FarStone RestoreIT 2014


Turning Back The Clock

  • Restore system & recover data loss in seconds
  • Automatic snapshot creation & system protection
  • Remove malware & adware from accidental installations

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RestoreIT for Win 8.1/8/7 (v2014)

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RestoreIT Editor's Reviews:

RestoreIT 2014 from FARSTONE serves as a complete data protection utility and backup/restoration software, which offers far easier way of managing your PC and fight well against virus infection circumstances.

5 out of 5 by RestoreIT rated 5 out of 5 stars by TECHIE-WORLD

FarStone RestoreIT 2014 is one of the best. secure your data from any type of unwanted disaster that can erase your files.

5 out of 5 by RestoreIT rated 5 out of 5 stars by download3k

Thanks for a great product - it saved me twice today! - Raymond

RestoreIT Patent Information:

FarStone RestoreIT is protected by United States patents 7,039,830, 6,910,151, and 7,120,835; and international patents in other countries.


Restore Windows and recover lost data by turning back the clock

RestorIT is an innovative real time data & system protection solution. After installation, RestoreIT automatically backs up your entire PC, including system files, applications, favorites, emails, music, photos, movies, and documents. In the event of data loss or system crash, RestoreIT can revert a system to a normal state in seconds.

Turning Back the Clock Restores Productivity

RestoreIT helps releasing the fear of installing new software and Windows updates, because RestoreIT can immediately restore from a corrupted installation. It eliminates the hassles of fixing common PC problems, including accidentally deletions, system crashes, virus infections and user errors.

You can undo the sofware installation from download.com or other software download sites. Malware or spyware came from that installation will be removed from your system.


I just wanted to chime in and say RestoreIT 2014 was awesome.

I recently had a Windows 8.1 installation crash on my ultrabook, to the point that it would not boot. (I suspect it was a major registry issue). I am not going to lie and say it was quick (the restore took over 12 hours), but, most importantly it worked. And that is the truest test of this sort of program. - Sean

Hello, Thank you for a good product that works.

R. A. Walan

quick restoration!

very fast to backup and recovery beyond my expectation, basically i like it. i would like to recommend it to my friend and use it in my office computer - Jeremie

"Very Convenient!!"

5 stars. Useful in my computer. - Andrea

Very good nd useful program, easy to use. Thanks


I have been a happy long term user of Farstone products for many years


RestoreIT Key Features

  • Restore PC from a virus attach, apyware or Windows crash
  • Retrieve deleted or overwritten files instantly
  • Painless system restoration
  • 24/7 continuous protection
  • Instant protection after installation
  • Password protection
  • Support UEFI-based/GPT PC
  • Support any size hard drive 500MB/1TB/2TB/3TB/4TB/6TB
  • Create a snapshot restore point in 5 seconds
  • SMART snapshot assures virus infection can be undone
  • Restore Windows even if it won't boot
  • Safety Net secures snapshot created before virus hits
  • Roll Back to Pre-Virus State & Restore Files
  • Restore entire Windows in 2 min
  • Hot key recovery
  • Mount and preview files in snapshots
  • Restore individual files or entire hard drive

Ever delete or overwrite a file by accident?

If you've accidentally deleted a file, folder, document, email, picure, or a critical system element you can retrieve it immediately - even emptying your Recycle Bin.

RestoreIT will clean a sticky adware and virus

According to surveys, 40% of all computer users who have had a virus/malware infection even though 83% use antivirus software and 58% use a firewall. Most Antivirus products couldn't completely remove a stick adware and virus due to those malware adhere themselves into your hard disk partitions or Windows system files. They will come back after a system reboot even you thought they have been cleaned with an antivirus software. The RestoreIT patented undo technologies allows it to completely remove any kind of malware and viruses from your system. Just install RestoreIT and it will be your best software against malware and viruses.

How RestoreIT Works?

Restore PC Back in Time in seconds

RestoreIT technology, which automatically backs up any disk alternation to a hidden partition on the local hard drive. In the event of a disaster, users simply choose how far back they would like to restore (e.g. an hour, two hours, one day, etc.) and with three clicks of a mouse, the recovery process is immediate and painless.

