Disk Director 10 vs Partition Magic 8.x?

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by twokatmew, Jul 9, 2006.

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  1. twokatmew

    twokatmew Registered Member

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    I own a copy of PM8.01 that I purchased before Symantec bought out PowerQuest. I also used Drive Image but switched to TI9 and have been much happier with it. Is there anyone here who can comment on the latest versions of PM and DD? Although PM works fine in Windows, it doesn't have a recovery CD (requires two floppies) which don't always work. I understand that DD does have a recovery CD, which would simplify things tremendously.

    All opinions gratefully received. :)

    Regards,

    Margaret
     
  2. WSFuser

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    for me the disk director rescue media always worked. it can partition and format disks fine. i cant comment on the OS Selector tho.
     
  3. Acronis Support

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    Hello twokatmew,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis Disk Managing Software

    Here are the features of Acronis Disk Director 10 Suite:

    Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0 is a comprehensive workstation partition and disk management suite that combines a number of previous Acronis products into one solution:

    Acronis Partition Manager allows you to resize, move, copy, split, and merge partitions without losing your data
    Acronis Boot Manager is a multi-boot software utility that allows you to install multiple operating systems on your PC
    Acronis Partition Recovery allows you to recover accidentally lost or deleted partitions
    Acronis Disk Editor is a disk drive repair tool that allows you to perform advanced operations on your hard disk drive, such as restoration of boot records and hexadecimal editing

    Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0 is the ideal tool in the combination with Acronis True Image backup. Here's how you can take advantage of these two products together:

    * Create individual partitions for your system and your data using Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0.
    * Image your system partition using Acronis True Image only before applying system changes, such as installing new software and the like.
    * And make scheduled data backups from your data partition by selecting specific files you need to backup.
    * Thus, using the combination of two great Acronis products you will always have an image of your system and backup of your data. This will greatly save you time and reduce your storage requirements.


    Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0 adds new key features making it easier than ever before to modify your partition structure and boot new operating systems.
    Split partitions — Split one partition into two and leave your data intact
    Merge partitions — Merge two partitions into one and leave your data untouched, even if file systems on the partitions are different
    Explore partitions — Window's like explorer interface to view partition data before performing partitioning operations
    Boot from an additional hard disk drive — Select the hard disk drive you want to boot from
    Boot from CD/DVD — Insert a bootable CD/DVD and it will automatically be detected and displayed as a boot option by Acronis OS Selector
    Automatic operating system detection — Find inadvertently deleted operating systems with the Acronis OS Selector detection tool

    Moreover, using Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0 you will get much more pleasant interface and higher speed of process operations.

    Thank you
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    Alexander Gladkov
     
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  4. selkov

    selkov Registered Member

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    I also own PM 8.01 pre Sym.
    DD 10 is far superior.
    Faster.
    More intuitive.

    Nice to make a Rescue media CD wich is FULLY FUNTIONAL as the original program integrated with TI.
     
  5. twokatmew

    twokatmew Registered Member

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    Thanks for your comments. I downloaded the trial and found it pretty impressive, especially that I can make a recovery CD that includes both TI9 and DD10. So I purchased it and already resized a couple partitions. It's *much* faster than PM8.01, as mentioned. One thing I noticed, however, is that while the demo detected up my USB key drive, the registered version doesn't. Not a big deal, since I won't be partitioning it anyway, but I just find this curious. Previously with PM8.01, I noticed that it would detect one key drive and not another. Oh well, like I said, I won't be paritioning key drives. :)

    Thanks!

    Margaret
     
  6. feddup

    feddup Registered Member

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    how do you go about making the disk director/True image recovery CD. Are you talking about bootable media? Any particular install order. I've got Vista beta 2 and I'd like to dual boot it with XP pro. This sounds like a solution. Any help would be appreciatted.
     
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    twokatmew Registered Member

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    Yes, I mean the boot CD. I already had a boot CD for TI9, so I went to create another for DD10, only to find I was able to add both apps to the boot CD. This is great, especially for cases in which you need to partition a replacement drive before restoring an image.

    Regards,

    Margaret
     
  9. feddup

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    Thanks twakatmew! That's wonderful news. Consolidation is a good thing.
     
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