Top Best Free Disk Imaging Software- Hard Drive Cloning

Norton Ghost- Symantec’s Norton Ghost provides advanced backup and recovery for your PC, protects your data by making a backup of your hard drive’s contents – without restarting Windows. Norton Ghost is a comprehensive disk imaging solution for home and small office users, enhanced with Drive Image technology, which Symantec obtained through the acquisition of PowerQuest Corporation. Incremental backups save you time and disk space. You can even schedule backups to run automatically. You can restore individual files, selected folders, or the entire hard drive.

Acronis True Image- Acronis True Image Home 2011 provides home users with reliable backup and disaster recovery of systems, applications, settings and personal files. From an intuitive graphical interface, you can easily define where, locally or online, and how often to backup a PC. In addition, Acronis Nonstop Backup provides continuous system and data protection, preventing data loss. Users can easily implement a backup strategy in a just a few clicks, and define backup to multiple destinations including Acronis Secure Zone on their PC.

O&O DiskImage- O&O DiskImage Professional Edition provides all the important functions for quickly and easily imaging or restoring data. A special time scheduling feature allows you to perform automatic data imaging on entire systems as well as on individual drives. If ever data loss occurs, the image can be restored and, in cases of system failure, the system will once again be operable.

Image for Windows- Image for Windows is an affordable and reliable drive image backup and restore software package that is used for backing up all of your hard drive data to local drives, network shares, CD/DVD, external drives (such as eSATA, USB or 1394) and allows you to easily perform a bare-metal restore for efficient disaster recovery. It can also be used for disk to disk cloning and includes scheduling, encryption, and much more.

FarStone Total Recovery- Total Backup Recovery 7 Advanced Server is FarStone’s new generation in backup and recovery, protecting your business from the high costs of computer failure and operational losses. Total Backup Recovery Advanced Server centralizes backup and recovery management, which provides businesses with a cost-effective infrastructure for greater business functionality and resilience. Leverage your business continuity through our simple, yet powerful tools to meet your recovery time objects, eliminate operational downtime, and improve productivity.

Paragon Partition Manager- Partitioning is not for amateurs. That is why millions of people have trusted our safe, stable technology and professional software solutions for over 15 years. Our latest Free Edition easily organizes your hard drive and redistributes free space to enhance system performance. Easily resize and move partitions through the smart and safe Resize Wizard. Organize and optimize your hard drive with Create, Format and Delete Wizards. Paragon Hot Resize technology to enlarge partitions without rebooting Windows.

Active@ Disk Image- Active@ Disk Image is a PC backup solution for an entire computer or any sets of PC disks(including removable & optical), including operating system, applications and user files. A backup image may be stored on a USB drive, network storage, burned directly to CD/DVD/BR discs, or kept on any other media. In case of computer failure, a backup image may be used to recover your computer system or find & restore any necessary files from within an image.

Paragon Drive Backup- Paragon Drive Backup 8 Personal Edition does what it’s designed to do—make backup copies of your entire  hard drive—but is it practical? Paragon’s backup includes your OS, all your settings, all your applications, all your files—everything. In theory, that’s a very good thing. Should your hard drive malfunction or fall victim to some nasty piece of malware, all your data remains safe and sound, and without too much hassle, you can restore the lot

Macrium Reflect- Macrium Reflect Free Edition. An award winning disk imaging solution for free. A complete disaster recovery solution for your home and office. Protect your personal documents, photos, music and e-mails. Upgrade your hard disk or try new operating systems in the safe knowledge that everything is securely saved in an easily recovered backup file.

R-Drive Image- R-Drive Image 4.7 is a potent utility providing disk image files creation for backup or duplication purposes. A disk image file contains the exact, byte-by-byte copy of a hard drive, partition or logical disk and can be created with various compression levels on the fly without stopping Windows OS and therefore without interrupting your business. These drive image files can then be stored in a variety of places, including various removable media such as CD-R(W)/DVD, Iomega Zip or Jazz disks, etc.

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Features Editor, a senior director of strategic planning for a major university, has experience at a long/short equity hedge fund and has been in the markets for just under a decade. He has degrees in Economics and Communications and focuses on macro themes in the markets. His background also extends to logistics, marketing, and e-commerce.