TI9 and usb drive

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by late, Nov 27, 2005.

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  1. late

    late Guest

    I used TI8 and now TI9 with very little trouble. I do nothing fancy.
    What I would like to know is will TI9 write to a external usb drive.Would like to make sure before buying one.
  2. thebigdintx

    thebigdintx Registered Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    Dallas, Texas
    yes, TI 9 also works with external usb drives.
  3. tachyon42

    tachyon42 Registered Member

    Dec 26, 2004
    Although not all external USB drives are created equal.
    Search this forum for further info and recommendations.
  4. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

    Aug 19, 2004
    Menorca (Balearic Islands) Spain
    Hello late,

    Although a little long in the tooth, this previous thread titled <External USB/Firewire drives that work > provides a numbers of examples of what works and what doesn't, along with some pointers on what to look out for.

  5. Shraddhan

    Shraddhan Registered Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    I've been using TI9 with an external Western Digital WD2500BB USB drive and it works fine apart from one HUGE snag: The USB drive has a power on/off switch, and by default the power is off, so if you start TI9 when the USB drive is not ready, it will craxh.

    Make sure that the USB drive is ready first, and it works well. I wrote some code to check whether the USB drive was ready, and if not to sound the system beeper in an annoying way until the drive was ready. Unfortunately, the current release of TI9 calls my code too late, and I am really hoping that they will fix this in the next release. I have several times emailed Acronis about this.

    (BTW, forget it on older machines which don't do USB 2.0)

  6. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello late,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Besides of the posted above suggestions, I would also recommend you to download and install the free trial version of Acronis True Image 9.0 to make sure that the software works fine on your particular software\hardware configuration.

    You can find more information on how to use Acronis True Image 9.0 in the respective User's Guide.

    Please visit Acronis online store to purchase the full version of the product.

    Please also note that we have a flexible system of discounts and the amount of the discount varies depending on the number of copies you want to purchase.

    In case you are planning to purchase many copies, please contact our Sales Team at sales@acronis.com.

    If you have any further questions please feel free to ask.

    Thank you.
    Alexey Popov
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