Acronis® Disk Director® 11 Home brings together popular disk management functions, partition recovery tools, and boot disk manager in one user-friendly package

Woburn, Mass., June 15, 2010 – Acronis, a provider of easy-to-use backup, recovery and security solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced the next generation of its disk management product, Acronis® Disk Director® 11 Home, designed to help home PC users organize their hard drives for better performance and data safety.

Acronis Disk Director 11 Home, the first in a line of new disk management tools to be launched from Acronis, puts powerful disk management tools in the hands of home users who can simply and safely carry out tasks like resizing, splitting and merging volumes.

The latest version of the product adds new features including:

  • Dynamic Disk support – enables volumes to be spread across multiple physical disks
  • The ability to add or manage mirror volumes, which helps make basic or simple volumes fault-tolerant in just one action by adding a mirror
  • Supports very large disks and allows creation of volumes over 2TB
  • The capability to clone a disk to a replacement hard disk without having to reinstall operating systems and applications
  • New user interface simplifies operations on disks and partitions
  • The new version also provides support for Windows 7 and 64-bit

In addition, it allows multiple operating systems to be installed on a single PC— keeping your system up-to-date with the latest Windows operating system while having the ability to run legacy applications on older operating systems.

Acronis Disk Director 11 Home can also be used to expand the capabilities of Acronis’ popular Acronis True Image Home 2010 backup and recovery product – use Acronis Disk Director 11 Home to create two partitions on a PC, one for data and one for applications. Acronis True Image Home 2010 then only needs to back up the changes in the data partition, eliminating the need to back up the system partition again until you install new applications or apply new patches.

“This new version enhances many favorites found in previous releases of Acronis Disk Director while adding new features, like Windows 7 support, Dynamic Disk support and disk cloning to a replacement hard drive. Acronis Disk Director 11 Home is not only more valuable to the advanced user, but because it is easy to use, it’s made these features more accessible to relative novices who can now take on tasks they once would have left to professionals,” said Jason Donahue, Acronis CEO.

“The new UI is probably the cleanest and easiest interface to work with,” writes beta tester Hal Abernethy from Salem, VA.  “All options are at hand and self-explanatory Excellent design on the interface!”

Acronis Disk Director 11 Home runs on PCs equipped with a Windows-supported operating system (Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7), supporting FAT 16, FAT 32, NTFS, Ext2, Ext3, Reiser FS3 and Linux SWAP file systems.

Acronis Disk Director 11 Home is priced at $49.99. Corporate versions of the solution for workstations and servers are scheduled to follow later this year. For business customers purchasing Acronis Disk Director Suite 10 after June 15, 2010, Acronis is offering a free upgrade to Acronis Disk Director 11 Advanced Workstation until the product is released.  The same is true for those purchasing Acronis Disk Director Server 10 after June 15, 2010 can also take advantage of a free upgrade to Acronis Disk Director 11 Advanced Server until the product is released.

 


About Acronis

Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002 Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 700 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.

Acronis knows backup. The proof is in the more than 50 advanced backup and recovery technologies developed to date. Over 4.5 million consumers, small and medium businesses and service providers employ Acronis products to protect their critical data.

The company’s flagship product Acronis Backup & Recovery delivers sophisticated technology solutions packaged in an easy-to-use way that allows smaller companies to address their new enterprise-level requirements. Enterprises also use Acronis solutions to address their point disaster recovery, migration and end-point backup needs.

Acronis® and the Acronis logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and/or other countries.