Acronis True Image 9.0

This software program is an image based backup solution geared towards the home user. I have personally been using this software to backup my computer for several months now and for the most part have been very happy with the software. Acronis True Image is considered to be a big competitor to Norton Ghost and can be used to either create full images of hard disks or just backup specific files. Another feature I really enjoy about this software package is the easy ability to create a bootable rescue disk which boots the computer into the application itself, with the same look and feel as the native windows app.

Also, this program can create a secure partition on your hard drive specifically for storing backup files/images. There are a couple downsides to using this program however, the main one being that once in a while when restoring an image it will show an error message saying that the image file is corrupt. This error is very rare and shouldn’t really be considered a large negative for the product, but caution should be used when using this for mission critical applications. In general, this is a recommended product especially considering it is quite a bit cheaper than Norton Ghost.