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Best HDD Clone Software?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by Sir B. Fannybottom, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Sir B. Fannybottom

    Sir B. Fannybottom

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    What is the best HDD clone software? I want to copy my really old SATA 1.5mbs' data on my new WD Black drive, I don't want to reinstall windows because then I will have to wipe my 750 gig drive and download alll my steam games and stuff.
     
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    Just google : Clone HDD there's tons of high quality software to do what you want.
    Free, open source as well as "Premium" paid software.
     
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    I'm looking for something where I put the disc in, boot from the disc and can just copy the drive with windows over to the blank drive. I don't want to spend hours backing up on discs.
     
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    +1 for Acronis True Image. I used it to migrate my 250gb games drive onto a 1tb drive, and it couldn't have been easier.
     
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    Acronis works great and is very easy to use. Wish I could remember the last software I used. Didn't require a disk. I simply backed up my drive to my external and then restored from the external after I had windows installed on the new machine.
     
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    Another vote for Acronis here, used it due to having WD drives without issue, how ever i picked up Paragon Drive Copy 12 Professional a few months back and has all so been great and it's pretty dam fast too.
     
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    +1 for Acronis
     
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    Fine and dandy; however, you still need some software to accomplish the task... Docking station is just a connection to do it.

    Edit: +1 on Acronis. I, also, like Paragon's ,too.
     
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    Acronis, however I had a LOT of problems with their "back up" function in the past. Namely the back ups didn't work when I needed them. But as long as Thats not what Your in need of, shouldn't be an issue.
     
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    TI 2014 Pro
    The only version that supports GUID partitions.
     
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    FreedomEclipse;
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    another plus here for Acronis and as newtekie1 post if u got a WD drive u can get their version for free ^^
     
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    How about installing a drive?
     
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    If you think your data will transfer itself over like something out of Disney's Fantasia (great film ftw) then you are quite mistaken.
     
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    Is it me or Paragon does it really fast ?.. When i was using Arconis which never failed me but seems like it took much longer to do what was needed.

    As seen as i own a copy of Paragon Drive Copy 12 Professional i have not tried Arconis for some time.
     
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    The best would be in my expierance Paragon Hard Disk Manager™ 14 Suite
     
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    Have you tried Acronis?
     
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    no i have not, i allways have used paragon
     
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    At this point a redundant response, but I too have used Acronis to much satisfaction
     
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    Ok, so I'm gonna be only the second person to recommend Paragon Hard Disc Manager. It's worked well for me for years.

    When I used Acronis, it didn't actually work very well at all and was quite buggy. To be fair though, that was around 5 years ago, so I'd expect it to have improved significantly since then.
     
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    Sorry, gotta step out for this one. I gotta recommend Image for Windows. I've used it to recover a failed server, multiple failing hard drives, and image my two home (identical) pc's after initial load-up. We use it for workstation and server backup solutions, and being able to take that image, boot from a linux or dos cd (which you make from the machine), and simply restore it to any hard drive big enough to hold the original data, is too convenient for us. 30 day free trial, and something like $30 with coupons.
     
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