You won’t be haunted by Ghosts of hard drives past with HDClone

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Catastrophic hard drive failure. Grown men cry; children run from the streets. It's not a pretty picture.

You back up your data regularly, right? Even then you generally only grab your data–after all, you still have the original distribution media for your applications and all. But how long would it take you to re-configure your system back to how you like it, if you had to start from scratch.

Sure, we'd all like to have a RAID array, so that we always had a live, current copy of our drive. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a freeware hardware solution to this problem. How about a free software solution?

HDClone allows you to make a complete image of your hard drive. That means that you save not only your data, but also your installed applications, your configuration and settings, and everything else. When the unthinkable happens, you can just pop in a new drive, restore the cloned image, and you're back in the game right away.

HDClone is O/S independent, because it boots into its own operating system. It will run on any x86 platform with 2MB of RAM.

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One Response to “You won’t be haunted by Ghosts of hard drives past with HDClone”

  1. iladelf says:

    I’ll go one better for a hard drive clone freebie. It’s called DriveImage XML. It can clone drive to drive, make images, make those images on the fly and more. Here’s the link:

    http://www.runtime.org/dixml.htm