2699: Solid state drive support in Acronis products

Last update: 08-10-2021

The following Acronis products have full support of Solid State Drives (SSD):

  • Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office (formerly Acronis True Image)
  • Acronis Cyber Protect 15
  • Acronis True Image 2021 (all editions)
  • Acronis True Image 2020 (all editions)
  • Acronis True Image 2019, Acronis True Image Subscription
  • Acronis True Image 2018, Acronis True Image Subscription
  • Acronis True Image 2017, Acronis True Image Subscription
  • Acronis Cyber Backup 12.5
  • Acronis Backup 12
  • Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud
  • Acronis Backup Service
  • Acronis Backup (Acronis Backup & Recovery) 11.7/11.5
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11
  • Acronis True Image Home 2011
  • Acronis True Image Home 2012
  • True Image 2013 by Acronis
  • Acronis True Image 2014
  • Acronis True Image 2015, Acronis True Image Unlimited
  • Acronis Disk Director 12
  • Acronis Disk Director 11
  • Acronis Snap Deploy 6
  • Acronis Snap Deploy 5
  • Acronis Snap Deploy 4

This means that Acronis products detect whether the drive is a solid state or a mechanical one and will treat it as such.

Typical examples:

  • If you restore or clone a disk image to an SSD disk, the recovered/cloned primary partitions will be aligned to the default starting offset 1024kb (2048 sectors).
  • If you restore a partition backup to a target empty non-partitioned (unallocated) SSD disk, the target SSD disk will be automatically set to the default 1024kb (2048 sectors).
  • If you restore a partition backup to a target partitioned SSD disk, the default offset on the target disk will stay the same it was before the restore. In most of the cases this is the default offset of an SSD disk (64kb or 1024kb).

A multiple of 64kb (most commonly, 1024kb or 2048 sectors) is the recommended offset for SSD disks.

More information

All other Acronis products support Solid State Drives (SSD) with limitations:

  • You can perform all the same operations with SSDs as with regular hard disk drives;
  • In older Acronis products there is no technology to detect whether a drive is SSD or not and to set the default (optimal) offset for an SSD. In other words, when you restore an image to an SSD drive, it will get the default 63 sectors offset instead of 64kb (or a multiple of 64kb) offset recommended for SSD drives even if this offset was in place when the image had been created. This may result in a drop of performance on certain models of SSD drives after the restore.