Free Acronis True Image Disk Wizard

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by CloneRanger, Jul 30, 2010.

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  1. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    From a link in here - https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=278417 - i found this. Seems good for free even if it is a Massive 153MB's :eek: Why so large ? Anybody used it, if so any problems ?

    Maxtor is now Seagate - http://www.maxtor.com/home-en-us.html

    The Seagate Disk Wizard is a FREE rebranded copy of "Acronis True Image" - http://www.pcguide.com/vb/showthread.php?p=411423#post411423

    Seagate Disk Wizard video/info - http://support.seagate.com/kbimg/flash/laptop/laptop.html

     
  2. ABee

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    I use it. No problems.
    A magnificent program which has saved my bacon a couple of times.

    The final install is approximately the same size as the installer.
    The lion's share of the program is installed to Program Files/Common Files/Seagate, btw (in XP, at least).

    It's large, relatively speaking, because it's got a big, important job to do.
    If you can't afford 150MB of disk space used, you need a bigger hard drive. ;)

    The Paragon software is equally fine, but they don't give that one away.
    The caveat to Disc Wizard is that it only works with a Seagate hard drive-- though there's a 'mod' you can make which will enable it for any drive brand.

    The "rebranded" means it's been stripped of a couple of features available in the Acronis pay version-- no 'incremental backups', e.g.

    Perhaps there have been some problems with it on Vista or Win7. I know some say that.
    I can only speak to XP-- but for that OS, on a scale of 1-10, I'd give it an '11'.
    There's nothing quite like the feeling of having borked your machine, yet within 30 minutes turned back the clock to where it's as though nothing ever happened.
    Pure bliss. And free of charge to boot (so to speak).
     
  3. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    @ ABee

    Well that's a glowing endorsement, good to hear from someone who's actually used it successfully :thumb:

    Yes i'm on XP/SP2, might come in handy soon :)
     
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