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Comment by alterkenji
about Macrium Reflect · Apr 2019 · Helpful Not helpful 4 Helpful Report as spam

I used it to live-clone my old 512GB system drive (containing a Windows 10 Pro installation) to a new 500GB NVMe ssd. Other utilities refused to clone since the capacity of the target drive is smaller, but Macrium Reflect didn't complain, it just skipped the unused space and resized the partition on the fly.

But the best part as far as I'm concerned was what it did at the end of the cloning process, where it changed the disk id of the clone (so it won't collide with the old drive in Windows) and also automatically made the necessary changes to the BCD. I'm used to doing this manually, so it was really nice having it done automatically for me.

All that was left to do was to shut down Windows, disconnect the old drive and boot on the new drive. Zero problems, worked 100% perfectly.

There's a downside though, as I see it: a seemingly permanently running Windows service and an updater utility (which starts on every login) is also installed. I don't fancy that, since for me it's a very-seldom-use application, so I uninstalled Macrium Reflect completely when I was done cloning.

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Problems with latest version

Comment by Danilo_Venom
about Macrium Reflect · Oct 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Version 6.2.1549 (Sept. 2016) is not OK: you cannot select the source-partition in Win10, which should be backuped! V 6.2.1544 was OK.

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Comment by Joseph
about Macrium Reflect · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

archives larger than acronis

100% CPU when backing up on P4 2.8GHz,
computer slows down a lot,
computer less responsive
unlike Acronis

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well i had the opposite problem, acronis was horrible buggy and slow, when i switched to macrium everything was fine