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Windows 7: Western Digital Drives and Acronis.

22 Aug 2009   #1
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Western Digital Drives and Acronis.

Sorry if this has been posted already, but if you have a Western Digital Drive Acronis for free can be downloaded here


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22 Aug 2009   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Seagate's DiskWizard has the same thing (for a couple of years now),

DiscWizard | Seagate

Will work with any drive as long as a Seagate or Maxtor drive in the system.
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22 Aug 2009   #3
hoserred

w7 7600x64
 
 

Thanks NEW
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22 Aug 2009   #4
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

From what I'm reading in the Users Guide ...
This WD version can also mount a backup Image as a virtual HDD and read the Image to fetch any contents.

I'm thinking this makes it as powerful as the Paid version of Acronis ..
and the only feature missing is the scheduling of Backups .. (that I don't do)

You have to Pay for the full version of Macrium to be able to mount a Backup Image ...
And I don't think the Seagate Wizard has this feature either.

And another big Thank You to New
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22 Aug 2009   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes you can with the Seagate version. I can also do it with Macrium as well,I just double click on the image and it mounts on a virtual hdd (Windows says it has stopped working, but the option box shows up anyway, and i can pull anything from the image).

Didn't fully read the WD manual but I know the Seagate version allows for full backups (need the paid version for incrementals), as well as making a recovery disk to reload the image if necessary. I would assume the WD version to be the same.
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22 Aug 2009   #6
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
I can also do it with Macrium as well,I just double click on the image and it mounts on a virtual hdd
I haven't tried the free version of Macrium ..
but from what I read in the Users Guide ...
I don't think you're supposed to know that works in the free version..
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22 Aug 2009   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Never read the user's guide, just tried it and it worked.
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22 Aug 2009   #8
rightspin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thats exactly what i have been looking for one week ago when i got a new WD HDD, unfortunatly i didn't think about anything like that at that time. I just took ownership of the whole windows folder, copied it on the new hard drive and ran repair after changing them. Didn't work, tho. So thanks for this one.
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