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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great For System Image Backups !"

    September 29, 2012  |   By tonester59

    Pros

    Easy to use, once you get used to some of it's somewhat counter-intuitive aspects. Can clone your entire disk or make a system image that can be copied to an external drive or DVD using a user-determined compression rate. Using medium compression, an image that took Windows 7 x64 software 45 GB to create took only 35 GB with Macrium.

    Cons

    'Does not do incremental or differential backups, which are limited to the paid version. The interface can be a bit confusing at first, as it is both similar and different than other back-up and partitioning programs, so I'd strongly suggest making friends with it's online help tutorials.

    Summary

    Since I'm only interested in making backups to restore my OS in the event of a catastrophic event, this program is ideal. ( I make separate backups of files, etc.,using Win7's built in software.) I like the fact that you can back-up onto higher capacity DVD's as opposed to CD's (are you listening, EaseUS ?). I've never had a problem with the program, and the company seems genuinely interested in ongoing product improvement. I highly recommend it to all users.

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