34870: Difference between True Image 2013, True Image 2013 Plus Pack, and Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Workstation

A comparison chart

This article applies to:

  • True Image 2013 by Acronis
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Workstation (Standalone)


True Image 2013 and True Image 2013 Plus Pack are designed for home and home office environments.

Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 is designed for business environment.

Comparison in brief

Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Workstation is more business-centric than True Image 2013 or True Image 2013 Plus Pack.

If your objective is to protect your home computer from hardware or software crashes by backing it up, you will probably be better off with True Image 2013.

If the objective is not only to protect your computer, but also to be able to transfer the system to a different computer, you will probably be better off with True Image 2013 Plus Pack. You may find this useful if you plan to dispose of your old machine some time and get a new one instead.

If you view your computer as a business tool and the machine's downtime is a critical parameter, then Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Workstation will probably suit you best.

Feature True Image 2013 True Image 2013 Plus Pack Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Workstation (Standalone) Other information
Acronis Online Backup: Files and Folders YES YES YES See also Acronis Backup & Recovery Online
Acronis Online Backup: Disks and partitions NO NO YES
Acronis Nonstop Backup YES YES NO See also True Image 2013: Nonstop Backup
Archives in ZIP format YES YES NO
Data synchronization YES YES NO See also True Image 2013: Synchronization
Backup contents search YES YES YES
File shredder YES YES NO
Drive cleanser YES YES NO
Try&Decide YES YES NO
E-Mail backup/restore YES YES NO
Dynamic (LDM) disks support NO YES YES
GPT disks support YES YES YES See also True Image 2013: GPT & UEFI Support.
WinPE plug-in NO YES YES

See also True Image 2013 Plus Pack: Creating WinPE Media with Acronis Plug-In

Acronis Universal Restore NO YES YES For Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Workstation, Acronis Universal Restore add-on is necessary for restoration to dissimilar hardware
Acronis Bootable Media YES YES YES Linux-based bootable media is available for all products
Dual destination (reserve) backup YES YES YES
Archive encryption YES YES YES
Backup/restore YES YES YES
Disk imaging (sector-by-sector) YES YES YES
Acronis Secure Zone YES YES YES
Store to network share or FTP YES YES YES See also True Image 2013: Backing Up to FTP
BartPE plug-in YES YES YES (!) BartPE builder runs on the following operating systems:
  • Windows 2000 (All editions);
  • Windows XP 32 bit only;
  • Windows Server 2003 32 bit
Windows XP support YES YES YES

See also: 

Windows Vista support YES YES YES
Windows 7 support YES YES YES
Windows 2000 Professional support NO NO YES
Active Restore NO NO YES
Acronis Disk Director Lite NO NO YES
VSS support NO NO YES See also Acronis True Image Home: Database Backup.
Reboot required on product installation or update NO * YES NO See also Acronis Backup & Recovery: Recommendations on How to Avoid Reboot after Installing, Updating, Upgrading, or Uninstalling the Product.
Convert backup to virtual machine NO NO YES
Support options in brief
E-Mail response time From 3 business days to 1 business day From 1 business day to 1 hour For a complete list of support options see Acronis Advantage.
Product upgrades Paid (Free within 30 days before a new version release) Free within the support subscription period
Product updates Free Free

* Reboot is not required when installing on a clean machine. Installing over earlier version of Acronis True Image Home requires a reboot.

(!) It is not possible to upgrade from True Image 2013 to Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Workstation.

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