There are numerous ways you can lose information on your computer. Your child decides to use your keyboard as a piano or drum, a power surge, lightening, a virus, or even simple equipment failure. Therefore, backing up the contents of your hard drive is an absolute MUST. By regularly making backup copies of your files and storing them in a separate location, you can typically get some – if not all – of your information back in the event your computer crashes.
While a regular backup to floppy, CD, or zip drive will save your files, wouldn’t it be great if you could create an exact copy (a drive image) of your hard disk? That means backups of all your files, programs, and user settings. This would definitely save you time when it comes to reloading and as such, Acronis may be able to help.
Acronis True Image 9.0 is a robust disk-imaging utility software that copies the entire contents of your hard drive including data and operating system files, personalized settings, and more, onto another disk or disk partition. Its layout is easy to use and navigate. It also includes wizards which can walk you through both backing up and restoring your computer. Highlighted features include:
- Secure Zone – Allows you to save data to a special hidden partition located on your hard drive which would eliminate the need to purchase an extra hard drive;
- PC Cloning – You can upgrade to a new system disk without needing to reinstall the operating system and applications, or configure user settings;
- Acronis Snap Restore – Lightening-speed restore of your PC from an image. You can start working in seconds while your system is still being restored.
Acronis provides a free test-drive of its product and a 30-day money back guarantee. When you are ready to purchase, you can either download for $49.99, or if you so desire, order a boxed version for $59.99. With Acronis True Image Home 9.0, you can rest easy that your family pictures, personal documents, tax returns, resumes, and other important information will not be lost forever.