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DriveClone Pro 3.5: The Right Tool for the Job?

DriveClone Pro Installation

By Erik Eckel

Frequently, IT professionals must prepare identical hard disk images for duplication and deployment to other systems. Drives may need to be cloned to simplify new equipment rollout, or such drive images may be required to assist in rescuing a failed or failing hard disk.

FarStone Technology boasts that its DriveClone Pro software creates exact copies of hard disks to enable instant recovery following system crashes. I'll put the software to three real world tests. In addition to cloning a failed hard disk and copying a functioning drive, I'll test the software's ability to schedule and complete backup operations, too.

Read a concise summary of DriveClone Pro's strengths and weaknesses in this blog post.

The DriveClone Pro program can be downloaded directly from the FarStone Technology
Web site
. Installation begins by clicking an executable installer that extracts files to a host system's hard disk.

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Erik Eckel owns and operates two technology companies. As a managing partner with Louisville Geek, he works daily as an IT consultant to assist small businesses in overcoming technology challenges and maximizing IT investments. He is also president o...