Macrium Reflect Free

Macrium Reflect Free

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 548 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.3 build 7299
  • Total Downloads:
    4,297,745
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 03, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.38MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    14,741
  • 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

    3.2

    out of 4 votes

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

    3.8

    out of 548 votes

    • 5 star 240
    • 4 star 146
    • 3 star 45
    • 2 star 34
    • 1 star 83
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5 stars

"great product"

May 28, 2015  |  By Uncle Sam

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.3 build 7299

Pros

Fast, nice user interface, does what is suppose to do without fuss, have the free version which works great.
Just used it to clone a dos disk to 3 other machines, did the job splendidly.

Cons

non that I have found so far.

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4 stars

"Good program, and it's free."

May 17, 2015  |  By Orange Fox

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.3 build 7299

Pros

Did its job, is free, operations are fast; the size of disk images is reasonable.

Cons

The user interface is confusing for novice users and the download process takes a while.

Summary

I used this program to move my operating system to another HDD partition. For a free program, this is good. It does its job and its operations are actually pretty fast. Its downfall is its unfriendly user interface. I would definitely recommend this program to back up your HDD's.

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1 stars

"PRODUCT IS NOT FREE !!!!!"

May 07, 2015  |  By edstak

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.3 build 7299

Pros

PRODUCT IS NOT FREE !!!!!

Cons

PRODUCT IS NOT FREE !!!!!

Summary

PRODUCT IS NOT FREE !!!!!

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3 stars

"Cannot create ISO out of a CD"

May 01, 2015  |  By Holybride

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.3 build 7299

Pros

It can only create ISO out of your drives.

Cons

It cannot create ISO or CUE out of a CD. So after searching & trying software like hell, I use Ashampoo Burning Studio FREE to do the job.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.3 build 7299
Version 5.3 build 7299 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Macrium Software
Publisher web site http://www.macrium.com
Release Date April 02, 2015
Date Added April 03, 2015
Version 5.3 build 7299
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.38MB
File Name ReflectDL.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,297,745
Downloads Last Week 14,741
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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