I find it hard to believe that a Final version is more problematic than a Beta, but for me ATI 2010 Beta 2 is the best Acronis True Image I used yet. Also, it's the only one I used on Windows 7, so I can't really say that under this specific OS that one version is better than the other. But I can say that ATI 2010 Beta 2 under Windows 7 Ultimate x64 is better (in my opinion) than ATI 2009 under Windows XP SP3 x32.
You would certainly be best served if you would read the link
I posted above, but here we go with a few of the improvements (which are many, big, well-thought ones. I can't say yet though if they are perfectly implemented, it's only a Beta):
- Acronis Non-Stop Backup - does what it says, I plan on beginning to test it. Seem to be the next natural step, together with
- Acronis Online Backup (50 GB atm for the Beta on Acronis servers) - with encryption and other nice stuff
- Universal Restore
- Virtual Hard Disk Support
- Dynamic Disk and GPT Support
- New Try&Decide capabilities (T&D no longer needs Acronis Secure Zone - which is a feature I truly began to fear after lost and corrupted backups in all previous versions. I'll newer again activate it.)
- Boot from an Archive - Boot from your .tib system partition image. Yes, it may have been validated correctly, but booting from it will just make you feel much safer, seeing that your system is behaving perfectly from the backup you just made.
- New Validation Tools
- New Powerful Scheduler
The Online Backup and Non-Stop Backup have known issues, as I said, please read the link