During installation, RestoreIT creates a hidden partition (Virtual Partition) and then begins monitoring changes to your hard drive. RestoreIT will continuously backup any changed data to Virtual Partition before modification.

If anything goes out of control or windows behaving abnormally, you’ve the full capability to roll back or restore the hard drive sectors to its previous state. The whole process will take not more than 60 seconds and any virus/malware will be also removed from the system which weren’t existed previously. This process will help user to restore files which were accidentally deleted, modified or might lost otherwise, through restoring the snapshot created previously.

SMART Snapshot ™ Technology

RestoreIT SMART snapshot technology will automatically create snapshots upon un-safe events. Such as, system modifications, drivers added and software installations.

When Windows behaves abnormally, users can roll back and restore hard drive to its previous snapshot state. It takes only 60 seconds. Any Windows issues, such as viruses and malware will be removed, accidentally deleted files and Windows settings will be recovered.

RestoreIT 24/7 Protection
Simple and Painless

Fast and Easy PC Recovery
Restores system in 60 seconds

Windows Updates PC started acting abnormal

Restore Windows
Fix any Windows problems

Automatic, Ongoing Backup

7/24 Protection
Automatic, Ongoing Backup

24 hours phone with PC Tech Support

Fix PC problem in a click
Turning Back the Clock Restore Everything


RestoreIT Virutal Partition

RestoreIT Virtual Partition consists of multiple files residing on any partition of the bootable hard drive. The space assigned to these files is simulated as a partition with continuous space.

RestoreIT Screenshots

  • Restore IT
    1 - RestoreIT Snapshots (Restore Points)
    2 - RestoreIT Main UI
    Restore IT on any size drives
    3 - RestoreIT create a snapshot
    Restore IT
    4 - RestoreIT mount and unmount a snapshot
    Restore IT
    5 - RestoreIT help menu
    Restore IT
    6 - RestoreIT create a snapshot (in progress)
    Restore IT
    7 - RestoreIT create a snapshot successfully
    Restore IT
    8 - RestoreIT restore Windows from a snapshot
    Restore IT
    9 - RestoreIT restore Windows (continue)
    Restore IT
    10 - RestoreIT settings

RestreIT Features

Restore Windows even if it won't boot!

Restore a failed Windows in 2-min

With built-in Recovery Manager, RestoreIT can perform a bare-metal restore in just a 60-second. No need to re-install Windows, reconfigure settings or any applications.

Roll back system will remove virus and spyware!

snapshot restoration to remove virus

Restore Windows with a snapshot will completely remove any virus, worm, root-ware, spyware, and fix any software problem.

24/7 Automatic Ongoing Protection

restoreit backup with CDP

RestoreIT S.M.A.R.T snapshot creates a Safety Net prevent PC from viruses and disasters

Support all Sizes Drive, SSD, and RAID

Restore HDD, SSD and RAID

Supports 2TB, 3TB, 4TB & bigger drives, and RAID

Support EFI/UEFI and BIOS

RestoreIT supports UEFI

RestoreIT fully supports new type of PC systems.

Support GPT Disk

RestoreIT supports GPT

RestoreIT supports GPT disk format. GPT breaks the limitation of 2TB for a single volume.

How RestoreIT works?

During installation, RestoreIT creates a Secure Area (RestoreIT Virtual Partition) where it begins monitoring modifications to your hard drive. RestoreIT automatically saves a copy of the sector(s) to the snapshot (restore point) in Secure Area before it is changed.

Since RestoreIT records only the changes to your hard drive, it can record frequent snapshots without affecting system performance. RestoreIT Snapshots keep only changes to your hard drive, they require far less disk space than multiple complete backup images. Feature more, the restoration time is much less than any other backup solution.

Should something go wrong with your system, you can restore entire hard drive or only the Windows partition to a selected snapshot. RestoreIT will restore those sectors that were changed back in time. The result is a complete system restoration. Normally it takes less than 2-min to restore a snapshot. Files that existed on your system when the restore point was created will be back on your system, and any virus, malware or system errors introduced since that point will be removed.

