Acronis True Image WD Edition provides you with all the essential tools you need to recover your computer system should a disaster occur, such as losing data, accidentally deleting critical files or folders, or a complete hard disk crash. If failures occur that block access to information or affect system operation, you will be able to restore the system and the lost data easily.
You need at least one Western Digital hard drive attached in your system to be able to install and run the product.
The installation procedure is straightforward. Run the downloaded executable file and follow instructions.
System requirements and supported media:
Minimum system requirements
Acronis True Image WD Edition requires the following hardware:
- Western Digital or SanDisk drive
- Processor Pentium 1 GHz.
- 1 GB RAM.
- 1.5 GB of free space on a hard disk.
- CD-RW/DVD-RW drive or USB flash drive for bootable media creation.
- Screen resolution is 1152 x 720.
- Mouse or other pointing device (recommended).
Supported operating systems:
Acronis True Image WD Edition has been tested on the following operating systems:
- Windows 7 SP1
- Windows 8
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 10
Acronis True Image WD Edition also lets you create a bootable CD-R/DVD-R that can back up and recover a disk/partition on a computer running any Intel- or AMD- based PC operating system, including Linux®. (Note that the Intel-based Apple Macintosh is not supported.)
Supported file systems:
- Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 *
- ReiserFS *
- Linux SWAP *
If a file system is not supported or is corrupted, Acronis True Image WD Edition can copy data using a sector-by-sector approach.
Supported storage media:
- Hard disk drives*
- Solid State Drives (SSD)
- Networked storage devices
- CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R (including double-layer DVD+R), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, BD-R, BD-RE
- USB 1.1 / 2.0 / 3.0, FireWire (IEEE-1394) and PC card storage devices
- REV and other removable media
Acronis True Image WD Edition supports large hard disk drives with a capacity of more than 2TB. This support is provided even if the operating system does not have support for such hardware. For more information see Acronis Extended Capacity Manager.
The recommended offset for Solid State Drives (SSD) is a multiple of 64 KB (most commonly, 1024KB or 2048 sectors).
Acronis True Image WD Edition provides full support of SSDs. It keeps the proper offset of SSD during such operations as image recovery and cloning. Specifically, full support means that:
- If you recover a disk backup to an SSD or clone a disk to an SSD, the offset will be automatically set to the default 1024 KB (2048 sectors).
- If you recover a partition backup to a target empty non-partitioned (unallocated) SSD, the offset will be automatically set to the default 1024 KB (2048 sectors).
- If you recover a partition backup to a target empty partitioned SSD, the target SSD will keep its original offset.
- NVMe interface was supported in the drive detection mechanism.
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