Veeam free, macrium home or EA Todo Backup Home


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.
I too have purchased Macrium on version 8, find it the best tool for me personally and have 0 regrets for purchasing. I snagged a 4 pack deal when it went on sale.
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.
Well, the onetime version is for the history of the major version. So, right now 8 or 8.1....but it could go as high as 8.9. A paid subscription will get all of these versions. It wouldn't be until version 9 for you to decide if it's worth upgrading that license.

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!!!!
Yeah, I've always wondered why Windows doesn't include functionality similar to Time Machine. While not a super robust application with tons of features and such, it does what it does well and just works. Your mac craps out, you simply setup your mac again and restore from your time machine backup and viola...you are right back to where you were. You get a new mac, you can just restore from time machine and you are right back in business.

As far as Macrium goes, I've never even looked at the manual. Imaging a disk and restoring an image has seemed simply enough for me. I don't keep much data on the machine itself, so I don't really care about differentials and incrementals. As long as a i have a relatively recent full backup, I have all that I need/want.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Beelink SEI8
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8279u
    Motherboard
    AZW SEI
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 2666Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus 655
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus ProArt PA278QV
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    512GB NVMe
    PSU
    NA
    Case
    NA
    Cooling
    NA
    Keyboard
    NA
    Mouse
    NA
    Internet Speed
    500/50
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Mini PC used for testing Windows 11.
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5900x
    Motherboard
    Asus Rog Strix X570-E Gaming
    Memory
    64GB DDR4-3600
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GeForce 3080 FT3 Ultra
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ. ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27” WQHD
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    2TB WD SN850 PCI-E Gen 4 NVMe
    2TB Sandisk Ultra 2.5" SATA SSD
    PSU
    Seasonic Focus 850
    Case
    Fractal Meshify S2 in White
    Cooling
    Dark Rock Pro CPU cooler, 3 x 140mm case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
    Keyboard
    Corsiar K65 RGB Lux
    Internet Speed
    500/50
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender.
Free Hasleo Backup is comparable to paid programs, according to people that have tested it extensively.

Most definitely not - it has basic features and not a patch on paid versions. I have tested them extensively if you see my posts.
 

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

Latest Tutorials

Back
Top Bottom