Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0
Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0 is a partition manager that can also run Windows' defragmentation and check disk utilities
- Nothing particularly wrong with it
- Forced reboot after install, tedious to use
There's nothing wrong with Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0 — it's just a lot like driving a 20-year-old car. You can get where you want to go, but it feels as if there must be a better way.
Price$ 89.99 (AUD)
Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0 is a partition manager that can also run Windows' defragmentation and check disk utilities.
Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0 uses the same basic interface as Windows' disk software management routines. In fact, its data integrity checking and disk defragmentation tools are the Windows CHKDSK and Defrag utilities - only they run under Disk Director Suite.
There is a robust menu of icons arrayed across the top of the windows representing the available tasks. Duplicating that array is a text list of tasks along the left side of the window. Right-clicking on any of the drive representations also brings up a menu of similar tasks.
The process of installing Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0 is unremarkable until you've just about reached the end, when a small box pops up telling you that the software is analyzing your hard disk partitions.
It's not a big deal if you're working off a single-drive system, but the more drives you have, and the larger their capacity, the longer this initial process will take. We had five drives installed - four of them 1TB and one of them 2TB - and itstill took only about two minutes, although it seemed longer.
Once it finished its analysis, Acronis Disk Director Suite said it needed to restart my computer. No fireworks, no brass band, no waving flags, just the computer equivalent of, "That's All, Folks!" There was no choice. And when we started Disk Director after the reboot, it again analyzed all our hard drives. In fact, any time you start a task that requires modifying or copying a partition, Disk Director will start this tiresome routine.
You can duplicate disks or partitions; you can also resize and merge partitions. We ran into a problem with a resize when Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0 asked us what, if any, data from the original (full-sized) partition we wanted to place on the new partition.
There was no reason for the question, since we had only requested a resize. During the process, Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0 showed a few write errors and finally aborted. When we went back and specified that no data be transferred, it completed the task without a problem.
When we tried to merge two partitions, Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0 asked us to specify or create a folder to hold whatever data it found on the partition that was being merged. The process completed without a hiccup, although we would have preferred it if Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0 had just merged the data on its own, querying us if it found a problem that needed resolution. It's not a big deal, just another small bit of tediousness.
Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!
Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive
Everki ContemPRO Roll Top Laptop Backpack
Epson WorkForce ET-4550
Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop
Samsung portable 1TB T3 drive
Linksys AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit router
Smart LED Bulb LB130
Epson EcoTank Expression ET-2500
Logitech G403 Prodigy mouse
Belkin MIXIT Metallic Lightning to USB Cable
Lexar® Portable SSD
Google Daydream VR headset
Huawei Mate 9
Acer Swift 7
Epson WorkForce DS-360W
3SIXT Ultra HD Sports Action Camera
Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones
Blade 28 backpack by Arc’teryx
HP Pavilion x360 13”
Surface Pro 4
HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450
Garmin Fenix Chronos smartwatch
Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive
Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards
Dell Inspiron 5000 series 2-in-1
Dell XPS 13 laptop
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Star Wars Death Star Bluetooth levitating rotating speaker review
- 2 Finally! LG OLED TV 2016 range review
- 3 Fetch TV Mighty review: Better than Foxtel
- 4 Fetch TV Mini review: Make your TV a smart TV
- 5 Panasonic Viera DX900U UHD 4K smart TV review
Latest News Articles
- Google's new AI aims to end abusive online comments using 'Perspective'
- Village Roadshow aims to block 40 pirate sites
- Analysts peer into Microsoft's rumored Windows 10 Cloud
- Google lets users get social with Maps
- Microsoft unveils a bonanza of security capabilities
PCW Evaluation Team
I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.
Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!
For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.
First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.
- Horizon Zero Dawn review
- How to quit Pokemon Go (or to start enjoying it again)
- Japan's pop culture, anime-friendly, J-Pop shrine, Kanda Myojin
- Which flagship TV is best? Sony 4K HDR Bravia 2016 versus LG 4K HDR OLED 2016
- 10 Blu-ray movies / Best looking Blu-ray movies
- CCSenior Technical Business Analyst - Wealth AdviceNSW
- CCBusiness AnalystSA
- TPTechnical ConsultantNSW
- TPIteration ManagerNSW
- CCSenior Project Coordinator - Banking/Financial ServicesNSW
- FTIT Project Coordinator - Mascot/AlexandriaNSW
- FTSecurity Engineer - Permanent - IT Services - SydneyNSW
- TPTechnical WriterQLD
- TPMicrosoft Analyst ProgrammerSA
- TPSolution Architect - IntegrationQLD
- CCAgile CoachNSW
- FTSolutions Software DeveloperVIC
- FTSenior Learning Specialist - Global OrganisationQLD
- CCTest Automation EngineerVIC
- CCContract - System Access Administrator - major Telco in MelbourneVIC
- CCSenior Networks Specialist - DNS PlatformVIC
- CCUnix AdministratorNSW
- FTIt Security and process analystNSW
- TPTechnical Business Analyst - DigitalQLD
- FTProject ManagerNSW
- TPFront End DeveloperWA
- TPDigital Process Business Analyst - Digital Transformation**NSW
- CCDesktop Engineer l WollongongNSW
- FTDigital Strategist - Global Consulting FirmACT
- FTSenior Database AdministratorVIC