23 May 2006
Press release

Acronis Media Alert

Acronis True Image Now Writes Directly To DVDs Without Extra Software

May 23, 2006, Burlington, MA — Acronis, Inc., the technological leader in storage management software, announced that effective immediately, all Windows versions of Acronis True Image software (Home Ver. 9.0; Workstation Ver. 9.1, Server for Windows Ver. 9.1; Enterprise Server Ver. 9.1) now supports direct writing to DVDs. Acronis True Image Server for Linux cannot write directly to DVDs without a kernel patch.

Supported formats include: DVD+R, DVR+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, and DVD+R Dual-Layer is fully supported; DVD-R Dual-Layer is not supported.

The entire process is completely transparent — just put a blank DVD disk into the drive and you can save your image to that disk without any additional software. As for limitations, DVD burning is not supported in Windows 9x, so as a result, burned DVDs can't be read in Windows 9x. Write-once DVD discs can't be read in Windows NT 4 without third-party software.

This is a product update only, not a version upgrade. Registered users of the current versions of Acronis True Image can download a new build of their software for free to obtain this new capability. All Acronis product updates can be found at http://acronis.co.uk/enterprise/support/updates/

About Acronis:

Acronis is a global cyber protection company that provides natively integrated cybersecurity, data protection, and endpoint management for managed service providers (MSPs), small and medium businesses (SMBs), and enterprise IT departments. Acronis solutions are highly efficient and designed to identify, prevent, detect, respond, remediate, and recover from modern cyberthreats with minimal downtime, ensuring data integrity and business continuity. Acronis offers the most comprehensive security solution on the market for MSPs with its unique ability to meet the needs of diverse and distributed IT environments.

A Swiss company founded in Singapore in 2003, Acronis has 15 offices worldwide and employees in 50+ countries. Acronis Cyber Protect is available in 26 languages in 150 countries and is used by over 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses. Learn more at www.acronis.com.
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