Paramount Software

Macrium Reflect


4.5 / 5
17 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Anyone with a PC!


Average Ratings

17 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Paramount Software
  • www.macrium.com
  • United Kingdom

About Macrium Reflect

Disk imaging solution for Windows used for disc cloning, data backup, and system restoring.


Macrium Reflect Features

  • Backup Scheduling
  • Bare-Metal Restore
  • Compression
  • Differential Backup
  • Disk Cloning
  • Encryption
  • Image Deployment
  • Incremental Backup
  • Web Access / Restoration
  • Backup Log
  • Backup Scheduling
  • Compression
  • Continuous Backup
  • Encryption
  • Incremental Backup
  • Local Server Options
  • Multiple System Support
  • Remote Server Options
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Web Access / Restoration

Macrium Reflect Reviews Recently Reviewed!


One of the best backup softwares that I have ever used

Apr 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like best about Macrium is the feeling of security that it gives. It's extremely easy to install and configure and once it's done, your backups can run on a schedule or manually. After it's backed up, you can go from bare metal to back to within working order in a matter of a couple hours rather than spending days restoring. It also has ransomware protection built in, so if you ever need to restore due to ransomware, your backups will be safe.

Cons: Their Exchange Server restore isn't the best. It restores mailboxes one item at a time and doesn't have the option to do it all in one. If the Exchange restore fails (as has happened to me on occasion), you have too start from scratch and there's no easy way of picking up where it left off. Their phone support is also only used to create a ticket. There doesn't seem to be any real-time phone support.

Overall: Easy configuration, easy and quick Restore options. I am able to restore either from bare metal or mount the backup and restore individual files.

Macrium Reflect keeps my personal and business systems safe and secure 24/7/365

May 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Affordable, very easy to use, constantly updated, support for every file system and operating system available, support for all backup and image techniques from simple file/folder to image, incremental, differential, to SQL and more. I guess my favorite part is that you can go from quick setup to creating an emergency boot disc/flash drive and running a full backup on the system in less than 10 minutes.

Cons: It needs a face lift I guess, and they could stand to offer some cloud options for storing portions or entire images in the cloud.

Overall: Macrium Reflect keeps all my personal systems at home safe and secure with nightly critical file backups plus weekly and monthly incremental system image backups. I do the same with my business systems, plus I add-in server and SQL server backups using the server editions to keep my business data safe too. The pricing is very affordable, even for the server versions, especially given the amount of features they have and how easy and reliable their program is.

Macrium Reflect Home User Review

Dec 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The most useful feature of this software is without question its cloning / backup ability. I've used it over 4 times to clone HDD's to SSD's- to keep from having to transfer everything manually and reinstall Windows. I've also used it to keep backups, which it has a genius way of doing. You choose the folders you want to back up, and the program will compress all of them into a single file which can be moved as you want. When you want to extract your files from the backup, you open the file and Macrium will mount it as removable storage, allowing you to move individual items as if it were a flash drive.

Cons: Sometimes, the software will not correctly clone the boot partitions correctly, leading to a failure of Windows to boot after cloning a hard drive to an SSD. It is easy to fix, but still annoying.

Overall: My overall experience has been very positive, as the backup tool is easy to use and intuitive, and provides peace of mind. The cloning feature needs work, especially when dealing with boot / recovery partitions specifically, but otherwise for a free program Macrium Reflect is fantastic.

Great to image your system

Mar 31, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I liked the ease of use to fully image my system in case of a failure. It does have password protection which is good if you are storing and image of your disk elsewhere for backup. I liked the fact that I can easily set up schedules to backup my image on a daily basis without having me to think about it. Loading the image back from a restore is also a breeze once set up properly. For me, it worked for windows 7-10 with no issues.

Cons: Freeware did not do incremental backups. You would need to pay to get that. It's a bit complicated to do file backup or file syncing. I guess this is more of an image restore than anything else. I did find it a bit difficult to set up. Also the file was quite large for the initial download.

Overall: I was trying to create images of the laptops we have at work. I do use it for the free version to just have an image of the best working state of the laptop.

What a lifesaver!

Mar 14, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Having used a similar product in the past, I made the switch to Macrium Reflect because I could get a free edition that had powerful features for personal use. I was able to clone my hard drive before replacing it and have an image that I browse with Windows Explorer. This is a powerful and easy to use software package. You can even boot your backup in a virtual machine!

Cons: The more advanced features will require you to purchase a license. However, the free version has many features that will meet many of your basic needs.

