Paragon Hard Disk Manager 12 Professional - General Usage

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Paragon Hard Disk Manager 12 Professional
Features and Information
General Usage
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General Usage - Backup:

 

There are quite a few different ways that Paragon Hard Disk Manager 12 Professional can help you back up your data.  It can be as bulky as making full images of your entire disk every time, or it gives you the option of "Smart Backups" as well as incremental and differential backups.  These last two backups take a lot less space, are faster, and only backup files that have changed.  They work in different ways to create the images to restore should the need arise.  I did several backups of each type and did a full restore during testing and all worked very well.

Backup Option

 

Other operations we did include deleting and moving partitions, copying partitions and entire disks and more.  When you are selecting and configuring the job, you always have the option to back out after.  Nothing is saved or changed until you "Apply" the operation some time before you close the software.  If you have second thoughts, cold feet, or you just simply forgot to make some changes prior to the operation, you can always cancel and run away to safety.

General Usage - Drive Copy:

One of the most useful features of the Hard Disk Manager 12 Professional is the ability to copy disks - to make exact replicas of disks and migrate your system to a new drive.  This is something that should be fairly basic, but when some drives are partitioned, they aren't partitioned correctly and this can cause some issues.  HDM12 has the ability to fix these errors and then copy bit-by-bit if necessary onto a new drive.

I copied several drives during the time I had this software and my favorite feature is that you can copy your Windows system drive without rebooting.  What this means is that you can use the existing SATA 3.0 or USB 3.0 features of your system to do this very fast - without installing some legacy DOS drivers that don't work.

Disk Copy
Disk Copy
Disk Copy
Copy Progress
Done Copy
Done Copy

 

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