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I believe that You have to have WD drives or it won't work. It's brand specific.

Acronis True Image WD Edition Software helps you to completely clone your current system drive onto your new WD hard drive. Cloning makes an exact copy of your old system drive on your new WD hard drive, including the operating system, applications, data, preferences, and email settings. Everything will be present and operate exactly as it did on your old hard drive.

ATIWD is based on the award winning Acronis True image Home 2009 backup, restore and disaster recovery program.

Key Features of Acronis True Image WD Edition Software:

•Drive Cloning - Copies the source drive to a new WD drive, leaving all data on the source drive.

•Drive Migration - Erase the source drive after the new WD drive has been imaged.

•Drive Deployment - Enables users to prepare a WD drive so that selected folders or partitions can be excluded from the destination image.

•Drive Image Backup - The long-term usage of the Drive Kit software will be to provide full drive image backups of a source drive at any time. Backup drive images will be stored as a file, which can be copied to any direct attached drive, network attached storage drive or optical media (CD/DVD).

•Drive Image Recovery - The Recovery Manager enables users to restore a drive image from a direct or network attached drive. The Recovery Manager can also either erase just a portion of the drive to be used for the restored drive image, or all of the previous OS.

•Create a Bootable Standalone Recovery Manager - With the Drive Kit software, users can create a bootable ISO image file, which contains the WD Drive Kit Standalone Recovery Manager software.



•Recover a Drive Image from the Bootable Recovery Manager Software - The bootable Standalone Recovery Manager enables users to recover a drive image from either a CD/DVD drive, a direct attached drive, or a network attached drive.

•Download the Data Lifeguard Tools software (Acronis True Image WD Edition and user manual and the WD diagnostic tool) and follow the instructions provided to complete the installation.

Acronis True Image WD Edition Software

File Size: 121 MB (approx.)
Version: 11.0 (build 8,311)
Publish Date: August, 2009

Supported Operating Systems

•Windows XP
•Windows Vista


Per the WD Manual for this product:
* Acronis True Image WD Edition allows selecting only Western digital HDD as a restore location and for Cloning operation.
* Acronis True Image WD Edition is available for installing and launching only when a Western Digital HDD is connected.

Read the manual so that to not encounter hard drive problems when this version of acronis true image is installed.

WD Support