Macrium Reflect Free

Macrium Reflect Free

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 540 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1 build 5870
  • Total Downloads:
    3,820,708
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 17, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.19MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    17,284
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Backing up your computer shouldn't be a tedious task. Macrium Reflect Free Edition makes file backup incredibly easy thanks to its intuitive user interface and helpful wizards.

Installing the program did confuse us a bit, because although it's a free program, it refers to purchasing the program, and you're given a confirmation number. On top of that, the program recommends that you view the online tutorials before getting started, but you might have some trouble deciphering them unless you speak Italian. Luckily, the built-in Help menu is more than adequate and written in English. The user interface is simple but professional in appearance. Intuitive commands line the top of the window, and tabs reveal options for disk images, partitions, XML definitions, and scheduled backups. A helpful wizard guides you through the process of setting up your backup. We were able to quickly select our backup location (local hard disk, network, CD/DVD). Before proceeding, it provides you with a summary of your backup so that you can see the backup type, destination, compression type, and password protection. Here is also where you can make advanced configurations to the compression levels and file sizes.

The program did slow our computer while it worked its magic, and we were unable to browse or work with other resource-intensive programs at the same time. However, we were able to watch the backup process, and the program successfully backed up our C Drive without a hitch. If you're looking for a simple but reliable backup program, we highly recommend Macrium Reflect Free Edition to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.3

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 1
  • 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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5 stars

"Worked perfectly to clone my harddrive."

June 10, 2013  |  By kweitkamp1

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.1 build 5870

Pros

I was able to completely duplicate the bootable hardrive in my PC to a much larger drive with faster access speed.

Cons

It was not entirely obvious that I would have to expand the partitions prior to performing the operation. However, I was able to easily perform the process again with the proper partition sizes.

Summary

Excellent product - just read the documentation before using.

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5 stars

"Excellent - easy to use"

June 10, 2013  |  By cnmoore

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.1 build 5870

Pros

Clear GUI, relatively small backup image, no hassles.

Cons

Not really a con, just a warning: Conflict with Acronis TrueImage - disable Acronis F11 first if switching to Macrium.

Summary

Recommended.

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2 stars

"Easy to set up and use"

June 05, 2013  |  By Martinc44

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.1 build 5870

Pros

Fairly quick

Cons

Could not recover correctly so will not use it.

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1 stars

"Didn't work"

May 29, 2013  |  By Alarian_DarkWind

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.1 build 5870

Pros

Automated backups

Cons

Didn't work when I needed it.

Summary

I bought this program last november and set it up with little problems. I verified the first few backups were successful, then forgot about it and let it do it's thing. I knew it was working as a few times when I was on my computer late at night, a box would appear letting me know it was about to start the backup. Well... today I logged on to my computer to discover one of my drives had spontaneously corrupted and the data was unrecoverable. No problem I thought. I reformatted the drive, logged into Macrium Reflect to restore the drive and every backup it had attempted since last December had been aborted. I had never received a message letting me know that they had been aborted so I had thought everything was fine. I've lost so much data it isn't funny. Extremely upset at this crap software. It's one thing to fail to complete the backup but to have never warned me it had failed is beyond inexcusable. I have a log file full of failed backup attempts but not once was I notified of this. NOT happy at all!!!

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2 stars

"Constantly failed with semaphore timout message on SSD"

April 29, 2013  |  By phlypp

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.1 build 5870

Pros

Unable to have a successful experience so can't give pros.

Cons

Tried three times, deleted and reinstalled. Still failed

Summary

I have a solid state drive backing up to external hard drive with nearly a half-terabyte of space left. Software indicated it only needed 179GB. Goes all the way to end, reads 100% complete on task and project, then gives an error message stating "The semaphore timeout period has expired". Only software, backup or otherwise, that has given me that message.

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5 stars

"A product that appears to deliver as claimed"

April 24, 2013  |  By fdcampbell

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.1 build 5870

Pros

This version of Macrium Reflect is a fully professional and full functioned product. My personal congratulations (and thanks) for making this program available.

In my case, it downloaded and installed without a glitz.

The interface is very "user friendly" and fully functioned.

I hope that enough will buy the full version to make this a profitable (and continually evolving) system.

Cons

None at this time.

Summary

A-1 product

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.1 build 5870
Version 5.1 build 5870 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Macrium Software
Publisher web site http://www.macrium.com
Release Date April 17, 2013
Date Added April 17, 2013
Version 5.1 build 5870
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.19MB
File Name reflectdl.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,820,708
Downloads Last Week 17,284
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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