is restricted to that version only, which is now 8.1. You don't get upgrades to the next version.
 

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    Hewlett-Packard Spectre 13-4001 x360 convertable
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    Intel Core i5 5200U @ 2.20GH
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    Hewlett-Packard 802D
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    4 GB
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    Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel SST)
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    ADATA SSD 128GB, model AXNS381E-128GM-B (SATA 6.0 Gb/s
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    Model # G01KB
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    Microsoft Defender
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    born on date: 25 Feb 2016
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    ASUS
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    MS Defender
But that "one-time" or "life-time" license is restricted to that version only, which is now 8.1. You don't get upgrades to the next version.
You are right, I don´t like those kind of "lifetime" licenses.
Thanks all for your answers, even the SEO guy.:oops:😂😂😂
I´m trying macrium & Todo and will decide...
 

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    MSI Mag X670E Tomahawk WIFI
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    Corsair Vengeance 32GB 6000 Mhz
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    MSI RTX 4060 Ti
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    Gigabyte M34WQ
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    Samsung 980 Pro 2 TB
    KINGSTON SKC3000S1024G
    KINGSTON SA400S37240G
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    Corsair RM750x Shift
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    Corsair 4000d Airflow
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But that "one-time" or "life-time" license is restricted to that version only, which is now 8.1. You don't get upgrades to the next version

That is true for just about every quality paid package in the world. It is an unrealistic expectation to pay once and get updates free forever. Conpanies would go out of business.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    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
    Case
    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 have both Macrium Reflect Home (MRH) and Easeus Todo Backup Home (ETBH) (Lifetime licence). I often recommend ETBH to my clients who are not comfortable with more complex software, but my own strong preference is MRH. It is faster, particularly when verifying images, than ETBH. I do a full system image (all partitions) of about 180 GB every week, alternating between the two apps. MRH takes 24 minutes to create an image and verify it to an internal backup HDD from a source SSD.

ETBH, on the other hand, takes about 25 minutes to image the SSD and another 34 minutes to complete its "Check Image," which you have to initiate manually.

Just my two cents. I won't go near Acronis. I had a disaster with one of their buggy updates crippling both of my computers years ago. The irony was that I had to use a previous Acronis image and their boot disk to restore my computers to their state before the update. Once that was done, it was "Good Bye" Acronis.

Everyone has their favourites. Take the trial versions and choose what best suits your needs. There is no one perfect backup suite, although I would second the opinion that no one does it better than Macrium. They also have incredible support on their Forums. Easeus did away with their Forums. You have to contact their support now.

Have a great day.

Regards,
Phil
 

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    Windows 11 Pro Version 23H2 (Build 22631.3155)
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    Dell XPS8930 SE
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    Intel i7-9700K 4700 MHz
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    Dell XPS 8930
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    32 GB (4 x 8GB SK Hynix DDR4 @1333 MHz) (2666 MHz)
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB) GDDR6 300 MHz
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    None
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    Dell UltraSharp U2518D 25"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    NVMe Intel 1024 TB
    Seagate 2 TB, SATA-III
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    850 W Gold Standard
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    Dell XPS 8930 Base (Special Edition)
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    Air
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    Dell 0G4D2W
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    Dell MOCZUL
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    Google Chrome
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    Bitdefender Total Security, plus Malwarebytes Premium
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    Windows 11 Pro Version 23H2 (Build 22631.3155)
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    Dell XPS 15 7590
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    i7-9750H 4.5 GHz
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    Dell XPS 15 7590
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    16 GB (2 x 8GB @ 1333 MHz) DDR4-2666 MHz
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    NVIDIA GeForce 1650 4 GB GDDR5
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    None
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    Dell XPS 15 7590, 15.6" InfinityEdge Anti-Glare, Non-Touch
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
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    512 GB M.2 PCle NVMe SK Hynix
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    130W Power Adapter
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    Dell XPS 15 7590
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    Air
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    Logitech M510
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    Download: 400 Mbps, Upload: 203 Mbps
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    Google Chrome
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    Bitdefender Total Security, plus Malwarebytes Premium
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    BIOS Version 1.25.0
I think i'm going to stay with macrium. Todo BU interface is .... urggg. Like going back to the 90's.
But what bothers me a little is: in osx you have time machine, plug any disc and it just works. No need to read about differential, incremental, father, son and the holy spirit. Macrium reflect manual is 485 pages... :oops: . Sure, it gives more flexibility and it´s more powerful but... 485 pages!!!!
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11, Mint 21.2, MacOS Big Sur
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    MSI Mag X670E Tomahawk WIFI
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    Corsair Vengeance 32GB 6000 Mhz
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    MSI RTX 4060 Ti
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    Gigabyte M34WQ
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    Samsung 980 Pro 2 TB
    KINGSTON SKC3000S1024G
    KINGSTON SA400S37240G
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    Corsair RM750x Shift
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    Corsair 4000d Airflow
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    Noctua NH-U12A Chromax Black,6 arctic P12 PWM case fans
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    Asus Rog Strix Scope TKL
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    MX Master 2S
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    windows essentials as of now
@TurboTheCat

