Do you use Macrium Reflect?

Discussion in 'polls' started by ams963, Jun 5, 2012.

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Do you use Macrium Reflect!

  1. Yes- the Pro version.

    16.4%
  2. Yes- the Standard version.

    3.6%
  3. Yes- the Free version.

    27.3%
  4. Yes- had used it before and absolutely loved it.

    9.1%
  5. No- don't like it(please specify reason).

    10.9%
  6. No- had used it and not impressed.

    16.4%
  7. No- it created problems during backup, restore, etc.

    1.8%
  8. No- Never heard of it.

    14.5%
  1. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

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    Do you use this awesome goodie?

    Best Wishes,
    ams963
     
  2. guest

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    Yes, the Free edition.
     
  3. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

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    Never heard of it until yesterday when there was a discount. Decided to buy it after reading that people praised it for being reliable. That has yet to be proven for me though, coz I have not made any restore yet. Making backups are fast (full and incremential) Liking it so far.
     
  4. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    I have always used and swear by Acronis True Image!

    Nothing even comes close
     
  5. aladdin

    aladdin Registered Member

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    YES, just got the family license for PRO for FREE!
     
  6. Pete123

    Pete123 Registered Member

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    I tried the free version a week ago. I liked it but I wanted to try Paragon free as well. When I have used Paragon for a while I will decide if I will go back to Macrium or not. Macrium worked great though.
     
  7. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    I've had Macrium Reflect Complete Edition 4.2 for quite some time and am very pleased with it. :thumb:
    Has yet to fail me. :D
     
  8. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

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    Free edition here.....
     
  9. Noob

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    Didn't vote because there was no option for me.
    In my case i do know what is Macrium Reflect but i don't like imaging software. :D
     
  10. Solarlynx

    Solarlynx Registered Member

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    I have just installed Macrium free, created a sys image and made a rescue disk. I went to it when I suddenly found that the Win 7 backup deletes sys images on its own - I don't like it.
     
  11. jwcca

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    I don't use it even though I know what it is.
    (I use ShadowProtect.)
     
  12. zfactor

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    issues with the upgrade procc and cust support releated to it led me to no longer use it
     
  13. tomazyk

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    I don't use it, although I know what it is (I voted for option I don't know what it is).
    I use Acronis True Image.
     
  14. ams963

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    Sorry. Forgot to add the option for you guys. Thank you for posting what product other than Macrium Reflect you use. :)
     
  15. 1chaoticadult

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    I don't use it. I tried it before and had some issues with restoring. I use Active@ Disk Image and have for a while.
     
  16. moontan

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    i tried it in the past.

    it's not fast enough in imaging and restoring.
     
  17. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    im using it.
    Ive created a few disk images.
    Thankfully ive never had to use the restore function so im not sure if this works properly or not.
    It seems very fast and efficient.:argh:
     
  18. Carver

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    No I haven't tried Macrium Reflect but I don't think Macrium Reflect is reliable and fast enough to compete with Acronis True image which I use.
    @ Beethoven1770 Restore the image is the only way to see if Macrium Reflect really works for you..is to restore a image. Macrium Reflect may work faster or slower when you restore the image.
     
  19. Solarlynx

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    I use Clonezilla instead of Macrium though never had to restore.
     
  20. sukarof

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    update:
    I have now done alot of incrementals and about 15 restores without problems. Macrium is still reliable :thumb:.
    Little bit slow on restoring though, compared to Shadow Protect that was the fastest Imaging software when restoring ime. Takes about 15 minutes for 45 GB on C. But reliability when restoring is the most important thing. Have not bothered with validation, I think that a image should not need to be validated, it should just work the first time :isay:
     
  21. operamail

    operamail Registered Member

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    The free version.
     
  22. ams963

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    Thx for the update sukarof
     
  23. PJC

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    No, I had used it and not impressed.
     
  24. twl845

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    After using the free version a while, I bought the Standard. :)
     
  25. No. The restore CD's quality was never very good and has diminished a lot lately, and furthermore the backup format is proprietary, so other live media cannot be used for restoration.

    On Windows machines I usually do cold backups with ntfsclone and a "real" Linux live CD. I know that hot backups are not any less reliable; and while as a home user I do not need hot backups, cold backups are frankly pretty inconvenient. But as far as I can tell, there are precisely zero products out there, under any license or in any price bracket, that would let me save hot images in a non-proprietary format. While this remains the case, and while monetarily free cold imaging options remain available, I'll stick with cold imaging.
     
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