For some people, their hard disk means everything to them. Their collection of movies, songs, games and personal files are all stored in their hard disk. Therefore, a serious hard disk failure that may result in total or any data lost could be as bad as having the whole world crashing down on them.
I am one of these people. I store everything I have in my hard disk. My collection of photos taken ever since I bought my first Lumix digital camera is stored in my hard disk. Losing my hard disk means losing a part of my life. Knowing how important these photos are to me, I still fail to make an effort to properly backup of my hard disk.
I stumbled upon CloneGenius. It allows you to make an exact copy (image) of your hard disk for back up purposes. Some of the key features highlighted include:
- Backup the operation system and restore it in the event of a fatal system crash or virus attack
- Automatically scan the selected hard drive for recoverable files within minutes
- Works with a wide range of hard drives and removable media, including USB drives
- Clone Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista
For such a great tool, I am quite surprised that it is offered for FREE. There aren’t any advertisements on the website at all. I wonder how the owner plans to maintain the website which I am sure isn’t free.
I haven’t personally tried this software and I couldn’t find anything that may indicate CloneGenius with any spyware or spam. It is a nice backup tool so use it at your own risk.