Free Disk Imaging software

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by bryanjoe, Aug 26, 2007.

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  1. bryanjoe

    bryanjoe Registered Member

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    Have used DriveImageXML and it worked good on XP( there is BartPE plugin also). Nice speed. U can,t shrink partition( if u image a 5 GB partition with 1 GB data, u can,t restore the image on a partition with size less than 5GB).
     
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    Here's a thread I started on free imaging programs recently. Link

    You might also want to have a look at this, although the offer has supposedly expired, they sent me an activation code after the expiry date, so it may be worth a shot.

    If you have either a seagate, western digital, or maxtor HD installed, check out this thread.

    As to the programs you listed, the only one I've tried is Drive Image XML as a bartPE plugin, it seems to be pretty good, but I haven't restored the image I made yet, so I can't really say.
     
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    I did successful restores, no problems at all.
     
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    Thanks for the links argus tuft, didn´t even know that Maxtor offered free imaging software, I will check it out. ;)
     
  6. lucas1985

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    It's Acronis-based ;)
    DriveImage XML works well, I have no complaints. It should be tested (tortured :D) by Erik and Peter.
     
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    To tell you the truth I always been a bit afraid to install these kind of tools because I read a lot of bad stuff about it, but is Acronis safe to use?
     
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    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    Well, a perfectly fine software on one machine can BSOD another. There's no bullet-proof software.
    I'm not an Acronis user, but their forums are full of mixed results: very happy people on one hand and frustrated people on the other.
     
  9. ErikAlbert

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    I used Acronis longer than one year and it never failed. I had none of these problems published in Acronis Forums.
    If Acronis LIKES your system, you can trust it, if it doesn't you better search for another one like ShadowProtect.
     
  10. Peter2150

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    I've found Acronis software is fine if you stick to the core functions. But as you push the limit be careful.
     
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