Why No True Verify Involving Comparison of each file on destination with source
Acronis True Image Home 2010 appears to be a very good program, better than the old program I had been using. I understand that Acronis uses the parity bit to try to ensure the write process makes no errors as the files are being written. I also am aware of the Validate process.
Is this adequate? Older backup programs that I have used provided a separate verify step. This was carried out after all the files to be backed up had been written to their destination. This verification procedure involved comparing all files at the destination with the corresponding file at the source. The files on the destination which were different from the source were reported.
Have advances in backup technology made this step unnecessary? Do you get at least as much assurance of destination files matching the corresponding source file with the methods used by Acronis (parity bit checking, validation ... )?