Throughout testing the one term that did continuously spring to mind was refinement. Acronis 2020 is not really about new and exciting features. Instead it is all about refining what 2019 has to offer to a razors edge. So much so that upgrading is a lot easier than expected. This is the easiest, the fastest, and smartest version Acronis has released to date and it makes it easy to protect your precious data.
Make no mistake, Acronis 2020 does have numerous new features. It is just that most of them are simply the logical conclusion / extension of what was previously offered. For example, the included auto-replication feature does take the idea of offsite ‘cloud’ storage and transforms it into an actually painless procedure. This is especially true when you tell Acronis to not use metered connections. The same is true of the under the hood improvements to the backup algorithms. While we doubt anyone will consider the time saved from these improvements to be enough justifying upgrading the end result is a rather persuasive list of reasons to do precisely that.
Put simply, Acronis True Image 2020 is not about marketing or creating the next ‘wow’ feature that forces Acronis users to upgrade. Instead it is mainly about ease of use and seamlessness. So if you are looking for a new spin on the old idea of data backup… Acronis True Image 2020 is not for you. Instead it is meant for the vast majority of people who want to setup a backup and never have to think about it again. At this the 2020 edition is a great success.
Of course, with great success comes great confusion… as Acronis still is offering three product tiers. Here there has been no real change from past year’s editions. For those who do not care about cloud storage the one time / standalone option makes the most sense. For those who have DropBox or similar products which do offer ‘Cloud’ storage with automatic replication of a folder / files… the standalone feature is once again the best deal. Continue to simply store your Acronis backups in your DropBox folder and enjoy ‘Cloud’ backup without paying any more than you have to. Everyone else, the $99.99 premium edition is the only viable option. The quadrupling of cloud capacity will pay dividends if you run into a nasty time-delayed virus. With 1TB of previous version you just stand a much better chance of having an older off-site backup that is virus free. Honestly, few will consider this $50 option a good deal. Instead most will find its 250GB Cloud storage to be rather lackluster and not worth the price… Considering this is the same price as the standalone version and you are just renting it for one year.
Acronis True Image 2020
Put simply, Acronis True Image 2020 is not about marketing or creating the next ‘wow’ feature that forces Acronis users to upgrade. Instead it is mainly about ease of use and seamlessness.