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Macrium Reflect Free Edition – Data Backup Tool

by Dwarka Rao 9 February 2010 No Comment

Backing up your computers is one of those tasks which take lot of time and care. Macrium Reflect Free Edition is a free data backup program which lets you to back up your hard disk in an easy and effortless manner.

This is actually a free version of the software developed by Paramount Software UK Ltd. It is compatible on Windows XP and Vista OS. In order to back the data, this free tool simply creates the image of the hard disk or its partition.

The program might not impress you by its features, but its user interface will surely leave some mark. Its interface allows you to all its features offered in the easiest possible way. And few minutes with the program will make you an expert with it.

Although Macrium Reflect Free Edition works at a slower pace, but its interface with professional touch surely makes your data backup tasks easier.

Features

  • Create an image of the hard disk or its partition using Microsoft Volume Shadow copy Service (VSS).
  • It offers you with an integrated scheduler.
  • Image to Network, USB, FireWire drives and DVD.
  • Create a Linux rescue CD with Network access and full GUI
  • Integrated CD/DVD packet writing engine
  • Amazing user graphical interface
  • Compatible on 32 bit and native 64 bit versions
  • Offers industry leading compression levels and speed

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Performance

Macrium Reflect Free Edition offers you with best of the performance but it consumes good amount of your computer resources which might not allow you to do other works, but such a performance is expected from any data backing program.

Reliability

It is one reliable package in a whole. With the number and kind of features it offer, all your data backup tasks become simple, fast and easy.

Interface

It is its user interface which gives it an edge over other free data backup programs. Data backup is a critical task and complicated interfaces make it more complex. When it comes to user interface, Macrium Reflect Free Edition is a complete contrast.

Misc

Apart from conventional data backup tasks, Macrium Reflect Free Edition also offers you with inbuilt scheduler, Linux Rescue CD, BartPE Rescue CD plug-in, Network support, CD/DVD writing support and much more.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • User friendly graphical interface
  • Compatible on 32 and 64 bit OS
  • It is completely free

Cons

  • Consumes decent amount of computer resource

Conclusion

Create data backups is not at all a huge task now. This award winning disk imaging solution lets you get back your personal documents, photos, music and e-mails whenever you lose them. This free version lets you secure all the data on your computer while you are trying out a new operating system. FREE never hurts, this allows you to try Macrium Reflect Free Edition once.

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