RestoreIT Recovery Manager resides on a separate small operating system which is stored on Secure Area. With this unique Recovery Manager, RestoreIT allows you to restore a crashed Windows directly from Secure Area.

RestoreIT Fix 10 Most Common Issues in 2-Min

  • My PC is abnormal after a Windows update
  • I accidentally deleted an important document
  • Install software that crashed my computer
  • Antivirus could not clean a sticky virus
  • I installed a game and lost my audio
  • I opened an attachment in an email, and my computer crashed
  • I can't access internet after I changed my network settings
  • I lost my vacation pictures for some reasons I don't know
  • I synchronized my Smartphone, and then something went wrong
  • My kid played with my laptop, and it was never same again!

  • You can restore it.

    You can Restore It!

RestoreIT System Requirements

Operating System Supported

  • New: Windows 8.1 (32 & 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (32 & 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista (32 & 64-bit)
  • Windows XP (32 & 64-bit)

Languages supported in one package:

English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese-Trad, Chinese-Sim, German, and Spanish.

Hardware Requirements

  • PC (UEFI, BIOS, GPT) Systems
  • Any Size Hard Drives - 250MB, 500MG, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
  • 512 MB of hard drive space for virtual partition (secure area)

Editons Comparison

Features/Benefits TotalRecovery Pro RestoreIT
Backup software category
Drive Image & File Backup
System Snapshot
Backup location
Any backup storage
RestoreIT virtual partition
(secure area)
Time to restore Windows and entire disk
10 minutes to hours depending on size of data
Time to create backup point
10 minutes to hours depending on size of data
Automatic, 24/7 Ongoing Protection  
Hotkey Restoration  
S.M.A.R.T snapshot
Auto backup upon virus infection
Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP    
Support GPT and UEFI mode    
Remove viruses after restoration    
Restore individual file and folder    
Preview files/folders of a backup image or snapshot    
Automatic backup scheduler    
Open file backup    
Restore from Windows BSD (blue screen of death)    
Restore from hard disk physical failure  
Move/copy/migrate Windows and everything to a new computer or a new hard disk  
AES Encryption, Email notification, pre/post commands  
Universal restore and dissimilar restore  
Remote ftp offsite backup  
VMware and Hyper-v P2V support  
Cold disk imaging, File Rescuer, Data Shredding, Password Recovery  


Complete Data Protection Utility

RestoreIT Review: RestoreIT 2013 from FARSTONE serves as a complete data protection utility and backup/restoration software, which offers far easier way of managing your PC and fight well against virus infection circumstances. - Jul, 2013

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5 out of 5 by Techie-World

One of the best!

RestoreIT Review: FarStone RestoreIT 2013 is one of the best. With FarStone RestoreIT you can ... secure your data from any type of unwanted disaster that can erase your files.. - Jul, 2013"

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5 out of 5 by Download 3K

"FarStone RestoreIT7-2 minutes restoration from virus attacks, spyware intrusions, or system crashes!- Computer Magazine Pro - September, 2011"

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"FarStone RestoreIT7-The high-speed and space-saved solution restores your Windows!- ILMio Computer - September, 2011"

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A strong buy!

In my long search for a backup/restore utility for my Windows machines, I´ve tried just about everything I could get my hands on ... What I had been wanting was...boot into a non-Windows system to do a full backup, but still be able to use that same backup to restore just the file I accidentally dumped in a mad disk cleaning frenzy. So why am I so excited about something as mundane as a backup/restore utility? ...I travel a lot and have had a disk drives die out on me... I don´t want to have to dig around for my Windows License key. I don´t want to be forced into a single vendor solution, and most importantly I´d like a restore utility that gives me back a machine ready to go without forcing me into repairing various applications.

Brian Chee

One of the easiest-to-use

FarStone´ Snapshot is one of the easiest-to-use hard drive imaging and backup offerings on the market. The software installs in seconds and provides useful, quick data-transfer capabilities.

Mario Morejon

WOW...about freaking time!!

