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Old 12-26-2012, 01:31 PM   #1
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Default Best free disk imaging and cloning software

Hi guys,

I'll be buying an SSD soon and would like to transfer my current Windows installation to the new disk. Is there free software that could do this?
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:07 PM   #2
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I use this to clone my drives:

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:16 PM   #3
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Clonezilla is by far the best

http://clonezilla.org/
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:42 PM   #4
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What ssd? Odds are it'll provide you a free copy/download of Ghost, Magician or whatever to do the cloning deed. I know you're excited about your first ssd, but you might be over thinking things with all the anticipation and excitement.
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:56 PM   #5
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http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

used it to clone my hdd to ssd in laptop
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:20 PM   #6
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:39 PM   #7
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What ssd? Odds are it'll provide you a free copy/download of Ghost, Magician or whatever to do the cloning deed. I know you're excited about your first ssd, but you might be over thinking things with all the anticipation and excitement.
I'm getting a Corsair Force GS 240GB. It looks to be the fastest in its price range and the Sandforce problems are probably ironed out by now.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:23 AM   #8
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The GS ain't even the fasted drive in the Force family. It get's smoked by the GTX. No matter, it's your choice. Regardless, use the Corsair provided Paragon Backup and Restore tool.
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I used clonezilla in the past with great success as well. Easy to follow the instruction


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Old 01-02-2013, 01:55 AM   #10
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active@disk image has a great free trial. Best $40 I ever spent. I use it for backup as well.
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I use this to clone my drives:

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/
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Clonezilla is by far the best

http://clonezilla.org/
Get both of these, and much more with PartedMagic...

http://partedmagic.com/doku.php
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:14 PM   #12
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I changed my mind about the Force GS and got a Plextor M5S. Used free edition of Macrium Reflect - everything went smooth. But... I won't get to enjoy the SSD experience just yet. One of the screws holding the PCB was loose and rattling inside. The drive works, but there's no telling when it will short something out. RMA time.
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i found list of best disk imaging apps, check out here:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...ng-program.htm
http://bikkimalla.com.np/top-4-best-...m-for-windows/ - Free Computer Software
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