HDClone

HDClone 8.0

Cre­ates phys­i­cal or log­i­cal cop­ies and file im­ages of hard disks
4.0  (4 votes)
8.0.8 (See all)

HDClone can help you clone your hard disks, which is a good solution to prevent data loss when your disks are starting to failure. Moreover, it can be simply used as a way to create backup copies. For example, it can save your time when you need to install an operating system on a large number of similar computers. As most hard-disk cloning tools, HDClone works independently of partitioning schemes. Consequently, it supports any file system.

The application has an intuitive interface. Although it can be used by practically any type of user, I personally recommend not to engage in such a risky procedure as cloning disks if you do not have previous experience.

In addition to the standard cloning mode, this tool also features a SafeRescue mode, which is the most adequate one for restoring data from faulty storage media. Thus, the application can detect bad sectors and try to recover the info contained there. Unfortunately, some users claim that the program reports false bad sectors.

Moreover, HDClone supports multiple other functions. For example, it allows live data backup, mounting images as virtual drives, as well as live disk defragmentation and resizing.

To sum up, HDClone is a suitable application to make copies of your disks. Fortunately, it can do that quite fast if we compare it with other similar tools.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • It is easy to use
  • It supports all file systems
  • It can mount an image to a virtual drive

Cons

  • Some users claim that the program reports false bad sectors
  • The standard edition does not support some types of hardware
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