Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office  

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Very few pieces of software have been used by me for as many years as Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office, these days it is more important than ever, earlier this year I told you about a hard drive that expired and a recent backup allowed full restore of everything in an afternoon onto a new SSD drive. Now just after the installation of this latest version another disaster the motherboard expired and while this required a new – second hand PC – the SSD meant I was back up and running quickly.

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The job of Acronis is to protect you from whoever and whatever tries to destroy your files and data and for the past few years the way they do this is Ransonware which means once infected you have a very expensive doorstop.

Apart from protecting from almost any intrusion regular backups will still protect you from your own stupidly like visiting dodgy websites and this year another new feature is Identity Protection.

In August this year I guessed how much quicker a 200GB full backup would be with an SSD drive and USB

ports to back up to and worked out it would probably be around 105 minutes with just the SSD drive.

Now after my latest problem the refurbished new PC has USB3 ports so I can tell you that initial thinking time is down to six minutes and the actual transfer of everything is 25 minutes so from starting Acronis to having everything safely stored on an external drive is just 31 minutes.

Looking back to a time when I was backing up with USB2 and a hard drive the PC’s thinking time before the backup started was longer than the whole experience.

You may think there are cheaper options, but do they save you looking for CD’s that possibly have become coasters to reinstall from scratch and very few of us have original Windows CD’s these days that are needed to start from scratch.

If you are unsure that Acronis is for you go online and download a free 30 day trial and assuming you have reasonably up to date hardware then the two recent disasters that happened to me should not happen to you and then be assured that with reasonable sensible choices from you then those nasty people out there should not get their grips on you as you have Acronis guarding you.

At the time of publication, Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office is available from Amazon for £34.99.  

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