Having experienced my fair share of hard drive and software update failures over the years, I can’t stress enough the importance of having a regular back up plan for your files. On Mac I used to use Carbon Copy Cloner but moving to PC left me confused as to what to use. After a Windows 10 auto-update left my PC crippled and I lost 2 days reinstalling everything I was introduced to Acronis True Image and have been using it ever since on both my workstation and laptop.
Acronis True Image is full featured and easy to use back up software that allows me to automatically and incrementally (there are other options) back up my entire system every morning. I back up to an external hard drive (although there is also a cloud option) that also includes Acronis’ Rescue Media which you can use to boot up in the event of a startup failure. Once it’s set up it’s pretty much set and forget with I’ve since used this to seamlessly reinstall the previous day’s system and files after a recent software failure and what previously took me 2 days only took me minutes to bring my system back online. If I needed to only restore an individual file that’s easy too. Acronis True Image has a range of features including system protection against ransomware and system clean-up tools which add to it’s value.
I can’t recommend it highly enough and the peace of mind I get knowing my system is protected is priceless. I’m also excited to announce that Acronis has generously supplied Motionworks with 3 free licenses to share with you. Simply leave a comment for a chance to be chosen at random for a license!