More to the point, Snapshot still gives me everything that I decided I liked in the old Restore IT product, but added some features that has me scratching my head, wondering why I so rarely see these features in their competitor´s products. Like: incremental file backups that can now be categorized (picture files, music, desktop folder, video, etc) and will ask you how many different versions of duplicate files you wish to keep....WOW...about freaking time!!

Brian Chee

Snapshot works in three modes and adds some useful utilities

Snapshot can write system back-ups, as well as file backups, to secondary internal drives, external USB devices, burnable CDs/DVDs, and even over a LAN to a network drive. It does it all very quickly with compression set to Medium. A Linux-based boot disc allows for restoring from all modes and from all sources, even if Windows won´t boot.

Warren Ernst

Snapshot software makes cloning disk drives and partitions easy

Simply navigate the cloning application´s short wizard, and within minutes you have fully functioning cloned disks ready to deploy. Better yet, FarStone has included simple backup functionality within Snapshot. Thus, IT professionals receive not only a powerful image drive application, but additional options for regularly completing data backups.

Erik Eckel

RestoreIT 7 Far Exceeds the Competition

“I received your email and thanks in regard to the best program that your company has for our computer needs. I have downloaded the trial version of Restore IT 7 Version and it works great. I have purchased the full version and paid for the program via a credit card on-line. I called your Tech Support Department and they were very professional and we are very pleased with the program. In my estimation, RestoreIT 7 and your other back-up programs far exceed the competition. I tried several other programs from some competitors companies and be honest they were bungled and very difficult to understand. I have a college degree in computers and accounting and to say the least, the other programs that companies have for a back-up utility and programs just do not compare with the superior programs that FarStone has. Congratulations for a very professional and well-engineered software program.”

— Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Clear

Anti virus product fails but farstone products never fails

I am sathya from india. south india(chennai). I use restore it,drive clone, My business is cyber cafe.customer install unwanted stuff with virus ,especially spydawn,adware,which cannot be removed by any software and time consuming.I use drive clone to restore the system. I use different antivirus but some how virus enters and corrupt the operating system. I use drive clone to restore the system. With out Farstone product i can't run my business smoothly. Anti virus product fails but farstone products never fails.

Sathya Narayanan


This is a note of praise and gratitude for producing such a fantastic product application. In truth, I have never written a letter such as this (I am not easily impressed) but your software just saved me so many hours of grief and aggravation that I am ecstatic. RestoreIT was one of the few software inclusions when I bought my system. To be honest I never really gave it much thought and had no real clue as to its powerful capabilities. This evening, I installed an update to my dental practice management software. I have about 800 megabytes of data alone...a substantial amount. The update turned out to be flawed and in minutes my entire directory had been overwritten wiping out all my data and replacing it with default files. I was looking at having to uninstall the update, re-install the old CD and then obtain a download of my most recent backup from my off-site service. On a whim, before I threw in the towel, I tried the restore function for the first time on RestoreIT. I was amazed! Within just a few minutes, EVERYTHING was back to its original place and WORKING. I cannot thank you enough! I will most certainly be recommending this software application to all my colleagues.

Dr. Cohen from Brooklyn, NY


As a professional videographer, I have two PC-based video editing suites that are my life blood. The system hard drive on one of my systems was completely full, so I had to replace it with a larger capacity drive. The upgrade was carried out by a local techie, who copied my data files from the old drive to the new one, but did not install RestoreIT. Within two months the new drive crashed with absolutely no way of recovering the data.

Fortunately (or so I thought), I still had the old system drive to fall back on. When I installed this drive, to my horror I started getting Page File Size errors. I had a whole library of royalty free music and video stock footage files that would have been lost. The thought of having to completely rebuild my system drive and reinstall all the hardware drivers that were needed completely freaked me out. I had an urgent project for a major client that I had to produce.

Anyway, FarStone came to the rescue. I remembered that I had RestoreIT on my old drive, so I just clicked to restore to the most recent backup point and sure enough the drive came right back up. I now had a working (but full) system drive. My next challenge was to transfer everything on my only system drive to a new larger capacity drive, and again FarStone came to the rescue with DriveClone. Within a couple of hours, I had a new working system drive that was an exact clone of my old drive. I was able to get my system back up and running on my own, and got my Customer Success Stories for RestoreIT 2 major client urgent project finished on time and ready for them to collect the next day.

