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HDD Imaging

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Lance, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. Lance

    Lance Member

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    Gooday all
    I'm looking for ideas and thoughts on disc imaging as in making a total image of one HDD onto another HDD.
    I'm thinking along the lines of a backup restoration if needed at any time.
    Do any of you ppl use this method and if so, how do you go about it ?
    What software do you use or recommend ?

    All thoughts gratefully accepted and duly acted upon.

    best

    lance

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  2. Pro Signs & Graphix

    Pro Signs & Graphix Very Active Member

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    Lance,

    There are a few good imaging packages out there. It seems that Symantec's Ghost (we have used with good results), and Acronis have the lead.

    Usefulness seems to be a matter of opinion. We have both complete image copies, and backups - depending on the scenario BUT that we also admit that is overkill.
     
  3. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    i use Acronis and also do backups. With an image the restore is faster than reinstalling, but also can create a little more work if drive sizes are different. I also think the latest version my take care of this issue. another option would be a raid set up.
     
  4. JMDigital

    JMDigital Active Member

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    I vote for Ghost from Symantec. We used that program years ago when it was dos based to repair pc's or upgrade someones hard drive. It does a good job.
     
  5. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    I'm in with Ghost too.
    Just backed up a nearly full 80gig drive to a new one in under an hour & half.
    wayne k
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