Have to agree with you: the ETBH GUI interface is ugly. No one needs that questionable "eye candy." At least they toned it down a little, but it is still too "glitzy" for me. I preferred the GUI of the earlier versions: nice and clean and simple.

Macrium Reflect is a very complex program, and the support is excellent. That probably explains the 485-page User Guide. MR has features that I will never use.

I just found out yesterday, by accident, that ETBH now has its own version of "Image Guardian" buried in the Settings. I never knew it existed. It was turned off by default. I turned it on.

I have to continue using ETBH to be able to properly support some of my clients who are not that knowledgeable about backup software. They don't want to be intimidated by the MR GUI and all of the many options it offers. They want a simpler interface, and some even like the "eye candy." :rolleyes:

MR is Number One in my book. I alternate using both apps for my weekly system images.

Have a great day.

Regards,
Phil
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Version 23H2 (Build 22631.3155)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS8930 SE
    CPU
    Intel i7-9700K 4700 MHz
    Motherboard
    Dell XPS 8930
    Memory
    32 GB (4 x 8GB SK Hynix DDR4 @1333 MHz) (2666 MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB) GDDR6 300 MHz
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell UltraSharp U2518D 25"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    NVMe Intel 1024 TB
    Seagate 2 TB, SATA-III
    PSU
    850 W Gold Standard
    Case
    Dell XPS 8930 Base (Special Edition)
    Cooling
    Air
    Keyboard
    Dell 0G4D2W
    Mouse
    Dell MOCZUL
    Internet Speed
    Download 553 Mbps, Upload 686 Mbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security, plus Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    BIOS Version 1.1.31
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro Version 23H2 (Build 22631.3155)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 7590
    CPU
    i7-9750H 4.5 GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell XPS 15 7590
    Memory
    16 GB (2 x 8GB @ 1333 MHz) DDR4-2666 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 1650 4 GB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell XPS 15 7590, 15.6" InfinityEdge Anti-Glare, Non-Touch
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 PCle NVMe SK Hynix
    PSU
    130W Power Adapter
    Case
    Dell XPS 15 7590
    Cooling
    Air
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Keyboard
    Laptop
    Internet Speed
    Download: 400 Mbps, Upload: 203 Mbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security, plus Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    BIOS Version 1.25.0
In the end it is whatever works for YOU. Create a backup and restore it. That is the only way to test it.
I settled with EA, it is the only free one with PreOS support. 1 min to create a backup, 1 min to restore it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600 & No fTPM (07/19)
    Motherboard
    MSI B450 TOMAHAWK 7C02v1E & IFX TPM (07/19)
    Memory
    4x 8GB ADATA XPG GAMMIX D10 DDR4 3200MHz CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Radeon RX 580 ARMOR 8G OC @48FPS (08/19)
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z (11/16)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" AOC G2460VQ6 (01/19)
    Screen Resolution
    1920×1080@75Hz & FreeSync (DisplayPort)
    Hard Drives
    ADATA XPG GAMMIX S11 Pro SSD 512GB (07/19)
    PSU
    Seasonic M12II-520 80 Plus Bronze (11/16)
    Case
    Lian Li PC-7NB & 3x Noctua NF-S12A FLX@700rpm (11/16)
    Cooling
    CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S@700rpm (07/19)
    Keyboard
    HP Wired Desktop 320K + Rabalux 76017 Parker (01/24)
    Mouse
    Logitech M330 Silent Plus (04/23)
    Internet Speed
    400/40 Mbps via RouterOS (05/21) & TCP Optimizer
    Browser
    Edge with Brave (No FB/Google) & Brave for YouTube & LibreWolf for FB
    Antivirus
    NoAV & Binisoft WFC & NextDNS
    Other Info
    Headphones: Sennheiser RS170 (09/10)
@TairikuOkami

