disk clone is fast!

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by riechert, Aug 4, 2004.

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  1. riechert

    riechert Registered Member

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    I had to clone my HD to a replacement. Knowing from experience that the Western Digital utility to do this would take hours and hours I tried the clone option in TI 7. I was pleasantly surprised that it only took 45 minutes or so to copy both partitions (10G and 45G). Although, I haven't actually tried booting up the new copy yet. ;) That's tonight's task.

    I was a little surprised, though, that it had to reboot first in order to do this since it can image all the partitions while running in Windows.
     
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    Hi, riechert

    It has to it that way to gain full acess. [lock the drive]

    Take Care,
    TheQuest :cool:
     
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    riechert Registered Member

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    But it can make an image (which requires locking the source or whatever workaround they use that simulates locking) while in Windows. That's why I was surprised.

    In my mind it seems that cloning is really not much different from imaging aside from the optional compression in images. Both lock the source and read everything from the source and write it to a destination, either a file (for imaging) or another disk / partition.

    Either way it's not a big problem. I've done my cloning and, hopefully, won't have to do it again for long time.
     
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    Hi, riechert

    If only was all that easy HDD Manufacturers would be make Imaging programs to give away with their cloning software tools. :D

    Take Care,
    TheQuest :cool:
     
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