Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-27-2006, 05:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 188
Default Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image?

I'm a little weary running anything "norton" on my system because of past experience with Norton antivirus products hogging all the resources and slowing down the system, but how does Ghost compare with Symantec's other products? Same crap?

I was thinking about reinstalling Windows in the next coming weeks and once I'm done applying all the hotfixes, drivers, etc.. creating a backup image so that I don't have to waste so much time with future reinstalls.

What would be best for the job? True Image or Ghost (overall functionality, performance, package)?

I can find Ghost on eBay pretty cheap ($20) compared to True Image which goes for $50.
__________________

Seiken is offline  
Old 03-27-2006, 05:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,915
Send a message via Yahoo to talldude123
Default

Norton Ghost doesnt usually run when Windows is going, it just shows an icon in the background, usually uses about 3MB of ram, not much.

I havent tried the other True Image one.
__________________

talldude123 is offline  
Old 03-27-2006, 05:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
 
KSoD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default

True Image is good. But you have to know how to use it. Ghost is more of a plug and play type deal. Ghost is easy to use and doesnt use resources. I have used it many times in the past. I now use True Image.
__________________
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Old 03-27-2006, 07:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Osiris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 36,817
Send a message via ICQ to Osiris Send a message via AIM to Osiris Send a message via MSN to Osiris Send a message via Yahoo to Osiris
Default

I use Acronis True Image Enterprise 9...
__________________
Osiris is offline  
Old 03-27-2006, 08:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default

if you can get an old copy of drive image 7, go for it. norton ghost 9 and 10 is based off of it
__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.