Possibly wrong question to ask, but I just want to learn other people's experience and decide which one to get. What I am looking for is a imaging program will can take snap of partition as well as disk on external HDD (usb connection) and DVD+/-RW. For any backup, I alway do two on different media, otherwise not much point of backup (in my view because backup do get damaged).
I was using Ghost and was perfectly happy with it, but could not get it to work with a Maxtor external USB drive, and have bought Acronis which works fine. I think the Ghost problem is specifically with the Maxtor, but there were other USB problems listed when I searched Symantec for a solution.
I also have Acronis--Very easy to use,but I admit that I have not needed to restore an image yet!! Pure luck I think.
I do use the included Partition manager/OS selector utility whenever I need to partition or reformat a hard drive----- made setting up Windows XPpro on my sata drive a doddle, and makes Acronis worth the asking price for that alone!
Yes - I upgraded from Acronis TrueImage DeLuxe (as supplied on cover disks) to Version 7 for $29.99. From my point of view money well spent. Have had to use it a couple of times to restore Win98 and it saved alot of time and effort.