Overall: Macrium Reflect has made it possible to upgrade the hardware of my laptop without worrying about losing my data. Having the ease of browsing an image without special software makes this a great application. Having the ease of access to data in an image saves me time and gives me the peace of mind I need knowing my data is safely backed up.

Imaging software for creating full HD backups

Jun 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: You can easliy create and restore images of you hard drive for full backups so that you do not loose any data of system information

Cons: There is no real clone feature that i have found on the free version so that you do not have to create an image of the drive before you restore it.

Capterra loader

Easy Backups, Clones and Restores!

Nov 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Macrium allows us to clone and restore drives very easily. Our use case was in backing up user and employee data or configurations when a drive was failing or a reinstall was necessary. It performs fast, and is flexible in how you intend to backup and clone. Every use case we have stumbled across has been able to be solved with Macrium. When you consider the price, Macrium shines even more. So affordable and feature rich compared to other options.

Cons: Like any software, there is a learning curve, but the internet has plenty of tutorials and such on how to use it. Spend a few minutes learning about it and you'll be a master in no time!

Overall: Multi Use Case, Affordable (Free version available too!), and reliable. Cannot recommend enough.

Macrium is a very powerful disk cloning tool. It does what it is supposed to do, and does it fast.

Jan 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Macrium comes with a free trial version that is just as powerful as the full version of Acronis, the main difference is that with Macrium you can clone a VM and restore it to a physical machine. When my company changed hands, we were without an imaging solution for several months and I was able to maintain my entire office with the free version.

Cons: The UI can be a little tricky to figure out if you have never used it before, but truth be told I really can't say anything bad about it.

Overall: This software allowed me to have an emergency imaging solution for my office, and it was the only software that could meet my immediate needs for functionality and cost

Macrium Reflect

Dec 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Easy to image your drive and keep backups up to date

Cons: Have not encountered any issues with my usage, so no cons to note

Overall: Experience with Macrium has been limited to creation of backup images. Luckily, I have not needed to restore anything. That said, keeping my PC images up to date has been easy and I'm sure if something occurred I would be back in business ASAP. The prep for restore was easy, and was able to create a startup DVD flawlessly if it became needed.

The best backup solution for home office

Mar 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Macrium Reflect just plain works! It is as close to "set it and forget it" as you can get. It is very easy to find and restore files when needed.

Cons: The interface to setup backup profiles could be a little more refined but it works all the same.

Capterra loader

My go to for cloning drives.

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: clone drive, image drives, restore drives, all for free.

very simple and fast

internal, external, or drives in a dock, it doesn't care.

Cons: No cons really. I've used this software for around 3 yrs now and never had an issue. No to mention free is always a good thing.

Best backup software for window

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: sI have used this for years and love it. Has saved me numerous times from having to rebuild. The image creation works like a champ.

Great Tool for Cloning Drives

Sep 20, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It has been a very reliable program to clone hard disk drives (HDD) or Solid State Drives (SSD). It is also speedy under most circumstances.

Cons: Even after using it, I sometimes have to dig to find an option.

Overall: I routinely need to clone drives, either to get ahead of a failing drive, to move to a larger drive, or to move from a hard drive to a solid state drive. Reflect makes this task easier.

Cloning Hard Drives made easy

Mar 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's nice how it recognizes hard drives quickly and easily. Once you can see your drives you can manipulate them create images of partitions or drives or clone them to another drive. It will also allow you to schedule backups which could be a life-saver for date. I have only used to help clone drives and resize drives so that they are usable once cloned.

Cons: I've had it not recognize a hard drive before and had to use different software. Usually this is not an issue but you need to make sure and have more tricks in your back than just this one.

product works as described. no real issues found

Jul 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This product if very good for taking complete image backups and works very well when going between drives of different sizes.

Cons: Needs a good priced technician license for doing random one-off backups for computer technicians to use.

Best way to clone or image your hard drives.

Mar 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Quick and easy to use. There is no learning curve added and even a novice can back-up their hard drive with Macrium. It normally takes several hours to ghost a drive but well worth it, even in the free edition.

Cons: Download and install took several minutes (we use 6 mb download speeds). And there are several YouTube videos on how to use this, if you really can't figure it out.

Overall: Best part is the free version works GREAT!

Easy to use disk imaging software.

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that I can mirror hard drives of different sizes and select which partitions to mirror. It makes disk management so easy.

Cons: This software is terribly expensive especially when compared to any other imaging solution that is available today.