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macrium reflect v6 home edition worth the price vs free

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    macrium reflect v6 home edition worth the price vs free


    I was looking at this home edition but, wanted to get some opinions vs the free edition as I plan to upgrade motherboards later on and would like to use the saved image I have the free v6 now. Macrium Reflect for Home Use Thanks!

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    Eastbourne uk
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    Windows 10 x64 Home Build (Version 1709) 16299.98


    I too have the free the paid version looks good so reading up on it, backed my computer up last night with it so thinking might be worth paying for it.
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    I have the paid, 3 PC, version. I originally tried the free version and liked it and then bought it.

    I had used Acronis True Image before, but Acronis failed me twice (with valid disc images) and it didn't get a third chance.
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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by p5200 View Post
    I was looking at this home edition but, wanted to get some opinions vs the free edition as I plan to upgrade motherboards later on and would like to use the saved image I have the free v6 now. Macrium Reflect for Home Use Thanks!
    It has saved me numerous times during the Win 10 beta phase. Paid version well worth it.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I use the paid version for the boot time recovery environment.
    Well worth the cost to me.

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    edit- New info - See post #8-

    macrium reflect v6 home edition worth the price vs free
    Last edited by David Bailey; 04 Aug 2015 at 22:19.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    I have the paid, 3 PC, version. I originally tried the free version and liked it and then bought it.

    I had used Acronis True Image before, but Acronis failed me twice (with valid disc images) and it didn't get a third chance.
    I have bought 4 Pro versions, then with Ver 6 no more pro but still all the features. Far better than Acronis
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    Macrium is $69, AOMEI Backupper is $49 and has the same functions. I'm playing with it now and if I can get eh E-mail notification to work I think I'll go with them rather than Macrium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I use the paid version for the boot time recovery environment.
    Well worth the cost to me.

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    I haven't tried it yet but the free edition does that in Version 6 now.

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    I was able to install Macrium Pro (or whatever it's called now) 30 day trial and setup E-mail notification immediately with no problem. No luck with AOMEI notification yet though. I may go to Macrium yet.

    I don't see the point in adding a boot time recovery choice since it's so easy to boot a USB flash drive when needed to restore a backup image. It is convenient but I use it so seldom it's not worth it.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I use the paid version for the boot time recovery environment.
    Well worth the cost to me.

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    I haven't tried it yet but the free edition does that in Version 6 now.

    Click image for larger version
    Good to know.

    I bought v-5 when the free version did not have that option.

    Support for v-5 stopped so I looked into v-6 & somehow got the v-6 Server Edition for free.
    Saved about $70.
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