Top Disk Imaging Software Will Preserve Your Data
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If you are worried about losing data stored on your computer, disk imaging software allows you to create a mirror image of your entire hard drive, providing both convenience and speed for recovering your files from a system crash. TopTenREVIEWS has just released a comparison of the best disk imaging software for your computer. The reviewers looked at how well these applications create images of your hard drive and how quickly and easily they can load and restore your files and folders. TTR also considered the features this type of software offers, its scheduling and reporting tools, and the available customer support options.
“The data stored on your computer can be gone in an instant if you haven’t taken precautionary measures to keep it safe,” said Lecia Monsen, Managing Editor of TopTenREVIEWS. “Disk image software lets you back up and restore your files and folders without the long and complex processes that you will experience with most backup applications.”
The Top 3:
1. Acronis True Image: The Gold Award winning disk imaging application offers one of the largest selections of backup features of all the products on the lineup. Acronis True Image allows you to back up data, even when files and folders are in use. It also provides full scheduling capabilities. This software features a user-friendly interface that beginners will appreciate.
2. Paragon Backup and Recovery: The Silver Award winner can back up to a wide variety of storage devices and work with a large selection of file types. This imaging software boasts scheduled backups, drive-partitioning tools and customizable options.
3. Norton Ghost: The Bronze Award winner has many strengths, including script-creation capabilities, deletion tools and email notifications. This disk imaging software is easy to navigate and provides excellent customer support.
What Makes Superior Disk Imaging Software?
The best disk imaging software captures images of your computer's hard drives easily and recovers your system quickly. There are many excellent applications that can back up your data with just a few clicks of the mouse and restore your system without a long, complex process. During research and testing, the best disk imaging software held up to four main criteria.
Backup Features: The most important criteria to consider when looking for disk imaging software is how well the application will preserve and back up data. Disk imaging software provides a variety of backup options, file types and advanced tools. The top applications store all created images on a wide selection of hardware, such as CDs, DVDs, USB drives, networks and more.
Recovery & Restoration: Having the ability to recover your files and restore them on your computer instead of reinstalling each file separately is an advantage to using this type of software. The best disk imaging software provides many advanced features that can create virtual disks and resize partitions, among other functions.
Scheduling & Reporting: Each time you save a file, you make a change to your computer's hard drive. Keeping the backup disk images you capture of the hard drive current can be a hassle. A scheduler allows you to capture images of your hard drive on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. You can view all backup details on the software’s log, and many applications send email notifications regarding all backup activity.
Help & Support: When working with something as fragile as your hard drive, you need guidance and assistance if questions or concerns arise. Phone and email support are excellent tools for speaking directly with a support representative. A user guide, FAQs and knowledgebase can provide self-help and online assistance.
Keeping your data safe from any disaster that might affect your computer can be done quickly and without much effort. Disk imaging software is an excellent tool to ensure that you can always restore your system if necessary without any missing pieces.