DSLREPORTS - How to Improve Acronis True Image?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by TheWeaz, May 13, 2006.

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  1. TheWeaz

    TheWeaz Registered Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    There’s a thread on DSLREPORTS that some of you may want to check out titled “How to Improve Acronis True Image?”
    It begins with:

    “Through a fortunate set of circumstances that I won't go into, myself (and many others) have been put in the position of having a direct line to the CEO of Acronis with the specific request "let me know any way we can improve the product".”

    Here's another chance to be heard.

    PS - It's under Forums, OS and Software, Software.
  2. shieber

    shieber Registered Member

    Oct 27, 2004
  3. Chutsman

    Chutsman Registered Member

    Jun 17, 2005
    Brandon, Florida, USA
    I don't know why people insist on wanting to write directly to DVD media. It doesn't work right most of the time, is slower than a hard drive, and you will soon outgrow the capacity of one DVD disc, which then adds the complication of multiple dvd discs.

    The reliability of hard drives is not that bad to want to make the use of optical media a viable alternative, given the difficulties. If you don't want to rely solely on the one hard drive, use two or three or four.
  4. hectorsm

    hectorsm Registered Member

    Mar 29, 2005
    Maybe because of the lower cost of DVDs. As long as your images are few and not very big, DVD burining can be very cheap method of backup. But I do agree hard drives are superior to DVD media.
  5. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    I agree but the other factor is that a lot of people see the DVD away from the computer and think all is well - nothing can hurt it and life is good. They don't realize that a home-burned DVD is not the same as the one from the store and that the data may be or become unreadable.

    Another problem with the direct-burning is that it is also slow to verify especially if multi-DVDs are involved. This means that the verfiy process may not be done.

    For the record, I prefer backing up to a second internal HD with a TI Validate and then burning the occassional image to DVD using the 2-step method with the burning software's verify which is a compare with the original file.

    If I only had one HD, I would do the same to a partition on the HD and then burn to DVD using the 2-step method - the direct burn is useless to me.
  6. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Eveyone,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    TheWeaz, thanks for the link to the thread at DSLREPORTS forum, appropriate person will take a look at it and file enhancements.

    Just a reminder:) it is recommended that enhancements are submitted to the sticky Acronis True Image WISH-LIST thread, this thread is regularly reviewed by Acronis personnel.

    Thank you.
    Anton Sherkhonov
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