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I used to use Acronis True Image Home as a backup solution for keeping a fresh snapshot of my development system at hand. So when I felt my system was clogged up, I simply inserted my boot CD, restored my OS partition and everything was perfect again.

Now a hard drive failure forced me to order a replacement and I switched to an Intel X25-M solid state drive. Acronis True Image doesn't recognize the SSD, so I'm on the lookout for a replacement.

It should:

  • Be runnable from a stand-alone boot CD
  • Support solid state drives from this boot CD
  • Optimally, save images as a single large file directly on a network share

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If this doesn't seem like a pure programming question, it's for a development system and I'm expecting programmers to be more likely to have an SSD (performance with many small files) and more likely to use similar mechanisms ;-) – Cygon Oct 20 '09 at 20:18
I don't get it. Are you intending to compile programs off of this or something? – Shog9 Oct 20 '09 at 20:20
Yes. I'm using it as a hard-drive for my workstation. I was trying to justify why I posted this question in SO because I borders on being off-topic here. – Cygon Oct 20 '09 at 20:27
up vote 2 down vote accepted

After I connected two more classical SATA drives, the trial of Acronis True Image 2010 did recognize my SSD (and even correctly identified a mirrored dynamic volume on the classical SATA drives).

So I guess the problem solved itself :)


since you like and apparently trust acronis, have you considered sending them an email and asking if/when a upgrade/solution is available.

Tried that some days ago. Strangely, I haven't even received a response yet. – Cygon Oct 20 '09 at 20:27
This should worry you about the future of this software, and future upgrades/updates. Backups are supposed to live long, and if the software company is not there to respond now, how will they respond when you have an important/critical question for them in a year or so ? Something to think about....... – jfmessier Oct 21 '09 at 16:44
I believe Acronis is a pretty big name and there to stay. I'm using those backups simply so I can get back to a clean OS install in 10 minutes, not to archive important data. – Cygon Nov 18 '09 at 13:29

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