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Win32 Disk Imager Alternatives for Linux

Win32 Disk Imager is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is balenaEtcher, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Win32 Disk Imager and 15 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Win32 Disk Imager are Clonezilla, UNetbootin, USBImager and ROSA Image Writer.

Win32 Disk Imager alternatives are mainly Bootable USB Creators but may also be Disk Imaging Tools or Disk Cloning Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Win32 Disk Imager.
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A utility that can write a raw backup image of your hard drive to a removable device or vice versa.

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  1. balenaEtcher icon

    balenaEtcher

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    47 alternatives to balenaEtcher 

    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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    Some users think balenaEtcher is a great alternative to Win32 Disk Imager, some don't.
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    Worked great for Raspberry Pi SD Card image.

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    It's very simple and doesn't take long to flash the Raspberry Pi (Micro) SD Card with the latest version of Raspbian.

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    Doesn't support creating images

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    Cannot create image from drive, just write to drive from image.

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    Guest

    This is an "etcher" or a disk writer. Win32 Disk Imager is a reader and created the filetypes that Balena uses to write to a disk. Balena is not capable of reading from a disk to an image file.

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    not capable of making backups from USB drive. Can only write image to drive, not the oposite

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  2. Clonezilla icon

    Clonezilla

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    69 alternatives to Clonezilla 

    Open-source partition and disk imaging, cloning and recovery solution with multicast support to clone 40+ computers simultaneously.

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    1.  PortableClonezilla can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Differential BackupClonezilla supports differential backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last FULL backup).
    3.  Encrypted BackupClonezilla uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    4.  Schedule BackupClonezilla supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
    5.  Incremental BackupClonezilla supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
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    Clonezilla is more akin to Norton Ghost or other partition restoration software. Win32 is more useful for writing images to USB keys, etc.

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    Can be used for PXE Boot Services

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    UNetbootin

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
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    49 alternatives to UNetbootin 

    UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer) is a cross-platform utility that can load Linux and other distributions to a partition or USB drive. It loads distributions either by downloading listed Linux and BSD like distributions, a variety of system utilities and rescue disks ISO...

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    1.  PortableUNetbootin can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    USBImager

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Raspberry Pi
    9 alternatives to USBImager 

    USBImager is a really really simple GUI application that writes compressed disk images to USB drives and creates backups.

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    ROSA Image Writer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    38 alternatives to ROSA Image Writer 

    Optical drives are rapidly disappearing from our computers of all kinds, and consequently installing operating systems from USB flash disks is becoming increasingly popular. ISO images of the ROSA Linux distribution were originally intended for burning to DVD disks, but they can...

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    Deepin Boot Maker

    • Mac
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    40 alternatives to Deepin Boot Maker 

    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.

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  7. mintstick

    • Linux
    • Linux Mint
    44 alternatives to mintstick 

    Linux Mint's USB Image Writer (mintstick) is an easy to use and dependable means of creating bootable USBs.

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    Only writes, doesn't read.

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  8. Raspberry Pi Imager icon

    Raspberry Pi Imager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Raspbian
    13 alternatives to Raspberry Pi Imager 

    Use Raspberry Pi Imager for an easy way to install Raspberry Pi OS and other operating systems to an SD card ready to use with your Raspberry Pi.

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    GNOME MultiWriter

    41 alternatives to GNOME MultiWriter 
    • 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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    1.  PortableGNOME MultiWriter can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  10. KDE ISO Image Writer icon

    KDE ISO Image Writer

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    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    47 alternatives to KDE ISO Image Writer 

    Write an ISO Image to a USB Disk.

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