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Disk imaging software help
« on: July 08, 2008, 07:53:08 AM »
Hey everyone, I was wondering if I could get some recommendations for Disk imaging software, Free if possible, but I am also willing to pay.

I'm wanting to try some beta software, and it would be less of a problem if I could burn an image of my disk to DVDs so I could restore it if needed. (instead of having to reinstall everything). This if for a Windows Vista system

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Disk imaging software help
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2008, 08:32:51 AM »
I'm not aware of any free disk imaging software.

I have been very happy with Acronis True Image (but I am an XP user) and I use it in tandem with (sorry to mention the current owner) Norton Goback.

A couple of my Vista users have paid for Rollback Rx which combines some similar to Goback (ie very quickly revert your hard drive to a checkpoint you have taken manually or automatically) along with some of the disk imaging functions similar to Acronis.   

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Re: Disk imaging software help
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2008, 10:25:13 AM »
I am also a happy Acronis user(Vista though) but not long ago i came across this program and was fairly impressed by it, try it ...

http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp

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Re: Disk imaging software help
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2008, 12:26:43 PM »
Have used a number of different ones over the years, but now would not be without Acronis True Image. :)

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Re: Disk imaging software help
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2008, 02:02:24 PM »
I've been using a product called DriveCloneâ„¢ Pro 5 for over a year.
I have nothing but good things to say about this product.  :)
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Re: Disk imaging software help
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2008, 03:56:53 PM »
Well, i'm not a friend of Symantec,hehehe, but i must to say i use Norton Ghost. I installed the program, i did a backup of my system(a fresh install of XP, drivers of sound and graphics). I saved that backup in a little partition, i uninstalled NG. If i need format my PC, with Norton Boot CD i reinstall all windows in 5 minutes.
I am very happy.

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Re: Disk imaging software help
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2008, 03:58:33 PM »
Thanks for the help everyone.
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Re: Disk imaging software help
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2008, 04:17:03 PM »
I have Acronis True Image.
I use Acronis Disk Director to full partition backup. Lasts a little more, but it's safer imho (files in use, snapshots errors, etc.).
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Re: Disk imaging software help
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2008, 05:05:24 PM »
Thanks Tech.
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Re: Disk imaging software help
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2010, 12:23:45 PM »
Hi everyone!
I post here not to start a new topic,  my problem is a little bit different 'cause I don't look for a disk imaging software: I use DriveClone pro wich bring me satisfaction.
In fact I've got a small pb with DriveClone E-mail notification: Always the same popup telling me that the notification E-mail test failed...
I don't understand 'cause my smtp configuration is OK: for evidence I use the same parameters with Cobian backup and I receive notification E-mails from it without any pb...

Thanks for your help!

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Re: Disk imaging software help
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2010, 12:28:41 PM »
PING or Clonezilla. They just work the best (especially PING), they are free and easy to use once you learn it.
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Re: Disk imaging software help
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2010, 01:59:11 PM »
Thanks so much RejZor for your advices, I'm gonna check PING imediately 8)

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Re: Disk imaging software help
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2010, 10:04:57 PM »
With the Maxtor+ external drive comes the ability to backup data, but also the OS. Easy to use and only around $150.
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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2010, 11:47:15 PM »
I tried Macrium Reflect Free http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp and liked it very much.  Most of the Acronis True Image features (except incremental backups) at no cost.  And it seems to run significantly faster.  Tried the Linux boot disk for compatibility on both Vista and Windows 7.  Does the usual attach and browse and verification features for the image.  I am still using ATI on my older Vista computers, but Reflect Free with Windows 7.  Highly recommended.