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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Paragon Hard Disk Manager is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

6.6

Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office

66%
17 Ratings
8.2

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

82%
6 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office

100%
1 Rating

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.0

Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office

90%
1 Rating

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

N/A
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Support Rating

8.5

Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office

85%
14 Ratings
10.0

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

100%
4 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.0

Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office

80%
1 Rating

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

N/A
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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis

The imaging capability seems to be solid [with Acronis True Image], although I have not had to recover a drive yet so cannot compare. The logs tell me when it is (and isn't) working. The "Cloud Replication" that is supposed to simultaneously replicate the
local backup image is perfectly awful and the months of tech support
ended with them telling me I had a "VSS issue" on a brand new workstation
and that I should just create a separate cloud image. After months of it
taking 3-4 DAYS to run, IF it worked, and then failing altogether, I discontinued it. It was even logging (running?) under another separate critical files backup, and forced to use the same encryption password. Setting up a new one failed. The cloud backup of my critical
files is still running at kb/sec speeds. The ransomware protection hasn't caught anything yet to my knowledge, and consumes a lot of resources. Changing the settings takes at least 10 minutes to log into the cloud. Cloud storage is tiny and a push to get you to pay more. Will not be renewing.
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Paragon Software

Paragon Hard Disk Manager is suitable for use by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The graphical user interface helps to make the software easy to use, even by those with limited computer/technical knowledge and skills. The software will likely meet most, if not all, of the backup requirements of SMEs.
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Pros

Acronis

  • Delta backup makes backups super fast of larger files that do not change in its entirety (e.g. VM images, large PSD files)
  • Easy to use (set it and forget it)
  • Rescue media makes it easy to restore backups to different hardware and migrate to other work stations
  • Lots of backup options on the Windows version of ATI
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Paragon Software

  • Disk wiping - quick and effective solution for simple wipe processes
  • Partitioning - the software allowed us to work more closely with the partitions in a GUI environment
  • Data Migrations - Paragon Hard Disk Manager made this process of data migration very easy and convenient
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Cons

Acronis

  • Some features have actually become more complicated over the years. One that comes to mind is creating a backup plan that can execute daily to an external USB media that is changed daily (older versions would back up to the, for example, "F" drive regardless of which drive was attached - newer versions identify each drive uniquely, and a backup task created with a given external drive will fail due to the lack of media presence if the drive is replaced).
  • Error messages could be less cryptic.
  • Support turnaround time and live assistance could be faster.
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Paragon Software

  • If it's installed to a CD it takes forever to boot to it. Better off a USB stick.
  • It takes a very long time to clone a failing drive (understandably) and you have no idea how long it will take. Estimated times are not accurate.
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Pricing Details

Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office

Starting Price

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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Paragon Hard Disk Manager

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Paragon Hard Disk Manager editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      Acronis

      Like I mention it's very intuitive an user friendly
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      Paragon Software

      No answers on this topic

      Performance

      Acronis

      Backups run fast and no significant performance issues other than the ones discussed previously.
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      Paragon Software

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Acronis

      Beyond a single instance, I haven't had to approach Acronis' support. I needed a new key following the death of my previous workstation, and they rapidly supplied it. I've heard from colleagues that they've quickly answered any questions that've been asked. If I need something, I'll generally frequent FAQ pages first, although Acronis actually has instructional videos to help users get started, which is forward-thinking. Great software that fills a vital niche for Windows systems.
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      Paragon Software

      I have not found a need to contact support
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      Alternatives Considered

      Acronis

      Acronis True Image is the perfect program when it comes to backing up data. It supports all kinds of backup like file and/or folder backup and has a better and easier to use interface than the 2 products. I also like that I have the option to backup data in local drives also instead of the cloud only. And lastly, it supports Partition backup also instead of only files and/or folders.
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      Paragon Software

      Paragon Hard Disk Manager has the most reliable and user effective tools that can be managed under simple environment. It has improved our data storage infrastructure more as compared to other tools. File transfer is faster and the networking system for carrying data are secure from virus and hackers. Data can be easily restored when misplaced or lost with less cost of maintenance.
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      Scalability

      Acronis

      The Windows version is generally reliable and only ran into one issue thus far. Restores are easy and there are many features. On MacOS, it's a completely different story. There is significant resource leakage related to the updater app that can bog down part of a CPU core continuously until it is disabled. The mobile backup feature also needs to be disabled via UNIX command line or CPU usage will go up when a mobile device on the same network like an iPad or iPhone's screen is turned on.
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      Paragon Software

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      Acronis

      • Peace of mind - knowing that if anything happens to our data, we can recover it.
      • File Versioning has saved us a few times - we can grab prior versions of a particular file if there is a problem.
      • Reasonably priced - there are more comprehensive backup solutions out there, but for online backup, this was the right product for the right price.
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      Paragon Software

      • Paragon Hard Disk Manager makes creating regular incremental backups straightforward. The ease of configuring the software to automatically perform backup jobs increases the likelihood that we will follow through with our backup strategy, thus protecting our data.
      • Any loss of important data would potentially be catastrophic to our business. Paragon Hard Disk Manager minimizes this risk.
      • The software's ease of use also means we can focus more on our core business activities (and spend less time and effort on data backups).
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