Are there any decent free HDD imaging programs?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by jfd15, Jul 1, 2008.

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  1. jfd15

    jfd15 Registered Member

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    Hi,
    i just need a decent program to image HDD to DVD's...what i want to do is just image the initial OS install and maybe every month or so make another image to save...my data is not that critical, i just would like something that can do this simply and that would enable me to re-install the initial image in about 10 minutes or so....my current restore DVD's from the mfg take about 3 hours, so id like to try something else

    are there any free or open source programs that would do this reliably or am i better off with Acronis or Ghost or something else?
     
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    Thanks Kerodo and Mr. Brian...ill check out those links...
     
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    Partimage witch is used by the CloneZilla live-cd is a little outdated and not the most easy to use for non-linux users.

    The free Acronis TrueImage for Seagate and Maxtor users is nice.
     
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    i bought an ext. Seagate HDD about 6 months ago, didnt recall any software with it though- do i go to Acronis or Seagate website or did i miss out already?



    nice avatar btw, i always get a chuckle out of that...
     
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    You can download Seagate DiscWizzard from the link below:
    http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/discwizard/

    I'm not 100% sure the deal is also for external HDD's but it's worth the try. Please make sure you've connected your external HDD during the installation though. The installation checks for a Seagate HDD before you can continue installation.

    And thanks for the compliment! :D
     
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    Hey thanks Sputnik,
    that should be excellent...it asked where the Seagate or Maxtor HDD was and as soon as i connected it installed easily and looks like it will work fine....i copied an image to the ext. HDD in not much time and ill practice a few image restores and then i should be all set.... :)
     
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