I have a WD HD with backup software but I was just wondering if Acronis True Image Home 2010 Backup might be better. Usually the software that comes with a product is not as good as a 3rd party that specialize in it?
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I'm an Acronis True Image 2010 user myself. I think it's well worth what I paid for it ($23.99). Just the Try and Decide feature was worth that price. It's never let me down yet. On boxes where I need a free imaging application, I use Macrium.
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Yep, i will fourth that and also say if the backup you have is a Windows own backup (The built in backup feature) Acronis 2010 can convert it.
Or thats what i read when i was playing around with the software.
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Acronis all the way for me. I had a friend with a hard disk that was failing. I imaged the c drive to the D drive
and told it to ignore the errors. Evidently they were not in an important area. I put in a new blank Drive in the
C drive slot. booted the acronis boot disk and restore to the new C drive.
Worked and all was well.
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