Everybody is trying to survive on the market these days. Acronis is no exception. Having made a partnership agreement with Seagate, they actually give away the limited version of Acronis True Image along with Seagate drives. This means FOR FREE!
You must have at least one Seagate hard drive to install and use this tool.
Did you ever expect they would give their software for free and have nothing from you? Of course, not. It’s a very limited version of Acronis True Image 9 (the old one, and not 2010). So you can do backup and restore, but no schedules, individual files, no new modes from 2010, just a basic solution to backup/clone a HDD. Yes, they expect you to upgrade to the full version.
The Good Stuff
Originally, if you want to upgrade to the full version of
Acronis True Image 2010 from version 9 you need to pay 30$ instead of usual 50$. Need to have this version 9, you say. Not necessarily. You can actually pretend you’re upgrading from the free
Seagate DiscWizard. But instead of wasting your time with downloads and installation (and then reinstallation, and don’t forget about 2 reboots), you can simply follow this link and save 40%:
I’m not affiliated with Acronis, this link is just a time saver.