Earlier this year, TopTenReviews.com rated Acronis True Image a 9.9 out of 10 in their annual Data Backup Software Review. TopTenReviews verdict was, “Acronis True Image is among the top backup software options because it is simple to use and has a full range of backup and recovery tools.” Here, TopTenReviews discusses why Acronis True Image rated so highly and what organizations should keep in mind when selecting a data backup software solution.
How Acronis True Image made TopTenReviews.com
In the event of a computer crash, virus infection or hard drive failure, it's important to have reliable backup software so you can store your files and restore virus-free copies. True Image offers users easy-to-use backup wizards as well as advanced options to satisfy users of any skill level. The high degree of functionality and user-friendly experience earned True Image the TopTenReviews Silver Award.
A Variety of Backup Options
Acronis True Image gives users the option to perform full system, incremental and differential backups. All backup options run in the background using minimal system resources, so it does not interrupt the user's computer usage or necessitate off-hour backups. Navigating backups is simplified by features like Time Explorer, which allows users to preview the contents of the backup before performing a restore. True Image goes beyond most data backup software with the Try & Decide feature, which allows users to download, install and test software, and gives the user the option to keep the changes or revert to a previous state before the recent installation. In addition to these impressive features, True Image includes 5GB of free cloud storage, which can be expanded for a fee. Cloud storage allows users to automatically sync backups across devices and adds an additional layer of data backup protection.
TopTenReviews praised the performance of True Image, saying it “backs up and restores everything perfectly.” Testing went smoothly and easily and they did not encounter any errors with the restored data. TopTenReviews also noted that True Image restored their customized application settings, which is a feature that is not found in many other data backup programs.
Top-Notch Scheduling & Reporting
TopTenReviews also attributed True Image's simple data backup scheduling and comprehensive reporting tools to making it among the best data backup programs on the market. Users can use the Set & Forget feature to schedule automatic data backups to occur daily, weekly, monthly or incrementally. Once the schedule is determined, users really can set and forget it. Users can also set up email notifications for every time data backup activity occurs.
Comprehensive Help & Support
TopTenReviews gave True Image top marks for help and support. The embedded help is comprehensive and lists all subjects in individual categories, making it easier to locate specific information. In addition to the embedded help, users can search the online knowledge base and FAQs hosted on the Acronis website. The Acronis website also connects users to customer service representatives through live chat support in addition to the standard email and telephone support options.
Data backup software is often overlooked as a key component to data security and management. Acronis True Image offers users robust data backup options with a clean interface, making it a simple yet effective solution for users of all skill levels. Based on the features, excellent performance and ease of use, TopTenReviews featured Acronis True Image as one of their top data backup software for 2014.
Read the entire TopTenReviews.com article and ranking here.