New R-Tools Drive Image 4.7 version out...

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  1. napoleon1815

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    R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4723
    by R-tt Team » Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:28 am
    http://www.drive-image.com/

    A new build of R-Drive Image version 4.7 is available for download.
    Bugfixes:
    - A workaround for restoring default Windows 7 disks (hidden and system partitions): both partitions are not moved when Expand/Shrink with fixed active partition is selected. Previously, only the boot partition wasn't moved which might lead to the Win7 inaccessible boot device error.
    - The startup version couldn't find a file system to open / save an image file on an HDD with 4KB physical sector. Fixed.
     
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    This version fixes my one and only gripe with this product, which was resizing a partition during a restore on Windows 7 would sometimes not work. Haven't tested it yet.
     
  3. acuariano

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    this app can't save image straight to dvd right?
     
  4. napoleon1815

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    Yes...from the manual: "Images can be burned on CD/DVD recorders directly from the program"

    I haven't used this aspect myself, nor would I write an image to a DVD (seen too many issues). However, if it's a requirement for you, it apparently can.

    Thanks.
     
  5. acuariano

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    i was trialing this app,and when i saw this image saving to c:/ and no optionn to save to dvd...that was it.
     
  6. napoleon1815

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    Yes, when you need to point to a destination to put your image just select your CD/DVD drive.
     
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    that's what i did but i couldn't find my dvd burner
    only c:,my docum,desktop
    also i uninstalled dvd burner from device in controlpanel,reboot pc....nothing
     
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    Download the manual...it lists what CD/DVD drives are supported, as well as other hardware (starts on manual page 76).
     
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    thanks bud.i'll take a look.
     
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    Supported CD and DVD Recorders
    Supported CD recorders
    All IDE/SCSI/USB/FireWire (IEEE1394) CD recorders compatible with the MMC specification.
    Supported DVD recorders
    Any DVD+R/RW or DVD-R/RW drives for which packet (UDF) record software is installed (DirectCD/
    InCD/DLA). DVD discs should be formatted.

    found this on page 80
     
  11. andylau

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    4.7 build 4724 is released, but no changelog find in the official forum, maybe later will have:D
     
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    thanks

    does it consolidate/defrag the data during the restore process?


    it doesn't mention w7
     
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    System Requirements:
    An Intel-compatible platform running Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/ 2003/Vista/2008/Windows 7 (including 64 bits editions).
     
  14. napoleon1815

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    ...another new version...looks minor.

    R-Drive Image v4.7 Build 4724
    by R-tt Team » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:00 pm

    A new build of R-Drive Image version 4.7 is available for download.
    Improvements:
    * More information in messages about image creation/reading errors.
     
  15. mantra

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    thanks
    by the way the rescue cd is really ugly
     
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    No more "ugly" than IFD or IFL. If you've been on PC's since their beginning you can appreciate the retro look and feel to it. Plus the mouse works on it as well. Less flash = faster load times and mimized GUI issues. Did you try it out? I find that if the drivers are a good match it's fast...otherwise it can be slow (this is for taking images).
     
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    mantra,

    This review of the product also talks about the boot CD...guess it makes quite the impression. :)

    "The Linux-based, bootable CD (or floppies if you wish) that R-Drive Image creates hearkens back to the 80's and early 90's with a character-based interface. It looks quaint, but it has the latest drivers for USB and SATA, as well as mouse support. Also, because it doesn't have to deal with graphics drivers or a bitmapped GUI, R-Drive image boots very quickly....The stone-age networking on the boot disc doesn't bother me and to be honest, I get a kick out of people's puzzled looks when they see the retro interface."

    http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,27235-order,1-page,1/description.html
     
  18. andylau

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    IFD now has a IFD-GUI version, which is more user-friendly for the newbies:D

    Honestly, there are any imaging apps, but there are not much "good" imaging apps.:p
    I have tried R-Drive Image, but it's not my cup of tea.:D :p
     
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  19. zero_Phil

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    Used this for years - nearly as fast as ShadowProtect and not bloatware like Acronis... It does the job and does it well.
     
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