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HDClone 4
Copy | Backup | Migration | Rescue
NEW: Mounting Images as Drives & USB 3.0

HDClone Boxshot » Free Edition
cloning ATA/SATA/USB media with up to 1.0 GB/min – more »
» Basic Edition
cloning ATA/SATA/USB media with up to 2.0 GB/min – more »

» Standard Edition
cloning ATA/SATA/USB media with up to 2.4 GB/min – more »

» Professional Edition
cloning (S)ATA/USB/SCSI/Firewire media at up to 6 GB/min – more »

» Enterprise Edition
4, 8, or 16 clones at a time with up to 60 GB/min – more »

» Version Overview
» Info & Screenshot
» Hardware Requirements

 

HDClone, the universal cloning tool

» NEW: Miray Virtual Disk
» NEW: USB 3.0
» NEW: VMware/VMDK images
» NEW: Automatic downsizing of FAT-Partitionen
» NEW: Defragmentation ‘on-the-fly’ for FAT
» cloning and imaging of Windows 7 + running on Windows 7
» Command line version for automated cloning & imaging
» Automatic downsizing of NTFS partitions
» Defragmentation ‘on-the-fly’ for NTFS
» HotCopy & LiveImage while running Windows
» supporting hard disks > 2 Terabytes (= 2000 GB)
» for data rescue, backup, migration, mass installations etc.
» logical and physical 1:1 copies (= sector copies)
» logical, physical and compressed file images
» cloning hard disks and many other storage media
» self-booting and running on Windows XP/Vista/7, Server 2003/2008

[ Functionality ]
HDClone creates physical or logical copies (clones) and file images of hard disks and other mass storage media. HDClone is a perfect tool for backups and copies of entire software or operating system installations. A special ‘SafeRescue’ mode makes HDClone an invaluable tool for rescuing defective hard disks and other media. HDClone works independent of partitioning scheme, file system, and operating system. It also works with proprietary formats which otherwise would be unaccessible.

[ HDClone on Windows XP/Vista/7 and Server 2003/2008 ]
 create copies and images – even of the system volume – while Windows is running
 access to special media & controllers (SCSI, SAS, RAID, Dynamic Volumes …)
 using familiar Windows drive letters
Each HDClone software package now contains a Windows program (HDClone/W) in addition to the self-booting program (HDClone/S). Since both are operated identically, you do not have to change over when switching between HDClone/s and HDClone/W.

[ File images – physical, Smart, RAW and compressed – NEW: VMDK images ]
Instead of a direct copy from medium to medium, you can also store an exact image of medium in an image file. These images files can be stored, archived, or transmitted via network and the Internet. They can be restored at any time or place to a medium which then behaves just like a direct copy had been made. VMDK images can be directly used as drives in VMware virtualization software.

[ NEW: Miray Virtual Disk ]
Some Editions include the software Miray Virtual Disk (» version overview). You can use this software to mount file images that have been created with HDClone as virtual Windows drives. This allows you to access files and folders in an image directly (read-only) without having to restore the image to a physical disk before.

[ Defragmentation ‘on the fly’ – NEW: now also for FAT ]
HDClone can perform a perfect defragmentation on NTFS and FAT volumes during copying or restoring from a file image. This defragmentation only needs a fraction of the time usually required for defragmentation. Hence, it consumes almost no additional time compared to the copying itself.

[ HotCopy & LiveImage ]
HDClone now can create copies and file images of drives and partitions during Windows operation – even for the system volume.

[ Faster with SmartCopy mode ]
HDClone creates logical sector copies (SmartCopy) of FAT, NTFS, and ext2/ext3/ext4 file systems in only a fraction of the time usually needed – yielding an equivalent result. SmartCopy can clone an entire Windows XP base installation in less than 20 seconds for example.

[ AutoExpand – upsizing ‘on the fly’ ]
Let HDClone upsize your FAT, NTFS, and ext2/ext3/ext4 partitions automatically on the fly during copying.

