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    Drive Imaging Software

    Hi, I'm looking for drive imaging software (like Norton Ghost & Acronis TrueImage) for NTFS which is free (preferably open source). Any ideas?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: Drive Imaging Software

    Self Image is exactly that "Self-image", I am really looking for either a boot disk which can do it or network boot.

    g4u is what I want but for some reason the NetBSD kernel won't boot on my laptop , it's an Acer Aspire 5684WLMi (Core2 T5600 etc), any ideas?

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    Re: Drive Imaging Software

    Acronis TrueImage 8 is one the cover mount disk of a couple of mags this month.
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    Re: Drive Imaging Software

    If you have either a Maxtor or Seagate HDD (doesn't matter which) then the free version of Acronis from the HDD manufacturer's site will do it. Maxblast is possibly a tad more recent - it's v10.
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    Re: Drive Imaging Software

    Quote Originally Posted by Giraffe View Post
    If you have either a Maxtor or Seagate HDD (doesn't matter which) then the free version of Acronis from the HDD manufacturer's site will do it. Maxblast is possibly a tad more recent - it's v10.
    Ive got 2 seagate HDDs and I bought Acronis 11 for Vista , where to get the free version from? Too late, but still

    PS: Found Diskwizard on th seagate website, is that it?
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    Re: Drive Imaging Software

    Yes - and Maxblast on Maxtor's site. Seagate and Maxtor are noe the same, so it doesn't matter which you use.
    Don't know if v10 will work under Vista though.
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    Re: Drive Imaging Software

    Yeah,I googled it v 11 is official for Vista, but the seagate website says its diskwizard is compatible with Vista, maybe it has limited functionality compared to my Acronis 11
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    Re: Drive Imaging Software

    Yes, the free versions are a bit limited in other ways, apart from needing the right make of disk.
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    Re: Drive Imaging Software

    I might be a tad late but here's another one (possibly similar to G4L):
    PING (Partimage Is Not Ghost)

    It can boot from the network or be burnt to disc.

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    Re: Drive Imaging Software

    Thanks for the replies guys, I will try "PING" and "G4L" tonight... G4U doesn't work on my laptop - NetBSD won't boot!

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    Re: Drive Imaging Software

    I've just come across DriveImage XML - not tried it yet

    Data Recovery Software - File System Utilities

    Found it in the following list, which may be quite good

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    Re: Drive Imaging Software

    if software aas eveer worth buying.... Acronis 10 is worth buying.

    I know you want free.... but it's the dogs danglers....really.

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    Re: Drive Imaging Software

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    if software aas eveer worth buying.... Acronis 10 is worth buying.

    I know you want free.... but it's the dogs danglers....really.
    Yeah I use it at work... what I want to use it for isn't worth spending any money though.

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