I have Acronis True Image 2012, which works great and fast.FryPpy wrote:Any modern Linux distro can handle it and Acronis True Image 2016 (linux based) works well.
Last year May I picked up Acronis 2016 (new) but forgot all about it until last week.
I had to uninstall ATI 2012 first then install ATI 2016 (on my desktop).
Then I took an image of only the W7 System and OS partitions from a laptop HDD (1TB Samsung 5400rpm) that was to be restored onto an SSD (250GB Sandisk X400).
I used a USB2.0 port and a Sabrent HDD/SSD adapter for that.
Unfortunately I didn't time it, but it took forever to image only about 21GB. My guess? Well over 1 hour!
Then I tried to find my way through a crappy UI to restore that image onto the SSD.
Found it eventually, and started the restore.
Believe it or not, that took almost 2 hours!
Uninstalled that piece of sh!t ATI 2016 immediately and reinstalled good old ATI 2012.
Just out of curiosity I took another same image from that same HDD, using ATI 2012, which took less than 20 minutes!
If you check on the web, there are tons of complaints about ATI 2016 being as slow as frozen molasses on a Siberian tundra!