Acronis True Image 2017 Review
Acronis True Image 2017 Review
If you care about your computer safety, of course, you need a good and reliable solution which allows you to keep your files and the entire system safe. Acronis True Image 2017 is just that solution. It is an advanced and universal application which will help you to secure all your files, and much more. This new version thanks to a lot of improvements and new features, allows you to keep your computer under the total protection.
Download and Installation- This new version of Acronis True Image 2017 is available on the Acronis official website. All you need to do is to visit and download it. The installer is 500 MB in size and available in more than 10 languages. The trial version is functional for 30 days.
Installation process is straightforward. After unpacking files, you need just accept the terms of the license agreement and sign in to your Acronis account.
The Interface of the Program- The main window of the program can be divided into two parts- Sidebar (on the left) and Workspace (on the right). On the Sidebar you can find all those tools which are offered by the program, for example, tools for backing up or restoring backups, for syncing various mobile devices with the computer, for accessing the online dashboard, and so on. The Workspace is a main place of the program which allows you to perform all backup commands.
Backup and Restore- as before the new version of Acronis True Image 2017 provides you with all the necessary tools for protecting your files and folders or the entire system by backing up your important data. Practically everything you need is at your disposal.
With the help of the program you can back up individual files and folders, separate disks and partitions and the entire PC. All your files and the system will be always under the reliable protection of Acronis True Image 2017; and in the event of any problems, it will be at your side and help you to restore everything from a single file through the entire partition or disk.
Files backed up with the help of the program, can be saved on the local computer or any external devices connected to the computer (the program currently supports a wide range of different devices such as USB flash drives, external hard disk, and so on). But I think that the main advantage of the program is that you can save your files not only locally but also using the advanced Acronis cloud service. Thanks to this service, you can reliably and safely store all your important files online. So they will be always at your hand in the event of unexpected problems. Of course, you can use as much cloud space as you need for storing your files. It is up to you to choose the desired subscription plan.
Acronis True Image 2017 supports all well-known backup methods and schemes. So you can use any of them for protecting your files. The program allows you to perform full, incremental and differential backups; so you can easily to back up the entire system or individual files and folders and reliably control any changes and modifications in backups.
Acronis True Image 2017, of course, also provides you with a lot of backup options. You can, for example, schedule your backups, specify the desired backup method and scheme, configure automatic notifications via emails, exclude some file types from the backup process, protect backups with a password, split backups into several parts, and a lot of others.
Backup restore is as easy as its creation. Simply specify the backup location (for example, external USB flash drive, online storage, and so on), and all files will be immediately restored.
In addition, Acronis True Image 2017 offers a very interesting new feature- File Archive. This feature allows you to store old and rarely used files online using Acronis Cloud service. Thanks to this feature, you can significantly increase your disk space on the one hand and reliably store your files on the other hand.
Dashboard- Acronis True Image 2017 is all in one backup solution which gives you full control over all devices you own. Through the Dashboard, you can reliably and effectively control your created backups. Thanks to this dashboard, you can back up your mobile devices and Facebook and sync all your devices with the computer.
Tools- it goes without saying that Acronis True Image 2017 is one of the best applications for reliable backups of your important data; but the program is much more thanks to plenty of additional tools which significantly extend its usefulness. The program includes the following extra tools- Clone Disk, Rescue Media Builder, Universal Restore, Mobile App, Parallels Access, Startup Recovery Manager, Drive Cleanser, Secure Zone, System Clean-up and Try and decide. Let me describe each of them in short.
Clone Disk- if you have got a very little space on your hard drive and you want to transfer the entire contents of this disk to a new one with more capacity( or to a SSD disk) , you can take full advantage of this great tool. With the help of this tool you will be able to clone (or in other words, to make an exact copy of your disk) your old disk and transfer all its content to a new disk. The process of transferring data from one disk to another is very easy because it is performed with the help of step by step wizard. All you need to do is to choose Clone mode (automatic or manual), Source disk (i.e. the disk you want to clone) and Destination disk (i.e. the disk where you want to transfer files). After specifying the Restoration method and creating an exclusion list, you can start cloning process.
