|22 Dec 2008||#71|
I have been using Macrium Reflect free edition disk imaging program on x64 - works great.
The paid edition does a few extra things, but this is what you get in the free one :
* Create a single backup file of a complete hard disk
* Create a single backup file of one or many partitions
* Restore a partition to a different type. e.g. a logical partition can be restored as a bootable primary partition
* Resize the restored partition. A hard disk upgrade can easily be performed by increasing the partition to fill the new disk.
* Track 0 (The Master Boot Record) is saved with all backups.
* Backup files can be saved to local or network drives or optical storage (CD, DVD).
* Disk image can be created whilst Windows is in use.
* Verify images. Images (Backup files) can be separately verified or automatically verified before restore.
* System files such as ‘pagefile.sys’ and ‘hiberfile.sys’ are not included in the image.
* Three compression levels can be selected to optimize between file size and speed.
* Password protect images to prevent unauthorized access.
* AES 256 bit encryption for ultimate security.
* Set image filenames automatically.
* Browse the backup file as a virtual hard drive in Windows Explorer and copy& paste back any files/folders to any location.
* Schedule daily, weekly or monthly.
* Unattended completion.
* Automatic disk space management for local / remote hard drives.
* Full logging of all backup operations.
It will also create a bootable disc so you can restore an image of your drive, partition, mbr if you can't boot into Windows.
The normal compression ratio is half the original , and just look at the speed it imaged my Vista drive ( pic. above ) - and that was to another partition on the same hd.
I have also successfully restored both my o/s partitions - again from a backup image on the same hd in 10-12 mins.
here's the link - registration is free.
Macrium Reflect Free Edition 4.2 build 2033 - Downloads - ZDNet Australia
Hope you like it
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