I did a disk capacity check a few days ago, and found to my surprise that of my 320 GB RAID, only 60 GB was free. So, a pair of 500 GB drives have been ordered, and I’ll need to migrate my whole system from the 320 to the 500 array (and use the 320 array as a backup array for system images). Normally, I’d use Ghost 8 for this, but I’ve decided to poke Acronis True Image as well. However, I figured it might be worth looking at the latest version of Ghost, just to see what they’ve added to the mix. Everything looked ok (and it was a bit cheaper than Acronis), until I got to the bottom of the page.
*1 Year Protection: With this service you receive the right to use this product on one PC or on the specified number of PCs during the service period, which begins upon initial installation. This renewable service includes protection updates and new product features as available throughout the service period, subject to acceptance of the Symantec License Agreement included with this product and available for review at www.symantec.com. Product features may be added, modified, or removed during the service period.
So, if I read that right, when I shell out £39.99 for Ghost 12, I get a 1 year license, and after that I’m not meant to use the software any more, unless I renew it. Any bets that renewing it means ‘pay Symantec money’? Ghost 12 just lost out.