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Windows 7: Time to Restore Image - Acronis, Macrium Reflect, Windows 7

12 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Time to Restore Image - Acronis, Macrium Reflect, Windows 7

I recently restored my Windows 7 disk using Acronis Western Digital Edition, Macrium Reflect, and Windows 7. See results below for both creating the image and restoring the image. The compressed image files were all in the range of 45-50 GB. The associated boot DVD was used in all cases to restore the image.

Have others noticed that Macrium will take substantially longer if resizing the Windows partition? It doesn't seem as though Macrium should take 52 minutes when resizing the 1 TB Windows partition to 500 GB with only 70 GB actually used by Windows 7. Imaging included only the 100 MB boot partition and the Windows partition.

No verification was done. I'm using Macrium 64 bit version 5.3.

It's interesting that Acronis WD Edition is much faster. Does anyone know what it does differently?

Create and Store Image on External USB 3.0 Disk

Acronis - 9 minutes
Macrium - 14 minutes
Windows 7 - 12 minutes

Restore Image to 1 TB Disk

Acronis - 9 minutes
Macrium - 25 minutes
Macrium - 52 minutes (resize 1 TB to 500 GB)
Windows 7 - 29 minutes

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12 Aug 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Interesting - thanks for posting.
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 Time to Restore Image - Acronis, Macrium Reflect, Windows 7

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