[ Downsizing ‘on the fly’ – NEW: now also for FAT ]
Have HDClone downsize your NTFS and FAT partitions automatically on the fly during copying. This allows you to adjust partition sizes during cloning or to migrate to smaller media. Perfect for migrating to (usually smaller) SSD drives.

Note:Please use the Free Edition to find out if a certain PC system and its mass storage media are supported. The Free Edition shows all supported and recognized drives, but some of them may only be usable with one of the higher editions.

 


Screenshot of HDCloneInformation Material

» HDClone data sheet (.pdf)

» HDClone screenshot (.png)


Hardware Requirements

HDClone/S (self-booting program)
• PC 586 or higher, 64 MB RAM, VGA
• bootable floppy drive or CD/DVD drive

HDClone/W (Windows program)
• depending on Windows version used

 

Supported controllers » back to top


Controller type HDClone/S HDClone/W
PCI IDE/ATA hard disk controller yes yes
Busmaster IDE controller yes yes
USB 1.1 (UHCI, OHCI) yes yes
USB 2.0 (EHCI) yes yes
USB 3.0 (XHCI) yes yes
Adaptec SCSI host adapter * yes yes
other SCSI host adapter (LSI etc.) no yes
SAS host adapter no yes
RAID controller no yes
AHCI (SATA II) controller yes yes
Firewire / IEEE1394 (OHCI) yes yes

* A complete list of Adaptec SCSI host adapters supported by HDClone/S is to be found here.

 

Supported media » back to top


Media type HDClone/S HDClone/W
USB key drives yes yes
Dynamic Volumes no yes
Hard disks
IDE, ATA, SATA, eSATA yes yes
USB, Firewire, SCSI yes yes
SSD yes yes
SAS no yes
Flash storage (with card reader)
CompactFlash yes yes
SD, MMC yes yes
xD and other yes yes
File systems
physical sector copies any any
logical sector copies (SmartCopy) FAT, NTFS, ext2/3/4 FAT, NTFS, ext2/3/4
up-sizing FAT, NTFS, ext2/3/4 FAT, NTFS, ext2/3/4
down-sizing FAT, NTFS FAT, NTFS
File-images* FAT, NTFS any* (FAT, NTFS,…)

* Image files need to be stored to certain file systems (on Windows, any supported file system may be used).

 



Free Edition » back to top

NEW: 4k alignment for modern drives
NEW: Extending EXT4 volumes

The Free Edition of HDClone clones an entire hard disk to another, larger medium. Use it for migrating an existing installation to a new hard disk or for rescuing data. The Free Edition is real freeware without obligation to buy and is intended for the short-term usage at no cost. In case of more frequent usage, we recommend using one of the higher editions since they offer higher performance, support for a wider range of hardware, and additional options which are optimized for regular or professional use.

» Download | Version overview



Basic Edition » back to top

NEW: Miray Virtual Disk
NEW: Downsizing FAT partitions

The Basic Edition of HDClone is conceived for regular utilization, especially for system migration, backups, dara rescue, and system restore. Besides higher performance, it offers arbitrary copying directions and contains extended backup (Disk-to-Partition-Backup), system restore (partition copy), and data rescue (SafeRescue mode) options.

» Buy now | Version overview



Standard Edition » back to top

NEW: Miray Virtual Disk
NEW: USB 3.0 disks and storage media
NEW: Defragmentiation ‘on-the-fly’ during copying (NTFS & FAT)
NEW: Downsizing FAT partitions

The Standard Edition of HDClone is conceived for frequent and semi-professional use. Besides support for fast logical sector copies (SmartCopy) it offers a verify mode for data reconciliation with the target medium and high copying performance. The fast SmartCopy mode also strongly improves the performance of AutoExpand.

