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What is a good, easy to use disk imaging software

By peetree ·
I have never imaged a HDD before. I recently acquired a Western Digital SATA 500GB HDD. My existing HDD is also a SATA drive. I wish to have the 500GB as the bootable drive and regulate my old 140GB as the bootable backup.

I have read that Drive Image has issues recognizing SATA drives. The imaging software is available at the WD website. On the otherhand, a friend recommended Norton Ghost.

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Top 10 Best Disk Imaging Software

by david_borg In reply to What is a good, easy to u ...

Listed in order is 2012's Best Disk Imaging Software
To read the full comparisons and reviews, provided is a link below.

http://disk-imaging-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

1. Acronis True Image
2. Paragon Drive Backup
3. Norton Ghost
4. O&O DiskImage
5. Image for Windows
6. FarStone Total Recovery
7. R-Drive Image
8. Paragon Partition Manager
9. Macrium Reflect
10. Active@ Disk Image

More info:
http://www.kace.com/products/systems-deployment-appliance/features/disk-imaging.php

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You can also try for free till Sep. 10. 2013 Acronis True Image 2014-Beta

by lwarom In reply to What is a good, easy to u ...

You can also try for free till Sep. 10. 2013 True Image 2014 by Acronis-Beta and the top 10 beta users will receive Commercial licenses for Acronis True Image 2014. It is a "Beta" so IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED on your main partition with all important data on it, maybe a secondary partition just to make sure is something you'll like to keep as a full steady version-when it comes ready for download. This info is for your consideration, I own multiple licenses of True Image 2013 and I am pretty satisfied with the main results for cloning/ghosting but as far as backup I use EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation 5.8x ahead of Paragon Hard Disk Manager 12 Professional-which gave me some issues.
http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/beta/atih2014.html

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Macrium Reflect

by vish1 In reply to What is a good, easy to u ...

Ghost worked great for me for many years, to create an image of the C drive onto a DVD, then restore the DVD image to another computer. But it no longer worked with Windows7. I tried many of the free ones, but the only one that worked for my purpose is Macrium Reflect. I use the Hirens v15 boot CD, boot into Mini XP, then open Macrium Reflect.

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