None of this would have happened without the FarStone suite of products. It really was a potential disaster that without FarStone would have taken weeks and thousands of dollars to recover, not to mention the lost revenue while my system got repaired - and the possibility of losing a major client. You saved my systems, and from now on every PC I use will have RestoreIT installed. You guys have a great product. Thanks to all the team over there.

Steve Gooderham, Owner, GD Productions


"I have to share my story with you. I live in Cyprus, and FarStone´s RestoreIT was pre-installed on a computer I purchased. Until today, I didn´t realize what it did." "I´m a digital video editor. Just after I downloaded software I needed to evaluate, my computer crashed. The last time I had felt so bad was when I lost the science championship in high school!"

"As I rebooted my computer, I saw the message from RestoreIT: 'press spacebar to restore.' I wasn´t sure the program would work, but I"m writing to you now to tell you that everything is perfect! Amazing! I´m so glad I had RestoreIT on my computer, and I thank you so much for saving my files and maybe even my job! I love you guys!"

Evren Maner, Videographer from the country of Cyprus


Today I tried to download a new driver. It turned out to be the wrong item and ruined the display. I tried to remove it without success. However, RestoreIT Network saved me. The system was restored to normal. I love FarStone.

T.M. Thomas, USA

So Simple Even the Cat Can Restore Her PC

This month after downloading an application update I had to restart my computer. During the reboot my heart hit the floor because I hadn´t burned off a copy of our Christmas pictures and an error message "Cannot load operating system" appeared. OH NO! I can´t believe this is happening. Unfortunately, I didn´t know how to do the Customer Success Stories for RestoreIT 3 restore because RestoreIT came with my new system and I never paid any attention to it. Now I really needed a backup of my total system. The loss of the pictures was unfortunate, but four days of reloading applications and downloading updates was time I couldn´t afford.

I contacted a technician I knew to set up my system again. He suspected a virus or a hard drive failure. A virus? I have all the good stuff: spyware blocker, a name-brand firewall and antivirus, and a popup blocker also. How could this happen? Before I would turn my system over to him, I wanted to try to salvage my pictures. I reversed my master/slave setting for my two hard drives and loaded my operating system. I copied my picture files to the now designated master drive. At this time I reversed the drives again so that I could format and reinstall my software. As the system rebooted, my new kitten who loves to walk on my keyboard and desk to play with the cursor, jumped from my lap to the keyboard drawer and briefly stood on the space bar. . . as if by magic my system booted, loaded the operating system and worked like always.

I couldn´t believe a restore program could be so simple that even a kitten could do it!

Carroll Heacock, USA

“most user friendly bit of backup gadgetry I have ever seen”

“Must-have!” An all-in-one solution that meets your expectations

Gives you peace of mind

Indispensable tools for backup and restoration

Perfect solution for anyone who wants to perform files and drives backup or migrate to a new computer. DriveClone is powerful and very easy to use!

Ensures drive/partition imaging backup, disk cloning and files backup

To install and certainly not to uninstall!

You can undo unwanted operations

Does it well, with a simple interface and stability.

Allow users to save a considerable amount of time and storage space.

Useful when you upgrade your PC

We like: the possibility to launch the program outside of Windows

Here is a solution that has the particularity to work without installing on the computer

One of the best disk imaging software solutions

We like different types of backup and restore

Five big stars *****

Hi, We are IT consultant outfit in Westchester, NY . Recently we had a PC with a hard (40GB) drive going bad.t was still up running, but it was making clicking noises on and off. We connected a new 80GB HDD as secondary to the Primary HD for cloning. We initially try to clone it with Norton Ghost but it kept on "crashing" during the cloning process. Next we try it with HD Clone Pro . It was very slow and it was not able to resize the new hard drive. After no success, we tried DriveClone. We installed it and clone the drive with the resize hdd enabled. We are VERY HAPPY to say it did the job for us. We will definitely recommend to all our customers because it's inexpensive and it does the job as advertised. Five big stars ***** Thank you,

