Backup with Disk Image Tools to Keep Your Files and System Safe

How to protect the valued work files, photos, private favorite stuff in your computer? We know there are tools to back up these data or copy them to another place. Well, today we are going to introduce some tool better with efficiency and easy to use.

Why do we recommend disk image tool? As we know many people bought their pc from the retailers with system and some utilities preinstalled. And one of them might be one click system restore in the hidden partition as a backup for emergency. However when the hard disk suffers physical damage, you can do nothing about your files and system just to endure the total data loss. Today we would like to introduce some useful and most accepted disk image tools for advanced backup.

What is Disk Image

You might be not familiar with disk image. When searching “define disk image”, there are lots of definitions to have an idea about what disk image is. Disk image is a single file containing the complete contents and structure of information on a disk including the files, folders, boot sector and other information.

Best Three Disk Image Software

Acronis True Image 10 Home

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: Wish it would restore individual programs

Overall: I purchased this to be able to upgrade to a larger HD without having to reinstall everything from scratch. It worked flawlessly. I put the new drive in as a slave, "cloned" the drive, then switched the new drive to be the master and Voila; everything was just as it was on my old drive. Everything worked perfectly. It saved me hours and hours of time. I wish it had an option to be able to restore an individual program instead of the whole drive but other than that, no complaints.

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

Pros: More than just disk-imaging software, Paragon Hard Disk Manager 8 Personal also provides a collection of useful hard disk management and repair tools
Cons: On first acquaintance this software appears to refuse commands, due to the default setting of the ‘virtual mode’ feature
Overall: More features than most disk-imaging packages, but this is reflected in the relatively high price

R-Tools R-Drive Image

Pros: A focused set of features, with a wizard for every function, requiring only the minimum of user input, make R-Drive Image easy to use
Cons: No individual folder or file backup, although individual folders and files can be selectively restored from an image file
Overall: R-Drive Image 3.0 has a clear and easy user interface and the unusual option to restart into restore mode without using a boot disk, although boot media are also supported

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