Data Snapshot vs. Image for Windows (Bootitng)

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by richrf, Oct 28, 2004.

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  1. richrf

    richrf Registered Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Anyone have any experiences with these programs. I am trying to ascertain which one is more reliable under XP. I am also considering Image for DOS. Thank.

    Rich
     
  2. Rui

    Rui Registered Member

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    Hi richrf

    After trying Norton Ghost and Acronis TI, I have switched to Image for DOS. I have tested it four tiimes and it worked very well in my system. No problem with backups, and restores went flawlessly. Image for Dos currently supports CD/DVD burning. I have backed up my 120 GB HD to two DVD-Rs. This is an apllication I definitely recommend.
    On the other hand, Image for Windows didn't work well in my system, as the free add-on utility PHY Lock was not able to lock my HD.
    Best regards
    Rui
     
  3. nod32_9

    nod32_9 Guest

    IFD is simple and is very robust. It is a stripped down version of Bootit ng. There is no need for a boot disc with Bootit ng.
     
  4. richrf

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    Thanks for the help guys. How much data can fit on a DVD. Maybe I should get a R/W DVD drive instead of a external hard drive? Any comments?

    Rich
     
  5. nod32_9

    nod32_9 Guest

    Around 4.4 GB. Internal HD or removable HD will yield the fastest read/write speed. Writing to optical drive is a lot slower.
     
  6. richrf

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    Thanks NOD32. An external hard drive it is. :)

    Rich
     
  7. nod32_9

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    An internal HD is faster than an external HD. To get the best of both, you can put an internal HD inside a quick release bracket that you can mount in your 5 1/2" drive bay.
     
  8. richrf

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    Hi Nod,

    Thanks for the tip.

    Rich
     
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