I downloaded and installed Acronis True Image WD Edition from the WDC website (here: ATI-WD Edition ). It appears to have installed fine. I can open the program. When I try to create a bootable rescue media, the dialogue hangs for about 20 minutes. Then it finally comes back and I can get it to start the disk creation process. The ‘processing…’ window has been up for 4 hours now with the green progress bar just a smidge away from the end. I’m fairly certain the CD I have in the drive is good. It shows up okay in Explorer and I’ve not had any issues with other CDs in this batch.
I guess my question is, how long does it take? The fact that the initial dialogue took so long makes me reluctant to just abort (and create a coaster out of the disk). Is this just Acronis’ way of saying ‘look, if you want the free WD edition, you must pay in time. If you want reasonable speed, give us some money’?
I have installed their paid edition on another computer (way back before WD offered the free edition) and I don’t recall this happening with that version, albeit it was 2008 or 2009.