» Buy now | Version overview



Professional Edition » back to top

NEW: Miray Virtual Disk
NEW: USB 3.0 disks and storage media
NEW: VMware/VMDK-Images
NEW: Defragmentiation ‘on-the-fly’ during copying (NTFS & FAT)
NEW: Downsizing FAT partitions

The Professional Edition of HDClone is conceived for daily and professional use. Its FastCopy mode and freely selectable sector areas give technicians and professionals maximum speed and flexibility. HDClone Professional Edition supports SCSI hard disks and Firewire (IEEE1394) mass storage (SBP2) as well as SAS and RAID with HDClone/W.

* A complete list of Adaptec SCSI host adapters supported by HDClone/S is to be found here.

» Buy now | Version overview



Enterprise Edition » back to top


NEW: Miray Virtual Disk
NEW: USB 3.0 disks and storage media
NEW: VMware/VMDK-Images
NEW: Defragmentiation ‘on-the-fly’ during copying (NTFS & FAT)
NEW: Downsizing FAT partitions

The Enterprise Edition of HDClone is designed for mass reproduction. It allows for mass cloning to all supported drive types. Drive types can be mixed arbitrarily within one copy run. The Enterprise Edition also offers all features of the Professional Edition.

Copying speed: According to the variant used (4x, 8x, 16x), Enterprise Edition copies to up to 4, 8 or 16 drives at a time. Thereby it achieves up to 60 GB/min and more.

* A complete list of Adaptec SCSI host adapters supported by HDClone/S is to be found here.

» Buy nowEnterprise 4x | Enterprise 8x | Enterprise 16x
» Version overview

 



Version overview » back to top


Features Free Basic Standard Professional Enterprise
Entire drive yes yes yes yes yes
Single partitions no yes yes yes yes
Physical images yes yes yes yes yes
LiveImage no yes yes yes yes
Compressed images no no yes yes yes
Smart images no no yes yes yes
RAW images no no no yes yes
new: VMware/VMDK images no no no yes yes
IDE/ATA/SATA hard disks* yes yes yes yes yes
SATA / SATA II / eSATA (AHCI) yes yes yes yes yes
USB 1.1 & 2.0 UHCI, OHCI, EHCI) yes yes yes yes yes
new: USB 3.0 mass storage (XHCI) no no yes yes yes
SCSI hard disks* no no no yes yes
Firewire / IEEE1394 (OHCI) no no no yes yes
Dynamic Drives** no no no yes yes
self-booting yes yes yes yes yes
Windows XP/Vista yes yes yes yes yes
Windows 7 yes yes yes yes yes
Windows Server 2003/2008 no no no yes yes
HotCopy yes yes yes yes yes
4k sector alignment yes yes yes yes yes
Media parameter adjustment yes yes yes yes yes
Automatic upsizing yes yes yes yes yes
new: Automatic downsizing for FAT no yes yes yes yes
Automatic downsizing for NTFS no yes yes yes yes
SafeRescue mode no yes yes yes yes
new: Defragmentation for FAT no no yes yes yes
Defragmentation ‘on-the-fly’ (NTFS) no no yes yes yes
Verification mode no no yes yes yes
SmartCopy (FAT, NTFS, ext2/3/4) no no yes yes yes
Command line version no no no yes yes
FastCopy mode no no no yes yes
Sector area copy no no no yes yes
Hard disks > 2 Terabytes no no no yes yes
MultiCopy (4x, 8x, 16x) no no no no yes
max. copy rate (MB/sec, GB/min) 18 / 1.0 36 / 2.0 40 / 2.4 100 / 6.0 + 1,000 / 60 +
copying time*** 74 min 37 min 17 min 8 min < 8 min / HD
new: Virtual drives from images nein 1 1 7 7
new: File image management nein 1 1 ja ja
new: Persistent drives nein nein nein ja ja
new: Virtual disks @ TrueSpeed nein nein nein ja ja
Private use yes yes yes yes yes
Companies/Institutions no no yes yes yes
Technician license no no no yes yes

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* Applicability may depend on the controller used.
** Available on HDClone/W only.
*** Based on case study: 1 partition (80 GB capacity, 40 GB used), 80 MB/sec transfer rate.