February 5th, 2017, 02:42 PM
Acronis True Image
I have been using an old version of Acronis true image software since I was using win xp pro. I will be using windows 10 home now. Which version/year of Acronis true image is the best to use with win 10?
February 5th, 2017, 02:46 PM
You'd need at least Acronis True Image 2015 updated to build 6613. TI2016 and 2017 support Win10 out of the box.
February 5th, 2017, 02:52 PM
I'm not sure what version Seagate and WD are using, but you can check out those free versions first.
Assuming you have a Seagate or WD drive, of course.
February 5th, 2017, 03:44 PM
Does the free versions do as good of a job as the paid versions? Is there a feature that is not offered in the free version that may be beneficial to use?
I suppose I would need the paid version of Acronis, if I want to backup the SSD in a Dell laptop?
I never used a laptop before. I want to get a second drive for my dell laptop to store all of my files. I suppose Dell xps 13 laptop only supports one internal drive? What is the best option to do store my files on a laptop?
February 5th, 2017, 04:14 PM
If you just need to make backup images, the free versions are fine. They probably won't have stuff like Cloud features, but honestly I never use those.
The free versions I mentioned are for WD and Seagate drives. If you're used to Acronis, you'd need the paid version. There are other free programs like Macrium Reflect, though.
Yes, most laptops only have one hard drive bay. In the case of newer laptops, they might just have 1 M.2 slot for SSDs. You'd need to use an external hard drive or SSD for extra storage. This is exactly why I said to get a 256GB instead of 128GB.
February 5th, 2017, 04:40 PM
I think I will get the Acronis 2017 and use that on all drive, since the free versions can only be used on certain brands.
I suppose I would need some type of an enclosure case if I go the SSD route? Since I will be using this drive as a storage drive and not solely as a backup drive and my laptop will be on 24/7, which option would be best (external HDD, portable HDD, or SSD)?
February 5th, 2017, 04:45 PM
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February 6th, 2017, 02:25 AM
It depends on your budget and capacity requirements. External SSD would be the most expensive per GB.
February 6th, 2017, 06:04 PM
February 6th, 2017, 11:50 PM
SpywareDr, thanks for those links. That looks like a nice docking station that supports both SSD and HDD. Newegg has a Mediasonic USB 3.0 docking station that is on sale. Are all docking stations created equal? I know SSD use a lot less electricity. I leave my computer on 24/7. If I get a HDD, does the docking station put the HDD in sleep mode so it does not waste electricity?
February 7th, 2017, 09:32 AM
In answer to your two questions:
- I doubt it.
If you decide to select a separate enclosure and hard drive, make sure the enclosure has:
- the correct internal connector for the hard drive you've chosen, and
- it has the correct external cable to connect to one of the ports on your computer.
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