True Image 8.0 ????

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by techdev, Jul 27, 2004.

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  1. techdev

    techdev Registered Member

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    Was getting ready to purchase True Image 7.0 but when I went to the website I noticed that acronis is promoting True Image 8.0. From the descriptions on the website, I'm having difficulty in finding the differences between 7.0 and 8.0

    Is anyone aware of what exactly the differences are?

    Thanks
     
  2. Robyn

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    Goodness I haven't had TI7 for very long and now 8 is out :eek: I see what you mean about the new features as all the 'new' things look to be the same as what I can do in v7 o_O The only one which may be very new is the ability to make incremental backups to CD's o_O

    I would really like to know also as there are still ongoing issues with V7 and it is disappointing to only have the last version for a short time and now an new one especially when the last version has problems for some users.
     
  3. f123

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    Dunno if TI has resolved the "default" cluster size issue with version 8. Also would be nice if the user can image the partition outside of windows without the aid of the boot disc.

    F.
     
  4. techdev

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    Apparently when I viewed the product page earlier it had not been updated by Acronis.
    This is what I see now

    New features:


    Reduce your disk backup time and storage by excluding paging and hibernate files from the disk backup image


    Manage your PC performance by changing the disk imaging process priority


    Verify disk backup image before a restore


    Check the file system after a restore
     
  5. savagcl

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    Haven't been to see TI8.0 yet (next stop). but what do they mean with the
    manage PC performance? Things like that scare me.

    thanks,
    clif
     
  6. wdormann

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    Having a user-selectable process priority scares you? Quite a few applications do this already, such as VirtualDub.
     
  7. tazdevl

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    So will owners of TI 7 be able to update for free?

    I've had TI 7 for less than a month, no way in hell I'm going to pay to update to 8.0 and if Acronis expects me to, I'll never buy one of their products again, nor will I recommend it to friends or clients.

    Least Acronis could have done is get in touch with customers and let them know an update is coming or post something somewhere.
     
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  8. DaHen

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    Just my luck. I purchased TI7 thirteen days ago.

    Hope we get some sort of price break ifin we want to upgrade. o_O

    So far the product has been functioning fine but haven't had to need it yet for any restorations of files or programs yet. :)
     
  9. Modred

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    I would be interested to hear what Acronis has to say as far as the justification for the new version number and the upgrade cost. Acronis' site says that there are four new features, and one could easily argue that these should have been included TI-7.0. I've always had a high regard for Acronis, but you have to wonder about this one. Perhaps there are new features that we're not aware of.
     
  10. tazdevl

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    OK so check this out. Just got an email from Rick @ Acronis. Bought TI 7 little over 3 weeks ago. Not even a murmur about TI 8.0 when I ordered.

    Would I have waited for 8.0 instead of buying 7.0? Yes.

    Acronis seems to think it's OK to have a pending release, not inform customers of the release, let them blindly buy the full version of the product and then expects them to shell out $29 to upgrade 3 weeks later. IMO that borders on a deceptive business practice.

    Bottom line, Anton aside, Acronis' integrity just went down a few more notches. Need I also mention an email I received from sales that indicated support for several chipsets that in reality were not supported? *cough SI3112

    I refuse to put up with a product that is behind the curve in terms of features (native/direct DVD writing, boot DVDs, poor hardware support and massive incremental backups that occur after a defrag) when it doesn't take care of its customers and do the right thing.

    *Edited to make a bit more sense.
     
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  11. beenthereb4

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    Whoaa, that's pretty bad. Almost any company would give you the new version when you purchased in that time span!
     
  12. tazdevl

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    Acronis needs to do the right thing.
     
  13. Fedorov999

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    As already said in my other posting, some of us still suffering SI3112 problems should be moved to v8 where continued and rapid development will hopefully occur.

    Fedorov.
     
  14. jlsf2

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    I sent e-mail to them earlier today regarding this issue (owned TI for ~2 weeks) and haven't heard back yet. Of course, not sure I expect to hear anything.

