Restore PC & Remove Viruses in 1 Minute
- New: Supports Windows 8 (32&64bits)
- New: SMART event-driven snapshot
- Continuous Data Protection (CDP)
- Backup PC in 5 Seconds with Snapshot Technology
- Restore PC to pre-Virus state!
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FarStone RestoreIT Editor's Reviews:
"2 minutes restoration from virus attacks, spyware intrusions, or system crashes."
"The high-speed and space-saved solution restores your Windows!"
Restore Windows from Virus, or System Crash in 60-Second!
Based on FarStone’s patented “Historical Computing Recovery” technology, RestoreIT is a powerful innovation designed to recover entire Windows in 60-second from virus attack or any disaster. RestoreIT enables you to instantly recover files, remove viruses, or restore a crashed Windows by literally taking a hard drive snapshot. A snapshot creation takes less than 5 seconds.
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 (or called Restore points) keeps only changes to your hard drive, they require far less disk space than multiple complete backup images. Featuremore, 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 60 seconds 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.
What's new in RestoreIT 2013?
- New: Windows 8 Supported
- New: Event-driven snapshot. Such as a new software installed, or a virus infects a system file
- New: Performance optimized
- New: Password protection
- New: Support UEFI-based computer
- New: Support GPT disk
- New: 64 bit Recovery Environment
- New: Support Software and Hardware RAIDs
RestoreIT 2013 Main Features
- Event-driven Snapshot assures system can be restored from virus or disaster
- Automatic, 24/7 Ongoing Protection
- Completely remove any virus
- Safety Net secures your PC before virus hits
- Continuous Data Protection (CDP)
RestoreIT 2013 Other Features
- Fix your computer in a snap!
- Hot-key Restore
- Completely remove any virus
- Bootable Rescue Media on USB Flash or CD/DVD
- Instant protection, No backup is required
- Real time 24/7 protection
RestoreIT 2013 Distinguishing Features
- Snapshot Recovery Technology
- Restore entire hard drive in 60 seconds
- Event-Driven Snapshot
- Create a snapshot in merely 5 seconds
- Touch Screen Support
- Support UEFI-based PC and 2TB/3TB/4TB Systems
- Create a Safety Net Prevent PC from Disasters
- Hot Key Recovery
RestoreIT Fix 10 Most Common PC Problems in 60 seconds
- I want to go back in time
- My computer started acting abnormal after Windows patch
- 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! RestoreIT fixes all PC issues in a snap!
- What is UEFI? How to backup UEFI?
- What is GPT? How to backup GPT?
- How to Set bootable hard drive for UEFI computer
- How to restore file(s) from a Total Backup Recovery volume or disk backup?
- What is Universal Cloning™ and its benefits?
- How Smart Cloning makes cloned disk size smaller?
- Perfect Defrag™ completely defrags a drive and run 20% faster
- Windows 8 (32 & 64-bit)
- Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit)
- Windows Vista (32 & 64-bit)
- Windows XP (32 & 64-bit)
- 512 MB or more (1 GB or more for Vista, 7, 8)
Restore a Crashed Windows System in a Snap
RestoreIT can perform a bare-metal full-system restore in just a 60-second. No need to re-install Windows, or any applications.
Remove virus in 60-second!
Completely remove any virus, worm, root-ware, and spyware.
Safety Net, 7/24 protection
RestoreIT Create a Safety Net Prevent PC from Disasters
Support all sizes HDD and SSD
Supports 2TB, 3TB, and 4TB drives
Support EFI/UEFI computers
UEFI computer will dominate PC market. RestoreIT supports this new type PC.
Support GPT, Dynamic system
Support GPT disk format, break the limitation of 2TB for a single volume.
All Features List
- Fix your computer in a snap!
Restore your entire Windows to a snapshot with only one-click.
- Restore a Crashed Windows System in a Snap
RestoreIT can perform a bare-metal full-system restore in just a 2 minutes. No need to re-install Windows, or any applications.
- Password Protection
Prevent unauthorized person to access to RestoreIT® 2013
- Continuous Data Protect (CDP)
Continuously monitor changes to your hard drive, backup only the changed sectors right before it is changed
- Hot-key Recovery Environment
Roll your system back to normal with the touch of a hotkey!
- Restore everything
Restore all files, registry, Windows system files, settings and applications
- Restore individual files
Search files in a snapshot, and restore individual files without restoring the entire Windows
- Remove virus
Repair Windows and remove virus and malware
Operating System Supported
- Windows 8 (32 & 64-bit)
- Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit)
- Windows Vista (32 & 64-bit)
- Windows XP (32 & 64-bit)
|Backup software category||
Any backup storage
RestoreIT hidden partition located on the 1-st hard drive
|Time to restore Windows and entire disk||
10 minutes to hours
|Time to create backup point/snapshot||
10 minutes to hours
|Continuous protection, no backup required|
|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||Clone/copy hard disk/SSD|
|Universal restore and dissimilar hardware restore|
|Remote ftp offsite backup|
|VMware and Hyper-v P2V support|
|Cold disk imaging, File Rescuer, Data Shredding, Password Recovery|
"FarStone RestoreIT7-2 minutes restoration from virus attacks, spyware intrusions, or system crashes!- Computer Magazine Pro - September, 2011"Read the review here
"FarStone RestoreIT7-The high-speed and space-saved solution restores your Windows!- ILMio Computer - September, 2011"Read the review here
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.”
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.
FARSTONE SNAPSHOT (RESTOREIT) SAVED THE DENTIST´S FILES
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.
FARSTONE SNAPSHOT (RESTOREIT) SAVED HIS VIDEO AND MUSIC FILES
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.
SNAPSHOT (RESTOREIT) SAVED MY FILES AND MAYBE EVEN MY JOB!
"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!"
FARSTONE SNAPSHOT (RESTOREIT) RETURNED HIS SYSTEM TO NORMAL
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.
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!
“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,
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.
Everything went perfectly thank you and I made my first back up and restore on 10/02/10 - excellent product. Many thanks!
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 lightningbolt 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!
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 loose up to $500,000 in loss 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.
WOW!! I mean i DO expect these features in a commecial/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. It was a sinch to install, very intuitve. 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 its super fast!!!!! I have yet to test a restore on another machine however but that feature about loading on a different PC with dissimular 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 didnt 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 commecial/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 on line 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!
Manager, Desktop Computing
Department of Radiology
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.