Drive Cloner 6 Release Dat

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Kurtis Smejkal, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Kurtis Smejkal

    Kurtis Smejkal Registered Member

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    Many of you already saw this, but it's official: Drive Cloner Version 6's release date is April 20th, 2015.

    If you have any questions regarding this, it's new features, etc. Let's open this up.

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  2. TheRollbackFrog

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    Might there be a USER'S MANUAL pre-release available so that we may see what the "features" are?

    ...and yes, I am very scared when tons of issues were reported in the very brief BETA period and now no additional BETA testing, no feedback to the original testers as to what might have been found and a brand new release date.

    I sure hope you guys get this one right (I really do have my doubts at this point... Jira be gone :)) ...
     
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    I think it's great you have a release date. Thank you for that. Hope it doesn't come and go.
    I share the Frog's concern. I hope this isn't one of those releases where the users do the testing which is followed by small fixes.

    Will DC6 and RRX10.2 be compatible with Windows 10?
     
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  4. Kurtis Smejkal

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    Can certainly look into that, it's very doable, and we have a month or so, which even for HDS should be plenty of time ;)

    From what I've been told, these have been updated, I'm waiting for an official list of bug fixes, but that's more of a waiting on a response from Developer type of deal. When I'm equipped with this knowledge, I'll share it.

    I hope so too. I joined just as RollBack Rx Home Edition was released, and so I'm fully on board with this release, and it's exciting but daunting. Part of me thinks 6.0 will have some issues, and it's inevitable, but what I'm stressing is that Support be 100% impeccable. I don't want tickets not getting responded to, those are a thing of the past. Properly logging these tickets and forming a response from them is crucial.

    I think it's great too, I wasn't bluffing the other day when I said I had a release date ;)

    Small updates are inevitable, because we can test the product all we want but until it's in the wild with multiple set ups it's hard to know fully how it'll handle. That said, like I said previously Support is going to have to bring their A-game.

    Windows 10 is still something we're looking at, nothing to mention yet. That said, keep eyes peeled on our Press Release page. That's the best place to find out about these things.
     
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    OK, since Windows 10 compatibility is unknown and since Windows 10 isn't far away, I guess I will wait.
    I also hope users will not be used as testers. In the past when we reported issues, we were offered personal builds and told "see if this works". Many times they didn't.
     
  6. Kurtis Smejkal

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    We're all in that 'Wait and see' mindset with Windows 10. Right now Drive Cloner's Version 6 is our #1 priority, then when that's out we'll look into other projects, I would be surprised if Windows 10 wasn't at least a point of interest.

    I don't like it either, but as much as we can test on many different set ups and builds, sometimes it's how people have their rigs set up. We try to cover as many bases as possible, but sometimes you have to see how users use a product. The upside to this is we do note how people use these products, so we do learn from it, but sometimes it's not as easy as saying "Well we know this product will work 100% on this build." We all do the best we can :)
     
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    Hi, will Drive Cloner V6 support image encryption ?
    Thanks.
     
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    At the BETA test stage (11/2014) it did not... no BETAs since then.
     
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    Then there is little chance this will be added... Thanks.
     
  10. Kurtis Smejkal

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    Not presently, the way we look at it is that most users will put their image file on an external hard drive or separately encrypted partition, which already has built in encryption. So most users won't have a need for it. I'm using Drive Cloner Version 6 on my home computer, and I currently use the encryption used on my external HDD to protect my image files, and I never really worry about that.

    Little, but not impossible, if we ever saw a reason to do so, we would obviously consider it. That said, for now we are looking at the encryption on the external hard drive or partition.
     
  11. MerleOne

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    Thanks for your reply. I don't really think most external drive brands do propose on-the-fly encryption but I see your point.
     
  12. Kurtis Smejkal

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    Down the road we may revisit this for those external hdd that don't do this. We always want to cover as many different builds as possible.
     
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