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Windows Disk Image Software Backups

Discussion in 'Software' started by mrhrk01, 15 Jun 2010.

  1. mrhrk01

    mrhrk01 What's a Dremel?

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    Hi All

    I currently have a 750 GB Hard drive and I would like to back this up using a Disk Image.

    Two questions I have are:
    1) Which software (open source would be great) do you recommend ?
    2) What size would the Disk Image be ?

    Thanks All

    I look forward to your replies :)
     
  2. Collider

    Collider What's a Dremel?

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    Don't use free software myself but if you wanted to pay for something I would recommend Acronis True image, its always been easy and trouble free, it seems lightweight enough (well it doesn't slow everything to a halt when it runs anyway) and I have restored from it after a failure so know it does work.

    http://www.acronis.co.uk/homecomputing/products/trueimage/

    It is paid for but sometimes you do get value for these things.
     
  3. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    If you have a seagate or maxtor harddrive you can download segate Diskwizard which is free and is actually Acronis True Image.
    But has to detect a segate or maxtor device connected to the system to work.

    I use it all the time for cloning I just connect a seagate harddrive and do the clone from a samsung to another samsung drive and then disconnect the segate.

    Works great.
     
  4. mrhrk01

    mrhrk01 What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks guys, what size iso image can i expect to create ? or this is dependent on how large the hard drive is ?
     
  5. steel_viking

    steel_viking What's a Dremel?

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    I use Acronis. The image size depends on the used space on the partition and not the overall size. My initial Windows 7 backup was 3.5GB.
     
  6. seanbean

    seanbean Certa Cito

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    I had an old Maxtor external HDD lying about - connected it up - downloaded. Now the proud owner of a "free" copy of Acronis True Image. Thanks Bumsrush.
     
  7. Somer_Himpson

    Somer_Himpson What's a Dremel?

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    Acronis true image Cheesecake
     

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