O&O DiskImage Pro/Imaging Questions

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by TheKid7, Nov 2, 2008.

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    I just installed O&O DiskImage Pro (Trial) on my newest PC. I have never used a disk imaging program before. It seems to be fast at creating a drive image but fast is not necessarily good. How does this speed compare with other imaging programs?

    31.9 MB/sec for 7.44 GB with compression (1.99/1).

    My system:
    Windows XP Pro SP3
    AMD Quad Core Phenom 2.5 GHz
    2 x 1 GB DDR2 1060 CL5 (Only running at DDR2 800)
    Seagate 640 GB SATA 300 hard drive

    To fully know if O&O DiskImage works, I will have to buy it to get the Vista WinPE CD ISO to do the image restore. Does anyone have any recent feedback on O&O DiskImage's reliability at restoring images? I like the price ($30) which includes a Vista WinPE CD and the program does not seem to have much "Bloat" (Installer exe size: 7.06 MB).

    Also, is it best to make a disk image with the "partition lock" option checked? The default is to not lock the partition that is being imaged.

    Thank you.
     
  2. timcan

    timcan Registered Member

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    Hi, macrium reflect free will image 30gb of data in about 23 minutes for a compressed size of 19.8gb on a amd 3400+ athlon64.This program uses a linux based restore cd or the bartpe restore.
    I made the mistake of buying an imaging program(Roxio Back On Track)and not getting a full trial first.Hope this helps,tim
     
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