[QUOTE=CDan;2643515]Word to the wise. Since True Image 2012 came out there have been many, many reports of issues. The biggest one is recovery media that won’t boot on most new machines and seriously hosed Windows after trying to uninstall Acronis. Visit their support forums and read thoroughly before buying. Odds are good you’ll need to buy or build a WinPE boot disc to be able to restore. When you see a dedicated sticky thread on getting a refund, and special tools offered by Acronis to clean up sloppy uninstalls, be afraid.
Also be aware of their seriously limited support services.[/QUOTE]
That was very true with Acronis 2011 and before. But ATI 2012 has made big strides in back ups and Cloning. They have what they call a Plus Pack that will restore to disimilar hardware and it works, I have used it. It does cost a little more than ATI but you can find it on sale many places.