Y. J. Chen

Your Program Recovered 5 Years Of Effort

One Day I was working on a program which I Had been writing on for the last 5 years and then all of a sudden my computer got a Virus which completely erased my Personal Documents including my program I Had Been Writing. I was in a panic until I remembered I installed Farstone DriveClone, So I opened DriveClone And it successfully recovered Almost Everything, I just lost a few days of Programming. Thank You Farstone, Your Program Recovered 5 Years Of Effort.

Aidan Matson

Excellent product

Everything went perfectly, thank you and I made my first back up and restore on 10/02/10 - excellent product. Many thanks!

Michael Peterson

Great tool!

I have been a customer since I received a demo of RestoreIT on one of my graphic card's companion CDs. When DC Pro came out I upgraded in order to back up my Vista Business OS installation. So, the first thing I did was to create a fresh complete backup image (password protected) -with just the needed drivers and the available OS updates to date- and save it into a bootable DVD (I love this DC option) with the universal feature on, of course. A couple of weeks after doing that, and as one of my SATA HDs was faulty -didn't know at that time I must admit- my whole system went "no-no", so I had to recover it from scratch. I reformatted my HD -not really needed, but just in case, then inserted the bootable DVD with the complete system image and finally restarted the computer. After DC Pro was loaded into memory, and before the restoration procedure started, I was correctly prompted for my password. So, I entered the password and ... what? wrong password ... noooo! Please tell me this is a joke, where's the camera? C'mon! Tried again and again, but no, still wrong password, so I took a long breath, drunk some water and suddenly, as a lightning bolt strike, it occurred to me ... wait! It cannot be ... I'm not that lazybones ... yes! When I first created the password I forgot to turn CAPS LOCK off. So, I entered again the correct password and from that moment on, everything went ok, so my whole system was restored just nicely. BTW, some weeks later I realized that my HD was faulty -having done some tests- so I bought a new one and used the image DVD again without any problems. Great tool!

Pedro Guida

Your product has saved us in many other ways more than I could ever begin to write about.

We have about 16 CNC machines that keep our remanufacturing shop running. One of the flaws of these CNC machines is that surrounding the computer the temperature fluctuates, vibration is enviable and power fluctuations happen every time the CNC moves! The computers have been built tough with dampers and power conditioners that could run a server room, but the one thing they forgot about was the hard drive. It is directly over power vent and endures a pounding on a regular basis. We figured out that when a hard drive goes down, we can lose up to $500,000 in lost time and materials that could have been processed. So we decided to convert all of the hard drives over to compact flash drives with the help of an IDE to compact flash adapter. Your program was critical and will continue to be critical to the success of this project, with the help of Drive Clone we have been able to make backup copies of our CNC's and also transfer the images to the compact flash drive making our situation with the CNC a whole lot more reliable. We have a process in place that takes about 5 hours and we clone every machine once a month to ensure data recoverability. Your product has saved us in many other ways more than I could ever begin to write about. Thanks for making a great product and the A+ support your company has.

Tom McIntyre

WOW!! I mean I DO expect these features in a commercial/enterprise application... but for home!!

In the IT field I have used software backup and disk cloning software packages like Veritas Netbackup, Acronis, CommVault, Backup Exec, Norton Ghost, Partition Magic Pro, Tapeware, SureStore, and a few others. Some I am more intimate with than others. Some, well its been a long time since using them.

I do realize that some of them have a different purpose. But what I feel is that DriveClone Pro can do just about what all of them can do .. minus pushing out the actual image to the PC listening on bootup (like Ghost and Acronis can do). Some I have been impressed with while others have much to be desired. Being a application developer, I am a very picky person when it comes to software, its UI and ease of use.