Rescue Media Builder- it is necessary and needful to secure the system from unexpected problems, for example, hard drive crash, BSOD (i.e. blue screen of death), and so on. Just for such emergency cases, you need anything that will help you to restore the stable computer performance. This tool is specially created to recover the system. With the help of this tool you can create a special bootable CD, DVD or USB flash drive and easily restore and repair the unbootable computer. You have the possibility to create bootable media type based on Acronis bootable rescue media or WINPE. After creating it, you can transfer bootable components to USB flash drive, burn on CD or DVD disk or simply save it as an ISO file for the future use. Thanks to this bootable media, you will be able to restore the system at any time easily and quickly.
Universal Restore- it is a separate software component of Acronis True Image 2017 which can be integrated into the program. The advantage and usefulness of this program’s component is really priceless. It works nearly similar to the Disk Clone tools but unlike it, this tool will help you to Acronis universal boot media and recover the system to dissimilar hardware, i.e. in other words, with the help of this tool, you can move your operating to a new computer which has got, for example, different motherboard, processor, and so on. All you need to do is to follow a step by step wizard and specify the desired parameters.
Mobile App- this tool is of use for those who have bot not only the computer but different mobile devices running iOS and Android operating system. This tool allows them to sync their mobile devices through Acronis Cloud online portal and reliably manage them. They have the possibility to back up mobile data and control all backup processes. For using this tool, you need to download and install special apps on your mobile devices which are freely available on the App store and Google store.
Parallels Access- this is another mobile tool which allows you to access your computer through mobile devices from anywhere and at any time. All you need is to install a special application for managing and controlling your computer backups.
Startup Recovery Manager- this tool allows you to activate a very useful feature of the program which allows you to start Acronis True Image 2017 and restore the system before loading the operating system.
Drive Cleanser- this tool is designed for those users who take care about their privacy and not want their confidential info to fall in the wrong hands. With the help of this tool you can quickly and reliably destroy your private files and folders. The program provides you with a lot of advanced deletion methods to wipe out sensitive data. There are about ten methods at your disposal, for example, German Standard, Peter Gutmann, and so on.
Acronis Secure Zone- this is a special hidden and secure partition on your hard disk for storing and saving important files and folders. This partition is isolated from the system so neither viruses nor unauthorized users can access it. You files will be securely stored there. All you need is to specify the size of the partition and it will be immediately created.
System Clean-up- You leave a lot of traces and unnecessary remnants while working on the computer. This tool allows you to get rid of this unneeded data. With the help of this tool, you have the possibility to clean Windows temporary files, Recycle Bin items, opened and saved file history, and so on.
Try and Decide- with the help of this excellent tool you have the possibility to create a special and safe workspace on your computer without the need of any virtualization software. Thanks to this tool, you can test different applications, drivers, and so on without damaging the system. After the test, you can easily discard all the changed made during the try mode.
What is new in Acronis True Image 2017?
File search in backups
Auto-detection of NAS devices
Mobile device backup to local storage
Improved user interface
Default sync removal
Automatic backup destination recognition
Windows XP- Windows 10
Processor Pentium 1 GHz
1 GB RAM
1.5 GB of free hard disk space
File Systems- FAT 16, FAT 32, NTFS, Ext 2, Ext 3, Ext 4, ReiserFS, Linux SWAP
Conclusion- without any exaggeration we can say that Acronis True Image 2017 is still one of the best solution for reliable and easy backups. The program still offers all necessary tools and features for reliable protection of the computer (and now it also supports mobile devices) against data loss. This new version is much more than simply an ordinary backup application; it is all in one solution for performing more than that. Now, thanks to the program, you can back up your Facebook account and mobile devices, effectively control backups through your devices and through online dashboard, and so on.
Acronis True Image 2017 is a real “must have” for those who cares about your files and the computer.
1. Support not only for the computer but also for various mobile devices
2. A lot of backup options and methods
3. Acronis Cloud Backup
4. Plenty of new features and improvements
And a lot of others