Best free disk imaging and cloning software

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  1. dkm777

    dkm777 Senior member

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    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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    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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    acronis WD free edition
     
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    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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    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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    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 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.