I like how easy it is to create images, snapshots, and incremental backups. The interface is so easy to use compared to the other products above. Sheesh.. not to mention.. I don't even have to shut down my PC and it's super fast!!!!! I have yet to test a restore on another machine, however but that feature about loading on a different PC with dissimilar hardware.. well that will be awesome!! I have done quite a bit PC baselining and imaging .. and let me tell you.. this seems way easier than SysPreping!! When I emailed you at first.. I didn't even see the brick level backup capability! I just saw that today and was like WOW!! I mean i DO expect these features in a commercial/enterprise application... but for home!! I was blown away.

Rest assured, DriveClone Pro is now my choice software package for driving image and system backup/restore needs. Keep up the good work!

Thanks again for a great product!! I have been recommending your product to my friends and co-workers!


You have some really outstanding pieces of software

You have some really outstanding pieces of software. We bought both Drive Clone Pro and Drive Clone Express. The Radiology IT Group members really liked Drive Clone Express. We could map our NAS drive while in Drive Clone Express, then image the computer to a folder in the NAS. It worked very well both ways. It also worked great (and fast) with an external USB HD. If you could only have a feature in Drive Clone Express to access system restore points; however, that´s available in Drive Clone Pro for a few dollars more. The techs especially liked the fact that you could install additional drivers if needed right from the Drive clone Express menu.

We plan to use Drive Clone Pro as part of our Rapid Restore program for critical users such as our Finance section and our grants managers. Some of them cannot afford to be down for even 20 minutes. Drive Clone Pro will help them stay online and have a fail-safe restore option.

One of our other options is to set up their PCs with dual hard drives. First, we clone drive C to drive D, then unplug drive D. If drive C fails, we simply shutdown, switch the connections from drive C to drive C and drive D to drive C which now becomes a data drive. Boot from the new drive C and pull over the latest files from drive D or from our Iron Mountain backup service. Slick! As soon as we determine how many more machines will be involved, I´ll get in touch with you.

Glad to be of service!

Mark Riesenberger
Manager, Desktop Computing
Department of Radiology
Stanford University

Perfect antidote to keeping my personal/home network of computers and memorable family photos backed up

Every three to four months I would spend countless hours re-installing and backing up computers on my home network, until I came across FarStone. Specifically, DriveClone Pro 6, I now have the perfect antidote to keeping my personal/home network of computers and memorable family photos backed up.

However, my favorite feature of DriveClone Pro 6 is the system snapshot, which gives me the ability to take any one of my machines back to a perfectly stable and fast running platform. (unlike any anti-virus software)

Not only is it great software but the people, specifically tech support, respectfully and promptly have always responded to my computer and software questions and needs within hours of sending an email.

Thanks to everyone at FarStone!

Sean (East Coast, Canada)

It works for me

If you´re looking for a product which is easy to install for data backup or recovery and doesn´t cost a fortune, that is simple to use, to recover “crashed systems” after the virus attacks, wrong driver installs, “blue screen of death” or migrating to new hardware etc, then use DriveClone, it works for me. Tech support actually replies to your inquiries within 48 hours as well.


My StarCraft saved

one time i was playing starcraft when my cat jumps on the keyboard and starts jumping around!! i got mad so i took it outside when i notice my computer froze. so i restarted my computer until i found out it my uninstall button on the game!(i don't know why i even had that icon) so i begin to rummage around my room when i aciddently stepped on my cd. after hours of shouting and anger management(jk:D) i check my computer to see that if i use driveclone to save my disk, well it took me minutes before i found my game in some other file. so in the end of the day: the cat got wet, reinstalled my game, killed alot of aliens:D.


Best back up and recovery software on the planet at any price

FarStone´s DriveClone 6 is very easy to use, cost effective and it does the job right. I am very happy with FarStone´s DriveClone 6. FarStone´s DriveClone 6 is the best back up and recovery software on the planet at any price.

Dale Nugen

In few minutes the computer is back on track

I have 3 kids and their friends that keep damaging the home computers. They treat computers really bad. So after 2 to 4 months they become slow and full of problems, unknown software, etc. ...Then it is time for Farstone to reinstall the image.... In few minutes the computer is back on track, couple of more minutes to update software patches. Finally get a new computer image and ready for the next challenge. The same process without Farstone could take 1 to 2 days.

