dd Alternatives

    dd is described as ', that stands for ‘data duplicator’, is a command-line utility for Unix mainly used for copying and converting data' and is a popular app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to dd for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, PortableApps.com and Ubuntu. The best alternative is Rufus, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like dd are balenaEtcher (Free, Open Source), UNetbootin (Free, Open Source), Clonezilla (Free, Open Source) and KDE Partition Manager (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 19, 2021

    1. Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.
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      Does not show normal hard disk partitions in the list of possible targets. So much narrower field of use than dd.
      Negative comment about 1 month ago

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    2. balenaEtcher is a free and open-source image burner with support for Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux. It makes USB and SD card image burning as simple and fast as possible.
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      doesn't copy as fast, nor does it have a high success rate.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      doesnt support windows iso
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      tijmen Does the same, but with GUI
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    3. UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer) is a cross-platform utility that can load Linux and other distributions to a partition or USB drive.
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      Most users think UNetbootin is a great alternative to dd.
      can't burn on mac a USB flash drive as a mountable windows installer system
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      UNetbootin has graphical interface.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    4. Clonezilla is a free software disaster recovery, disk cloning and deployment solution.
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      Needs a dd-like tool to even install it! If I had that (under Windows), I wouldn't need Clonezilla!
      Negative comment about 1 month ago

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    5. KDE Partition Manager is a utility program to help you manage the disk devices, partitions and file systems on your computer. It allows you to easily create, copy, move, delete, resize without losing data, backup and restore partitions.


    6. A very minimal GUI app that can write compressed disk images to USB drives.
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    7. Deepin Boot Maker is a boot maker developed by Deepin Technology Team. It is simple in interface and easy to operate. It helps users to easily make deepin boot disk.
    8. RollBack Rx client is a system restore utility that enables home users and IT professionals to easily restore a PC to a time before certain events occurred.
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    9. DriveDroid allows you to boot your PC from ISO/IMG files stored on your phone. This is ideal for trying Linux distributions or always having a rescue-system on the go... without the need to burn different CDs or USB pendrives.
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    10. * GNOME MultiWriter can be used to write an ISO file to multiple USB devices at once. Supported drive sizes are between 1Gb and 32Gb.
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