Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Stigg, Nov 23, 2013.
The new features really have not convinced me to upgrade. I'm keeping to V. 7 for now.
Ahh so that is it. I use the free version so no discount or update offered to me.
So my upgrade from V7 would be half of $139.95! That is way to much!
What edition of Reflect do you have that cost $139.95? If that was the Home 4-pack, my memory is that the 50% discount does not apply to those bundles because the 4-pack itself already gave you a 50% discount over the cost of 4 individual Home licenses when you bought it in the first place.
Well, I got the home 4 pack back then.
I understand. My point is that unless Macrium changed something, I don't think you'll be able to upgrade your 4-pack to V8 for 50% off the regular Home pack price, since the regular Home pack is already 50% discounted. I believe the Home pack is only available at full price. But I may be wrong here.
No, I got the home pack 4 license version for about $37 when I went from v6 to v7.!
Wow! So basically four for the price of one there, even at Home pack per-license pricing. That offer is news to me.
For my 4 it was 69.95 plus tax, US dollars.
That's what your original 4-pk cost at 50% off at that time. Your upgrade now would be the same cost (50% off retail at $139.95)
For anyone that thinks the price it too high keep in mind that there has been over 4 years of version 7 updates included in the original cost. I used to feel this was an expensive product but it has certainly been worth the money.
agreed. the price is reasonable and well worth it.
I have noticed that in the UI if you go to the Scheduled Backups tab the columns for "Status" and "Last Result" and such do not remember the setting if you resize them. Unfortunately you can't see enough of the text below them without a resize. Every time. I don't know if it has been reported, I was not part of the beta.
This wasn't mentioned in the beta, which Macrium closed out with no remaining problem reports. But lack of column width memory was reported earlier today, somewhat rudely, by a user on the Macrium forums.
Think I'll just stick with .5284. I haven't read a single thing that shows a need to move up.
I moved to v8 last night. I got a 50% discount, which is a fair deal.
Unfortunate that people choose to be rude over what is a minor issue that I'm sure they will fix shortly. I haven't bothered to join their forum when there seems to be plenty of representation here.
Yes, the upgrade for me is $69.95 but I think I will wait.
I have tested most of the Disk Imaging Software pro that is out there, but come back to Macrium free again and again and it works great. I have also tried the buy version, but I do not feel that it gives me anything more than a little better speed and encryption.
Now there are probably many in here who are good at using Macrium, but is there something I do not see here, something the buy version kan give me that is important?
It depends on your needs. I use the paid version to do incrementals.
As mentioned above, Incremental backups is a major feature for people who use Reflect as a primary backup solution. If you only use it for periodic OS backups for system recovery purposes and make regular backups of your data some other way, then maybe Full+Diff backups are fine. Rapid Delta Restore and Rapid Delta Clone can allow you to restore or clone MUCH faster, which can be very useful if you frequently perform restores (such as when testing software) or want to keep a clone disk frequently updated as a spare. With the Free version, you'd have to clone/restore the entire partition every single time rather than only the changes relative to the target's current state.
Encryption and email notifications can be crucial features for some people's use cases.
Image Guardian IMHO is a nice bonus feature, although there are certainly other ways to keep backups secure, including having a setup where some of your backups are always physically offline.
But if you only use Reflect to make sure that you have a relatively recent image backup of your OS and application environment and/or to clone one disk to another periodically, then yes the Free version can typically cover that.
It is unfathomable how all the beta testers missed it though.
I noticed immediatley after opening Reflect 8 for the second time.
The old Mr. Magoo cartoon comes to mind.
I bought a license for the Home Edition because of one specific feature (even if I did not need it until now):
So if one day I will change to a new computer this feature will hopefully help me to have a comfortable and smooth transition.
On my display the default column widths in Scheduled Backups there were already wide enough to see what I needed, and I may be wrong, but I don’t think the default layout is even new for V8. But I use 100% display scaling in Windows. Maybe other scale factors are affected.
Try to “fathom” that what is obvious or immediately apparent to one person does not make it so for everyone else — especially since it isn’t even clear what triggers the problem case here, nor has anybody posted a screenshot to clarify it.
What is unfathomable to ME is how some people can say, “I noticed this one thing right away, so I don't understand what those beta testers were doing the whole time.” Some issues only occur under certain conditions, which may or may not have been present on the beta tester systems. Meanwhile, if you read any of the V8 beta release note links that have been posted here recently, you’ll be able to see all the things that the beta testers DID catch and that you’ll therefore never notice. Maybe THANK them, especially those who worked on a volunteer basis, for sparing you from all of those issues rather than casting aspersions on their work over the ultimately minor inconvenience of lack of column width memory.
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