This is a dublette of the same thread I started misleadingly in the 'backup forum of Paragon products'....but I think best is to discuss my problem here: ParagonHDM 2011 "HDD copy Raw" greyed out I bootet via rescue disc in order to image a usb 500gb drive that got destroyed since HDM crashed while merging partitions under Windows 7! My 1st hope was that it would continue its interupted progress but guess what... ((( So, I need to image my drive 1st before I try to recover my pictures and videos. But now, when trying to 'copy' destroyed 500gb drive onto a new 500gb drive HDM Pro does not allow me to 'copy raw' !?!? It is greyed out. What the heck? Can someone be so kind to exlpain me what is going on here? Is Paragon automatically using 1:1 copy mechanism in this case? thanks alot! PS: In general: Is 1:1 imaging (raw) best done under a Linux environment, WindowsPE (yes, there exits a clonedisk tool with raw capabilities for free, too. It even can image directly into VHD...) or dos like old Ghost? Best means for me also the speed since I do not want unnecessarily for ages. Paragon tells me it need 17 hours for copying 500GB in the mode mentioned above.