I agree with you. The biggest issue is persuading people to implement a sound backup strategy and stick to it. Just yesterday evening, a client of mine was hit with the "Windows Security" infected webpage scam that locked up his computer. Of course, he had no backups and no restore points, even though I had set up his previous computer with ETBH. I did not configure his new computer, so I wonder if he even installed ETBH, not that there is much point in installing ETBH if you are not going to use it.

Have a great day.

Regards,
Phil

PS: I did get his computer going again, so I doubt he learned anything. :(
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Version 23H2 (Build 22631.3155)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS8930 SE
    CPU
    Intel i7-9700K 4700 MHz
    Motherboard
    Dell XPS 8930
    Memory
    32 GB (4 x 8GB SK Hynix DDR4 @1333 MHz) (2666 MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB) GDDR6 300 MHz
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell UltraSharp U2518D 25"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    NVMe Intel 1024 TB
    Seagate 2 TB, SATA-III
    PSU
    850 W Gold Standard
    Case
    Dell XPS 8930 Base (Special Edition)
    Cooling
    Air
    Keyboard
    Dell 0G4D2W
    Mouse
    Dell MOCZUL
    Internet Speed
    Download 553 Mbps, Upload 686 Mbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security, plus Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    BIOS Version 1.1.31
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro Version 23H2 (Build 22631.3155)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 7590
    CPU
    i7-9750H 4.5 GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell XPS 15 7590
    Memory
    16 GB (2 x 8GB @ 1333 MHz) DDR4-2666 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 1650 4 GB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell XPS 15 7590, 15.6" InfinityEdge Anti-Glare, Non-Touch
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 PCle NVMe SK Hynix
    PSU
    130W Power Adapter
    Case
    Dell XPS 15 7590
    Cooling
    Air
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Keyboard
    Laptop
    Internet Speed
    Download: 400 Mbps, Upload: 203 Mbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security, plus Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    BIOS Version 1.25.0
The biggest issue is persuading people to implement a sound backup strategy and stick to it.
The problem is that people are always looking for the "best" product. Like recently a person, who used some AV for years and he was satisfied with it, yet he changed it, because he thought, that he needed to try something else, of course he ran into troubles.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600 & No fTPM (07/19)
    Motherboard
    MSI B450 TOMAHAWK 7C02v1E & IFX TPM (07/19)
    Memory
    4x 8GB ADATA XPG GAMMIX D10 DDR4 3200MHz CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Radeon RX 580 ARMOR 8G OC @48FPS (08/19)
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z (11/16)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" AOC G2460VQ6 (01/19)
    Screen Resolution
    1920×1080@75Hz & FreeSync (DisplayPort)
    Hard Drives
    ADATA XPG GAMMIX S11 Pro SSD 512GB (07/19)
    PSU
    Seasonic M12II-520 80 Plus Bronze (11/16)
    Case
    Lian Li PC-7NB & 3x Noctua NF-S12A FLX@700rpm (11/16)
    Cooling
    CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S@700rpm (07/19)
    Keyboard
    HP Wired Desktop 320K + Rabalux 76017 Parker (01/24)
    Mouse
    Logitech M330 Silent Plus (04/23)
    Internet Speed
    400/40 Mbps via RouterOS (05/21) & TCP Optimizer
    Browser
    Edge with Brave (No FB/Google) & Brave for YouTube & LibreWolf for FB
    Antivirus
    NoAV & Binisoft WFC & NextDNS
    Other Info
    Headphones: Sennheiser RS170 (09/10)
catch the Easeus when on sale. One more option, get a Seagate backup, usb drive. It doesn't have all the features some of the paid software has, but it still works fine. to play you have to pay.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Home built
    CPU
    i9-13900
    Motherboard
    ASUS Strix Z90-H
    Memory
    64 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia RTX 2080-ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony 55"
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    PSU
    850 watt EVGA
    Case
    Cooler Master Haf 932
    Keyboard
    MS
    Mouse
    MS
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
Simple terms - free tools usually have basic facilities.

