RAID support scheme in Acronis True Image
RAID is a technology to combine multiple disks into a single logical unit when data is divided or replicated among multiple physical drives and this array is accessed by the operating system as one single drive. RAIDs are used for data redundancy and performance improvement. There are hardware RAIDs (data distibution is managed by a device called a RAID controller) and software RAIDs (data distribution is managed by the means of the operating system, software RAIDs created by Windows native means are called dynamic disks, you can learn more about dynamic disks in this Microsoft Technet article).
Here is the Acronis True Image RAID support matrix:
|Hardware RAIDs||Acronis True Image 2014||Acronis True Image 2014 Premium||Acronis True Image 2015||Acronis True Image 2016||Acronis True Image 2017|
These Windows editions can create software Mirrored RAID:
- Windows 7 Professional
- Windows 7 Enterprise
- Windows 7 Ultimate
- Windows 8/8.1 Pro
- Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise
You can restore a backup of one RAID to a RAID of different type in the same manner as you would with a basic disk.
As to specific RAID controllers - when running the product in Windows, the product will support them if Windows itself does. From Acronis Bootable Media most of the RAID controllers are supported.