Macrium Reflect

Macrium Reflect

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 84 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.3 build 7220
  • Total Downloads:
    487,057
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 07, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $44.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    2.19MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    397
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Macrium Reflect is a complete solution for backing up your entire system to ensure that you don't lose any important work no matter what happens. With a thorough Help document and convenient walkthrough, this app is a good option for beginners as well as more experienced users.

Pros

Strategy development: This app doesn't just guide you through the process of creating backups. In fact, it actually helps you come up with a strategy for making the types of backups that are most appropriate for you. The manual clearly explains the types of options available through the program, and the in-app walkthrough contains easy-to-follow instructions to help you accomplish any task.

Backup options: You can create several kinds of backups through this program. To begin with, most people will choose a Full Backup, which includes all partitions, files, and folders. After that, however, you'll have the choice of following up with either Incremental Backups or Differential Backups, and the right option for you will depend on your own particular circumstances. You can also choose a location to store your backup, and this could be anything from a network folder to an external drive or CD/DVD.

Cons

Learning curve: It can take some time to get familiar enough with this program to use it to its maximum effectiveness, especially if you're a relatively inexperienced user. But all of the resources you need are available, as long as you're willing to devote the time to studying them, and the payoff is worth it in the long run.

Bottom Line

Macrium Reflect is a high-quality program for backing up all essential information on your computer. It offers great support and backup options, and while it can take some time to learn, you definitely get a lot out of the time you invest.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Macrium Reflect 5.3 build 7170.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"The best backup option, outstanding indeed!"

October 23, 2014  |  By rixk

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect 5.3 build 7170

Pros

I moved from another well known product (after about 10 years), which had become overly complicated. I liked the fact that Macrium offer a free version, and this is sufficient for the needs of most people I suspect. I dual boot and use a paid for version, and a free version. After now using Macrium Reflect now for a year or more, I have found it to be extremely reliable, effective and efficient.

Cons

This is just my personal view, but I have no cons.

Summary

Unless you have quite specific needs that are not found in Macrium, it's well worth considering.

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5 stars

"Fantastic Backup Software!"

July 09, 2014  |  By gazasgems

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect 5.2 build 6504

Pros

Macrium Reflect does everything you need to backup all your important documents, photos, music, movies etc...

Cons

Nothing bad about this software!

Summary

No need to look for something else, because this software is all you need!

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5 stars

"Superb Backup & Recovery"

May 23, 2014  |  By GCG1000

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect 5.2 build 6504

Pros

Excellent HELP facility incorporated into this app.
Comprehensive backup and recovery functions covering all requirements. Very fast and stable.
I had to recover Win 8.1 using Reflect and results were prefect.

Cons

None that I can think of,

Summary

Best system recovery application I have used! Well worth your consideration. The pro version of Reflect is money well spent!

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5 stars

"Works great, no issues"

February 01, 2014  |  By S1lent Echoes

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect 5.2 build 6463

Pros

The free version gives basic functionality which is more than enough for me. Easy and simple to use.

Cons

None that I have found yet.

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3 stars

"Needs Format Feature For Cloning!"

December 30, 2013  |  By ryserfan

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect 5.2 build 6437

Pros

Does what it says it will do. Was able to create a Windows bootable recovery disk. Couldn't use any more of the program due to Cons below.

Cons

In attempting to clone a small HDD to a new, larger HDD, I could not format the new HDD on my computer for some reason. The computer saw the new HDD in BIOS but I had no way to access it from Windows and could therefore, not format the drive. Macrium saw the drive but appears to not have a format function within it (if it's there, my apologies to Macrium). I installed Acronis Migrate Easy 7.0 and there is a format and partition tool right where it should be. Very simple interface and had moved from an 80GB HDD to a 1TB drive within an hour or so.

Summary

Lots of promise but a format function is sorely needed.

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5 stars

"Did what it was told."

September 06, 2013  |  By rjd2798

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect 5.2 build 6348

Pros

Easy to use does what its told

Cons

will not back up my thumb drive, that has my data.

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2 stars

"Good but ..."

August 21, 2013  |  By Jboy65

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect 5.2 build 6348

Pros

* Comprehensive options, selections from drive down to file level; incremental, differential, and complete backup, even disk imaging for complete protection

* Painless background operation, low cpu impact

* Schedule multiple different backups (have one that runs nightly and one that runs weekly, for eg)

* Keep x-number of backups, deleting those older than that

Cons

* Learning curve is a little steep, options so-so explained, could be better in that area

* If bombs out, you have no way of knowing - I went nearly 2 mos thinking everything was okay (after 2 years of no problems), only to find out that I had zero backups - scary!

* Uses MS-VSS (virtual shadow copying service) which is probably a great thing, until if like me you encounter a problem which is not able to be rectified using the forum suggestions. I employed every such recommended fix to no avail, only to learn that even if I upgrade, I'll still face the same issue and have no other option but email back & forth until we fix it. Decided to move on at that point, see if there wasn't a better option out there ... still doign that as we speak, as a matter of fact.

Summary

Very good option overall, just left me hanging is all. Quite a few people seemed to have that same issue I did, but then again, a lot of people don't so, I dunno...wish I could tell you for certain.

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5 stars

"Excellent Product"

July 29, 2013  |  By mikewinnick

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect 5.0 build 4694

Pros

Fast Install.
Fast Backup.
Access to Files and Folders on image file flawless.

Cons

Other than the usual lack of a paper manual, which is endemic in the industry, none.

Summary

My SSD crashed. I then found out, from Norton, that Ghost did not handle UEFI environments properly. So I recovered the HP Recovery partition, which gives you a 'Day 1' drive, and reinstalled all of my software and backed up data that I was able to copy off the SSD (I could read it but not boot from it). Then I told Reflect to clone the HDD to the SSD. Flawless. Copied my EFI partition, the Windows OS hidden partition, my 'C' partition. Disconnected the HDD, rebooted, and the SSD came up. Reconnected my HDD and rebooted. SSD rebooted fine. I backed up 70 GB in 8 minutes. Then did a restore to make sure it would work, took 20 minutes to restore. No problems. I'm now booting and running off the SSD. Then I bought the paid version so I'd have password protection available. Frankly all I needed was the free version, but for $44 I'd rather support them. If everyone downloads the free version I don't know how they could stay in business.

In short though, great program. I did also try Symantec's System Recovery first since I was used to Ghost, but that was a disaster.

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5 stars

"IT WORKS AWESOMELY"

May 03, 2013  |  By leoric18

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect 5.1 build 5870

Pros

it works well easy enough to understand without the manual let you image a drive with or without compression no glitches or dead program links

Cons

this newer version is slightly confusing but thats only due to new features that i dont know what they do the context bubbly and google fixes that in like 5 mins so really not a con

Summary

i back up the drive earlier on a monday. and on thursday my hard drive fried after running a new game. luck for me a had another hard drive swapped them out ran the program and was up and running in like 3 hours. old drive was 250GB and had like 5gb of free space new drive is 350gb works great buy external drive to store your backups and your golden thank you macrium reflect. you saved my laptop!!

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5 stars

"Excellent software !!! the best on the market !!!"

April 01, 2013  |  By yuvaldll

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect 5.1 build 5732

Pros

Excellent software !!! the best on the market !!!

Cons

none.Excellent software !!! the best on the market !!!

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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 XP, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.19MB
File Name reflectdlfull.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 487,057
Downloads Last Week 397
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $44.99

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