Carlos Guzman

an absolute must for protection from disc crashes

The first product I used from FarStone was RestoreIt, which is now incorporated into DriveClone Pro. RestoreIt saved my computer on more than one occasion and is so easy to use. DriveClone Pro is an absolute must for protection from disc crashes. A whole disc backup takes far less time than some pieces of backup software. Backups can be set to allow for the restore to be made to any other hard drive. Backups can also be kept up to date by use of "Incremental" backups (adding all changes to data). The Clone feature allows for a complete, and fast restorable, copy of your hard drive. One big advantage of DriveClone Pro is the ability to Restore a cloned drive to any other hard drive. The Snapshot facility, run on start-up, or any other time, is fast, and easier to use than the Windows version. The support team at FarStone is helpful and speedy in response to queries.

Peter (Yorkshire)

A far better value for money

After two hard drive crashes in two months and all that it entails I went searching for a reliable back up system that included not just data but apps as well. A search of the web resulted in what seemed to be two trustworthy software's. Close inspection revealed that Drive Clone was a far better value for money. Not only was back up offered but cloning as well together with the ability to schedule work.

After downloading and running I encountered some teething problems of my own making and contacted FarStone support. The answers I received were prompt and easy to understand, and best of all they worked. Because of the first class software and support received I have now upgraded to Drive Clone 6 Pro which gives even more sophisticated features.

Trevor Hughes

I have recently switched from using Acronis True Image to DriveClone Pro. Why?

I have recently switched from using Acronis True Image to DriveClone Pro. Why? Acronis does not work with modern computer hardware, particularly SATA drives and their Customer Support is, sadly and disappointingly, abysmal. I have a number of computers, three with non-SATA drives and my most recent acquisition is a powerful quad core with SATA drives. Acronis True Image worked well with non-SATA computers it totally failed to work on my newest hardware.

Their newest version, Acronis True Image 2009 will allow one to make backups but will fail when restoring from these backup archives. The Rescue Media (boot disk) generated from their newer version refuses to boot the computer. It takes days for their Customer Support to respond and their stock answer is to provide a customised ISO (which in my case failed). At this time I also discovered a number of my colleagues were having problems with their upgraded Acronis True Image 2009 version in that during back up Acronis True Image deleted their Outlook pst folder!! That indeed is a serious flaw suggesting their products are released without adequate testing! I have since discovered that Acronis´ own user Forum is full of unresolved user woes stretching back a couple of years or more. Had I known of this I would never have bought their product despite the good reviews in computer press. Also, their product does not uninstall cleanly and requires quite an effort to purge registry and other remnants manually.

With the failure of Acronis True Image that I experienced I had to search for a disk image backup/restore solution that actually works on modern hardware. I am indeed glad that I discovered DriveClone Pro 6 which just fits the bill. The boot disk works. The backup and restore processes work flawlessly. Their Customer Support is, refreshingly, responsive and one is totally reassured when relying on their products. I have found this to be a totally trouble-free experience having switched to DriveClone Pro from Acronis True Image.

I would urge and recommend anyone facing problems with Acronis True Image to switch to DriveClone Pro and enjoy stress-free disk image backup and restore experience.

Ash Johnson

Thumbs up to Farstone for a great product

Working in the IT support sector I realized that I was guilty of not properly backing up my own home computer. I was fairly certain I wanted to be able to create a snapshot of my entire hard drive in case of a catastrophic hardware failure. I didn't want to spend the time loading the OS then loading all the applications and do the countless configuration settings. While doing internet searches for such a backup solution I found Farstone DriveClone 6. It appeared to be just what I was looking for and was quite affordable. I compared users reviews and found many people liked the power and simplicity of the product. After downloading the trial version I tried it out and must agree that DriveClone 6.0 is simple to use and would fulfill all my computer backup needs. The Windows PE interface that DriveClone 6 uses is much better than the older Pre-OS (DOS-mode) used previously for a recovery boot. BTW, I did have to contact Farstone support for an issue I had and found the support very fast and quickly worked through my issue. Thumbs up to Farstone for a great product.

IT professional