    Last time I sent an e-mail (as a registered user), it took about a week before any response at all (much faster to post here and have Anton respond).

    Personally, I'd be looking for some sort of money-back guarantee. I love the product, but the fact that:
    1. Doesn't work so well on Dell desktops
    2. support is non-existant (unless you stumble across this forum)
    3. Doesn't work for other chipsets


    -jl
     
  15. Eldar

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    Hi all,
    I received an email today about this new version, together with a new registration key. :) I purchased 7.0 on June, 27 th.
    However I'm unable to download this new version. :doubt:
    o_O Didn't you receive the same email as me?
    On a side note: if they continue to use this upgrade policy they will lose me and others as customers. No matter if their product is OK.
     
  16. DaHen

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    Just got this email from Acronis:

    Nice of them to do this.... :D
     

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  17. Eldar

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    Thanks for the picture. ;)
    :oops: It reminded me that I had set Toggle Image downloading on OFF in Barca as usual, so I couldn't see the download button.
    So you did receive a new key. :)
     
  18. Modred

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    I tried to purchase TI-8, but their site wouldn't accept my user name and password. Has anyone had any success with this?
     
  19. f123

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    I feel bad for those who have just purchased TI7. I was able to update my copy of Nero 5.5 to Nero 6, free of charge because the purchase was made during the "free upgrade" period.

    Bootit ng has a very generous update policy...free upgrade up to version 1.9. Check it out for free during the first 30 days. The 600KB software download is FULLY functional...not crippled like the trial version of TI. So how much would you pay for a software that can image, partition, and control multiple OSes? How about $35? Highly recommended!

    http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/bootitng.html

    F.
     
  20. DaHen

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    Hi Eldar,

    Yes, got a new key that I forgot to blank out on the attachment before I uploaded it. Realized my mistake and had it removed. (Haste makes waste.)

    Did my scheduled incremental image this evening with it and all went well. Will do a restore of a file or two later. :)
     
  21. Eldar

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    Hi DaHen,
    :D That's what I saw on the attachment.
    My mistake was with the security options in my email client. ;)
     
  22. FanJ

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    What ? ? ? :eek: o_O

    TI-8 .... o_O

    Don't be surprised if I go back to TI-6 !

    Eh, BTW, I didn't get any email about it from acronis....
     
  23. thymia

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    New Features:
    • Reduce your disk backup time and storage by excluding paging and hibernate files from the disk backup image
    • Manage your PC performance by changing the disk imaging process priority
    • Verify disk backup image before a restore
    • Check the file system after a restore

    I really hope they left a lot information out in that list. If not, I don't see how this warrants a jump in version number from 7 to 8.

    In fact, if this is the only thing that differs from the latest version 7 build and version 8, then I believe Acronis just became retarded and this jump to version 8 is just a stunt to earn some extra cash and renew some interest for their number one product.
     
  24. tazdevl

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    They integrated migrate easy into it.

    Pretty funny though. Swapped a couple emails with Rick and he still doesn't get it. I do have some issue with the maintenance fee, but my primary issue is with the fact that TI 8.0 was coming and no one communicated the fact.
     
  25. Khaine

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    I bought TI 7 about a month ago, if I had known that True Image 8 was close to release I would have waited, unless Acronis specified that you got a free upgrade.

    To me this type of corporate behaviour is reprehensible. It does nothing but frustrate consumers and puts a bad cloud over all e-commerce type businesses. If Acronis can out a month or two ago and said that we expect to release version 8 of our True Image software soon, and if you purchase True Image now you will receive a free upgrade to version 8 or if they said that they would not give out a free upgrade then at least consumers would know.

    In fact because version 8 is now likely to receive the majority of development work, the closer to the release of version 8 the less the licence to version 7 should have cost because of this fact. To stay quiet and burn consumers like this does nothing but tarnish the Acronis name.
     
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