There are dozens of free disk imaging software on the web, such as Macrium Reflect, Redo Backup and Recovery, DriveImage XML, Clonezilla, PartImage, Easeus Todo Backup, Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Advanced Edition 2010, etc. But obviously Acronis True Image is by far better than those free ones, and you maybe do not know that over 60 percent of us can use Acronis True Image freely, we do not need to pay money for it!
Seagate and Western Digital( WD ) hold over 60 percent market share, and both of them have released a free hard drive partition software which in fact is the clone of Acronis True Image!
You can download and use Seagate DiscWizard freely if your hard disk is seagate( ST );
You can download and use Acronis True Image WD Edition if your hard drive is Western Digital( WD );
You can download and use MaxBlast 5 if your hard drive is Maxtor.
Features of DiscWizard
- Free for Seagate ( and Maxtor ) users.
- Works on Windows 7 / Windows XP / Vista / 2000.
- Allows you backup your hard drive or single partition to an image file, restore your partition from the image file. Backup and restore your operating system, applications, documents and personal settings in a few seconds.
- Create a bootable CD or USB drive, you can boot up your computer from it and use DiscWizard.
- Allows you clone existing hard disc and add new one, copy the old hard drive to a new hard drive.
- Allows you validate image file, mount image file to a virtual partition and explore the files and folders inside it.
- Allows you create full / incremental / differential backup.
- Allows you select different compression level.
- Allows you split a large archive into small files.
- Validate image backup upon its creation completion.
- Contains the BartPE plugin, you can use BartPE to build a bootable CD / USB, boot up you pc to Windows PE, and launch DiscWizard!
Acronis True Image WD Edition and MaxBlast 5 are similar to DiscWizard.
And you can upgrade from Seagate DiscWizard to Acronis True Image Home 2011 with a 40% off discount( details)!
You can upgrade from Maxtor MaxBlast to Acronis True Image Home 2011 with a 40% off discount( details)!
You can upgrade from Intel® Data Migration Software to Acronis True Image Home 2011 with a 40% off discount!( details)!
Screenshots of DiscWizard
Download DiscWizard, Acronis True Image WD Edition, MaxBlast 5
Download MaxBlast 5 from seagate.