Having over the years ploughed my way through various anti Virus, anti malware anti spyware programmes I'm as clued up as I'll ever be, I think! Now comes backup programmes, what a minefield! Acronis often gets the thumbs up on this forum. My brother who is far more knowledgeable and proficient than I am I might add, recommends Paragon. Neither of these is mentioned in the following review. click here All of them require a purchase and I'm reluctant to spend money on something that I later find unsatisfactory.
I did manage to download a free version of Acronis True Image a few weeks ago but either it or are not working correctly! so therefore useless. I have a copy of Paragon from my brother which I find dificult to follow, so iffy?
One of the criteria of the above review is that the programs ease of use plus it's efficiency etc. It could be the reason for the omission of the two backup programs I have mentioned or the fact the reviewers are on some kind of rake off.
I can only speak from my own experience - much to my shame I have never previously done any Backup - though I have always promised myself that I would. Well very recently I did as stated, using the downloaded Acronis, it was very easy and only took just under 50 mins (80Gb hd with approx 31Gb used)
(I am an oldie, 70's, self-taught IT expert - ha, ha, ha, and ha again - just saying, if I can do it, anyone should be able to!)
OK slightly reluctant to mention a rival mag here! However the link was to PC Pro Mag which has a good reputation and pitching I think at a slightly different market to PCA. ( not a critical comment for either mag)
PC Pro have their A List of what they regard as the current best of the bunch in various catagories. Acronis True Image is in their current A List.