Review of Acronis True Image Home 2011


This review is from an older version however the newest version has most of the same features with a slight change in the interface. See the 2017 review here.

True Image Home has been revamped with some great new improvements to the popular computer backup utility.  The improvements are solid advancements to the program and include better integration with Windows, a slick looking graphical interface, improvements to the Nonstop Backup feature, some predefined backup schemes and USB 3.0 support for quicker backups.  This review of Acronis True Image Home will attempt to enlighten you on the new features.

New Windows Interface and Integration

A good place to start is probably the new graphical interface with full Windows integration.  The combination of the two features makes it easier for the average Windows user to backup, protect and secure their important files and other accumulated data. 

The new interface has added drag and drop features for faster navigation, new wizards and One-Click configuration tools to make it easier than ever to backup a computer.  True Image integration within the Backup and Restore section of the Windows 7 Control Panel makes it easy to backup and restore files, libraries and volume versions from the context menu. 

Here is a shot of the main screen:

 True Image Home Main Screen

Here is a screenshot of the Acronis True Image and Windows Control Panel integration:

Windows 7 Control Panel Integration with Acronis

Acronis Nonstop Backup Feature

The Acronis Nonstop Backup feature has been expanded to support Acronis Secure Zone, enabling you to recover on the fly, wherever you are, to any point in time, from a secure partition on your hard drive, even if your operating system has failed.  This is a true life saver!
Once you start Acronis Nonstop Backup, the program will perform an initial full backup of the data selected for protection. Acronis Nonstop Backup will then save changes in the protected every five minutes, so that you will be able to recover your system to an exact point in time. Configuring the nonstop backup process is as easy as this shot shows. 

The Acronis Nonstop Backup Feature

The Acronis Time Explorer

The Time Explorer is a feature that you will only find with Acronis.  This feature makes it simple to view and manage your backup files from a single screen. Usually the time line at the bottom of Acronis Backup Explorer screen shows information on the backup versions stored in the selected backup. The time line provides easy navigation through backup versions and allows you to recover your data to the state it was in at a certain date and time.  If you want to explore all of the backups you have, click the My backups link. The program will open the Acronis Time Explorer.

The Acronis True Image Time Explorer

Predefined Backup Schemes

Acronis True Image Home has predefined backups schemes for both disk and file backup types. To manage your backups, in many cases you can just select a desired backup scheme and the program will do all the rest.  There are space-efficient schemes available for users with limited backup storage capabilities and schemes that are more suited for users that may need to protect their backups with a higher security scheme.  This is a feature that gives many options to explore. 

Predefined Backup Schemes

More True Image Reviews

As you may know from our reviews of previous versions of True Image, this software is a solid tool to help you keep your data safe on your computer. Is Acronis True Image any good? Short answer is yes. Here are some of our popular previous reviews that show how well True Image performs on various backup and recovery tasks:
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Acronis True Image Cloud Review
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Create a Bootable Rescue USB Drive with True Image 2017
Acronis True Image 2016 Review

Looks like Acronis has done a fine job on the newest version of True Image.  There are optional add-ons that make it even more useful.   Acronis Online Backup is fully integrated into True Image making this backup product easily the most comprehensive backup utility available.  Thus earning it an honorable Brontobyte on a scale of Bytes to Brontobytes once again. 

Acronis True Image 2017 has been released and it is optimized for Windows 10 and the most recent Mac OS X versions. This version is between 3 times to 6 times faster than the competition. Through the years, True Image has been making it easier and easier to keep your data safe by backing it up. The 2017 version has simplified the process even more. 2 clicks is all it takes to do a full image backup of your entire computer. This version combines the features of the previous versions which includes dynamic disk support and Universal Restore allowing you to restore data to a different PC even if it has different hardware. Wi-Fi support has also been added when backing up to the Acronis Cloud even to a bare-metal PC. It easily backs up Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and even Facebook. Gotta keep up with the times. See our full review of Acronis True Image.

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