Acronis Clone Bootable HD versus Paragon (I have Acronis)

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by pcumming, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. pcumming

    pcumming Registered Member

    Mar 8, 2003
    I use Acronis and I clone my SATA hard drive in my laptop as instructed.
    Remove hard drive from laptop (a must).
    A. Attach above HD to laptop with USB
    B. Put in new hard drive in laptop to be cloned to
    Boot with Acronis USB
    Use Acronis Clone Facility to transfer from A (now external USB) to B (new hard drive in laptop).
    When complete
    Boot as normal

    Switch out drives if desired.

    I have done this about 15 times and each drive is then bootable and has ALL data and works as if you never removed the drive.
    Acronis says this is the ONLY way to clone a drive and have it bootable on a continual basis, have all partitions, MBR, boot sector, UEFI stuff and whatever else....
    ***How would paragon accomplish the above?

    Thanks very much
  2. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    The procedure is the same with most imaging programs. You can use the copy function as you describe above, or restore an image created previously. With Paragon, you can use Hard Disk Manager or Drive Copy.