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Disk Imaging Tools

Being able to assess the contents of a hard drive or other data storage device is incredibly useful. Apps such as Disk Utility allow you to do so, while apps such as Clonezilla and Acronis True Image allow you to perform more intricate actions such as copying, archiving, and backing up the contents of whole hard disks, optical disks, and flash drives.

  1. Rescuezilla is a free, easy-to-use hard drive disk cloning and imaging application that boots as a live USB. Rescuezilla is fully interoperable with Clonezilla. This means that backups created by Clonezilla, can be restored with Rescuezilla (and vice versa).
  2. GParted is a GTK+ frontend to GNU Parted and the official GNOME Partition Editor application. It is used for creating, deleting, resizing, moving, checking and copying partitions, and the file systems on them.


  3. Protect your data, upgrade your hard disk or try new operating systems in the safe knowledge that everything is securely saved in an easily recovered backup file. Macrium Reflect supports backup to local, network and USB drives.
  4. DAEMON Tools Lite is an advanced application which provides one of the best optical media emulation in the industry. You can mount *.mdx, *.mds/*.mdf, *.iso, *.b5t, *.b6t, *.bwt, *.ccd, *.cdi, *.cue, *.nrg, *.pdi, *.isz disc images to a virtual drive. Make .iso, *.mds/*.

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  5. Redo Rescue can backup and restore an entire system in minutes, with a point-and-click interface anyone can use. Bare metal restore to a new, blank drive and be up and running in minutes. Supports saving to and restoring from local disks or shared network drives.
  6. A utility that can write a raw backup image of your hard drive to a removable device or vice versa.
  7. Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office is a software product produced by Acronis that provides data protection including, backup, archive, access and recovery for Microsoft, macOS, iOS and Android operating systems.
  8. A very minimal GUI app that can write compressed disk images to USB drives.
  9. MiniTool ShadowMaker is a backup software for Windows and provides enterprise-level backup. It backs up OS, individual files and folders, disks and partitions to storage devices for file protection with two methods - backup and sync; both support auto backup.
  10. EaseUS ToDo BackUp is a file backup and disaster recovery software. You can backup disks, partitions, individual files and folders. You can backup to other disk of your PC or to FTP and CD/DVD. Todo Backup enables you to clone the entire disk fast both in Windows and bootable CD.
  11. Disk Utility is the name of a utility created by Apple for performing disk-related tasks in Mac OS X. These tasks include:
  12. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and Veeam Agent for Linux work with Veeam Availability Suite to deliver Availability for ALL workloads — virtual, physical and cloud — from a single management console, extending Veeam’s leadership position from being the best for VMware vSphere...
  13. GNU ddrescue is a data recovery tool. It copies data from one file or block device (hard disc, cdrom, etc) to another, trying hard to rescue data in case of read errors.