If you want premium/quality features, you have to be prepared to pay for it.

The paid version of Macrium Reflect is still one if the best tools around. Rapid Delta Restore puts it in a class above most other tools.

I have never regretted paying for paid version of Macriun Reflect.

Why drive a Skoda when you can drive a a Roller?
Skoda has four wheel drive for a start and better ground clearance!
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Pro 23H2 OS build 22631.3155
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Swift SF114-34
    CPU
    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    Cooling
    fanless
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
    Browser
    Brave, Edge or Firefox
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
    System 3

    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
    Installed RAM 2.00 GB (1.89 GB usable)
    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.2506
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
    CPU
    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
    2GB
Why do people keep comparing oranges and bananas?

Free versions can be compared against each other as can be paid versions.

Comparing free versions of one app against a paid version of another is meaningless!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    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
    Case
    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
Free Hasleo Backup is comparable to paid programs, according to people that have tested it extensively.

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
Many free apps are better than some paid-for apps so your are quite mistaken
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Pro 23H2 OS build 22631.3155
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Swift SF114-34
    CPU
    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    Cooling
    fanless
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
    Browser
    Brave, Edge or Firefox
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
    System 3

    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
    Installed RAM 2.00 GB (1.89 GB usable)
    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.2506
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
    CPU
    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
    2GB
Hasleo is not digitally signed that could cause issues by itself, especially due to Secure Boot and UEFI.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600 & No fTPM (07/19)
    Motherboard
    MSI B450 TOMAHAWK 7C02v1E & IFX TPM (07/19)
    Memory
    4x 8GB ADATA XPG GAMMIX D10 DDR4 3200MHz CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Radeon RX 580 ARMOR 8G OC @48FPS (08/19)
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z (11/16)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" AOC G2460VQ6 (01/19)
    Screen Resolution
    1920×1080@75Hz & FreeSync (DisplayPort)
    Hard Drives
    ADATA XPG GAMMIX S11 Pro SSD 512GB (07/19)
    PSU
    Seasonic M12II-520 80 Plus Bronze (11/16)
    Case
    Lian Li PC-7NB & 3x Noctua NF-S12A FLX@700rpm (11/16)
    Cooling
    CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S@700rpm (07/19)
    Keyboard
    HP Wired Desktop 320K + Rabalux 76017 Parker (01/24)
    Mouse
    Logitech M330 Silent Plus (04/23)
    Internet Speed
    400/40 Mbps via RouterOS (05/21) & TCP Optimizer
    Browser
    Edge with Brave (No FB/Google) & Brave for YouTube & LibreWolf for FB
    Antivirus
    NoAV & Binisoft WFC & NextDNS
    Other Info
    Headphones: Sennheiser RS170 (09/10)

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