Acronis True Image 2013 vs Paragon Backup and Recovery 12 Home
Both Acronis True Image 2013 and Paragon Backup and Recovery 12 Home are data backup and recovery software solutions. Their basic functions are similar, but there are significant differences between them that might make some users favor one solution over the other. Let us examine their set of features:
Acronis True Image 2013
Acronis True Image 2013 is an Acronis data backup and recovery solution with a truly amazing set of features. These include:
- This solution can be used to backup whole drives or individual partitions, individual folders and individual files. The solution backs up the data to the client's own disk or a system connected to it. It can also use Acronis' cloud-based storage which consists of 250GB of free online storage.
- Acronis True Image 2013 synchronizes folders to the client's local disk or synchronizes files on multiple computers in a way that enable multiple users to get updated copies of these files.
- It can clone partitions in the client's disk to another disk and build a bootable rescue media.
- Has a 'Try & Decide' feature that lets you try out potentially dangerous software or browse unsafe sites.
- Securely deletes files from disks and creates new partitions in the disk.
- Offers non-stop backup that enables you to restore your entire system as it was at a particular point in time.
- Fully compatible with Windows 8.
Acronis True Image 2013 Try&Decide feature
Acronis True Image 2013 has a rather complicated user interface. There are a few downsides to this otherwise great data backup solution. One of these is that it lacks one feature known as a self-extracting image. The customer service by telephone is also secured on a pay-per-incident basis. Acronis True Image 2013 costs $49.99.
Paragon Backup and Recovery 12 Home
This great backup solution has the following features:
- Can secure an entire hard disk or system partitions.
- Uses a 'Smart Backup' model that backups only what you need, be it media files, office documents or email databases. The 'Smart Backup' together with the 'Restore' options are the 2 main options offered on the Menu during startup.
- It uses a 'Differential Backup' system that only archives changes since the last full-sector backup.
- Can create, format or delete partitions of all popular file systems.
- Converts a dynamic GPT or MBR disk into a basic MBR disc.
- Lets you use the popular Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy
This solution has a rather limited user interface that makes it difficult to use some essential features. Paragon Backup and Recovery 12 Home costs $39.95.
Paragon Backup and Recovery 12 Home
The Better Backup Solution
Both Acronis True Image 2013 and Paragon Backup and Recovery 12 Home are truly impressive backup programs. Paragon's user interface, however, is less-than-adequate. Its consumer-level user interface is a bit too limited compared to Acronis True Image 2013's. Non-expert users might have problems using some of its essential features. Acronis' user interface by contrast is more complex, maybe a wee bit too complex, but all its essential features can be accessed even by a neophyte. Acronis True Image 2013 therefore edges out Paragon Backup and Recovery 12 Home as the better data backup and recovery solution.
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