It’s still Symantec Ghost for me, but the next time around I’ll try free again.
Recently had to build a Linux system out of a Asus EEE Box PC. The first step was to clone the hard disk.
There must be an open source utility I can use!
I thought …
So I tried G4L, and it was horrible. It’s horrible because the user interface is difficult to use.
I wasted 1/2 hour on it. And then tossed the G4L bootable CD hit the shredder. It was so bad that I didn’t want anyone else to grab it off me.
Broke out a WinPE-based Ghost 8.2 disk utility. It just worked, and that also reminds me that I need to create my own WinPE build (I’ll blog about it soon).
Since I was able to copy my Asus EEE BOX PC hard disk, I was able to build Linux on it.
And have a bit of relaxation time, to look around to see what other free hard disk copy utilities there are.
- Windows based.
- Free version only does FULL backups
- Linux based boot disk
- Looks very impressive
- Supports IDE, SATAI, SATAII, SCSI, Firewire(IEEE1394) and USB drives
(Some products don’t support SATA …)
- EaseUS also have a freeware partition manager
- Runs under Windows, and uses the Volume Shadow Services service.
- supports multi-casting.
- Runs under Windows
- Supports CD/DVD burning.
- available under Windows and as a standalone boot.
- Linux based
- Awful user interface.
Version two lists out all the other utilities I’ve heard of.