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Windows 7: Did U Know, Free Acronis True Image with WD Drives

10 Sep 2010   #1
OEM

OS3.5
 
 
Did U Know, Free Acronis True Image with WD Drives

Hey,

Not sure how I came across this, just ordered a new system build with a few Western Digital drives and saw that you can get a free WD version of Acronis True Image. It looks to do all of the things the retail version does including Drive Image, Cloning, and Scheduled Backups. Make a Acronis Boot Up Disk and you can restore your un-bootable system to your last backup, or maybe you want to start over and you made an image of C:/ (OS) right after install and activation. No need to ever activate MS OS again!

Western Digital Acronis True Image

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Acronis True Image WD Edition Software

Acronis True Image WD Edition Software helps you to completely clone your current system drive onto your new WD hard drive. Cloning makes an exact copy of your old system drive on your new WD hard drive, including the operating system, applications, data, preferences, and email settings. Everything will be present and operate exactly as it did on your old hard drive. Acronis True Image WD Edition now supports WD Advanced Format Drives and ensures that all partitions are optimally aligned.

ATIWD is based on the award winning Acronis True image Home 2009 backup, restore and disaster recovery program.

Key Features of Acronis True Image WD Edition Software:

•Drive Cloning - Copies the source drive to a new WD drive, leaving all data on the source drive.

•Drive Migration - Erase the source drive after the new WD drive has been imaged.

•Drive Deployment - Enables users to prepare a WD drive so that selected folders or partitions can be excluded from the destination image.

•Drive Image Backup - The long-term usage of the Drive Kit software will be to provide full drive image backups of a source drive at any time. Backup drive images will be stored as a file, which can be copied to any direct attached drive, network attached storage drive or optical media (CD/DVD).

•Drive Image Recovery - The Recovery Manager enables users to restore a drive image from a direct or network attached drive. The Recovery Manager can also either erase just a portion of the drive to be used for the restored drive image, or all of the previous OS.

•Create a Bootable Standalone Recovery Manager - With the Drive Kit software, users can create a bootable ISO image file, which contains the WD Drive Kit Standalone Recovery Manager software.

•Recover a Drive Image from the Bootable Recovery Manager Software - The bootable Standalone Recovery Manager enables users to recover a drive image from either a CD/DVD drive, a direct attached drive, or a network attached drive.

•Download the Data Lifeguard Tools software (Acronis True Image WD Edition and user manual and the WD diagnostic tool) and follow the instructions provided to complete the installation

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Not sure, but I don't think there's any free version of Acronis True Image and if so, not like what Western Digital has to offer to its owners. All you need is to own a Western Digital Drive(Check drive model #'s, not sure if all qualify).

Enjoy


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10 Sep 2010   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Seagate's DiscWizard,

| Seagate

has it as well (and by a year or two before HD offered it).

Only catch with either version is that one of the hard drives has to be a WD or Seagate (not sure about WD's version, but Seagate's can be any old drive as long as it is a Seagate).
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10 Sep 2010   #3
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Seagate's DiscWizard,

| Seagate

has it as well (and by a year or two before HD offered it).
Guess all HD Companies have teamed up with a software backup vendor or have made there own, but thats cool ...........glad Seagate owners get something as well.
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10 Sep 2010   #4
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Maxtor has the same thing even before teaming up with Seagate.

I've used the Seagate version for a while now, it's great.

Got the WD version shortly after it came out, it's good as well.

They won't work if the required brand of HDD is not present in the system.

These don't seem to be very well known but, have been available for years.
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10 Sep 2010   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yep, it's been that way for a while now, and is extremely helpful for people who want to migrate an existing install to a new drive.
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10 Sep 2010   #6
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OEM View Post
Acronis True Image WD Edition Software helps you to completely clone your current system drive onto your new WD hard drive. ...
This is so funny because on another post we got into the differences between imaging and cloning.
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