Poll The Best Disk Imaging Software

Discussion in 'Backup, Sync and Encryption' started by Logethica, Aug 19, 2016.

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Which (If any) Disk Imaging Software do you use?

  1. Acronis True Image

    26.8%
  2. Paragon Hard Disk Manager / Backup & Recovery Suite

    5.6%
  3. PowerISO

    1.4%
  4. Macrium Reflect

    46.5%
  5. O&O DiskImage

    9.9%
  6. Daemon Tools Pro Advanced

    2.8%
  7. Norton Ghost

    4.2%
  8. WinISO

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. * Other Disk Imaging Software

    23.9%
  10. * I Do Not Use Disk Imaging Software

    11.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. maximus

    maximus Level 4

    Dec 18, 2014
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    I use Acronis True Image and Macrium Reflect.
    In my opinion Macrium is better, because the program did not let me never in contrast to ATI.
     
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  2. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
    Trusted

    Jun 9, 2013
    6,228
    64,808
    Heavy Duty Mechanic.
    Western Australia
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    Agreed 100% at least here anyway Macrium seems to me to be the most reliable backup software. ;)
     
  3. exCode

    exCode Level 3

    Sep 19, 2016
    100
    367
    Le World xdd maymay
    Windows 7
    Avast
    I like to use my GParted Live CD. It's probably inferior to other software but its what I know best.
     
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  4. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 29
    Trusted AV Tester

    Apr 18, 2016
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    Windows 8.1
    Avast
    I agree Macrium is probably the best free Disk imaging app, also most compatible
    AOMEI partition manager failed me so hard once, I would never ever recommend anything from this company

    I use norton ghost in hirenboot CD, it has never failed me for years and it compatible with my GPT partition. for sure it is not as good as macrium but i dont wanna change because it doesnt break
     
  5. askmark

    askmark Level 11

    Aug 31, 2016
    512
    4,201
    united kingdom
    Windows 10
    Default-Deny
    As @Umbra would say, the best software to use is the software you know the best :)
     
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  6. Jacky888

    Jacky888 New Member

    Oct 28, 2017
    1
    5
    USA
    Windows 7
    Comodo
    I use Acronis True Image this best soft!! :love:
     
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  7. paulderdash

    paulderdash Level 3

    Apr 28, 2015
    121
    331
    In the æther ...
    Macrium Reflect v6.

    Acronis 2017, and AOMEI Backupper (paid) as backups. Except after the first restore with the latter the other day, I got an MFT error ...

    ATI is indeed bloated. Am intending to buy Terabyte bundle, and probably Drive Snapshot for it's small size, and portability.
     
  8. 212eta

    212eta Level 7

    May 11, 2011
    305
    737
    Windows Desktop
    Windows 10
    Isolation
    Macrium Reflect has been very Reliable. (y)
     
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  9. Alexhousek

    Alexhousek Level 1

    Aug 19, 2017
    15
    35
    Colorado, USA
    Windows 10
    Webroot
    I use both Macrium Reflect 6 paid and Drive Snapshot.
     
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  10. LittleDude

    LittleDude Level 1

    Jun 17, 2014
    19
    52
    Drive Snapshot for me...so small and effective.
     
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  11. Quassar

    Quassar Level 7

    Feb 10, 2012
    326
    727
    Poland, Bielsko - Biała
    I used for long time Norton Ghost - just simple and fast.
    Since few year i stay with Paragon

    Dunno what do here PowerISO its for making clons/virtualize CD-Room not disk but i marked it casue i use it too with UltraISO and some time Daemon
     
  12. Vivek J. Mundkur

    Aug 7, 2017
    121
    345
    IT - Software and Networks
    India
    Windows 10
    Norton
    I purchased licenses for all the well known imaging and backup programs including Storagecraft's Shadowprotect 5, EaseUS Todo Backup, Acronis TI and O&O Diskimage. And then I switched to Macrium Reflect in June 2012 and there's been no looking back.

    The restores (most important!) are very reliable. MR has saved my skin more times than I care to remember. Get MR..you won't regret it.
     
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  13. Quassar

    Quassar Level 7

    Feb 10, 2012
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    Poland, Bielsko - Biała
    Did you try even Paragon ?! :)
     
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  14. Vivek J. Mundkur

    Aug 7, 2017
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    345
    IT - Software and Networks
    India
    Windows 10
    Norton
    Of course I did. Thanks for reminding me. :) I've been a user of Paragon's HD Manager Pro since 2010 which has built-in backup/imaging functionality. It's no patch on MR.
     
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  15. zzz00m

    zzz00m Level 3

    Jun 10, 2017
    137
    329
    USA
    Windows 10
    Avira
    Macrium Reflect Free 6 has been very reliable here. Testing the new version 7 Free on a 2nd PC, and so far, so good.

    I have been using imaging programs for years including Ghost, Acronis, and Windows 7 backup.

    I have to say the ease of use and reliability of Macrium makes it my favorite imaging tool so far!

    And for a quickie file/folder backup utility I like using FreeFileSync. I use it to make backups of key folders to a secondary drive between images.
    FreeFileSync
     
  16. Lightning_Brian

    Lightning_Brian Level 7

    Sep 1, 2017
    336
    1,709
    Information Technology
    USA
    Windows 10
    Norton
    I use Acronis True Image 2017/2018! This is great software!

    I also use Anomi Backupper Pro as a secondary piece of software. The free version is just as great! Another great backup software you can use is Macrium Reflect as suggested here.

    Disk imaging and backup software is a must - in my opinion. Without great software, it will be hard to recover from massive problems that would otherwise require you to reformat your computer. Think of it like another layer of added security and peace of mind.
     
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