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Macrium Free still not working properly with USB3

  1. #1


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Macrium Free still not working properly with USB3


    Hi there
    trying to backup a W8 Enterprise image to a USB3 external drive with Free Macrium

    I'm moving away from Acronis since latest versions (2012 / 2013) have too many probs and the whole licensing system gets totally hosed up. -- Acronis is beginning to get like NERO -- used to have excellent software --then they BLOATED it with "Feature itus".

    I thought I'd give Macrium a whirl - but if I can't get the Free version to work I'm not buying the full product.

    keep getting this error screenshot enc.

    I'm currently back to Acronis 2011 (the last sensible version, versions 2012 and 2013 are JUNK)

    It's OK for laptop but I'll need a decent backup that supports RAID stuff. At least Acronis 2011 allows backup to USB3 devices - and on the laptop I'm not using UEFI or GPT so this will do for the moment.

    Some type of software they should just leave alone -- we don't want MORE FEATURES -- just add support to new devices (e.g USB 3) when a release needs to be upgraded.


    I've just been reading about Terabytes Image for windows -- looks like a cheap hassle free solution and you get a 30 day trial . Anybody else used it.

    Drive Image Backup Software for Windows :: Image for Windows



    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    trying to backup a W8 Enterprise image to a USB3 external drive with Free Macrium

    I'm moving away from Acronis since latest versions (2012 / 2013) have too many probs and the whole licensing system gets totally hosed up. -- Acronis is beginning to get like NERO -- used to have excellent software --then they BLOATED it with "Feature itus".

    I thought I'd give Macrium a whirl - but if I can't get the Free version to work I'm not buying the full product.

    keep getting this error screenshot enc.

    I'm currently back to Acronis 2011 (the last sensible version, versions 2012 and 2013 are JUNK)

    It's OK for laptop but I'll need a decent backup that supports RAID stuff. At least Acronis 2011 allows backup to USB3 devices - and on the laptop I'm not using UEFI or GPT so this will do for the moment.

    Some type of software they should just leave alone -- we don't want MORE FEATURES -- just add support to new devices (e.g USB 3) when a release needs to be upgraded.


    I've just been reading about Terabytes Image for windows -- looks like a cheap hassle free solution and you get a 30 day trial . Anybody else used it.

    Drive Image Backup Software for Windows :: Image for Windows



    Cheers
    jimbo
    You may try Easeus ToDo backup free.
    Best free backup software. Hard drive backup and recovery, image and clone freeware - EaseUS Todo Backup Free
    A cheap version it's the Home version.
    It work vwry good for me.
    Ciao Renato
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Yes, Easeus works well for me too. Paragon is the best one imo.

    But I am not trying to do exactly what Jimbo is - and he has different hardware.

    Just a question of trying a few and choose what each prefers.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Will be nice when Paragon 12, has Windows 8 support.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    They keep telling me it will be coming soon .

    Image for 8 works well - incredibly fast - but it only has a few functions atm. It's free right now, too.

    Don't know when the full blown versions will be available. If you already bought a series12 product. you will get an update - don't have to buy anything.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Yes, I keep a eye out, all I get is coming soon. Hope the wait worth it.


    May be waiting to be signed by Microsoft.


    Fedora to be signed by Microsoft | TechRepublic

    Fedora 18 will support UEFI’s Secure Boot feature by using Microsoft’s sysdev signing service, to sign its initial bootloader.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    the FATAL problem with the free EASUS product is that it doesn't have bootable media restore so IMO no good whatsoever when you want to do "Bare Metal recovery".

    The Terabyte version not only has bootable media but will also create a bootable option on your backup so you are covered both ways.

    I like also the Restore to DIFFERENT hardware function and of course the UEFI boot ( supported in the latest release --haven't got a laptop with UEFI boot to test it yet but the documentation says it's supported).

    I'll stick with Terabyte for now -- never heard of it until recently but it has loads of decent reviews.

    I used to be very satisfied with Acronis but by about release 10 things started going pear shaped-- I just about tolerated version 2011 because changing a backup program you'd been using for ages meant you'd also have to re-create some old archives - restore with old backup product and re-archive with new one.

    However recent versions have made me abandon acronis for good now.



    Cheers
    jimbo
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    I have w8 on an R0 array, and I use Macrium to save images on my Kingston USB3 Datatraveller without issue bud. No issue when trying to use the image either so far. This also was on the free version jimbo45.

    I use Macrium because it works so well with arrays.
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