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Finally Acronis deliver a quality backup solution
on 16 January 2014
I've been a user of Acronis backup software on and off for years, some versions have worked OK and some have been truly lamentable, if not unusable. This, along with more recent versions, includes Cloud storage, although the free amount of storage is not that much (hence a star off) and you will probably need to purchase extra if you want Cloud backup; but this is reasonably priced in my view.
I want my backup software to be three things:
1. I want it to be fast
2. I want it to be intuitive (especially when restoring)
3. I want to be able to set it and forget it
This is an excellent product on all three counts, it's my first venture into Cloud backup which I now run daily and it provides added assurance against the burglar who steals both your laptop and your backup drive. The initial backup takes some while (depending on the speed of your upload connection) but once done the incremental additions are quick and painless. I also use this for offline backups to external media which it handles just as well via USB 3.0. Bundled with a few additional tools and utilities which might come in handy, this is a solid backup solution and better than anything your average operating system can offer (although users of Apple's excellent Time Machine may disagree and they may well have a point); but Windows backup remains useless and always has been.
So if you want ease of use, good value and solid performance for reliable backups you could do a lot worse than this latest offering from Acronis, definitely recommended.