Macrium Reflect Free

Macrium Reflect Free

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 540 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.3 build 7220
  • Total Downloads:
    3,903,091
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 07, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.19MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    19,470
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Macrium Reflect Free Edition is the free version of the Macrium Reflect backup software. The free version allows you to back up your entire computer and schedule backups. For a free program, you get incredibly powerful software that allows you to create effective backups.

Pros

Beginner accessible interface: Creating backups is something that is often overlooked by a new computer user. In addition, many of the programs that allow you to perform this task seem overly complex. Macrium is easy to understand, even for someone who hasn't used backup software before.

Scheduling feature: Creating a backup is a resource-intensive and time-consuming process. It is not really the sort of thing that you want to have happening while you're trying to use the computer. However, the scheduling feature allows you to schedule a backup for the middle of the night or some other time when you don't need the machine for other reasons.

Restoration functionality: Restoring from a Macrium Reflect backup worked flawlessly. No problems were detected, and everything was restored properly when the backup was created.

Cloning and imaging: You can use the software to either clone or image your hard drive. The imaging process greatly reduces the space required for a backup.

Cons

Cumbersome installation: The program installs through a download client and requires a very large download to complete. The client was slow and resource intensive. It seems there could likely be a better way to deliver the software.

Bottom Line

Creating a good, reliable backup should be part of everyone's computing practices. This free software provides you with an affordable way to do that, even if you're not a computer expert. The backup file is compressed to a reasonable size and is easy to restore from.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 540 votes

    • 5 star 237
    • 4 star 145
    • 3 star 43
    • 2 star 34
    • 1 star 81
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3 stars

"Major Bug with Sharepoint/VSS"

December 14, 2014  |  By BleauxMe

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.3 build 7220

Pros

Excellent functionality

Cons

A bid of needless jargon
Major bug with Sharepoint/VSS

Summary

Makes backing up needlessly confusing for Win7 users
Major bug with Sharepoint/VSS
AOMEI is perfect and even lets you not use VSS if youu choose

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5 stars

"excellent product"

December 02, 2014  |  By pfeldman

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.3 build 7220

Pros

1. One can clone a disk without taking it offline.
2. The user interface is simple and intuitive.
3. I can clone a 2 TB drive in less than 3 hours.

Cons

So far I haven't encountered any problems with this software, but I've only been using it for one month. I will update the review if I do encounter any issues.

Summary

Rather than summarizing the information above, I'd like to compare Macrium Reflect with some of the other backup/cloning software packages that I tried before settling on Reflect:

- Clonezilla: I was never able to make this software work. Error messages were useless gibberish.

- Acronis True Image 2014 free and paid versions: Acronis True Image worked on some Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers but not on others. And, when it did work, it was often slow to the point of unusability, e.g., when cloning a disk, it
would sometimes report that it was 10 percent done after running for over 12
hours. When I contacted Acronis Technical Support about this, they denied that
I had a paid license and refused to provide support.

- XXCLONE-Home: If one clones a bootable drive, the clone is not bootable.

- EaseUS Todo backup: I was never able to make this work.

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5 stars

"Easy to use and as fast as hell"

November 21, 2014  |  By Xactally

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.3 build 7220

Pros

Clone
Create System Images

Cons

I honestly can not fault this program.

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5 stars

"Tried several, this on is the best!"

November 17, 2014  |  By TPatton79

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.3 build 7220

Pros

Easy to use, move images across different file systems with ease.

Cons

Nothing comes to mind

Summary

Highly recommend for copying partitions and imagine drives!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.3 build 7220
Version 5.3 build 7220 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Macrium Software
Publisher web site http://www.macrium.com
Release Date November 05, 2014
Date Added November 07, 2014
Version 5.3 build 7220
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.19MB
File Name reflectdl.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,903,091
Downloads Last Week 19,470
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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