Paragon B -R Free 2012 SSD/USB/Linux - some questions

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by Swordfish_, Aug 22, 2012.

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  1. Swordfish_

    Swordfish_ Registered Member

    Aug 1, 2008

    I am considering choosing Paragon B-R 2012 for now and have some questions, just to make sure:
    - I am planning to back up my SSD drive Windows 7 partition to another physical HDD in the same system, preferably through cold backup, using USB as a recovery media, is this possible in Free edition?
    - will B-R re-align my SSD partition after recovery from image?
    - will it support the newest SSD based on Indilinx Everest chipset? (eg. OCZ Vertex 4)
    - I also plan to install Linux distro on a second partition on my SSD, is it possible to backup/restore Windows partition in a way that Linux bootloader will be intact after recovery? (Ubuntu/Mint)

    What I actually need is a reliable tool to make backup / restore of the whole system partition, withoud any need for incremential / specific folder, file backup. ect. but with bearing in mind that I prefer to use USB as a recovery media and do cold imaging (btw. is it possible to do cold imaging in a pre-boot enviroment in B-R Free 2012, ir. without using USB stick).

    EDIT: moreover, will it be compatible with HDD controler included in the Intel X79 chipset?

    Thank you!
  2. Paragon_Matt

    Paragon_Matt Paragon Moderator

    Jan 24, 2011
    The first thing I will tell you is that the BR 2012 Free is a Windows based utility regardless of whether it can recognize your linux based partitions, also there is a linux based recovery media which can be created it is however hard coded for hardware support which will allow you to create a cold/offline backup of the entire drives or partitions. You can refer to the link below to compare editions
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